Create RSS Feed with PHP

RSS feed is the way of summarize your web content and send it to the registered visitors of the site. Creating RSS feed is little bit technical and for that you need to use PHP, a server side programming language. With little help with MySQL, PHP can manage the feeds in the most secure and organized structure. If you want to create the feed for your website by yourself, you need to follow some steps and do some programming.

First of all, you need to find the .htaccess file from your web server. It is located in the root directory of the server. Once you get the file, you need fix the file so that it supports an XML file. The .htaccess contains all information file types and settings and by default, it supports .php files and RSS feed is a XML file. So you need to reprogram it to support this file type.

After the .htaccess file is done working, you need to start working on a .php file that you will use for managing RSS feeds. At the starting of the file, there will be a header that will tell the browser that it is a XML file. In the next section, you will have to include a head or title of the file which will hold the basic information of the feeds. In the third part, you have to create a link between the RSS feed and the database so that you can use the database to extract the feeds and publish it as a XML file.

The process of making the RSS in above way may not seem very difficult to you. But is really is. It is not the coding that is the only difficult part; you have to work with a lot of settings options in the server and that is a very sensitive job. You have to have good expertise in web programming as well as having good knowledge about internet technology.

If you have any doubt in your mind about doing the job on your own, we suggest you not to do that. Instead use help from professionals. There are many websites that offer nice features for its clients to create RSS feeds for them for free. Feeds API is one such service contributor that presents all RSS feed related services to its users for free. So why take a chance when you have a better and free option?

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