Saturday, June 29th 2013
 

Written by Amy Mayhew

What Is RSS?

RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication. It's an easy way for you to keep up with news and information that's important to you, and helps you avoid the conventional methods of browsing or searching for information on websites. Now the content you want can be delivered directly to you without cluttering your inbox with e-mail messages. This content is called a "feed."

The Holly Express offers feeds for individual sections or the all sections in one feed for your convienence.

RSS feeds are often identified by an icon that looks similar to this: Typical RSS feed icon


What Is an RSS Reader?

An RSS reader is a small software program that collects and displays RSS feeds. It allows you to scan headlines from a number of news sources in a central location. Most modern web browsers offer RSS reader options for easy bookmarking and viewing of our latest articles.

Where Can I Get an RSS Reader?

Some browsers, such as the current versions of Firefox have built in RSS readers. Firefox web browsers use a feature called Live Bookmarks to make managing and veiwing RSS feeds a breeze. A full tutorial on using Live Bookmarks is available on the Mozilla Firefox website.

If you're using a browser that doesn't currently support RSS, there are a variety of RSS readers available on the web; some are free to download and others are available for purchase.


How Do I Use RSS Feeds?

The first step is to choose an RSS reader. Each reader has a slightly different way of adding a new feed, also refered to as a "channel." Follow the directions for your reader but, in most cases, here's how it works:

  • Click on the link or small RSS button near the feed you want. For example, The Holly Express Updates: News and Features. You'll see a page displaying XML code.
  • From your web browser's address bar, copy the URL (web address). For example, the URL you would copy for The Holly Express Front Page is: http://feeds.feedburner.com/thehollyexpress/frontpage?format=xml.
  • Paste that URL into the "Add New Channel" section of the reader. The RSS feed will start to display and regularly update the headlines for you.

Subscribe to The Holly Express Local News RSS Feeds

  • Subscribe to The Holly Express – Stay on top of local Holly Michigan area news and information with the main Holly Express RSS feed. This feed is dynamically updated when a new article is posted to any section of The Holly Express.
  • Subscribe to The Holly Express - Front Page – Stay on top of important local Holly Michigan news and information with The Holly Express Front Page News feed. This feed is dynamically updated when a new Front Page article is posted to The Holly Express.
  • Subscribe to The Holly Express - Community – Stay on top of important Holly Michigan community news and information with The Holly Express Community News feed. This feed is dynamically updated when a new article is posted to The Holly Express Community Section.
  • Subscribe to The Holly Express- Sports and Outdoors – Stay on top of important local Holly Michigan Sports and Outdoors updates with The Holly Express Sports and Outdoors News feed. This feed is dynamically updated when a new Sports and Outdoors article is posted to The Holly Express.
  • Subscribe to The Holly Express - Education – Stay on top of important Holly Area School news and information with The Holly Express Education News feed. This feed is dynamically updated when a new article is posted to The Holly Express Education section of The Holly Express.
 



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