Adding a Feed to WordPress

Capture0010Well here I am attempting to demonstrate how to post a web feed to your WordPress page with no WordPress skills what so ever. I guess there is no better way to show how easy it is huh?

Capture0011Well of course the first thing you need to do is go over to WebRSS and sign up for a free account. Once you have done that you are ready to start adding feeds to the web gadgets menu. The easiest way is to click “Manage Widget”

Capture0012The Widget Manager opens up and you now have to “Add A New Feed” from the tabs up at the top. Then add the “Feed Source URL” to the dialogue box. In most cases you would go to the blog and “right” click on the RSS icon and then select “Save Link Location” Capture0013and then paste that in there. In WordPress they make you actually add the RSS option to your page so most people don’t think to do that. The smarter among us will make you feel “little” if you ask how to do that, so I am here to tell you that your feed is always located in the /feed/ folder of your WordPress page. As you can see in my case it is

Capture0014In the two examples on the side you see the different choices that you have for your feed. The feed will be on the right so that you can see what changes are made. I suggest you keep it simple in the beginning until you have a better idea what you are doing. The “Open Links Capture0015in New Window” probably should be clicked “Yes” unless you want people angry that they get lost after clicking a link.

Once you click “Save and Grab Code” you will have choices as to how your code can be stored. I suggest “iFrames” because it usually will meld with your website Capture0017or blog design better. The first two choices usually require the knowledge of a coder, and most coders don’t come to me for advice, let’s get real here.Capture0018

Ok here comes the hard part, and as I said I am learning this as I go too. You now need to add that chunk of code into your blog. We would have to assume that the way to do that is some sort of “Insert Code” function. This is done by clicking the “Text” tab at the top,

Capture0019Now that you are staring at the code of the page, you just need to know where to insert that code and how to Capture0020do it. In this example I just went to the bottom of the page and pasted it in, so that I could move it around afterwards. It ends up looking like this when you are still working on your post.

Hopefully you did it right and the end result will look like what we have below here. If it isn’t to your liking you can always go back and change it up a bit. Make it wider, make the placement better, change the font. It’s up to you.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial, but I am getting my ass back to Blogger where it belongs. Ta Ta!

The Poetic Mind of a Madman

On this day here day, a new child born

The parents of such, all shamed and with scorn

The facts all be known, the parents they fight

The mothers all done, and her wings take flight

This scared baby boy, his father then withdrew

The drink of his life, is all that father knew

So the father is out, and the boy cries alone

He reaches he yearns, but nobody’s home

The boy in his fears, the nights are so black

He too finds the bottle, so his feelings he now lack

The rage of this boy, who once was a child

The teen he became, so crazed and so wild

He dared to achieve, his daddy pulled back

Again to the bottle, and again to the attack

With anger in hand, the monster now grew

The boy child heart blackened, it’s all that he knew

To run and to hide, from his mommy he learned

Just to be so alone, for nothing else he yearned

All be now in mire, this young man again cried

The scared boy he was, well now has just died

His mind is just wasted, his soul is all diseased

The demons have taken, and now they are pleased

In darkness he waits, as the life passes by

His thoughts are of light, for that’s where you die

The mind now has spoken, alone he shall break

The plans of his God, have yet been there to take

His knees find the floor, his eyes see the place

And in he shall crawl to, he knows of disgrace

The light of the people, the arms of the few

His hate starts to leave him, his mind works anew

Again he should listen, to all that is here

His mind has the key, and his hopes turn to fear

The bottle’s no answer, and often he cried

The brain still his enemy, and all so often it had lied

The whispers of many, the patience of so few

His fear turns to doubt, his anger again grew

The world often does this, his emotions they do fall

His body gives up, and now it too answers the call

Again he so mired, his veins they so bleed

His panic then erupted, his anger he now needs to feed

And out of the darkness, a hand reaches out

He finds himself willing, he sees through the doubt

And now he has some courage, for his body now lives

The memories get tackled, and all that it gives

Out through that cold darkness, he finds his own strife

His mind is now willing, as he has taken his first wife

He knows yet of torture, along with that place

His wife is so angry, again he finds his disgrace

The days they were numbered, his wife he would leave

The next one was anxious, his child she would conceive

For within a lifetime, that marriage wouldn’t last

And again he is alone, with thoughts of the glass

His children now many, at last count still three

And the cutest bunch of munchkins, ever could be

This does not end here, as again the insanity set

But again as he burned off, his life he would bet

Again it was voices, the people who did care

And later it was his children, his life he too share

The last of the wives, was almost already gone

His mind all a fire, his torch for a bit carried on

He loved a few more, he found so many new

His mind still it hates him, so his demons often stew

He tries to control them, the demons as they pass

So often he is beaten, the monsters and the mass

But know he’s a fighter, and has the knowledge to grow

Evermore I say “Fuck The Raven, For I am The Crow!”