What are RSS News Feeds?
RSS News feeds allow you to see when websites have added new content. You can get up-to-date information, as soon as its published, without having to visit the website(s) you have taken the feed from.
RSS (Really Simple Syndication) feeds are just web pages, designed to be read by computers rather than people.
How do I start using feeds?
The first thing you need is something called a news reader. This is a piece of software that checks the feeds and lets you read any new articles that have been added from any website you have subcribed to. There are many different versions, some modern browsers like IE7 have them built in, and some are downloadable applications.
What's the difference?
Browser-based news readers let you catch up with your RSS feed subscriptions from any computer, whereas downloadable applications let you store them on your main computer.
How do I subcribe to a feed?
Once you have chosen a news reader, all you have to do is to decide what content you want it to receive. For example, if you would like the latest Wirral Learning Hub information, simply visit the homepage and you will notice an orange RSS button on your browser - select this link to subcribe. If you want more specific information you could just subscribe to an RSS feed in the curriculum section of the site, if available.
If you click on the RSS button
you can subscribe to the feed by dragging the URL into your news reader or by cutting and pasting the same URL into a new feed in your news reader.
Most sites that offer feeds use a similar orange button, but some may just have a normal web link.
Most modern browsers, including Firefox, Opera, Internet Explorer and Safari, automatically check for feeds for you when you visit a website, and display the orange RSS icon when they find one. This can make subscribing to feeds much easier.
Wirral LA is not responsible for the content of external internet sites or RSS feeds.