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RSS Feed (Really Simple Syndication)
What is RSS?
RSS feeds are a simple way to receive automatic information of our news and events updates without having to keep checking the actual website.
RSS feeds are simply a special kind of web page, which can be read by computers rather than people and allow you to add together information from your favourite sources. Sites that provide RSS feeds show the image
How can I use RSS feeds?
You will need to download a news reader, which is a piece of software which allows you to check RSS feeds and read any new items which have been added to them by their providers. Some news readers are browser based and some involve downloaded applications.
How do I get a news reader?
There are many different types and providers of News Readers (you can search for them using a search engine and searching on RSS or News Readers). Note: Different news readers work on different operating systems, so you will need to check that they are compatible with your computer.
Some browsers, including Firefox, Opera and Safari, automatically check for RSS feeds when you visit a website, and display an icon when they find a feed. This can make subscribing to RSS feeds much easier. For more details on these services, please check the respective websites.
How do I add feeds from the Elmbridge Web Site?
Once you have decided on your news reader you then have to select which feeds you want to add to the reader, feeds on the Elmbridge Web Site are shown by the image. Clicking on the symbol will show the code for the feed , if you then highlight and copy the address (URL) into your web browser window, you can follow the instructions provided by your news reader to add this feed to your list.
Most sites that offer RSS feeds use a similar orange RSS button, but some may just have a normal web link to the feed.