What is My WordPress Feed URL?

[ ~{*}~ ] For future reference, this article covers each of the many ways to access your WordPress-generated feeds. Several different URL formats are available for the various types of WordPress feeds — posts, comments, and categories — for both permalink and default URL structures. For each example, replace “http://domain.tld/” with the URL of your blog. Note: even though your blog’s main feed is accessible through many different URLs, there are clear benefits to using a single, consistent feed URL throughout your site.

WordPress Post-Feed Formats for Permalinks

If you have permalinks enabled on your site, your main-content (posts) feed is accessible via the following URLs, depending on which feed format you would like to use:

  • http://domain.tld/feed/ (RSS 2.0 format)
  • http://domain.tld/feed/rss2/ (RSS 2.0 format)
  • http://domain.tld/feed/rss/ (RSS 0.92 format)
  • http://domain.tld/feed/rdf/ (RDF/RSS 1.0 format)
  • http://domain.tld/feed/atom/ (Atom format)

WordPress Post-Feed Formats for Default URLs (non-permalink)

By default, your main-content (posts) feed is accessible via the following URLs, depending on desired format:

  • http://domain.tld/wp-rss2.php (RSS 2.0 format)
  • http://domain.tld/wp-rss.php (RSS 0.92 format)
  • http://domain.tld/wp-rdf.php (RDF/RSS 1.0 format)
  • http://domain.tld/wp-atom.php (Atom format)

WordPress Post-Feed Formats via Query String (non-permalink)

Alternately, your main-content (posts) feed is also available at the following URLs, depending on desired format:

  • http://domain.tld/?feed=rss2 (RSS 2.0 format)
  • http://domain.tld/?feed=rss (RSS 0.92 format)
  • http://domain.tld/?feed=rdf (RDF/RSS 1.0 format)
  • http://domain.tld/?feed=atom (Atom format)

Display your Default Post-Feed URLs

To determine/display the default posts feed URL for your blog’s main content, place any or all of these template tags into a useful location in one of your theme files:

  • <?php bloginfo('rss2_url'); ?> (RSS 2.0 format)
  • <?php bloginfo('rss_url'); ?> (RSS 0.92 format)
  • <?php bloginfo('rdf_url'); ?> (RDF/RSS 1.0 format)
  • <?php bloginfo('atom_url'); ?> (Atom format)

WordPress Main Comments Feed

Your blog’s main comments feed is available only in RSS 2.0 format, but there are several URL options from which to choose:

  • http://domain.tld/comments/feed/ (Permalink format)
  • http://domain.tld/wp-commentsrss2.php (Default format)
  • http://domain.tld/?feed=commentsrss2 (Query-string format)

Display your Main-Comments Feed URL

To display the default URL for your main comments feed, add this template tag to your theme file and load the page in your browser:

<?php bloginfo('comments_rss2_url'); ?>

Post-Specific Comment Feeds

By default, every post also delivers its own feed featuring all of its comments. To display feed URLs for individual, post-specific comment feeds, place this template tag anywhere in the main post loop or comment loop 1:

<?php comments_rss_link('Subscribe to comments on this post via RSS-2.0 feed'); ?>

Alternately, to display the comment feed URL for any specific post, simply append either of the following to the original post URL:

  • feed/ (Permalink format)
  • ?feed=rss2 (Default format)

Here is an example of each method for a generalized post URL:

  • http://domain.tld/individual-post/feed/ (Permalink format)
  • http://domain.tld/individual-post/?feed=rss2 (Default format)

Update: When using default (non-permalink) URLs, the post-specific comment feeds are available via the following format:

http://domain.tld/?feed=rss2&p=123

..where "p=" references the post ID (thanks to Spamboy for sharing this information).

Category Feeds

To display individual category feed URLs, use either of the following formats 2:

  • http://domain.tld/category/categoryname/feed/ (Permalink format)
  • http://domain.tld/wp-rss2.php?cat=33 (Default format)

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