How to create an RSS Feed for Joomla - Configure FeedBurner

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How to create an RSS Feed for Joomla
Create a section and category for your feed
Obtain the URL of your RSS Feed
Submit your Joomla Feed to FeedBurner
Configure FeedBurner and get your own chicklet
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5. Configure FeedBurner and Get your Own Chicklet

Now let's see some basic configuration settings for FeedBurner as well as how to get your own Feed icon(s), which is called "chicklet" here.

  • In order to let FeedBurner automatically track Stats for your Feed check these options:
    1. Clickthroughs (how often people click items back to your site)
    2. Have FeedBurner Stats also track: Individual item views and resyndication as well as Reach.
      Then click on "Next" to continue to the next screen.
    Screenshot: Configure FeedBurner to track Stats of your Feed
  • On the next screen you can see various tabs with many options. Go and click on the "Publicize" tab.
    Screenshot: Click on Publicize tab
  • On the left hand side you see many options; click on "Chicklet Chooser".
    Screenshot: Click on Chicklet Chooser from menu on the left
  • Next you are presented with a list of several icons, which are called chicklets; if you choose one of the first 2 chicklets, your site visitors may choose one RSS feed-reader (or Aggregator) of their choice, in order to subscribe to your feed. There also other chicklets that let your visitors subscribe directly to a specific RSS feed-reader.
    Screenshot: Choose a Chicklet for your Feed
  • After you select your preferred chicklet, scroll down to the bottom of the page and copy the HTML code, that FeedBurner created for you there. Now the only thing you have to do is go back to your Joomla administration back-end and create a custom HTML module pasting the chicklet HTML code from FeedBurner into it.
    Screenshot: Copy the Chicklet HTML code at the bottom of the page
  • Now the only thing you have to do is go back to your Joomla administration back-end and create a custom HTML module pasting the chicklet HTML code from FeedBurner into it. Then publish this module to a template position of your choice and take a look at the result. Now your site visitors will be able to subscribe to your RSS Feed easily through FeedBurner!
    Screenshot: Paste the Chicklet HTML code into a Custom Joomla HTML module and publish it


#40 Oliver Spaether 2016-05-13 19:29

Many thanks for the advise. I'm working on Joomla 3.5.1 and the page is looks good but I can't get Joomla to desist from linking 'volunteers and members' to the rss feed on the page, really annoying. I've tried for hours there's no function to change the Menu Item type although the instruction refers to such an option,

Details (Menu Item Type: The type of link: Component, URL, Alias, Separator, or Heading)

I don't care if the page has no menu item displayed or one linking to '#' or one without a link, but not with a link to the rss feeder itself, that's not wanted of course.

Does one of you have experience with this and what do you recomment to do, that'd be awesome.

Wishing you all the best for the year.
Many thanks
#39 Stacey 2015-09-09 17:30
Thank you so much for this tutorial! I am so glad to find instructions on how to find the URL for my RSS feed without having to install additional extensions!
#38 Chanel Online Outlet 2012-05-15 09:24
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#37 Murshid 2012-04-09 18:34
Tons of Thanks for this tutorial..

#36 Zukidaru Ru 2012-03-24 05:31
Hi, thanks for this tips, but when I have submited my RSS Feed on FoodBurner, its link is refused. Now how does i do???

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#35 justin 2012-01-15 02:17
Thanks so much for this guide - I know how long those things take to produce! Much appreciated:) Works a treat (Joomla 1.5) So hard finding out about this stuff sometimes, so refreshing to find it explained so clearly. You're a star!
#34 Kanna Sreenivas 2011-10-05 14:41
I tried this and the traditional way..
but the feed link shows error from feed burner that its not a valid xml, and when i paste the feed link obrained from Joomla, I t downloads an index.php file and not able to see feed
#33 David E. Narváez 2011-10-03 05:13
Thanks, if I had read this a couple of weeks before I'd be well ahead of schedule now :)
#32 Mick 2011-09-05 16:22
Great, been looking for a manual way for a feed and I think this is the answer
#31 amirulfaiz 2011-08-10 03:49
Really great tip here. Thank you very much. :D

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