Google Chrome is relatively new to the browser scene. Lots of my students like it, but I’m just getting my feet wet using it. Recently, a client was having difficulty viewing RSS Feeds in Chrome, so I took a peek and discovered what the problem was.
Chrome does not handle RSS feeds without you installing an extension. In other words, it’s not native to the browser yet. Most of these extensions are free. You go to the Chrome extensions site and download the one you want.
Here’s the URL for the choices extensions:
The one I would recommend is “RSS Subscription Extension (by Google)”:
It’s a simple one-click install. After installing, the RSS buttons for both Posts and Comments will work. You will also have another RSS button on the right side of the URL address. It’s very cool and slick.
RSS Feeds are basically user-controlled. There are hundreds of ways for people to get their RSS Feeds. I use Google Reader for browsing my RSS subscriptions. I use Feedburner Feedsmith to detect my own blog feeds and redirect them to a central location, Feedburner. There is a Feedburner plug-in for WordPress. Set up a Google account and you’ll have access to these and other great products in the Google suite of tools.
Please share any suggestions you have for using Google Chrome or setting up RSS Feeds. Thanks so much.