Excuse me please internet-y, knowledgeable people….!
I posted a while ago about me setting up my own website.
I decided in the end to go for Squarespace.com - it’s structured, but if I want to add parts of HTML/CSS code stuff, I can.
I’m nearly there… But I am having serious difficulty with sorting my RSS feed.
I’m going to do an occasional blog (e.g. when I do a photoshoot or go to a cool location), and my site was set up in a way that people can subscribe to my blog. Now, I want subscribers to see updates to my gallery AND blog. I.e. when a new photo is uploaded.
I have attempted to combine my RSS URLs in RSSMix and have generated a new RSS URL for 3 galleries and my blog together. (I actually need to change this again as I am going to add another gallery, so it will be 4 galleries and a blog).
Now, I have done this, and put a subscribe button on my gallery page. When I click it, I can subscribe to it in my bookmarks and it then shows all of the recent posts, like any website I subscribe to. However, when I click one of the “recent posts” it comes up with a downloadable text file, which appears to be the HTML code of my whole site.
Does anyone know what I am doing wrong? How do I get the link to go to my site and not to a text file?
Or, if someone could test out my “subscribe” button and see if it works?!
What your website address?
Have you set up a facebook page for you website also? It’s quite a handy way of keeping people updated as you can link the content between your website and the FB page.
I haven’t got a facebook page for it…. I was thinking about it, but then I heard that through Facebook’s contract, any images you upload to Facebook are then the property of Facebook!? I don’t know if that’s true!?
I have a facebook “like” button on my website, but will that work without a “linked” facebook page?!
I think I got the RSS thingy working… I just need to figure out how to change the name of it so when you subscribe it pops up with my site name, not a random URL!
You’ll have to create a Facebook page and link them.
If you go to Facebook social plugins you’ll see about 10 or different widgets you can add to your site.
If your page was www.facebook.com/example you put that into the URl box then Facebook will create the code for you to add to your site.
I’m not exactly sure how Squarespace.com works but i’m pretty sure you’ll see something called an iFrame which is where you’ll paste this code in.
Setting it up this way means you don’t actually have to upload your pictures to your facebook page if you don’t want to.
Sorry, can’t really help with the RSS thing, i’ve not actually set it up myself yet.
Yeah, I’ll figure it out!