Creating an extension that pulls the RSS feed of your blog or website and displays it right on the browser can help boost website traffic and engagement.
How to Create a Chrome Extension for Your Website
- Download an HTML editor(Notepad++ and Komodo).
- Open your text editor and create four new files and name them manifest.json, popup.html, popup.css, popup.js.
- Leave them blank for now.
- Fill in the name, description and default title fields according to what you would like to call your extension and how you would describe it.
- Add your extension’s title in the title field.
- This will create a web page that will be attached to your extension’s icon in the browser.
- Fill up this webpage with content from your RSS feed.
- Create popup.js.
- Add the URL to your RSS feed in place of ‘myfeedurl’ above.
- Create an icon to represent your extension.
- You will need to design png images of four dimensions – 128×128, 64×64, 48×48 and 26×26. Name them 128.png, 64.png, 48.png and icon.png respectively.
- Put all these files in a folder.
- Zip them and upload to the Chrome Webstore.