How to Join, Split, Cut, Sort, Mix, Mash Multiple RSS Feeds

I have been playing around with Yahoo! Pipes for some time now and have found it an amazing tool to customize multiple feeds in any possible way you like. I have now joined the feeds of all our sites and sourced it through our main feed. Here is how it works …

Join, Split, Cut, Sort, Mix, Mash RSS Feeds

Yahoo! Pipes is a very powerful composition tool to aggregate, manipulate, and mashup content from around the web. I was looking for a simple yet powerful and reliable tool to add, join and remix all feeds from our blogs – our main blog, our tumblelog and status blog. Using Yahoo pipes not only could I join these feeds, I could truncate them to the number of posts I wanted, sort them by date, split them, and there are so many functions and operators that I could create any combination possible. I am still tweaking the way I can make the feed better.

Here is how our Quick Online Tips Pipe looks like now.
Quick Online Tips Yahoo Pipe

I simply grab the RSS feed of the Yahoo Pipe and source it through our main Feedburner feed and now readers can enjoy the content of our multiple feeds in one popular, already subscribed feed. Amazing!

If you have multiple feeds and want to mash them in any possible way you can think of – I highly recommend you work on Yahoo! pipes right now.

Update: Digital Inspiration has a nice screen cast video tutorial for this

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About the Author: P Chandra is editor of QOT, one of India's earliest tech bloggers since 2004. A tech enthusiast with expertise in coding, WordPress, web tools, SEO and DIY hacks.