Word Of Sport RSS Feeds
A list of our news feeds and help with using them
What is RSS?
RSS is a way of gathering all the information you want in one place — and have it automatically updated — live! Think of it as a news ticker like the ones you'd see on old movies but one that you can control yourself from any number of RSS feeds from any number of web sites. RSS is used by web sites like WordOfSport.com and the BBC to share, publish and syndicate the content of the sites in a simple form. RSS is short for Really Simple Syndication. See also RSS explanation in Wikipedia
Why Use RSS?
Imagine for a second you could have the latest information from your favourite web sites delivered to you in a really simple way without you having to visit the web sites or sign up for newsletters. Thats what RSS enables you to do!
Once you've set up an RSS feed, the headlines or summaries from a web site will update automatically for you. You get the latest information from as many web sites as you subscribe to. Then if something interests you, you click an individual headline to go to the full information. RSS is not just about news: It can be used to preview what’s new in our books, prints and cards or DVDs and Videos. You can also monitor the latest member reviews, the latest blog posts and latest weblog comments. Many web sites use RSS at the moment including all the major news sites and almost all blogs. Setting it up is really simple. Try it for yourself using our tips below.
How To Use RSS Feeds with Browsers or Software
To use RSS you need to get the address (or URL) of the RSS feed from our web site – they are listed in the RSS Feeds as links. Click a link and you will see the code that makes up an RSS feed. With that address you can start getting live updates on changes to the web site using a web browser, a bit of software for your computer called an RSS aggregator or one of the Web based aggregation services. RSS Reader is a simple and good free tool if you’re using Windows. The simplest was way to start out is by using a web browser. Below are links and resources for you to use plus a simple guide to using RSS with Firefox.
Browsers That Support RSS as ‘Live Bookmarks’
- Firefox (Windows / Mac / Linux)
- Safari 2 (Mac OSX Tiger)
- Opera (Windows / Mac / Linux)
- Internet Explorer 7
Tools – RSS Software and Services
- Straw (Free / For GNOME)
Using RSS With Your Browser
Starting out: If you are using a PC or Mac we heartily recommend IE’s most popular competitor Firefox or Safari 2 if you’re using a Mac. Both provide a fast and simple way to take advantage of RSS. If IE7 is released when you’re reading this it will also support RSS.
How To Add RSS Feeds To Firefox Bookmarks
To use RSS with Firefox look for the RSS icon to the right of the in the address bar in Firefox 1.5. It looks like the ones next to list of feeds above and is captioned, “Add live bookmark for this page’s feeds”. The icon will only appear when you’re visiting web sites with an RSS feed.
- Click the icon on the right hand side of the address bar in Firefox: . Then click the link that pops up to subscibe to the RSS feed to your bookmarks.
- The bookmarks dialogue will open. Choose where you wish to store the RSS feed bookmark.
- Go to the RSS feed in your bookmarks to see all the latest headlines for that feed. The headlines will update automatically for you so if you ever want to see the latest headlines from that site simply go to your bookmarks and look - all without having to go directly to the site itself. To view the article or information in detail click the bookmark link as you would any other and you will go straight to that information.
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