Locating Drupal Site RSS Feeds with Google Reader - dummies

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.