03-21-2008 10:02 AM
RSS (Really Simple Syndication) is a commonly used web syndication format that allows for delivery of content feeds for information ranging from news to multimedia files. RSS feeds may be accessed via an aggregator (or reader). There are a wide variety of aggregators available, and many web browsers even provide built-in support for RSS feeds. The ACT! Community Forums offer a variety of useful and easy-to-access RSS feeds for content in in the community!
RSS feeds are available in four locations in the community, depending on the type of subscription desired. These are:
Below, you will find information on how to access these feeds.
The Mozilla Firefox browser provides support for RSS feeds though what are known as "Live Bookmarks". Live Bookmarks appear in your toolbar or Bookmarks menu just like regular bookmarks. When a RSS feed is available for a page, the
Using a Live Bookmark is very similar to a regular bookmark in Firefox. Click on the Live Bookmark to open up a menu containing the RSS feed content. There you will see a list of message subjects. Clicking on one of the message subjects will bring you to the selected message on the forums. To force a refresh of the Live Bookmark content, right click on the bookmark and select "Refresh Live Bookmark."
Internet Explorer 7.0 also provides built-in support for RSS feeds. To subscribe to a RSS feed, click on the
To view your subscribed RSS feeds in Internet Explorer, select the "Tools" menu from the toolbar. Then navigate to "Toolbars" and select "Feeds". Alternately, you may press Ctrl+J to toggle the Feeds toolbar. Once the Feeds toolbar is open, click on the desired feed to view the content for that feed. Feeds with updated content are shown in bold lettering. Additionally, you may right click on a feed and select "Properties" to change various feed settings.
In addition to Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer, there are a number of widely available readers and aggregators that will allow for the viewing of RSS feeds from the Community. To obtain the URL for the feed, you may use the following methods, depending on the desired feed:
Some popular RSS Readers/Aggregators are:
If there are any suggestions or corrections, you would like to make, please PM any of the moderators of the forum.