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    Steve
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    Has anyone managed to add RSS feeds into the Twenty Eleven theme ? I found an article on how to do it for the 2010 theme (http://digitalraindrops.net/2010/11/add-rss-icons-to-twenty-ten/) but am struggling to extend that for the 2011 theme.

    Any ideas?

    #885

    Rev. Voodoo
    Keymaster

    What have you tried so far? My first attempt would involve putting the get_template_part from the tut right after the get_search_form in 2011’s header.php.

    #888

    Steve
    Member

    Hi thanks for the reply. All I’ve been doing so far is pretty much getting in a mess mainly because I’m not experienced enough in either how the WP template structure works or PHP coding but I’m learning with both and this is a good way to do it I think. I’ll try the line you suggest and see where it leads me. I also found a reasonable plugin but it limits me to only having the links that the plugin provides and restricts me to where it can go – sidebar or footer. I like the idea of understanding what I’m doing sufficiently well to do what I want – wishful thinking maybe.

    I’ll post back here with the result

    #954

    Steve
    Member

    Hi – just thought I’d follow up on this. The plugin was fine but didn’t teach me much 8-O.
    I followed your suggestion a bit by playing around in the header.php file of my child theme and added some HTML and CSS to get the result I wanted. It seems to be working fine and was a good exercise for someone new to WP – still trying to get my head around how it all hangs together. Thanks for the initial steer.

    #956

    Rev. Voodoo
    Keymaster

    I’m glad you figured it out. It’ll all click at some point…. When I started customizing themes, I had no idea what I was doing. I would just fight with code until something worked. I’m no expert by any means but things started to click, now I can at least sit down and know how to make any modifications I want.

    I’m in the middle of making my own theme for my personal blog. That is quite a challenge I’ve found. It’s much harder to sit down to a blank text document and just invent a theme. I’d always used a theme as a starting point, and reworked it to my needs.

    My point basically is that by hacking away at things, you’ll learn what does what relatively quickly.

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