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iFeedReaders Bookmarklets Now Available

Two bookmarklets are now available to quickly access the iFeedreaders bookmark, or subscribe page.

Install the ‘Bookmark This’ bookmarklet and whenever you come across a webpage that you’d like to save, just hit the ‘Bookmark This’ bookmarklet and you’ll be transported, along with the page information, to the iFeedReaders bookmark page with all the pre-populated social bookmark buttons.

Install the ‘Feed This’ bookmarklet and whenever you come across a raw feed, just hit the ‘Feed This’ bookmarklet and you’ll be transported, along with the feed information, to the iFeedReaders subscribe page with all the feed subscription buttons pre-populated.

There are a few issues with the ‘Feed This’ bookmarklet as IE7 doesn’t like it at all and Safari (with RSS capabilities) doesn’t send across quite the right URL. However, it does work great in Firefox. 🙂

Check out the iFeedReaders bookmarklet page.

Feedback & suggestions are always welcome.

Feed Button WordPress Plugin Overhaul

The Chicklet Creator WordPress plugin recently got a major update. You now have the ability to select, control and update feed buttons from within the admin panel of your WordPress blog. It’s just another way we are trying to make getting subscription buttons added to your blog easier.

Chicklet Creator Plugin 0.5 Details | Download & Install Page

News Alloy Feed Subscription Button Added

News Alloy is a free Ajax Web Based Feed Reader for discovering, reading, and sharing news and information. They even offer a mobile area for those who want to read feeds on their phones or PDAs.

The News Alloy button has been News Alloy added to the subscribe page.

What is a feed? How do I subscribe?

What is a feed?

A feed is a web document that usually ends in .xml or .rss and it is a slimmed-down version of a website that is created to be easily syndicated. It may be represented by an orange icon. Feed Icon

What does it cost? $0 – It’s free. And no personal information is exchanged.

What is a feed reader?

A feed reader is an application, stand alone or web based, that reads feeds. A feed reader is to feeds what an email application is to email.

What is a Chicklet or feed button?

A Chicklet is a feed button that has your feed readers logo and the blog’s information attached to it. It has been specifically coded to make it as easy as possible to subscribe to the site’s feed.

To subscribe to a feed, just click on the Chicklet (feed button) that represents the feed reader you choose to use. If you don’t see your reader, simply click on the first orange icon and you’ll be presented with the raw rss feed. Copy this URL into your feed reader.

You may need to see your feed readers help files for more information on adding feeds.

How do I unsubscribe to a feed?

Just delete the feed from your feed reader. You may need to see your feed readers help files for specific information.

How do I know when a feed is updated?

All feed readers update periodically. You may have to push an update button, or it may happen when you load the page or open the feed reader. When updating, the feed reader will go out and check for updated information for you. If there is anything new, the feed reader will alert you; usually bolding new information.

Why is this good?

A feed reader can check all your feeds in seconds for updates without you ever having to visit the websites. 5 or 500 feeds, it doesn’t matter. It’ll do all the work much faster than you can surf to the website to check manually. This will help you stay up to date with many different sites.

What’s a good Feed Reader?

For Firefox, I suggest using Fizzle. Once installed, you just have to click on the orange RSS button in the URL and bookmark any feed.

Safari comes with a good built in RSS reader.

IE 7 has a built in RSS reader, haven’t tried it though.

If you want a web based RSS reader, checkout Google, Rojo or Bloglines.

Please see the official documentation at each site for instructions on how to each feed reader works.

iFeedReaders Beta Open

iFeedReaders is now open for testing purposes.

There is still much to do, however I feel that this site has the basic services down and can start helping you promote your blog today.

What is iFeedReaders? Well, we allow you to add one subscription button or one social bookmark button to your site that directs people here. Once here, they can subscribe to your feed or bookmark your site in a wide variety of online services. Instead of adding 20 feed buttons to your site, add just one iFeedReaders button and we’ll do the rest.

Since we are in beta mode, there may be issues. If you find any, contact me. 🙂

As the weeks go on, I have plans to make this site better and and I look forward to your feedback.