How do you know rssCloud is working?
VizWorld asks: “We’ve been using the rssCloud plugin for a while. How do we know if it’s working?”
As with all questions asked on Twitter, it can be hard to know what someone means if all they had was 140 chars to express the question.
So I’m assuming they have WordPress and have installed the rssCloud plug-in.
The first thing to check is the feed. Here’s the feed for my WordPress site, unberkeley.com. To see what’s in the XML you may have to View Source (in Firefox it’s the Page Source command in the View menu). Look for a <cloud> element there. If you see it, then it’s probably working. Here’s a screen shot of what it looks like.
However, the real test of whether it’s working, is to subscribe to it in a realtime-aware RSS reader. There are a few of them, including my own River2. I could and probably should put up an app that tests a feed. I just put it on my to-do list.
Update: I checked out VizWorld’s feed, and it does have a cloud element.