Archive for January, 2007

MySite can now Auto-Discover Feeds!

Tuesday, January 30th, 2007

In our bid to continuously improve the usability of our services we are trying to make available to you even those small little features that can enrich your experience with our products and can ease your life to that little more extent.  And one such feature that we just finished adding is Auto-Discover capability in MySite.  Now, adding a feed to your MySite for re-syndication is even easier.  With the Auto-Discover capability, MySite can now automatically discover the feeds of any blog or the feeds on any web page that you want to re-syndicate.   All you need to do is simply submit the blog’s or the web page’s URL to MySite and the associated feed will be added!

The Auto-Discover mechanism works with the web pages with a <link> element between their <head> and </head> tags specifying the associated feed details. For example, the auto-discover code for this blog’s feed is:

<link rel=”alternate” type=”application/rss+xml” title=” RSS Feed” href=”” />

between the <head> and </head> tags of this document.  Almost all aggregators are capable of discovering the feed with this method.

Note to the FeedManager Users:  You can always find the auto-discover code for your feeds on the Publish Feed page in your RapidFeeds Manager Account.  It is always advisable to add this code to the associated web pages.

Happy Syndication!

P.S.: There is a lot of action going on in our workshop.  So stay tuned for more updates coming your way.

Your Suggestions

Monday, January 29th, 2007

We are working hard to make RapidFeeds even more useful to you by adding new features and enhancing the existing ones; and it’s your constant feedback that’s helping us reach the excellence.  So keep posting in with your valuable suggestions and feedbacks and help us serve you better and better.  However, we request you to please forgive us if we fail to respond to any of your suggestion emails.  We hope you understand that we receive so many emails everyday and sometimes it becomes difficult to answer all of them.  But that doesn’t mean your email is not read.  We really spend time to carefully read each and every email we receive, as those are valuable assets to us and can never be ignored.

We would like to thank you for all your suggestions and will keep looking forward for more and more and more…!

OPML for your Feeds!

Thursday, January 25th, 2007

Here we are, back again with another little update for you – The OPML Feeds!

OPML is a way to distribute hierarchical list of information, often used to list multiple RSS feeds in a single feed so that the users can simply add this one parent feed to subscribe to all the feeds listed in it in one go.   It is useful if you want your users to be able to subscribe to a bunch of feeds (say under one category) at a time rather adding all of them individually to their readers.  The OPML format is supported by almost all the feed aggregators.

So now, if you wish to give your users a single OPML feed to allow them to subscribe to all of your feeds in your RapidFeeds account at once, simply click on the OPML hyperlink on the top right hand corner of your FeedManager Home, select the Chicklet you like and copy paste the code on the desired web page!  Your users will then be able to add all your feeds to their aggregators at once by simply adding this one OPML feed.

More updates coming soon…

Happy syndication!

iTunes, Creative Commons and Password Protection for your feed.

Tuesday, January 16th, 2007

We are glad to announce a few of the much demanded add-ons for your feeds. Now you can include iTunes support and Creative Commons License in your feeds with a mouse click. Also, if you have been thinking to provide only authorized access to your feeds, you can now do that easily with the new Password Protect feature. How? Read below…

Adding iTunes Support: On the Feed Configuration page click on the “iTunes” tab on the left menu under “Add-ons”. On the form that appears to your right, select “Include” and fill the following form.

You can select a category for your feed from the “Category” drop down at the bottom of the form and then select a sub-category from the list that appears in the “Sub Categories” box below. To select multiple sub categories, simply hold the Ctrl button and you can make a multiple selection with your mouse. Once done selecting the sub categories, click the “Add >>” button to add them to “Your Selection” box. At any point of time if you wish to remove any added category, simply select the category you wish to remove from the “Your Selection” box and click on the “<< Remove" button. Do not forget to click the "Save Changes" button in the end. Adding Creative Commons: On the Feed Configuration page click on the “Creative Commons” tab on the left menu under “Add-ons”. On the form that appears to your right, select “include”. Then select the desired options from the form below and click “Save Changes” and you are done!

Adding Password Protection: As with the above two options you’ll find “Password Protect” tab under “Security” on your Feed Configuration page. Click this to reveal the form for setting the credentials. Then select “Include” and fill in the desired Username and Password for your feed. Once done, click the “Save Changes” button to save them.


  • At any point of time if you do not wish to use any of the above features simply select the “Do not Include” Radio button on the respective form and click “Save Changes”.
  • For information on any of the form fields please hover your mouse pointer on the The orange help icon.

P.S.: Stay tuned, more updates are coming soon…

Year 2007

Monday, January 1st, 2007

Here’s a quick note and best wishes for the New Year to all our users. It’s been a few moons you have seen any major updates but we promise 2007 is going to be an absolute opposite. It is going to be full of life with many updates and some major features and services creeping in. To start with, there is a major update awaiting launch few days ahead and a bunch of little updates will be popping throughout the first two months. We are all set for a heavy workout at our workshop to roll out some major additions to the services later into the year and thru the end of 2007 we aim to develop RapidFeeds into a more complete Feed Management Solution and beyond.

So stay tuned and have a prosperous and a “feedy” year 2007!