Creating your own 'dzone this!' Feed Flare Unit for FeedBurner

If you use FeedBurner and want to add a 'dzone this!' link to your feeds or your posts, here's how.
Create a text file, copy the xml given below into that file and save it with an xml extension. Any filename is fine.
Now upload it somewhere on the net (geocities, tripod, anything goes) - just remember that this xml file needs to be accessible using a URL.
Log into your Feedburner account and go to the 'Optimize' tab. Select the FeedFlare section and enter the URL to your xml file in the box below the 'Personal FeedFlare' heading. Click 'Add New Flare' and your very own FeedFlareUnit is ready to roll.

<Title>dzone this!</Title>
<Description>A static FeedFlare unit that submits the URL of this post to</Description>
<Text>dzone this!</Text>
<Link href="${link}&amp;title=${title}"/>


Developerzone said...

Thanks, Sidu! We really appreciate your support of DZone.

Best regards,
Rick Ross

Anonymous said...

Thanks - I've been trying to find a simple 'howto' create a feedburner flare.

The fact that it's for Dzone (the one I wanted to create) is even better :-)


Spiff said...

Thank Sidu. We recently released DZoneLive a JavaScript widget that supplies directed content from DZone to your site. If you like take a look at the following DZone blog post on the widget.

If yo decide to use it or have any questions feel free to contact me at stacy (at) dzone (period) com

Julian said...

Sidu, it worked a treat. Just happily installed it at

Thank you so much for sharing this!

Nathan said...

Hi Sidu!

I also wanted to add this to my feed. However when using the exact same code as you, the link and title fields are being populated with the tags {link} and {url}. Wondering what I am doing wrong.

Any idea what could go wrong? Here is the code: