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How to follow sites without RSS feeds on Feedly

This gives you all the power of Feedly and its AI research assistant for any website you find.

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If you’re already a Feedly user, you know the power of being able to create a personalized feed for your interests. Most blogs and other news sources already use RSS to integrate to Feedly, but what if you find one that doesn’t?

Well, now Feedly has a custom RSS Builder tool, so you can create your own feeds for websites that don’t have RSS.

That gives you all the power of Feedly and its AI research assistant, Leo; for any website you find. Maybe you regularly check out fringe sources or small websites that don’t have a developer on hand to add RSS. This is perfect for those sites.

Here’s how to build custom RSS feeds on Feedly

Head to feedly.com and sign in
Click on the Follow New Sources buttonfeedly screenshot showing the discover icon
Paste the URL of the website you want to create an RSS feed from, into the search boxfeedly follow tool
Click on the Build RSS Feed buttonfeedly screenshot showing where to click to create a custom RSS feed from a website
Click on any article on the left to create the RSS feed. If it looks correct, click on the Build RSS Feed buttonscreenshot of feedly showing how to create a custom rss feed from a website address
Name your new feed (we suggest the website’s name), and add it to your category feed of choice.

That’s it, now you’ve got a custom RSS feed of a website that doesn’t have its own RSS feed set up. It’s a handy tool, with a couple of big limitations.

You have to create the RSS feeds using the web app, but they show up in the mobile apps after that. Mac users will have to install another browser to use the web app, as Safari’s security settings won’t let the necessary code run.

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Maker, meme-r, and unabashed geek with nearly half a decade of blogging experience at KnowTechie, SlashGear and XDA Developers. If it runs on electricity (or even if it doesn't), Joe probably has one around his office somewhere, with particular focus in gadgetry and handheld gaming. Shoot him an email at joe@knowtechie.com.

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