What is RSS?
To cut a long story short, RSS is a mechanism to ensure new web content comes to you, rather than you going to it. If you'd really like to know more, try places like Wikipedia, or your favourite search engine.
Today, there are more than 2,000 different feed-reading applications (apparently).
One of the features now available in our new web-site is the ability to ‘subscribe’ to parts of the site. This is achieved using RSS. Wherever you see this logo , you can subscribe to that content by clicking on that icon.
What does it mean ‘to subscribe’?
Once you have subscribed, it means that you will get automatic notification of updates. So, if you subscribe to any of our Letters Home pages, you’ll no longer need to worry if those important letters are finding their way home or not. Similarly, if you want to keep up-to-date with (for example) the Duke of Edinburgh's Award trips and excursions, you can subscribe.
Which areas are affected?
In general, news areas have RSS feeds, such as the Home Page and All News. In fact, it also includes the four Letters Home pages, the Principal’s Blog and Tom’s Blog.
How do I ‘read’ these feeds?
As stated at the beginning, there are plenty of Feed Readers from which to choose. Here is a sample, in no particular order of preference:
- News Gator
- Google Reader
- RSS Reader
- Internet Explorer
- Gmail (Weblinks in Settings)
- Or, click on the RSS icon and see how you get on
Alternatively, search for:
- RSS Reader
- News Aggregator
- News Syndication