RSS Feeds

What is an RSS Feed?

An RSS feed consolidates information sources in one place and provides updates when a site adds new content. With social media, all you see is the favorite stuff that people share. With an RSS feed, you see everything a website publishes.

To find an RSS feed on a website, look on the site's main or home page. Some sites display their RSS feed as an orange button that may contain the acronyms RSS or XML.

When you find an RSS feed that sounds interesting, click the RSS icon or link to display the XML file that controls a website's feed. You'll use this RSS link to subscribe to the feed in an RSS reader.

What Is an RSS Reader?

Think of an RSS reader like your email inbox. When you subscribe to the RSS feed for a website, the RSS reader displays content from that website. Use the RSS reader to view the content, or to go to the website. As you read each piece of new content, the RSS reader marks that content as read.

A popular RSS reader is Feedly. Feedly is a cloud-based RSS reader that is available on a variety of platforms including Android, iOS, Windows, Chrome, and other web browsers. It also works with third-party apps.

How to subscribe to our RSS feed in Feedly on a computer:
1. Copy the URL of an RSS feed.
2. Paste the URL in the Feedly Search box and select the RSS feed from the list of sources.
3. Select Follow.
4. Select New Feed.
5. Enter a descriptive name for the feed.
6. Select Create.
7. In the left pane, select the RSS feed.
8. Select the content you want to read.
9. To save the content to read later, hover over the bookmark icon (Read Later) or the star (Save to Board).