About RSS Feeds & How to Subscribe


What is RSS?

RSS (Really Simple Syndication) saves you time. It notifies you when there is new material at websites of interest to you, without you needing to visit the websites to check for updates.

It's also very easy to set up, and once you do it once, there's nothing else you need to do to maintain your subscription.

How to read RSS feeds in your web browser?

Chrome

Google Chrome does not support formatted viewing of RSS feeds by default. However, Google has provided a plugin that will display RSS feeds correctly. Here’s how to install it:

  • Visit this page with your Chrome browser.
  • Click the Add to Chrome button.

Firefox

  • Click on the website's RSS link or copy and paste the URL for the desired RSS feed directly into Firefox’s URL address field at the top.
  • Click Subscribe Now. Firefox's Add Live Bookmark dialog box will appear. You can choose to have headlines display in your browser’s Bookmarks dropdown menu (default selection), or in the Bookmarks Toolbar.

Internet Explorer

  • Click on the website's RSS link or copy and paste the URL for the desired RSS feed directly into IE’s URL address field at the top.
  • Click Subscribe to this feed. IE's Subscribe to this Feed dialog box will appear. You can choose to have headlines display in the Feeds folder (default selection), or in the Favorites bar.

Safari

  • Click on the website's RSS link or copy and paste the URL for the desired RSS feed directly into Safari’s URL address field at the top.
  • From the Bookmarks menu, select Add Bookmark to save the feed link.