Just go to and you will see the screen above (the number will have moved on, but otherwise....). All you need is an e-mail account, any e-mail account: even a free one from Gmail, Yahoo or Hotmail (it does not even have to be confirmed! But one little tip here: sign up with the e-mail address that is linked to your Twitter account. First get a new e-mail address; then set up forwarding to your main account; then set up a new Twitter account with that new e-mail address; then return to Twitterfeed to set up the feed.

'Account' is of no interest as all it gives is 'change password', 'change e-mail address' and 'delete account' - you don't want to do any of those, considering you have just set up the account.

On the other hand 'help' is useful, if this article is not helpful enough. Which brings us to 'dashboard': that is the baby that you will be coming back to again and again. If you have previously set up some feeds you will get a listing of them, but that is not for this article.

Finally, in this section, we come to 'bitly settings'.

Only click on this if you have an account set up at bitly and can enter an 'API Login' and an 'API Key' - otherwise forget it.

It is better to know the feed works now, than find out later that you have wasted time expecting the feed to send tweets or whatever, and finding that it is not happening. You will only know when this is advantageous after using Twitterfeed for some time. The second portion of this section is to do with the URL link shortener to be used.

If it is OK then you will get a message saying: In this case, first check that you have typed the URL correctly. If it is correct, and it is your code, go and check the URL parses, by copying it to the URL entry bar at the top of the screen, and hitting the 'enter' key. If it is correct, and it is not your code, let the team at the place you got it from know. There are many and varied URL shortening services available: the best for most situations and reasons are: bit.ly, goo.gl, ow.ly, is.gd, snipurl and tinyurl - I could tell you why, but then I would have to shoot you (actually, it is a subject of another article to come).

[See an offer you cannot refuse, at the end of this article.] Once you have entered Twitterfeed for real you will note, at the top of the screen: account, blog and careers.

The last two are of interest only if they are of interest.

Now, and do this, test the RSS feed by clicking the 'test RSS feed' button. The settings available to you there, are of great importance to how the feed will function. The screen opens up to show: The default for 'post a link' is for it to be set 'on'.

Why, because you will not always be setting up a feed exactly as above. And there are certain aspects of which are worth taking advantage. Leave it this way at all times, unless you have a particular reason to set if 'off.

Let Twitterfeed take the strain out of the mundane tasks that need to be done, but you don't have enough time to undertake in a professional and complete manner, manually.