RSS (or Really Simple Syndication) feeds are free content feeds provided by many websites. They contain headlines, a summary or teaser paragraph, and a link to an article on the website. Once you establish an RSS feed to a web site, whenever new content is added to the site, a message will pop up on your desktop and the web page will automatically come to you.
Read on to find out how to get RSS Reader software and add feeds to your
favorite web sites.
Add DBHDS feed to your Reader
If you are interested in establishing an RSS feed from a web site, look for an orange button, an button or a symbol. Any of these buttons will indicate the site syndicates its content. Typically, the button links directly to the site’s RSS file.
Click on the
button to open the RSS file. Highlight the URL
found in the address bar of your browser. Copy the URL
(“Ctrl-C” on your keyboard), then paste the URL into your RSS
You have now added a feed pointing to the web site.
How to get RSS Reader Software
The first thing you will need to do is download RSS Reader software. There are many free RSS Readers available, such as those listed below.
- Newsgator - popular news aggregator that works with Outlook.
If you use Firefox as your browser you will be able to mark the feeds as bookmarks in the browser. You will see this icon at the bottom right of the browser which will allow you to bookmark the feed.
Neither DBHDS nor the Commonwealth of Virginia endorses any of these products. The above links are listed as resource examples only.
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