Pennine Waterways will now be providing some canal news and website update information as an RSS web feed. This RSS feed is an easy way to keep an eye on waterway news and changes on the website as they happen.
What is RSS?
RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication and is a system for feeding information to a news feed reading program or to your web browser. Each item in a news feed will will normally show a headline, a brief summary of the news item and a link to click if you want to read more about it.
How do I use RSS?
There are a number of ways to view news feeds:
1. You can view news feeds with your web browser. For example, if you are using Firefox, you can use the easily-installed and very simple NewsFox add-on or the fully-integrated Wizz RSS add-on (recommended). Internet Explorer 7 has a built-in feed reader.
2. You can view news feeds with your web browser using Google Reader (see below).
3. You can install a separate news feed reader program. Some of these are listed here and here. These sometimes have additional flexibility and can also be used with podcasts, blogs and newsgroups. Some are free; others need to be paid for.
4. If you have a Yahoo account, you can set up My Yahoo so that it displays news feeds (see below).
When you have set up your feed reader, simply copy this address:
and paste it into the box for adding a new feed.
Other methods of subscribing to Pennine Waterways news feed:
You may be able to drag the orange button above into your news feed program.
Click this button to add the Pennine Waterways feed if you use My Yahoo, then click the "Add to My Yahoo" button.
Click this button to add the Pennine Waterways feed if you use My AOL, choose a category, then click the "Add Feed" button.
If this all seems too complicated for you, you can subscribe to receive Email Alerts each time a news item is added to the site. Find out more here.
What other feeds can I have?
You will find news feeds are available from many websites, making this a useful way of keeping up with news of particular interest to you.
A few of the websites that offer news feeds include:
Look out for the RSS or XML logo on websites that provide a feed.
This BBC page gives more information about feeds and what you can do with them.