Does anyone know how to set up an RSS feed for a custom design?

October 5, 2007, 5:20 AM

Welcome to my world, where I’ve wanted to have an RSS feed on my Journal for at least eight months or so. Yes, eight months. In moving that direction, as well as making all kinds of other site upgrades, I changed hosts and converted to PHP, for one.

So now I have this snazzy mySQL database and my little custom design, and I’ve been having the darndest time trying to get a working RSS feed. And before anyone asks, yes, I’ve tried the various content management systems out there, and for purposes of Schumin Web, hated all of them. The Journal does not run under Blogger, WordPress, etc. It’s my own design.

My previous attempts at setting up an RSS feed for the Journal came from my attempts to follow directions from here and here. In the end, what did I get? A pile of unusable code, lots of errors, and some very bad words out of me.

So I am obviously having issues with getting this to work. So… can anyone help out? An RSS feed for the Journal is one of my most-requested features, as it turns out, so this is kind of important. But I’m kinda stuck…

Web site: Wikipedia on RSS

Song: Too early in the morning to think about music when I forgot to charge my iPod, thus am hoping it will hurry up and charge before I have to leave for work, so I can listen to Randi Rhodes on the train.

Quote: So, yeah, I'm stuck...

Categories: Schumin Web meta