Atom is a simple way to read and write information on the web, allowing you to easily keep track of more sites in less time, and to seamlessly share your words and ideas by publishing to the web.
If you're new to Atom, you can find out more about what Atom can do for you. Or if you just want to get started, tools and services which work with the Atom format are listed in the AtomEnabled directory.
Created by leading service providers, tool vendors and independent developers, Atom is designed to be a universal publishing standard for personal content and weblogs. Technical information about working with the Atom format is available at the developer information page, and publications or weblogs that are interested in the benefits of being AtomEnabled can find out more about the benefits of Atom for publishers.
The latest news on Atom:
If your have a blogger-generated but independently hosted weblog, and your host supports PHP, you too can be on this list.
Install the script
Download the script, and upload as
atom.php. This file should go in the same directory as your weblog.
Promote the new feed
This can be done in one of two ways:
This is the most complete and comprehensive approach, however not all hosting providers allow users this level of control over the web server. If yours does, try adding the following to a file named
.htaccess to the same directory that you placed the
Redirect atom.xml http://your.host.name/path-to-blog/atom.php
Notes: these instructions are for the Apache Web Server. Instructions for other web servers, including Microsoft's IIS will differ. You will need to tailor your.host.name and path-to-blog.
The other approach is to direct your existing and new subscribers to this new feed. Mention the change on your weblog. Update your auto-discovery and other links. To update your links, go into Settings / Site Feed (pictured below)
Once you have navigated to that page, change the Site Feed URL to read:
Notes: You will need to tailor your.host.name and path-to-blog. You may also have other references on your template that need to be updated. Once complete, republish your blog via the Posting / Status tab.
If you have another Blogger produced site that has upgraded to Atom 1.0, feel free to leave a pointer to your site on the Atom wiki. Once your feed has been verified, this weblog post will be updated.