A lot of my readers are still subscribed to the standard site feed, at http://www.raoulpop.com/feed/rss2/ but that may become inactive, as I'm making some changes on the server side, so please make sure you're subscribed to http://feeds.feedburner.com/Raoul which will continue to stay the same for the foreseeable future. Check your feed readers and make the … Continue reading Are you subscribed to the right feed for my site?
I was asked by a reader (Andrew M.) how I display the most recent photos from my SmugMug galleries on my home page. He was aware that I use the SimplePie plugin for WordPress, but wasn't sure how to get the same look when starting from scratch. Before you read any further, keep in mind … Continue reading How to display recent photos from your SmugMug feeds
Installed and used the SimplePie RSS plugin for WP on my regular site at raoulpop.com. Its name is somewhat of a misnomer. It's neither simple, nor "easy as pie" to begin with. Sure, after you check the documentation carefully, a light goes on in your head and you realize how to use it, but there's … Continue reading Installed and used the SimplePie RSS plugin
Yesterday morning, I added a new feed to my subscriptions in Google Reader, and noticed what I thought was a new feature: the ability to translate posts automatically, within GR. The feature was actually launched in November of last year, and it works through the normal drop-down menu. A new option was added there, and … Continue reading Google Reader translates posts?
See this post on FriendFeed, from 1/26/09, where Benjamin Golub from FriendFeed discusses the difference between media RSS and RSS enclosures. He mentions that they're working on a way to accommodate RSS enclosures in addition to media RSS tags. A day or so later, they pushed the upgrade to the live site, as he states … Continue reading FriendFeed now supports RSS enclosures
❗ This is an important message for my feed subscribers. It's been over a year since I changed my feed URL and domain name, and I now see, inexplicably, that over 35% of my subscribers still show up under the old ComeAcross feed. My feed traffic has been redirected (with a 301 status message, which indicates … Continue reading Please check to see if you're subscribed to the correct feed
These "fun" times we're living in call for some cheering up. I'm subscribed to these following comics (listed in alphabetical order), and they put a smile on my face each and every day: Basic Instructions by Scott Meyer Geek and Poke by Oliver Widder Kawaii Not by Meghan Murphy What The Duck by Aaron Johnson … Continue reading Funny comics for sucky times
A few weeks ago, I took my Flickr photos out of the site feed [reference]. Last night, I put them back in. Turns out taking them out cut their views by about 60-80%. That taught me two things: Showed me how few of the hundreds of people who've added me as a contact at Flickr … Continue reading Photos back in the site feed
At least for now, I'm removing my Flickr feed from my main feed. If you are a feed subscriber, you've been able to see my Flickr photos appear as separate feed items in my main feed, thanks to a feature at FeedBurner that allows me to splice my site feed with my Flickr photos feed. … Continue reading Removing photos from my main feed
Good question. Some of you have gotten quite accustomed to those daily Condensed Knowledge posts, and they've gone AWOL since last week. On the other hand, others have told me they were distracting, and detracted from the substance of my site. I'd been giving the matter some thought myself, and in the end, sided with … Continue reading Where are the Condensed Knowledge posts?