There are several tags you can include in an RSS file that can do many things including setting a title for the RSS feed, specifying what category the RSS feed belongs to, specifying where to find comments about individual RSS items, and more. Most tags are optional, a few are required.
- <channel> - Describes an RSS feed with a title, description, and a URL where the RSS can be found .
- <item> - Sets items in an RSS feed.
- <title> - Sets the title of an RSS feed/item
- <link> - Specifies the URL where an RSS feed/item content can be found.
- <description> - Sets a description for an RSS feed/item.
- <generator> - Specifies the program used to create your RSS feed. Should be used if the RSS feed is created using an automatic feed creator like myRSScreator.
- <language> - Specifies the language your RSS feed is written in. This makes it possible for RSS feed readers to group your website into a category based on language.
- <ttl> - Specifies how many minutes your RSS feed can stay cached before it is refreshed (stands for Time To Live).
- <category> - Specifies a category for an entire RSS feed or for individual RSS items. This makes it possible for RSS feed readers to group your RSS feed or individual RSS items based on category.
- <enclosure> - Specifies a media file to be included with an RSS item.
- <image> - Specifies an image to be displayed together with a feed.
For a full list of RSS tags check out our RSS tags reference page.