Direct RSS feed publishing to your website using your desktop or mobile phone

Your website will either be hosted on one of your servers or externally hosted with a hosting company.   The standard way of publishing files to websites, especially with hosting companies, is to use FTP.  FTP is File Transport Protocol and you use an FTP client, such as the free Filezilla client, to copy your website pages, images, PDF files, etc. to your website hosting space so that they appear on your website.   With a free account, you can create a RSS feed file, normally called news.xml, and then copy this file using an FTP client or your website software to your hosting space.  


The key thing to doing this is storing your FTP connection details securely on our site.  Now, it is generally not good practice to let external companies such our ourselves have access to your account details.  This is because we could, if we were maliciously inclined, update or hack your website.   There is a simple way around this.  Many hosting companies will allow you to add an FTP account to your website hosting from their online control panel.  You will normally specify a starting, or home directory, where an FTP user starts from and cannot access folders or files below that point.   So the securest thing would be to create a folder on your website called 'feeds', 'RSS', or something similar, which you can put your RSS feed files into.  For example, you create a folder called RSS and your main news feed file is called news.xml:




that, when combined with your website's domain name gives you a file RSS URL of:


which you then display on your website.  


When you have added an FTP site to your account, you can select this as the publishing location for any RSS feed you create in your account.   You can also specify the name and the folder it goes into.   What this means is that you can then use our service directly from any Internet connected device including your desktop computer, tablet or mobile phone, and update your news feeds 24/7 from anywhere.   This is the core advantage of our direct publishing service.  


We also allow you to add user names and passwords for other employees to your accounts.  So if you have multiple RSS feeds, for different areas of your business, then you could create a feed for each and assign a user to edit and publish these.  Each feed in your account allows individual access levels for any user.   We also have a full logging system in place so that any activity on your account is logged with the user's name against.  For example, if a particular user adds a new item of news to an RSS feed and publishes that news feed, both the add and the publish appear in the audit log on your account.


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