Subscribe to my RSS feed (and how I implemented it)

Subscribe to my RSS feed (and how I implemented it)

Did you know that you can easily send me feedback, by hitting 'Send feedback' in the footer? Anyway, I received feedback for the first time a couple of hours ago. It simply stated:

Your blog seems to be lacking a RSS feed.

I enjoy to learn new things, and improve my website further. So I immediately implemented a RSS Feed. 🤓 You can now subscribe to it, and be updated of new articles:

If you are curious how I implemented it, read further. Note that I use Kirby as CMS, so the information below only applies for Kirby-flavoured websites.

How to add a RSS feed to your Kirby website

1) Add an invisible feed page

We want our feed to be available at, but we do not want it to appear in any menu, or sitemap. So we will keep it invisible.

Note: If a page is visible, Kirby prefixes the folder name with a number. Thus by not adding a number, the page will be invisible, but accessible.

We create a folder called feed in content/2-blog/.

Inside the feed folder, we create a file called blogfeed.txt,

In our blogfeed.txt we can add some basic information, for example:

Title: Tonny Garić's Blog
Description: The latest updates from Tonny Garić's blog

Note: I had to escape the ----, you must not include the \ from the above example.

2) Download and add the feed plugin

Download the feed plugin from GitHub. It is a simple wrapper to make the feed generation easier.

We create a folder called feed in site/plugins/, and place the files of the feed plugin inside feed.

3) Create a template

Inside our feed/blog folder, we created blogfeed.txt. Inside site/templates we will now create a file named blogfeed.php. By providing this template we make sure that this template will be used instead of the default.php template when we open

We now need to get the right set of items for our feed, by placing the following in blogfeed.php:

// Find blog page, fetch all visible children (articles), flip them to get the
// latest first, limit it to the 10 last articles and call the feed method.
// The feed method is being created by the feed plugin.
echo page('blog')->children()->visible()->flip()->limit(10)->feed(array(
    'title'       => $page->title(),
    'description' => $page->description(),
    'link'        => 'blog',

4) Link our feed

We can now visit our feed at Now, we can add links to it:


<a href="<?= url('blog/feed') ?>">
    Subscribe to our RSS feed


We can also add the feed to the header of our website—so browsers and feed readers can automatically detect it.

<link rel="alternate" type="application/rss+xml" href="<?= url('blog/feed') ?>" title="<?= html($pages->find('blog/feed')->title()) ?>"/>

That is it! We are done. ✅

Also see

Also see Kirbys cookbook about RSS-Feeds.


I do not know who send me the feedback, but thank you. I appreciate it.