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December 2, 2009 / red1s

Enabling RSS Feeds in SharePoint 2010

Complex but basic – I know – recently enabling the RSS feeds in SharePoint 2010 took me quite a while. As opposed to in MOSS 2007 the RSS feeds in SharePoint 2010 do not seem to be automatically enabled !?!?!?! Anyway the following procedure will get them up and running in your environment:

To enable RSS feeds at a site collection level, perform the following steps:

  1. On the site’s home page, click the Site Settings link in the Site Actions menu.

  2. If the site you are on is a subsite rather than a top-level site, click the Go to Top Level Site Settings link under the Site Collection Administration section; otherwise, move along to the next step.image

  3. On the Site Settings screen, click the RSS link in the Site Administration section.

  4. On the RSS screen, check the “Allow RSS feeds in this site collection” box in the Site Collection RSS section.

  5. Check the “Allow RSS feeds in this site” box in the Enable RSS section.

  6. Enter any additional settings for the RSS feed in the Advanced Settings section. These settings apply to all RSS feeds created in the site collection.

  7. Click the OK button.

And you’re now sorted and have RSS enabled within your site.

Note: This enables RSS feeds for the entire site collection if the relevant checkbox was clicked in step 4

Happy syndicating!

I have also done this by using a XML webpart – click here to see that post.

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  1. Francois H. Pienaar / Oct 6 2010 9:00 pm

    Groovy. Nice 1.

  2. Matt / May 13 2011 11:48 am

    Do you know if it’s possible to edit the format of the RSS feed? I ask as I have a celendar view where the RSS feed displayed content on the creatation date. I’d like to choose the date used…


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