I’m eliminating blog aggregator technical aggravations today for those of you who want to install one and don’t know how!
In my previous post, I shared with you the new home based business blog aggregator I created for the prove it blog challenge participants and the benefits to creating a blog aggregator as a way to help support your team, your tribe, or connect with other blog owners in your niche!
Here’s the link if you need to get caught up: Announcing A New Home Based Business Blog Aggregator
A blog aggregator, also known as rss aggregator, or feed aggregator can become a hang-out hot-spot on your blog, like the small town corner coffee shop that everyone goes to hang out and catch up on what’s going on. 🙂
Today, I show you how to create one, step by step, headache free! And let me tell you…they can be complicated!
I promise you don’t need to know any code. The only thing somewhat technical is knowing how to install wordpress, which I believe most of my readers already know. (If you don’t and you need help, please let me know!)
Step by Step Instructions for Creating a Blog Aggregator
I created some serious buzz when I announced my new blog aggregator on my clever marketer prove it challenge facebook group this week. Everyone wanted to know how I did it!
So here is how to build a blog aggregator of your favorite blogs!
(A wordpress blog aggregator of course…)
- Install another wordpress directory in a sub-folder of your main domain using fantastico from your hosting accoung c-panel.
- Example: yourmaindomain.com/aggregator/
- Log into your new wordpress (this is a separate dashboard because it’s a separate blog.) You can log in by going to: yourmaindomain.com/aggregator/wp-admin
- Install the Aggregator Theme by Premium WordPress Themes from the wordpress dashboard of your new blog
- Go to appearance, aggregator theme options, and choose your skin.
- Go to appearance, widgets, and drag an aggregator widget into the home page feeds column
- Add the blog name, rss feed, and the number of posts you want. Select that you want it to display a list.
- Repeat steps 4 and 5 for as many blogs as you want to aggregate.
- If you want to make the blog aggregator dofollow, I used the DoFollow State plugin
How to link your blog aggregator to your main blog so people can find it:
- To link the two blogs together, create a new page in each of the blogs: yourdomain.com/wp-admin and yourdomain.com/aggregator/wp-admin
- Add the redirection plugin to both blogs
- In your main blog, redirect your new page to the aggregator page. In the aggregator blog, redirect the new page to your main blog homepage.
- Also, you will probably want to install some, most, or all of your favorite plugins onto the new wordpress blog.
- You can certainly add pages and posts to your new blog as well. 🙂
Have you checked out the clever marketer prove it blog aggregator yet?
Please share your thoughts below and share this post with others in social media so they can benefit from learning how to create a global neighborhood hangout in their niche, with a wordpress blog aggregator too!