1. What is an RSS Feed? An RSS feed is a Web-based file that contains frequently updated content. RSS feeds contain headlines, content summaries and a hyperlink with news and information. RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication and uses a XML file format, which is read by a RSS feed reader.
The ULM News Center RSS feed includes news about ULM.
2. How do I use the RSS feed? To subscribe or receive an RSS feed, you will need to have an RSS feed reader, (sometimes called an aggregator) installed on your computer or other digital device and have a live Internet connection.
The most current versions of many popular Web browsers, such as Internet Explorer 7.x, FireFox 3.x, and Safari 3.x all have RSS readers installed. You can also use a search engine to find and download an RSS reader from the Internet. Virtually all RSS readers can be downloaded for free.
The latest versions of email clients, such as Outlook, Google Mail, Mac Mail, and Entourage, have the RSS aggregator built in, so the RSS feed can be sent directly to your inbox.
Refer to the "help" section of your browser or email client for specific set-up/configuration information.
3. How do I subscribe to the ULM News Center feed? Just click the RSS button or copy and paste into your RSS-ready Web browser or RSS feed reader this link:
Make sure you copy the complete Web address (URL).
4. Oops! When I clicked the RSS button I got a bunch of gobbledy-gook. What happened? More than likely your Web browser is an older, non-RSS ready browser, which displayed the raw XML code. You will need to download and install the most recent version of the browser of your choice or a RSS reader.
Questions? Comments? Please feel free to contact the Office of University Relations at (318) 342-5440 or email@example.com. Please note we cannot provide technical support for any RSS-ready browsers or RSS readers.
For more information about RSS and RSS feeds visit Wikipedia.