RSS Google Chrome XML file style missing – Fix

As you may or may not know, RSS ( Rich Site Summary or Really Simple Syndication) is a very handy way of keeping up-to-date with your favourite sites and always being in the loop of what’s what. However some of you may have noticed while using Google Chrome that this is not as straight forward as say using Firefox. An example of this can be seen below (I am running Windows 7 with the latest Google Chrome browser).

Raw XML data for the RSS feed

Raw XML data for the RSS feed can be seen on Google Chrome

The error given at the top of the page is This XML file does not appear to have any style information associated with it. The document tree is shown below.

This error is due Google Chrome’s inability to subscribe to RSS feeds (straight out of the box). A simple solution is to install the following plugin  https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/nlbjncdgjeocebhnmkbbbdekmmmcbfjd

Once installed the RSS page should now look something like this:

After installing the plugin - the feed looks better

The RSS feed now links to Google Reader

In order to subscribe to TechnaPhobic.com simply click on the “Posts” (or “Comments”) button in the top right side of the site – in the newly opened tab click the “Subscribe Now” button, after clicking your favourite RSS reader.

 

6 Responses to RSS Google Chrome XML file style missing – Fix

  1. I’m so doing this for this site its amazing!

  2. can i set this up for facebook and twitter too?

    • You can indeed Chris. Simply click the page you wish to subscribe to (example: https://www.facebook.com/TechnaPhobic ), in the left hand side you will see “Subscribe via RSS”. Click this link followed by “Subscribe Now”.

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  4. Great great great! It works. Thank a lots :D

    • No problem -glad it was able to help

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