What’s RSS?

RSS stands for “Really Simple Syndication.” It is a well-established technology which allows users to “subscribe” to a website’s news feed, and receive notification any time that website adds a new story to its news feed.

RSS updates are sent to your RSS client.  In many cases, this is either your browser (for instance, Firefox, Safari, or Internet Explorer) or an e-mail client (Thunderbird, Outlook, or Apple’s “Mail” application.)

The St. Andrew’s news feed is tied to its front page. Any time a new article is added to our front page, it will be added to our RSS feed. Depending on how you’re accessing our feed, you may (or may not) receive a notification.

In Firefox

To use RSS in Safari, simply visit our RSS feed page. Firefox will ask you whether you would like to subscribe.

In Safari

To use RSS in Safari, simply add our RSS feed page as a bookmark. (You can do this by clicking the “+” button, or holding down the “Command” (or “Ctrl”) and “D” keys. Add the bookmark to your bookmarks bar or menu; whichever you prefer.

In Internet Explorer

  1. Visit our RSS feed page
  2. Click Subscribe to this feed.
  3. Type a name for the feed and select the folder to create the feed in.
  4. Click Subscribe.

No matter which browser you use, make sure to place the new RSS feed icon somewhere you will notice it, wherever that is convenient for you. Typically, you will see a little number appear next to the icon when there is new content. Additionally, depending on how you have set up your Internet Browser, you may receive notifications of any RSS updates.

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