Locating Drupal Site RSS Feeds with Google Reader

By Lynn Beighley, Seamus Bellamy

Finding RSS (Really Simple Syndication) feeds for your Drupal site can be tricky, but Google Reader is a good source for ideas. You can find feeds about particular topics by using a feature of Google Reader.

You need to have a Google account to be able to use Google Reader and find feeds with it.

Follow these steps:

  1. Browse to Google Reader and log in to Google.

  2. Click Add a Subscription on the upper left.

    Doing so opens a small search box.

  3. Type a search term and click Add.

    In the example, the search term was dogs. A list of feeds appears on the right.

    Each item in the list shows the URL of the feed as green text beneath the description.


  4. Copy a feed you want to use and paste it in the address bar of a browser window to preview the content.


This is a roundabout way to find feeds, but it works fairly well. You can use the Add a Subscription button again and again, refining your search terms, until you find feeds on the subjects you want.