RSS channel elements

These tags can all be included in the <channel> tag in an RSS file. All tags are optional unless otherwise specified. Click on a tag for more information and some examples.

Element Description
<category> Specifies a category for the RSS feed.
<cloud> Sets up processes that are automatically notified when a feed has been updated.
<copyright> Sets copyright information for an RSS feed.
<description> Required. Sets a description for an RSS feed.
<docs> Specifies a URL where the documentation for the RSS version used in the RSS file can be found.
<generator> Specifies the program used to create your RSS feed.
<image> Specifies an image to be displayed with an RSS feed (must be gif, jpeg, or png).
<language> Specifies the language your RSS feed is written in.
<lastBuildDate> Specifies the most recent time the content of an feed was modified.
<link> Required. Specifies the URL where the RSS feed can be found
<managingEditor> Specifies the email address of the editor of the content of the feed.
<pubDate> Specifies the publication date for an RSS feed.
<skipDays> Specifies the days of the week when feed readers should not update an RSS feed.
<skipHours> Specifies the hours of the day when feed readers should not update an RSS feed.
<textInput> Specifies a textbox to be displayed with an RSS feed.
<title> Required. Sets the title of an RSS feed.
<ttl> Stands for Time To Live. Specifies how many minutes your RSS feed can stay cached before it is refreshed.
<webMaster> Specifies the email address of the webmaster of an RSS feed.
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