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Finding your RSS feed URL

An RSS feed is an .xml file that contains your newest content. News aggregators, feed readers, email subscriptions, and podcast lists all pull content from RSS feeds.

Squarespace websites have built-in RSS feeds for all Blog, Products, Events, Gallery, and Album pages.

To learn how to use RSS feeds and integrate RSS options into your site, visit Using RSS feeds

This guide explains how to find your RSS feed URL. 

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RSS feed URL structure

Your page's RSS feed URL is made up of your full URL, followed by the page slug, and ending with ?format=rss.

If you use your built-in domain, it will look like this, replacing sitename.squarespace.com with your own built-in site name and pageslug with the slug for the individual page:

http://sitename.squarespace.com/pageslug?format=rss

If you have a custom domain, it will look like this, replacing www.yourdomain.com with your own domain and pageslug with the slug for the individual page:

http://www.yourdomain.com/pageslug?format=rss

One way to find your RSS feed URL is to go to your website when you're not logged in, open the page you want to find the feed for, and then add ?format=rss to the end of the URL. Note that this may not work for content you've accessed through an Index Page, as Index Pages sometimes add extra characters to the URL.

You can also find the components of your RSS feed URL within the Squarespace platform:

  • To find the built-in or custom domain for your site (shown in green above), see Step 1.
  • To find the page slug (shown in red), see Step 2
Note: Your URL will have additional characters if you add categories or tags.

Step 1 - Find your site name or domain

If you don't have a custom domain, you'll use the site name from your built-in Squarespace URL. If you have a custom domain, you can use either the custom domain or your built-in Squarespace site name. 

In general, we recommend you use your built-in domain. This is more reliable, as any domain changes or errors won't affect the RSS content. Typically your visitors won't see the URL; for podcasts, for example, the URL won't be listed on iTunes or visible to subscribers.

You'll find your built-in and custom domains in the Domains panel. In the Home Menu, click Settings, and then click Domains.

You can also press the ? key while any panel is open and search domains.

Built-in domain

Use the URL that appears under Built-in Domain:

The sitename goes into the RSS feed URL like this:

http://kb-sitename.squarespace.com/pageslug?format=rss

Custom domain

For custom domains, you'll add www. followed by the full URL (including .com, .net, etc) that appears under Squarespace Domains or Third-Party Domains:

The custom domain goes into the RSS feed URL like this:

http://www.createbeautifulwebsite.net/pageslug?format=rss

Step 2 - Locate your page slug

The page slug is the part of the URL that's specific to an individual page.

In the Home Menu, click Pages. Hover over the page and click the next to the title to open Page Settings.

In the URL Slug box, you'll find your page slug

The page slug goes into the RSS feed URL like this:

http://sitename.squarespace.com/test-blog?format=rss

Or, if you have a custom domain:

http://www.yourdomain.com/test-blog?format=rss

Adding categories or tags (optional)

To create a feed that only pulls special content, you can modify an RSS feed URL to include tags or categories. For example, you could create an RSS feed for your Blog Page that only pulls blog posts that have been tagged with News.

Category RSS URLs

Create an RSS URL for posts with a specific category by inserting category=Categoryname& between the ? and format=rss at the end the URL, like this:

http://sitename.squarespace.com/pageslug/?category=Categoryname&format=rss

Then replace Categoryname with the name of the category. For example, the RSS URL for a category named "News" would look like this:

http://sitename.squarespace.com/pageslug/?category=News&format=rss

If a category name is more than one word, replace the space between each word with %20. For example, the RSS URL for the Category "New Art" is:

http://sitename.squarespace.com/pageslug/?category=New%20Art&format=rss

Tag RSS URLs

Create an RSS URL for posts with a specific tag by inserting tag=Tagname& between the ? and format=rss at the end the URL, like this:

http://sitename.squarespace.com/pageURL/?tag=Tagname&format=rss

Then replace Tagname with the name of the tag. For example, the RSS URL for a tag named "Dogs" is:

http://sitename.squarespace.com/pageURL/?tag=Dogs&format=rss

If a tag name is more than one word, replace the space between each word with %20. For example, the RSS URL for the tag "Happy cats" is:

http://sitename.squarespace.com/pageslug/?category=Happy%20Cats&format=rss

Next step

Visit Using RSS feeds to learn how to use your RSS feed URL to create email subscriptions, podcast lists, and integrations with blog feed readers and news aggregators; and for troubleshooting help.

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