Taking the Easier Route to Generating RSS Subscribers - I don't want...
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I don't want to get technical here, so to see what I mean simply click on this link (via FeedBurner):
This is basically an RSS feed, which has been transformed in order to be displayed in a Web browser with some additional information, but can still be subscribed to via every RSS reader as well.
Some feed maintenance and publishing services such as FeedBurner already provide this functionality "out-of-the-box", without you having to do practically anything. All you need to do is register for their free service, enter your feed and then get this link, which you will place "behind" the RSS subscribe button on your site, as a link, instead of a direct link to your RSS feed.
If you don't want to use a third-party service like FeedBurner, you can actually do the XSL Transformations by yourself. More information on how to do this is available at Wikiedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xslt).
c] TAKING THE MIDDLE ROAD: SMARTER SUBSCRIBE BUTTONS
If you don't want to use a third-party service such as FeedBurner or if your RSS vendor does not provide this functionality or if you don't want to be bothered with doing XSLT by yourself, there is actually an alternative you can use.
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