Sunday, June 04, 2017


Howdy folks! 😀

"RSS Feed For Blogspot/Blogger"

Art by Artsieladie
After trying for what has seemed like an endless amount of time to create an RSS feed widget for my other Blogspot blogs to place on this one, using, and having no luck with the feed given by Blogspot, I FINALLY decided to look at the code in the feed widgets I've previously made successfully. When it comes to HTML code, using it, and deciphering it, I am really BAD at it. 😧

Since I used the RSS feed from Blogspot previously and it worked, I don't understand why now it won't. 😕 Anyway, since I have the code from widgets I've previously made, I decided to see if there could be a RSS feed link "in the code snippet" of the working widgets. 😼 I found one but not written like this: "http://...".

For an example I'll refer to my blog at

Blogspot gives this as the RSS feed link:

But when you enter this in the required RSS feed field to make the feed widget, it does not work now. 😖

When I looked in the snippet code of a working widget, it shows this as the RSS feed link:

So, I put this "as is" in the RSS field but no good. It didn't work. 😒 So, then I thought if I 'decoded' the code that replaces characters such as the colon, forward slashes, etc., perhaps it would work. 😐

I remembered that "%3A" replaces a colon and "%2F" replaces a forward slash but the latter two, "%3F" and "%3D" I couldn't. 😦 So then I googled: "%3F in HTML equals what?" ...and there was this link: which showed me what they stood for. 😌

Once decoded, the RSS feed link for my rhymetyme blog is: 😸

Then I went back to Feed Widget and put this 'decoded' link in the RSS feed field, and whalah! Success! 😤

I know some of you web designers and programmers probably are having a good laugh about this (I'm laughing myself now that I've figured it out) 😆 but for those of us who don't do this sort of thing very much or on a regular basis, it's minor things like this that makes getting a site together, working and presentable quite time consuming to say the least.

I'm sharing this in case others have run into this dilemma. For your Blogspot blog, this is the RSS feed, except just insert the name of your blog where this is: (your blog name here) like this only I'm using my blog's name as an example:

http://(your blog name here)

With my blog name inserted, becomes:

Now it's back to work for me.

😊 Have an awesome day! 😊
~ Artsieladie/Sharon Donnelly
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