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Frequently Asked Question #149. Where can I get RSS, Atom, or other data feeds of my journal?

All LiveJournal accounts have Atom 1.0, RSS 2.0, and other data feeds. These feeds show your recent public entries, friend relationships, and interests.
Journal Feed URLs: Your journal's Atom and RSS feeds are located at the following URLs:

Friends Page RSS: Your Friends Page RSS feed is located at the following URL:

Community Feed URLs: Your community's Atom and RSS feeds are located at the following URLs, replacing "communityname" with your community:
  • Atom: http://communityname.livejournal.com/data/atom

  • RSS: http://communityname.livejournal.com/data/rss

Feed Content: Feeds display 25 recent entries (excluding entries dated out of order): the subject (when present); all, part, or none of the entry text; and a link to the entry. By default, all of the entry text will be present; you can change that by going to the Admin Console and using one of the following commands:
set synlevel title
set synlevel summary
set synlevel full
to include the title (subject) line only, the beginning of the entry, or all of the entry, respectively. For communities you manage, you should use one of the following commands instead:
set for communityname synlevel title
set for communityname synlevel summary
set for communityname synlevel full
replacing in the command communityname with your community.

Tagged Entries: View entries with a specific tag by adding ?tag=tagname to the end of the feed URL, replacing tagname with the actual tag name. If there are spaces in the tag name, you will need to replace them with "%20". If you want to view two or more tags at once, separate the tags with commas: ?tag=tag1,tag2. If the feed URL already contains a question mark, add &tag=tagname instead.

Protected Entries: Protected entries are included only if you send proper authentication with the request for the feed.

FOAF: Each journal's data feeds include a FOAF file ("Friend-of-a-Friend"). By default, everyone on your Friends list is placed in the FOAF "knows" section, but you can change this by creating a custom Friends group called FOAF-knows. If you already have an external FOAF file, you can put the URL into the option tagged "foaf" on the Change Settings page.

OPML: An OPML file for external feed-reading programs containing the RSS URLs of each account on your Friends list is available at http://www.livejournal.com/tools/opml.bml?user=exampleusername.

Friends Page Feeds: Paid and Permanent users can find RSS feed of theis Friends Page here: http://exampleusername.livejournal.com/data/rss_friends.

Last Updated: July 30th, 2014

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