I’m browsing through the new WordPress For Dummies book, with the assumption that even though I’ve been using WordPress for a couple of years and am reasonably comfortable hacking small bits of the code, there’s always some tidbit to be learned. It took me until page 147, but here it is: you can get a feed for a specific post (that is, all comments added to that post) or to a category by adding feed/ to the end of the URL.
- You can get all comments added to my recent “Outsourcing the Intranet” post (which is at http://www.column2.com/2007/12/outsourcing-the-intranet/) by subscribing to the feed at http://www.column2.com/2007/12/outsourcing-the-intranet/feed/
- You can get all new posts in the “ACM” category (http://www.column2.com/category/acm/) at http://www.column2.com/category/acm/feed/.
These aren’t fancy conditioned feeds like those that I publish for all posts and all comments via Feedburner, but you can copy and paste the URL directly to your feed reader if your feed reader isn’t auto-detected.
By the way, I didn’t have to do anything to my WordPress blog to make this happen, so it should work for any WordPress-based blog that uses pretty permalinks.