Saturday, November 14, 2009

RSS feeds from SmugMug to Yahoo! 360?

Hi. I have a photo Web site at which offers RSS feeds. I want to use an RSS feed to feed photos from here to my Yahoo! 360 page. The feeds are on the home page, at the bottom, on the left. I've tried them all, in both formats, but 360 just keeps giving the same error, saying it cannot load the feed. The feeds work fine in Firefox so presumably it's a Yahoo! problem. Any help most appreciated.

RSS feeds from SmugMug to Yahoo! 360?
This is all that I know about RSS feeds, maybe it will help you:

- Go to any the site that you want to get the feed from. Click on the "RSS or XML" link or orange RSS button. A RSS file will come up on the next page. (The page looks like raw code, but don't let it scare you!). If the XML page doesn't come up, click on an option in the RSS pulldown menu at the top, but don't follow through with it. Go back out and try clicking on the RSS link again.

-To add the RSS URL to your Yahoo! 360° Feeds module, click on the "XML" button and use "Ctrl-C" on your keyboard to copy the URL found in the address bar of your browser.

- Click the "Add a Feed (via RSS)" in your Feeds module on your "My Page" in 360. Use "Ctrl-V" to paste the URL into the "Add a feed" space in that page. When you're done, click the "Save" button below.

NOTE: Please note that feeds are updated on a schedule, so it may take a few hours before your feeds appear on Yahoo!.

Also, try to visit your feeds more often and make sure that the URL or XML addresses are updated for the feed. If there is an XML address available, try that one instead of the URL (this last tip courtesy of Star-dust, I believe).

The general help page has instructions -

Then, the Yahoo team's blog has a post on the subject at -

Good luck!
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Reply:Thanks for the answer! I have since discovered that the feed works perfectly with My Yahoo! but not on 360. I think they are forcing the use of flickr and not a competitor. Otherwise I don't understand why it doesn't work no 360 but on My Yahoo! it does!! Report It

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