Fixing the Atom feed issue in Pageflakes

It seems that widely used blogging platform Blogger and feed aggregator Pageflakes are not co-operating so good by default. Blogger blogs are offering their feeds in two format, Atom and RSS. Atom, which is not so widely known as RSS is set to be default and RSS feed is set to be the second option.

Here’s a small BUT: Pageflakes doesn’t like this particular Atom feed offered by Blogger. In fact, Pageflakes recognises Blogger blog posts Atom feed as comments feed. I’m still able to see the feeds in Pageflakes but I’m not able to click them in order to follow the full story or entry.

Quick fix for the problem is simple: change the default Atom feed to the RSS feed in Pageflakes aggregator. To do this, click on the edit button of the blog widget and locate the feed address (something like blogname.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default) and add this line to the end:

?alt=rss

So the final result should be seen something like this:

blogname.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=rss

Save your changes and the feeds are working as they should be in a first place.

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