What is RSS?
RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication and is a system which delivers the latest news and features to your computer, rather like an old fashioned news wire.
Users can get updated content automatically sent from dozens of websites, saving you the hassle of having to click from site to site in order to get the latest stories. You can now get text, pictures, audio and video by subscribing to RSS feeds.
RSS works by getting your computer to download what is called an XML feed onto an RSS reader. XML is a data stream with the latest headlines and stories from the section of the website you have chosen. The feed is then updated every time new articles or content appears, so all you have to do is load your RSS reader and read – you don’t need to visit the individual websites. You can also subscribe to as many RSS feeds as you want to, meaning that you can get content from all of your favourite sites in one place.
How to use RSS feeds:
To view an RSS feed you need a ‘feed reader’ or an ‘aggregator’- software which translates the data into a readable format.
RSS readers are usually available as downloads or are sometimes attached to already existing internet software.
Once you have an RSS reader, subscribing to a feed is easy. Simply look for the distinctive green or orange RSS logo on the website or section that you want to subscribe to.
Then you can do one of three things. Our news feed URL: http://www.salmonarmfishandgameclub.com/rss.rss
- Click the RSS Feed link and copy and paste the URL above into the ‘add feed’ section of your RSS reader.
- If you use Microsoft Mail or Outlook you will be able to click on the "Subscribe to this feed" button, you might also need to "right click" on the RSS folder and then "Add a New RSS feed..." then paste the URL above.
- Click on the icon, and while keeping the mouse button pressed drag the icon into your RSS reader. This will automatically download the content that you selected into your reader.
You can subscribe to as many RSS feeds as you want to by visiting your favourite websites and repeating this process.