Get ready to…
- Install an Astro package for creating an RSS feed for your website
- Create a feed that can be subscribed to and read by RSS feed readers
Install Astro’s RSS packageSection titled Install Astro’s RSS package
Astro provides a custom package to quickly add an RSS feed to your website.
This official package generates a non-HTML document with information about all of your blog posts that can be read by feed readers like Feedly, The Old Reader and more. This document is updated every time your site is rebuilt.
Individuals can subscribe to your feed in a feed reader, and receive notification when you publish a new blog post on your site, making it a popular blog feature.
Quit the Astro development server and run the following command in the terminal to install Astro’s RSS package.
Restart the dev server to begin working on your Astro project again.
Create an Section titled Create an .xml feed document
.xml feed document
Create a new file in
Copy the following code into this new document, replacing the
siteproperty with your site’s own unique Netlify URL. Customize the
descriptionproperties, and if necessary, specify a different language in
rss.xmldocument is only created when your site is built, so you won’t be able to see this page in your browser during development. Quit the dev server and run the following commands to first, build your site locally and then, view a preview of your build:
localhost:3000/rss.xmland verify that you can see (unformatted) text on the page with an
itemfor each of your
.mdfiles. Each item should contain blog post information such as
Be sure to quit the preview and restart the dev server when you want to view your site in development mode again.