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Easiest way is to use a free third party RSS feed. I use Follow It, which used to be called Specific Feeds. You can easily add a button anywhere on your site, and subscribers can choose to get a notification or have the whole blog emailed to them. I play with both but I like the first better. There are other notifications options as well. 

If you wish to check it out as a potential subscriber look here:

https://myrandomviews.com/storysummary

 

 

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3 hours ago, derricksrandomviews said:

Easiest way is to use a free third party RSS feed. I use Follow It, which used to be called Specific Feeds. You can easily add a button anywhere on your site, and subscribers can choose to get a notification or have the whole blog emailed to them. I play with both but I like the first better. There are other notifications options as well. 

If you wish to check it out as a potential subscriber look here:

https://myrandomviews.com/storysummary

 

 

Thanks for that, I thought there was a way to do this with squarespace. There is a RSS feed but when adding this and selecting it it seems to take you to a page with loads of code?

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Not a lot of code,  You sign up for a free account, insert a verification code in the advanced header of your blog page (this does require a business plan) or with personal plan use a markdown block  in your blog header. Then insert a button, either theirs or your own,  add a clickable  url to it, that's all. If you want to interface with the squarespace newsletter form, that takes some additional  code.  I prefer a simple button. 

When a reader uses it, after clicking my button, they simply choose how they want to get the feed. No code. 

Another option is to use Google's Feedburner. Its okay, I used it for a long time, but I prefer the look and options for my readers that Follow.it provides. 

https://feedburner.google.com/

 

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16 hours ago, derricksrandomviews said:

Not a lot of code,  You sign up for a free account, insert a verification code in the advanced header of your blog page (this does require a business plan) or with personal plan use a markdown block  in your blog header. Then insert a button, either theirs or your own,  add a clickable  url to it, that's all. If you want to interface with the squarespace newsletter form, that takes some additional  code.  I prefer a simple button. 

When a reader uses it, after clicking my button, they simply choose how they want to get the feed. No code. 

Another option is to use Google's Feedburner. Its okay, I used it for a long time, but I prefer the look and options for my readers that Follow.it provides. 

https://feedburner.google.com/

 

Thanks, I have signed up for feedburner but it's how to get it showing on my site with a simple button that needs to be clicked.

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You have to validate your RSS feed url which is your domain followed by the following, as long as  you have your blog page slug "blog"   /blog?format=rss

You paste that into the feedburner  field then hit next and you pick a simple button. You get some html code, after that that you paste in your site with a code block. I used feedburner for quite a long time, then it just quit on me. I would show you an example of the button code but many of my blog posts are too large, Feedburner has a file limitation which is why I switched to Follow.it  Plus it uses a simple link that I can attach to a text link, or a Squarespace button or an icon image, of my choosing. 

One other thing, you can't do any RSS setup if your site is password protected, or not live yet.

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