What is RSS? Answered

...and how do you use it?

Question by DELETED_bertwert 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


What is rss?

Hey! I keep seeing people saying rss and signs with labeled rss. What is it? Also, i have two instructables, and one of them has a weird hand next to it. What is that??

Topic by mynameischeese 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


RSS Help!

Okay, RSS is something rather new to me, and I would like to know a bit more about, so could anyone explain/define/preach about RSS feeds, feeders, etc. Like, full on RSS for Dummies.Don't link me to buy RSS for DummiesSmart asses

Topic by bumpus 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


how RSS works??

How "Really Simple Syndication" Works for any website??

Question by mithun.cg 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


RSS Feed dead

The RSS feed is empty - no items. This has been going on for several days

Topic by mdwalters 9 years ago


RSS Feed inconsistencies

I prefer to keep up to date with new posts (specifically in the Food section) via the RSS feeds. Problem is, they are wildly inconsistent with the actual content of the site, it seems. When I check the RSS feed, and then compare that feed to the corresponding page of the Food section, almost none of the entries are the same. I don't know if the RSS feed is just a few days behind or what, but I've had this problem for months! I really want to keep up to date with the posts in the Food section, but the RSS feed is not at all reflecting the current content of the site, and hardly ever changes. On a related note, it would seem that there is only ONE RSS feed per category, but there are different pages within each category (Popular, Zeitgeist, Newest, Featured). RSS feeds are offered on each page, but closer inspection reveals that they are all the SAME feed. I would get a lot more use out of this site if the RSS feeds were correct.

Topic by H4T 10 years ago


RSS Feed Please

This website could use an RSS feed.  I'm unlikely to visit often, I'll junk-mail an e-mail newsletter, but an RSS feed always catches my attention.

Topic by raywood 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


What is "Private RSS"? Answered

I see it and want to know what it does. Did I miss something?

Question by Bigev 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


RSS individual projects

What is the rss link for individual projects? Appending rss.xml doesn't work. For example: https://www.instructables.com/id/Bluetooth-Control-LED-1/rss.xml

Topic by PaulineA12 2 years ago


Rss button is not working

I didnt know where to put it but i guess this the right place... The rss feed button is not working, all that it gives is blank... Please if you can fix it...

Topic by samuraijack 9 years ago


Contests RSS Feed

I am an avid user of Google Reader.  I also like to keep updated with the new contests that run on instructables.  There are RSS feeds for new instructables, but I think it would be useful to also provide a feed for new contests.

Topic by zcshiner 7 years ago


RSS feed in flash?

I saw one of the new instructables today and it was some RSS feed on a guys desktop.. thats cool in my book, but i dont want javascript or w/e.. id like to slap some cool flash on my desktop with an rss feed and some other cool things but i cant for the life of me find a tutorial online.. All i get is rss feed programs u can buy and put in flash.. Someone know how to make it work in flash? or have links to tutorials? -Thanks!

Topic by Exhumer 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


Is there an RSS for all instructables by date?

The RSS link in the taskbar seems to be only for Featured instructables.  However, I'd like to get an RSS feed of all instructables as they're added.  Is there any way to get this feed?  Thanks.

Topic by jumpfroggy 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Category selection in rss feed

It would be great to have one RSS feed per category (as defined in "Explore"). There are so much posts in "food", not interesting at all for me, cluttering up my rss reader, that I seriously envision to unsubscribe from  instructables feed. I'm tired of filtering them every day.

Topic by elkar 7 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Instructables RSS Feed Hacked (again)

Instructables' RSS feed has been hacked again.   Before it was the Turks with their soccer scores, now it's apparently the Koreans with their ???   See image of RSS feed as it appears on my homepage (my.yahoo.com)

Topic by MikeR3 4 years ago


RSS Feed breaks regularly

The RSS feed regularly fails in Firefox due to unclosed tags:Error: mismatched tag. Expected: .Source File: https://www.instructables.com/tag/type:id/featured:true/rss.xmlLine: 141, Column: 5Source Code: ----This was due to a category tag up in the list not being closed. Are you hand editing your feeds?

Topic by mdwalters 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


rss feed on member page

Hi, I found one of the rss feed from the member page (actually the one in the tag) point to https://www.instructables.com/tag/type-id/featured-true/rss.xml but this feed has noting to do with mine Instructables and this is a big problem connecting Instructables to Google Buzz :( I think the feed in the tag should be https://www.instructables.com/member/membername/rss.xml. Can you help me ?

Topic by _Edo_ 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Turn any web page into an rss feed in a second!

Does exactly what it says. Super handy for pages that don't have RSS feeds, or feeds for the right kind of thing. Been using it for about a week now, works great.If you have any problems with it, ask me. I've figured out some stuff.Yoktu.com/feedmaker

Topic by Aeshir 11 years ago


90% of my Instructables RSS feed is some kind of foreign spam!

90% of my Instructables RSS feed is some kind of foreign spam!

Topic by NeuroPulse 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


how to add Instructables RSS feeds to Yahoo home page?

A year or so ago I added RSS feeds from Instructables to my Yahoo home page. It was groups like LEDS or Shop. I can't figure out how to do it now.  Any help will be appreciated.

Question by foxwoodfarm 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Why Are Old Forum Topics Always Showing Up In the RSS Feed?

I realise it is because when someone comments on them/edits the page, but why do I have to keep seeing repeats every five minutes?

Topic by Aeshir 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


RSS feeds not working in Yahoo

Thursday evening the RSS feeds from Instructables to my Yahoo home page stopped working. Is anyone else having this problem?

Question by foxwoodfarm 4 years ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


RSS feeds for your favorites.

I think it would be a good idea to enable RSS feeds for your favorites. This way, I can add them to my google reader and posterous much easier and faster. There are other uses as well, but thats the one I can think of off hand. It would enable more people to see good instructables, and promote sharing even more than before!

Topic by rockhardmj 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Screwed up RSS Feed?

I've been getting the strangest items from the instructables:explore feed, like really really strange. They're in the explore one too, not my inbox or balktalk. They're things like random posts, random topics, random bugs, random comments, and random orangeboard posts. Has anyone else gotten this?

Topic by zachninme 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


What is (are) a Private RSS Feed?

So, I was messing with my account settings, and I saw "Enable Private RSS Feed" or something like that. What I want to know is, what is a Private RSS feed, what does it do, and do I use it? Now, before anyone tells me to google it, or is "kind" enough to Google it for me, I already Googled, "What are Private RSS feeds?" with no helpful results.

Topic by Rock Soldier 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


RSS and Atom Feed Readers

What RSS and Atom feed reader(s) do you use? What feed to you get? I use Google Reader and get to many to name.

Topic by sardines454 11 years ago


Repeating RSS Feed Topics

I'm subscribed to the RSS feeds for Instructables, News, Forum Topics, Comments (to me), and my Personal Messages Inbox. And they all repeatedly send me the forum topics. Most of the "new" items I get in all of my Instructables RSS feeds have already been sent to me before. It's incredibly annoying.

Topic by Aeshir 12 years ago  |  last reply 12 years ago


Is there a service in Australia that will send rss feeds through sms?

Question by DELETED_spoonty 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


RSS Feature: Does it exist?

One of my other favorite sites, www.lifehacker.com, has a feature where you can filter OUT keywords from your RSS feed. I'd like to filter out knex from my RSS feed, so I don't see any more knex guns. Not that they aren't worthy of the site, it's just that I don't have any knex, and even if I did, I wouldn't make guns with them. Do we have that here? If not, can we get it? Thanks

Topic by mrmath 12 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


Private RSS Feeds... what the heck is that all about? Answered

I was dinking around with my settings and noticed that my private RSS Feeds setting was disabled... which is fine, I suppose... but WTH is a  Private RSS Feed, anyway? 

Question by bajablue 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


RSS feed no longer has summery of instructable

Https://www.instructables.com/tag/type:instructable/rss.xml?sort=DATE I used to "drink from the firehose" even if there was a ton of dupes as people corrected and republished their 'bles. However, now there's no summery on the feed, only a photo. Annoying.

Topic by kill-a-watt 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


RSS Search Feeds -- sort by Relevance?

I've been using the RSS feeds to have programs search ibles, however, the RSS feeds are sorted chronologically, which is not good, since I don't know what the first result is. Is there a way to sort by relevance? Thanks, and Happy T-day!

Topic by zachninme 11 years ago


RSS Feeds not validating and not working in RSSOwl

At least 2 RSS feeds that are being generated are not functional in the RSSOwl aggregation software.  Also unable to display the feed in Internet Explorer 9 due to invalid character errors in Titles.  Chrome 26 does display the pages with errors present in the rendering. Specific URLs: https://www.instructables.com/tag/type-id/instructable-true/rss.xml https://www.instructables.com/tag/type-id/featured-true/rss.xml The errors found by the validator can be found at the following locations:  http://feedvalidator.org/check.cgi?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.instructables.com%2Ftag%2Ftype-id%2Finstructable-true%2Frss.xml http://feedvalidator.org/check.cgi?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.instructables.com%2Ftag%2Ftype-id%2Ffeatured-true%2Frss.xml OS - Windows7 64bit Software - RSSOwl 2.2.0 and Internet Explorer 9

Topic by mbrinkm 6 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Instructable not showing up in rss feed

I follow instructructables using the instructables rss feed in Google Reader.   Last week i published an instructable and it hasn't shown up in the feed while everything that's been published after has.  It hasn't been gettting any hits and i couldn't figure out why so i went back thru the feed and i think this may be a big part.   this one wasn't done as part of any contest and probably isn't worthy of being featured with all the cool Easter stuff coming out but it seems like it should be getting more hits than it is. this is the ibble: https://www.instructables.com/id/FLEA-MARKET-LAMP-MAKEOVER-WITH-NIGHT-LIGHT-AND-SPR/ i'm guessing that i've done something wrong when i published but don't know what or how to fix it.   It does show up on the recent page.  thanx for any suggestions.

Topic by dimtick 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


featured RSS feed may be leaking future "featured" instructables

 I got this one: https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Repair-a-Lawn-Mower-Engine./ and a few others. They occasionally show up on my feed reader but I can't read them in the reader. When I search the site, the istructables do exist, but they are not "featured" yet There were about three others, but I did not get the name before Akregator crashed. BTW, feature request. if there is some way I could "sum" several feeds together  (featured, popular, and a few of my fave authors) such that I only get the instructable once on my feed, even if the user changed the title or did a quick republish a half an hour lator, that would be great

Topic by kill-a-watt 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


What Happened to the Instructables News Feed?

For serious! Where'd it go?

Topic by Aeshir 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


RSS feed from instructables with images?

Has someone already made a way to embed recent posts from the rss with thumbnail images?I can make one of my own at http://p3k.org/rss/I would like to promote instructables to my students, and embed the recent submissions in the class page, so they will be inspired to make stuff!

Topic by nearlythere 10 years ago


Instructables RSS Feeds vs. Questions RSS feeds... Does anyone have the address to only the instructables? Answered

So, I pointed my RSS reader at instructables.com and it picked up https://www.instructables.com/rss.xml and the Title "Recent Instructables" . It gives my what I want and More, Way more. Does anyone know the address to the feed of ONLY recent Instructables and NOT the questions?I do realize I can add each Category separately from the feeds at the bottom left of the category page, but I don't want Tech separated from Outside separated from Workshop. Granted most of the questions are cool and give me something to think about. Some questions make me think it was easier for them to post it here rather than goggling it themselves. I had about enough of the questions when I read the one about trying to get Positive and Negative out of a 3 prong AC cord.... God keep this person safe as he/she plays with house current. Anywho I'm sure this will post on my feeds as well, but I am only interested in the Instructable posts. Thanks Matt

Question by mattadamsnet 7 years ago  |  last reply 10 months ago


How to get my podcast listed on iTunes? My RSS feed is complete and accurate, but Apple denied my request to be listed.

Podcast is at ShipReport.net and the RSS feed is http://shipreport.net/ShipReport.xml This works fine when loaded manually into iTunes. When I request to be listed on the iTunes Store, Apple suggests that I use a podcasting service instead. Does anyone have a specific suggestion about how to get listed on the iTunes Store?

Question by jayseye 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Is there a list of every "featured" Instructable? Answered

I've subscribed to the "featured" RSS feed for about a year now. I'd like to see a list of every featured Instructable in order from the beginning. I could in theory just scroll back that far in my RSS feed reader but that would take a long, long time. Any suggestion?

Question by nolte919 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Need a list of all instructables RSS feeds.

If there is a feed for any of these, please post! New Instructables Featured Instructables New Questions Blog Posts Specific People's Orangeboards Contest Results etc. Please Help!

Question by CodeKid1001 8 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Why are there Korean, non-DIY, articles in your RSS Feed?

I use your RSS feed to browse your site.  Recently, sometimes half of the articles I get are written in Korean with pictures of young ladies. They also seem to be advertising YTN.COM, which seems to be a Korean news site. If they are intended to be in your feed, can you create a feed without them?

Question by Brainiac1955 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


LCD + ??? = Awesome RSS "picture frame"?

I have in my possession, an old 'Sharp' LCD from a Mitac 5024 laptop which was disassembled and regrettably thrown away. I had an idea today to make a twitter picture frame which could sit on my wall, or any wall in the house for that matter, grabbing updates from my twitter timeline, which could be done a number of ways, from groping the API to simple ol' RSS. However, all I have is the LCD, and a total lack of knowledge where to begin with such a project. I understand I need some device to both fetch the tweets (Or RSS articles) and also to power and drive the LCD. Does such a piece of kit already exist? Or will this need to be a totally custom bit of work? p.s. I can't get any further information on the LCD at this moment in time, however if it's required / relevant, I can provide details and/or pictures as required.

Topic by SPeedY_B 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Personal RSS feeds not updating any more?

I use the RSS feed for comments on my phone and they appear to have stop updating, is this just temporary while stuff goes on or are they being removed?  I actually find them pretty useful for checking comments on my phone - I did remember to try resetting the feed but to no avail...

Topic by killerjackalope 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


What RSS Feeds Are You Subscribed To?

What RSS Feeds Are You Subscribed To? Also, what do you use to read them (your RSS reader)? Maybe make them links to the site with the feed too. I have about double the amount of these feeds but I'm only subscribed currently to these ones.My Subscribed RSS Feeds:[AlbinoBlacksheep AlbinoBlacksheep.com] - Flash animation/games site[DarkMotion.com Darkmotion] - Instructables user Darkmotion's blog. Sometimes I look at people Instructables pages and If I see they have a website, I usually visit it.[explosm.net Explosm] Daily webcomic and other stuff.[HomestarRunner.com HomestarRunner.com]Instructables - All published instructables.Instructables: News - The instructables blogInstructables: Comments - My comments backtalk feed.Instructables: Inbox - My private message inbox[labwithleo.com Lab with Leo Blogs] - Mass feed of everybody's blogs on the TV show "The Lab with Leo Laporte" on G4TechTV.[maxiumpc.com Maximum PC] - Mass feed of everything on MaximumPC.com, official site of the magazine.[smashbros.com Smash Bros. DOJO!! Latest News] - Mass feed of the official site for the upcoming Wii game, Super Smash Bros. Brawl. [weebls-stuff.com Weebl's Stuff] - Funny flash animation/game site.

Topic by Aeshir 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


No pictures on RSS feeds on my Yahoo home page

On Sept 17th I noticed the several Instructable RSS  I have on my Yahoo home page don't have pictures with them, just white where the pictures should be. Is anyone else having the same problem?

Topic by foxwoodfarm 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


forum questions appearing on "featured" RSS feed

I subscribe to the featured feed. Lately I'm getting questions from the forums. Examples: https://www.instructables.com/answers/why-does-an-led-have-to-be-given-a-resistor-before/ https://www.instructables.com/answers/how-does-a-jet-lighter-work/ I thought there was a third, but that may have been a repeat. Both of these questions date from the 15th, BTW.

Topic by kill-a-watt 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


How do I get RSS feed to show on desktop in windows vista?

 So I want to add RSS feed to show on the desktop as it would save alot time as there wouldn't be need to go every1 site check news. I've read one tutorial here, but it doesn't help me in this problem. I've already made the html file and it works, I just need to get it show in desktop.

Question by lost16 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


I am designing an iPhone app that uses RSS. What features do people need in this type of app that would make it unique?

Yeah, so I have thought out a lot of it, but now I want to know what type of interface people want.

Question by chilll2009 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


how to get a video podcast form instructables??

I want to view instructables in miro or itunesps: sorry my english! soy Chileno y aqui hablamos español.

Question by carloarbol 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago