Create Live Tiles for pinned websites in Windows 8.1

You may have read our earlier post on how to create & pin your website’s Tile to Windows 8 Start ScreenWindows 8.1 adds a new feature. It lets to pin website tiles which are live! The live tile will get updated as soon as you publish a new post on your site. So if you are a website owner or a blogger, you might want to check out how you can create a live tile for your website.


Create Live Tiles for pinned websites

To get started, visit this site and click on the Build your own site button. The wizard is pretty easy to follow.

In the first Build your own site tile step, enter your websites name, the background color and upload a tile image.

In the second Add Notifications step, enter your RSS Feed.

In the third step, add the generated meta tags to the head of your HTML page of your website and upload the PNG tile backgrounds to your server. Alternatively, you can Download a Package and upload the files to the root of your website and add only the application-name meta tag into the head of your HTML page.

That’s it, you are all set to go! Such tiles pinned to the Windows 8.1 start screen will show live notifications just like the other Windows Store apps.

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