What is RSS?

So just what is RSS? RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication, but in layman's terms, it is just a really simple way for you to keep updated about your favourite websites.

Instead of you having to visit a website just to find out if there are any new pages, site updates etc., you can use RSS to be informed when there is new content on the website or when updates have been made to existing pages.

How can you get started with RSS?

First you will need a piece of software called a "news reader" to display the RSS feeds from the websites you want to keep up to date with. There are lots of free RSS news readers available for download here. Once you've downloaded and set up the software, you are ready to start adding the feeds to your reader so you can follow all the new developments at your favourite websites. Alternatively, many browsers and e-mail clients are capable of displaying RSS feeds. For browsers simply type the feed URL into the URL bar of the browser. For e-mail clients, add the feed URL to your e-mail client to have the RSS feed you subscribed to display in your e-mail client.

Here's how to add the RSS feeds to your RSS news reader:

Right-click (control-click for Mac users) on the URL for the feed (you may also click on any orange RSS RSS Button button on a site, blog or news source that interests you.

Select Copy Shortcut ("Copy Link to Clipboard" for Mac), and paste that URL into your RSS Reader.

That's it! You're subscribed.

Something for you to remember is that all RSS readers allow you to create a new feed but they do so in different ways. I use RSS Reader and I can easily add a new feed by just simply clicking the add button and pasting the address/URL of the feed I want to add in the window that pops up. However the process outlined above works for many RSS readers.

You can try out the above procedure by subscribing to my Discover St Kitts Nevis Beaches What's New RSS Feed by right clicking on the link or RSS button below and copying and pasting the URL into your RSS newsreader.

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If you don't feel comfortable downloading and installing software, Google, Yahoo and MSN have made it very easy for you to subscribe to RSS feeds. If you are a Google, Yahoo or MSN user and would like to subscribe to my Discover St Kitts Nevis Beaches Site Updates Feed, click on any of the buttons below.

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