Have you ever really like a blog and bookmark it, but miss information when you forget to check your bookmarks, or get complicated when you are trying to track many websites at once? I think all of us know the answer, and your customer will feel like that too. So, what if you could make your site to let your customer know every time that you update? In a sense, this is what RSS Feeds does for you. RSS Feeds is a technology that is being used by millions of web users around the world to keep track of their favorite websites. And today, I will introduce to you how to set up RSS Feeds in your Magento 2 site.
What is RSS Feeds in Magento 2?
Over the last few years you may have noticed a lot of little buttons and widgets appearing on your favorite sites and blogs. Little orange buttons, ‘counters’ with how many ‘readers a blog has, links called RSS, XML, many more.
They come in all shapes and sizes. Here are a few you might have seen:
RSS (Really Simple Syndication) is an XML-based data format that is used to distribute information online. Your customers can subscribe to your RSS feeds to learn of new products and promotions. It can also be used to publish your product information to shopping aggregation sites, and can be included in newsletters.
The software that is required to read an RSS feed is called a feed reader, and allows people to subscribe to headlines, blogs, podcasts, and much more. Google Reader is one of the many feed readers that are available online for free.
How RSS Feeds Works?
When RSS feeds are enabled, any additions to products, specials, categories, and coupons are automatically sent to the subscribers of each feed. A link to all RSS feeds that you publish is in the footer of your store.
How to set up RSS Feeds in Magento 2?
Firstly, login to your admin area and navigate to Stores> Configuration. Then click to expand Catalog tab and select RSS Feeds.
Then you need to enable the Types of RSS Feeds for the following:
- Wish List: When enabled, an RSS feed link appears at the top of customer wish list pages. Additionally, the wish list sharing page includes a
checkbox that lets you include a link to the feed from shared wish lists.
- New Products: Publishes notification of new products added to the catalog.
- Special Products: Publishes notification of any products with special pricing.
- Coupons / Discounts: Publishes notification of any special coupons or discounts that are
available in the store.
- Top Level Category: Publishes notification of any change to the top-level category
structure of your catalog, which is reflected in the main menu.
- Customer Order Status: Gives customers the ability to track their order status by RSS feed. When enabled, an RSS feed link appears on the order.
When you ensure about types of RSS Feeds you want to apply for your site, tap Save Config.
Above is all guideline about RSS Feeds in Magento 2. Hope that it will help you. If you have any concern, feel free to comment below, I will reply soon.