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Use our tools to promote a news feed.

Enfeedia offers many ways you can promote your feed to bring attention to your endeavor. You can promote your feed by including links to it and/or the feed's NewsPage on your website, in your email signature, or in any place you communicate with the public. Or better yet, embed ("syndicate") a portion of your feed (recently posted items) directly on your website which will in turn also bring search engine optimization value to your site.

You can also get code to put on your website to provide a way for site visitors to subscribe what Enfeedia call "FeedMail". Subscribers will get email delivered to them presesnting new items that you post on your feed. The mail delivery service is Blogtrottr.

We provide a small code snippet for each case. The actual snippet depends on choices you will make as you proceed.

Two methods for syndicating your feed

If you DO wish to embed your feed on your website, we offer two choices: (1) the Original Syndication Method for which you must upload our powerful "shootOnSite" presentation script that is invoked by the code snippet mentioned above, or (2) the Super Simple Syndication Method for which you do NOT upload the script; instead, the code snippet "calls" the shootOnSite script at the Enfeedia website which generates and returns to your website the HTML code of your feed, which replaces that code snippet.

If you wish not to be bothered with fetching the shootOnSite script from time to time (when maintenance updates are offered) and uploading it to your website, or if putting that sizable piece of code on your website makes you or your webmaster uncomforgtable, then the Super Simple Syndication Method is for you.

The Original Syndication Method is available to members at all membership levels. The Super Simple Syndication Method is available to all premium members (Publisher, Publisher-Pro and Enterprise).

(Optional) Get the shootOnSite Presentation Script for the Original Syndication Method...

This step is not required if you use the Super Simple Syndication Method. Download that script from the Enfeedia server by clicking the button below if you plan on embedding your feed on your webpage using the Original Syndication Method. Find the file in the folder where you receive downloads. Upload the script to the folder on your server that contains the webpage file into which you inserted the code snippet that displays your feed. Make sure the filename of the script that you upload to your server is exactly "shootOnSite_Fns.php".

Get Your Code Snippets for Links, Syndication, and FeedMail

To proceed, enter the the account name containing the feed you wish to promote, stylize or syndicate on your website. Then more information about the options available to you will be provided.

If you are going to syndicate your feed...

For the Original Syndication Method, you can substantially customize the scope and appearance of your feed display on your site. Or you can choose from a set of five pre-defined presentations. For example, you can simply get the "BlogBlender" code snippet to beautifully blend your feed-driven blog into your website home page (or any page).

For the Super Simple Syndication Method, you will be offered five pre-defined snippets corresponding to those for the Original Syndication Method, currently with two customizations offered. A future release of Enfeedia will announce additional customization opportunities.

For either method, your site must be "php ready". By that, we mean that your host account must support PHP code -- and virtually all hosting services do -- as well as ensure your code snippet gets processed by the host's PHP processor. help notes First, your host will submit your webpage for PHP processing if its URL ends in .php, or if your .htaccess file is modified to direct the server to process PHP code in your webpage. Don't worry, our webmaster or technical support at your hosting service will understand.

Here's something interesting to try, to see if your website supports PHP. If it does, you will get a knock-your-socks-off table describing the support. You could try it on an existing page or create a new page. For example, try both testphp.html and testphp.php.
<php phpinfo(); ?>

Finally, for Super Simple Syndication, because the code snippet refers to Enfeedia using a full URL (because the script is at Enfeedia and not on your site), your php.ini or httpd.conf file must have "allow_URL_fopen" set to ON. Typically, this is the defaut setting. Again, not to worry, your webmaster or technical support at your hosting service can help.

What's the easiet way to see what's needed? Just try it on a page with the .php extension. If that doesn't work, then your php.ini or httpd.conf file needs to be modified. But if that does work, then try it on a page with .html extension. If that doesn't work, then your .htaccess file needs to be modified.

Did you know that Wordpress -- the foundation for about 1/6 of all websites -- is built on PHP?

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