Help.  ¶ I want to split my RSS feeds by tags.  One feed for posts tagged with “lesson,” another for the rest.  (That way folks uninterested in the workings of my classroom don’t have to bother.) The current combined feed would stand as is.  ¶ What’s the fastest way to do this?  I looked into Feedburner but felt like I was committing to wallpaper swatches on a first date.

I'm Dan and this is my blog. I'm a former high school math teacher and current head of teaching at Desmos. He / him. More here.


  1. LOL @ wallpaper swatches on a first date.

    Ok, looks like you’re using wordpress. Good for you. I’m assuming that your WordPress install is in the root folder, or In that case, the feed for a given category would look something like this:

    The number after “cat”, in this case “2”, corresponds with the ID number of the category that you want to show the feed for. Go to your WordPress control panel, click Manage, and then Categories for this information.

    That should be enough to get you rolling. Let me know if you need more help. Feel free to email me if you need more.

  2. That worked liked a trick, Rick. I parented all my old categories (minus the lesson plans) to a new “post” category and generated the feeds like you said. Any thoughts on why my tags have disappeared from the sidebar?

  3. Not sure, Dan, I’d have to look at your source code to see what’s going on. Glad you were able to get the feeds working correctly, though.