Pippit is able to read the content your blog provides in its RSS feed and uses that information to share your content in each “pip.” In order to use Pippit, you’ll need to enter your RSS feed URL.
Click each question to jump to additional information and resources, including platform-specific instructions:
- Which RSS feed formats can Pippit accept?
- Where do I find my RSS feed URL?
- How do I get images to appear in my RSS feed?
- How can I display a video post?
Which RSS feed formats can Pippit accept?
Pippit can accept the following RSS feed types (click to see example feed files where available): RSS 0.9x, RSS 1.0, RSS 2.0, CDF, Atom 0.3, and Atom 1.0.
Example feeds from http://www.xml.com/lpt/a/1080.
Where do I find my RSS feed URL?
Your RSS feed URL will vary depending on which platform your blog uses – please see the platform-specific tips and instructions below.
By default, most WordPress sites have the RSS feed URL structure:
http://example.com/feed/, depending on how the permalinks are set up.
Enter your feed URL into your browser to check it, substituting your domain into the examples above. You will see one of three possible results:
- The RSS file contents, similar to what you see in the RSS 1.0 example. In this case, you may use the RSS URL you entered into your browser (e.g.
http://example.com/feed/) for Pippit.
- A Feedburner or other RSS service page, in instances where you have redirected your RSS feed to run through Feedburner or a similar service. In this case, you will want to use the Feedburner URL (typically formatted
- An error page, in which case your theme or a plugin on your site has removed the RSS feeds. In this case, you will need to contact the theme creator and/or check your plugins to get your feed to work properly.
For further information on WordPress feed URLs, including category-specific feeds, check out the WordPress Codex reference on RSS feeds.
The default feed URL for a Blogger blog is formatted:
If you’re using a custom URL, it will be:
You can check and change your feed settings following directions provided by Blogger. For more on Blogger feeds, please see their documentation on Feeds and Syndication.
The default RSS feed URL for Tumblr blogs is:
http://example.tumblr.com/rss, or with a custom domain:
The default feed URL for SquareSpace blogs is:
If your blog page is called “Blog,” then your RSS URL would be:
Or with a custom domain:
For further information and detailed directions on RSS feeds, see the SquareSpace documentation.
The default TypePad RSS feed URL structure is:
For further instructions, see the Typepad documentation.
How do I get images to appear in my RSS feed?
Depending on your feed settings, your RSS feed may not include images, or may include images without text. If no image can be found in your feed, Pippit will use your “profile banner image” instead.
In particular, RSS feeds from WordPress and Blogger blogs that are set to only send post excerpts usually do not include images in the feed, which means that no images are being sent to Pippit.
One way we believe you can fix this is to set your RSS feed to send the full post, including all images.
- In WordPress, you will find your RSS feed settings under Settings > Reading in your admin menu.
- In Blogger, the RSS settings are under the Settings > Other tab.
If you would prefer not to send full posts in your RSS feed, you could try the following alternate solutions:
The plugin Featured Images in RSS w/ Size and Position adds the featured image for each post to the RSS feed, providing you with settings for both the image size and position.
To install this plugin, log into your WordPress site and go to Plugins > Add New, then search for the plugin by name and follow the on-screen links to install and activate the plugin. Please remember to back up your site before installing new plugins!
The only way that we’ve found to try and get images appear in Blogger feeds is to use the full feed, or to set your feed to “Until Jump Break” so that it sends all content before your manually-inserted jump break. For more on Blogger RSS feed options, please refer to the Blogger documentation.
- If you are using a caching plugin, you will likely need to clear your site’s cache via the plugin settings after making any changes to your feed.
- Make sure your blog platform is RSS compatible. Most are, but some are not.
- Make your blog public.
- Check your blog settings to ensure that you enable title links and enclosure links.
- Make sure you are using the latest and most up to date version of your blog platform.
- Check what plugins you have installed to see if any might prevent your blog content from being shared with an RSS Feed.
- Email us at [email protected] with the details of your blog URL, RSS URL, blog platform, and what you’re observing. We’ll try our best to help!
How can I display a video post?
Placing a video before any photos in a post will prevent a photo from being displayed in the feed. If you’d like to have a photo displayed for a video post, make sure to include at least one photo before the video in the post.