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Magento. How to set up RSS feeds

This tutorial shows how to set up RSS feeds in Magento.

Magento. How to set up RSS feeds

RSS (Really Simple Syndication) is an XML-based data format that is used to distribute information online. This means that your customers can subscribe to your RSS feeds and be notified of new products and promotions. RSS is a great way to let your customers know about new products available in your store.

In order to set up RSS feeds in Magento, you should perform the following:

  1. Log into your Magento Admin Panel and navigate to System > Configuration:

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  2. In the Configuration panel on the left under Catalog select RSS Feeds.

  3. In the Rss Config section set Enable RSS to ‘Enable’.

  4. In the Wishlist section set Enable RSS to ‘Enable’.

    Wishlist: when enabled, an RSS feed link will be available on top of the customer’s wishlist pages. Additionally, the wishlist sharing page will also include the checkbox that lets you add a link to wishlist RSS feeds on shared wishlists.

  5. In the Catalog section set any or all of the following feeds to ‘Enable’.

    • New Products. The new products RSS feed tracks new products added to the store catalog and syndicates them.

    • Special Products. The special products RSS feed will syndicate products with special pricing.

    • Coupons/Discounts. Any special coupons or discounts generated in your store will be added to this RSS feed.

    • Tags Products. The tags products RSS feed manages and syndicates newly added product tags.

    • Top Level Category. This RSS feed tracks new top level categories or root level categories in your catalog.

  6. In the Order section set Customer Order Status Notification to ‘Enable’. It allows customers to track their order status with an RSS feed. When enabled, an RSS feed link will appear on the order information page once an order is created.

  7. Click the ‘Save Config’ button to save your changes:

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Once enabled, any new additions to products, specials, categories, and coupons in your store will be automatically syndicated to the subscribers of each feed.

To see the RSS feeds activated please add ‘/rss’ after your site URL, f.e. ‘http://yourdomainname.com/rss’:

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Feel free to check the detailed video tutorial below:

Magento. How to set up RSS feeds