RSS Feeds

RSS Feeds – all your questions answered here!

What does RSS stand for?
• RSS stands for "Really Simple Syndication."

What does an RSS feed do?
• It's designed so that people can subscribe to receive the content on your website, without having to visit the website itself to find it.

How does a feed differ from a website?
• A feed can have the same content as a webpage, but it's often formatted differently. When you subscribe, Internet Explorer automatically checks the website and downloads new content so you can see what is new since you last visited the feed.

Does this feed subscription cost money?
• No, it's free to subscribe to this feed.

How do I subscribe to an RSS feed?
• Click on the RSS feed icon on the website and click on the link that says “Subscribe to this feed”. You can call the feed whatever you like and once you have OK’d it you will have successfully subscribed.

How do I use RSS?
• Modern web browsers, like Firefox and Internet Explorer 7, have the RSS icon in the tool bar that changes to orange whenever a website is offering you an RSS feed. Simply click on the icon to view the feed on the site and then subscribe to it as explained above.
• If you are using a browser that doesn't support RSS such as Internet Explorer 6, you may need to use a web-based program like Bloglines OR download a separate RSS reader like FeedReader, Newzcrawler or FeedDemon in order to use RSS feeds.
• Once you've installed the reader, you will need to return to the page where you can subscribe and either drag the URL of the RSS feed into your news reader, or cut and paste the URL.

How do I get a news reader?

• There is a range of different news readers available which you should be able to download from the internet.
• Please note: that different news readers work on different operating systems, so you will need to make sure that you choose a reader that is compatible with your computer.
• Here are some examples of operating systems and their compatible feed readers:

Windows : Newz Crawler, FeedDemon, Awasu
Mac OS: Newsfire, NetNewsWire
Web: Bloglines, FeedZilla, NewsGator, Microsoft Live, My Yahoo!
Browser: Mozilla Firefox

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