In the e-course ‘Setting up a RSS feed’, I show you how to go into Feedburner, create a RSS URL, and how to paste the code for a subscription form for your blog into your sidebar.
But since I wrote the above, WordPress has created an easier way to add a subscription form to your blog. This is a follow-on from Magic Moment #1 when I showed you how to catch subscribers to your blog through the comments box.
Magic Moment #6 shows you how to install the widget (special blogging application) for a subscription form into your sidebar.
It will open into the Widgets page:
Look for the widget called ‘Blog Subscriptions’ in the main body of the page, and drag it to the top of the sidebar on the right:
It will open up to look like this:
Change the wording to suit your requirements:
And don’t forget to click on the ‘Save’ button. Now go to your blog’s index page (by clicking on the name of your blog at the top of the WordPress page) and look at the new widget in the sidebar:
This is a simple subscription service that delivers your new post in email format to your subscribers’ in-boxes. It is much easier than the widget below created from my e-course stated at the beginning of this post. Nevertheless, if you want to create a RSS URL and have your posts automatically sent to search engine readers and homepage cookies, then the procedures in the e-course will provide the answer.