Disclosure Policy Feedburner Feedflare

For many people, my Disclosure Policy Plugin was looked on as overkill. It seemed all they really wanted was an overall disclosure policy on their site, and to use a link in their sidebar.
Adding something to their feed content was generally looked on as a good idea, but all the additional functionality wasn’t really required.

It should also be noted that many of the bloggers needing a link to their disclosure policy from their feed content also needed a solution.

So I have created a simple Disclosure Policy Feedflare

The code is written to point to a page with a page slug or equivalent of “disclosure-policy”

<FeedFlareUnit>
	<Catalog>
<Title>Disclosure</Title>
<Description>Links to the Disclosure Policy</Description>
</Catalog>
	<FeedFlare>
<Text>Disclosure Policy</Text>
<Link href="${../a:link[(@rel='alternate' or not(@rel))]/@href}/disclosure-policy/" />
</FeedFlare>
</FeedFlareUnit>

Don’t copy the code from here, but use the links on the Feedburner Feedflare Library page.

For WordPress users, the feedflare should work should work without any modification
For users of other platforms, you might need to make a few changes, and host the feedflare on your own site.
I haven’t figured out a way to use this with either the new or the old blogger unless you host on your own domain. Blogger users however no longer have an excuse regarding moving to their own domain, as blogger allows you to redirect flawlessly now – no more need for meta refresh hacks. They could also store the feedflare on another domain.
Many other platforms allow you to upload various document files, hopefully they also allow you to upload XML, and you can create a modified XML file with whatever permalink structure your blogging platform uses.

This should be an ideal feedflare for people doing paid reviews for PayPerPost, ReviewMe, Sponsored Reviews etc, and also for affiliate marketers trying to conform to FTC Word of Mouth Marketing legislations.

For an example disclosure policy, you might like to try DisclosurePolicy.org

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