Monday, January 7, 2013

Label-specific feeds in Blogger

In the light of recent events - one of our readers let me know about a blog that mainly posted politic and not gaming related posts recently - I want to give you guys some information on how to use label-specific RSS feeds when using Blogger.

The RPGBA has no strong rules against off-topic posting, but it's preferred if you submit only your pen & paper RPG-related posts to the RPGBA. If you use Blogger, you can use labels to put your posts into various categories. It's advisable that you use a RPG label if you want to post non-RPG stuff, too. But how do you submit only the RPG posts to us? That's actually pretty easy.

A Blogger feed URL usually looks something like this:

The feed URL for just one label looks like this:

If you want to specify whether you want to use Atom or RSS 2.0 add either nothing (for Atom) or ?alt=rss (for RSS 2.0)  to the end of the URL. Both should be fine.

So imagine your RPG blog has the URL and your RPG posts are all labeled RPG. In that case the proper feed URL looks like this:

Please note that label name are case-sensitive!

If you have any more questions regarding this topic, please post your questions in the comment section.

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