EdTech 537: Connecting Feedly and WordPress

Create an RSS Reader Account:

This, at first, seemed like a straight forward assignment.  But I found it to be far more difficult.  The initial tutorial did not really provide the necessary steps.  After doing a lot of my own research I discovered the following tutorial:

 

This tutorial was helpful setting up the Feedly but I still needed to connect it to WordPress.  This was the real frustration!  This video was helpful:

If you are following the instructions make sure you add the code to the Text button!!  It will not work otherwise.  Here is my Feedly button:

follow us in feedly

 

 

 

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About kimberlyhefty

Hello. My name is Kimberly Hefty and I live in Sammamish, Washington. For the past 23 years I have taught high school and college level mathematics. 13 years ago I started a private tutoring business. I specialize in working with public high school students who are taking math courses "on-line". I work closely with both the students and the local school district. I typically work with 40-50 students per week. I also have 2 children ages 14 and 23. My daughter just graduated from Elon University in North Carolina. My son plays competitive golf and premiere soccer so most of my weekends are spent at either soccer or golf tournaments. I am excited to be completing the Master's In Educational Technology Program from BSU (M.E.T.) Spring 2015! Through this program I have gained a better understanding of educational technology and it’s applications. I believe that the knowledge that I have gained will be beneficial personally, as well as to my students. With these skills that I have learned in the Educational Technology program, I hope to help myself and my students be successful in future endeavors. The M.E.T. program has allowed me to create an environment for all of us, my students along with myself, to gain skills for education, employment, and existence.
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5 Responses to EdTech 537: Connecting Feedly and WordPress

  1. Kim, you didn’t necessarily have to embedded a way for others to directly subscribe to your RSS feed in Feedly into your blog. In fact, I’ll be honest and say that I didn’t know that you could even add Feedly RSS subscribe button to WordPress – so you have taught me something here that I’m going to have to add to my own blog.

    In terms of adding blogs – WordPress of otherwise to your Feedly account, if you look to the right hand side of your blog you will see “Entries RSS” and “Comments RSS.” If you click on either of those links it gives you a URL (e.g., the “Entries RSS” URL you get is https://kimberlyhefty.wordpress.com/feed/ ). In Feedly, you can click on ADD CONTENT in the top left-hand side and then add that URL into the bar. A green box with the RSS should appear directly below, if you click on that it will open a new window that allows you to add the blog in Feedly. I’m using Firefox on a Mac, so your’s may look slightly different (closer to the first video that you posted from the course site, as I believe she is using a PC – Chrome or IE I believe from the screen).

    • I misunderstood the assignment and was trying to “link” WordPress and my specific Feedly account. My mistake turned out to be pretty cool though! It was difficult to figure out initially but the process is rather simple … hopefully others will benefit from this!

      • Kimberly, I agree that it was useful. I didn’t know it could be done, and lamented it a bit as a Feedly user that I couldn’t just click on the RSS icon and it automatically would bring it into Feedly. I know that based on your discovery, I’ve added the widget to my own blog!!!

  2. angiekruzich says:

    HI Kim: Thanks for doing all that research for the rest of us! I like how you embedded your twitter into your wordpress sidebar. I got the idea from you and did the same!!

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