From IndieWeb

rel-feed was a proposal for linking to multiple (potentially alternative) h-feeds from a site's homepage, which was adding extra work & complexity to existing feed discovery methods, and has been superceded with re-using rel-alternate with type=text/mf2+html to link to h-feed files.

See h-feed: rel alternate type mf2 html

The rest of this page is very much out of date and needs updating.


You should link to your separate feeds with rel=feed from your home page to:


Add the attribute rel="feed" (or append " feed" on an existing rel attribute) on links from your homepage to your separate h-feed pages.

<link rel="feed" type="text/html" title="My blog's feed" href="feed.htm" />

How on WordPress without any coding

If you have a menu link to your main feed, you can add feed to the Link Relationship(XFN) field in the WordPress menu editor under 'Appearance' in the WordPress admin dashboard.

David Shanske's Indieweb 2016 theme automatically adds a rel-feed to your posts page in if you do not have a feed on your homepage.

IndieWeb Examples


Indieweb users who publish rel=feed on their site

gRegor Morrill

gRegor Morrill uses rel-feed on for my notes feed since 2014-??-??.

Kartik Prabhu

Kartik Prabhu uses rel=feed on since at least 2015-01-01.


bear uses rel=feed on since at least 2015-08-01 to link to his feeds page from his front page.

Pelle Wessman

Pelle Wessman uses rel=feed on since 2015-10-19 to link to his feeds for bookmarks and social interactions.

Christian Weiske

Christian Weiske publishes rel="feed" since 2016-02-17 from his blog index and tag pages to provide full-text feeds for readers.


People/code that consumes rel=feed


Bridgy uses rel=feed for posse-post-discovery since 2014-04-18. From a user's homepage Bridgy needs to find their unfiltered h-feed in order to find syndication links for all post types


Woodwind uses rel=feed for h-feed#canonical_feed_autodiscovery since 2015-05-12.

Malcolm Blaney

Malcolm Blaney has a reader at that uses rel=feed for feed discovery since 2016-02-10.

Parse This

Parse This is a WordPress library that parses web pages into jf2 for use in the Post Kinds and Yarns Microsub plugins. It looks for rel-feed.

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