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An Easy Way to Increase Hits with RSS/XML


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adcprod

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I just thought that this might help fellow Geekloggers increase hits and search engine rankings. I'm glad that Geeklog automatically generates an RSS feed, but it is nowhere to be found on the page for visitors!

I added an RSS link button on a client's page at the bottom. Visit NordicWalkingUS.com to see.

This (or something like it) should probably be added to the main code branch.

To make the simple hack work, first add an XML or RSS graphic (named xml.gif) to your /images folder. (Steal the one on NordicWalkingUS if you want.)

Then change the following in the table in the the footer file (footer.thtml) in the Professional theme. (Tested only on Geeklog version 1.3.11 Professional Theme)

Simply add change the lines in the center table to:
----------------------------------------------------------------
<table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="100%">
<tr>
<td width="60%" class="footerblock" valign="middle" align="left">{copyright_notice}</td>
<td width="35%" class="footerblock" valign="middle" align="right">{powered_by} <a href="{geeklog_url}">Geeklog</a> <br>
{execution_textandtime} </td>
<td width="5%" class="footerblock" valign="middle" align="center"><a href="{site_url}/backend/geeklog.rdf"><img src="/images/xml.gif" alt="{site_name} RSS/XML Syndication" border="0"></a> </td>
</tr>
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