RSS (Really Simple Syndication) is an XML-based data format that is used to distribute information online. Your customers can subscribe to your RSS feeds to learn of new products and promotions. RSS Feeds can also be used to publish your product information to shopping aggregation sites, and can be included in newsletters.
When RSS feeds are enabled, any additions to products, specials, categories, and coupons are automatically sent to the subscribers of each feed. A link to all RSS feeds that you publish is in the footer of your store.
The orange RSS symbol is typically used to identify an RSS feed.
The software that is required to read an RSS feedReally Simple Syndication: A technology that creates web content syndication and allows web users to subscribe to product feeds, websites, and blogs. is called a feed readerSoftware that is used to read syndicated content from RSS feeds., and allows people to subscribe to headlines, blogs, podcasts, and much more. Google Reader is one of the many feed readers that are available online for free.
To set up RSS feeds for your store:
On the Admin sidebar, tap Stores. Then under Settings, choose Configuration.
In the upper-right corner, set Store View to the view(s) where the feeds are to be available. If prompted to confirm, tap OK.
In the panel on the left, under Catalog, choose RSS Feeds.
Expand the Rss Config section. Then, set Enable RSS to “Enable.”
If necessary, clear the Use Website checkbox to change the default value.
Expand the Wish List section. Then, set Enable RSS to “Enable.”
Expand the Catalog section and set other feeds to “Enable” as needed.
- New Products
- Special Products
- Top Level Category
Expand the Order section. Then, set Customer Order Status Notification to “Enable.”
When complete, tap Save Config.
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