The “Feeds” tab really only applies if you are using the RSS/Atom feeds as described previously in Section 5 above; you can skip this tab (and section of the tutorial) for regular websites as these settings have no effect on regular HTML websites. The first two items, logo and blurb, are simply the title/logo of the feed and a brief description of the feed. Do what feels good. The next dropdown selector, “Layout” gives you three choices. (See Figure 6 at the bottom of this post). If you do use RSS feeds, experiment to see which configuration works best for you on each feed:
- Single Page List: This choice basically makes all the separate RSS summary listings into a single “Source” page when you open the document in Plucker—kind of like a simplified home page without any extraneous links, graphics, etc. You then have access to the links to read the full article if you want. This option works well if there isn’t an inordinate number of items in the RSS list and the generated Source page is not unwieldy.
- Single Page List Plus Index: This choice is the same as the Single Page except that you have an index at the beginning with link names. If you have a lot more RSS items and/or the descriptions are longer, this index at the beginning lets you read the title of the RSS item on the Source page, then jump forward to the full text lower down on the Source page.
- Multiple Page Plus Index: This choice starts you out on a Source page that only contains an index listing each of the items in the feed. From the index, you can navigate to each item description on its own separate page. This choice also adds navigational links at the top and bottom of each page, so you can simply look at the feed items in order and jump to the next one as you wish. This choice is recommended for feeds with full entries that have a lot of content—This is how I read Palm Addict, which often has 60 or 70 items in the feed at any one time, and items are often lengthy.
The other feed settings should be reasonably apparent, and affect how feeds are saved (to keep track of whether content changes).