Google Reader shut down will affect RSS traffic of websites with huge RSS subscription base. Fortunately, worthy (similar looking) alternative to Google Reader is getting attention and users. Feedly provide quick and Google Reader like interface to read website contents through RSS feed subscription. Once you add Feedly button to website, reader can click through and directly add your website’s RSS feed to their Feedly account.
Add Feedly RSS follow button to WordPress blog
1. To get started open Feedly button webpage. Click on specific button, as per size requirements. There are big and small green colored Feedly buttons or you may choose small black / white feedly button.
2. Then insert RSS feed URL of your WordPress website. By default, WordPress automatically generate RSS feed at: example.com/feed/ url (For example: RSS feed URL of basicwp.com is basicwp.com/feed/).
3. Now copy the embed code and paste on your WordPress website. To show it on sidebar, goto widgets area of WordPress dashboard and paste this code in ‘text’ widget. You can also show this code on single posts or pages by editing single.php file.
Video: Display Feedly button on WordPress site
If you have been using Google Reader button on your website, it is time to replace Google Reader button with Feedly button. While subscribers built up will be slow at start – it should pick-up as more users discover goodness Feedly has to offer.