Monday, December 22, 2008

Generic FeedFlares for FeedBurner

When customizing the interactivity built into your blog feed using FeedBurner's FeedFlare feature, the easy way to do it is to use the GenericFeedFlare, which takes parameters:

Since the Creative Commons license functionality built into FeedBurner uses the CC 3.0 Unported version of the license, a good use of the generic FeedFlare is to add a CC license to my feed that uses the CC 2.5 Canada version of the license (the legalese is customized to the Canadian jurisdiction; wherever possible, use your country-specific CC license). To do this, I'd enter the following into the Add New Flare box:

I've bolded the custom parameters above. You can change them to suit your application. In the example above, for instance, you would want to change the link to go to whichever CC license is appropriate for you (specific to your country and licensing preferences... above, I use the Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives Canada license).

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