If you are using FeedBurner to process your RSS feed, then you can also use FeedBurner’s icon on your toolbar to link to the feed page.
This is useful, as not all visitors are aware of the RSS options in their browser, especially those browsers that do not automatically show when a feed is available.
To add the orange RSS icon for your feed, first log into WordPress with an administrator account.
1. Select “Widgets” from the “Appearance” section on the sidebar.
2. Now drag the “Text” widget onto the “Primary Widget Area”.
3. Copy the following HTML code into the widget’s large field, changing the code highlighted in red to match your FeedBurner settings:
<div align="center"><table><tr><td><a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/thediyblogger" title="Subscribe to The DIY Blogger" rel="alternate" type="application/rss+xml"><img src="http://www.feedburner.com/fb/images/pub/feed-icon32x32.png" alt="" style="border:0"/></a> </td></tr></table></div>
4. The widget should now look something like this:
5. Click on “Save”. Finished.
OK, so this isn’t the most creative RSS feed icon, but it is a good start to make sure you get some subscribers. The other disadvantage is that it is hosted on FeedBurner’s server, so it requires the browser to do a bit more work in order to load it.
In further posts I will look at other icons, where to find them and how to install them.