Adding an RSS Feed to your Gatsby Site - Update- allowing autodiscovery

Date Published: July 29, 2020

Adding an RSS Feed to your Gatsby Site - Update- allowing autodiscovery

An RSS (really simple syndication) feed allows users using an RSS reader to subscribe to content and be notified when new content is added to a site. I've now added autodiscovery capability to my RSS feed.

To see my original post on adding an RSS feed to your Gatsby Site, click here.

To see my post on limiting the number of items in your RSS feed, click here.

If you use an RSS Reader...

You can add my blog by pasting the following URL into your reader: https://ilyana.dev/rss.xml

Adding Autodiscovery

Adding RSS autodiscovery to a Gatsby blog that already has an RSS feed requires minimal effort - the addition of a single HTML element.

Here is my GitHub commit showing the change I had to make to enable RSS autodiscovery. You'll also notice a slight change to a blog post; this is merely a typo correction and is irrelevant to the RSS.

Resources

It took me awhile to figure out how to do this, and I had to examine a number of sources, but here are the ones I found most useful:

  • Pete Freitag succinctly provides the requisite code here.
  • I also found a pretty useful Stack Overflow thread.
  • To test whether your autodiscovery works now, it's useful to have an RSS Reader. I used the Chrome extension RSS Feed Reader, which was very easy to install and has a pretty nice UI for the purpose of testing my own RSS feed.

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