RSS Tutorial

RSS Tutorial
RSS Tutorial Change Log. The tutorial provides: Introduction and overview of RSS. For subscribers, consuming RSS. For webmasters, generating content using RSS. For publishers, creating RSS feeds. RSS Reference material.

29 Oct 05, 01:10:18
RSS Tutorial - Why subscribe to RSS Feeds?

  • Subscribing to RSS feeds is automated web surfing.
  • Subscribing to RSS feeds can create a custom newspaper on your desktop.
  • Subscribing to RSS feeds can deliver targeted and timely information.
  • Subscribing to RSS feeds allows you to monitor your own RSS feeds.
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    24 Oct 05, 08:10:10
    RSS Tutorial - What is RSS?
  • RSS Stands for Really Simple Syndication.
  • RSS feed is a type of XML file that resides on an internet server.
  • RSS is used for the specific purpose or conveying information that a website or blog has been updated.
  • RSS is a standard for publishing regular updates to web-based content.
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    23 Oct 05, 08:10:49
    RSS Tutorial - What is RSS Good For?
    RSS can help us do three things.

    1. RSS can help find information on the Internet in our areas of expertise or interest.
    2. RSS can help provide content for websites and blogs.
    3. RSS can help bring additional traffic to a website or blog.
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    22 Oct 05, 08:10:46
    RSS Tutorial - What is all the Fuss About?
  • Each of the three major internet companies (Google, Yahoo, and Microsoft) are rapidly implementing RSS functionality.
  • Dozens of RSS tools and products are available.
  • The Tech Press and the regular media are publishing about RSS.
  • Most media companies have started to use RSS.
  • This tutorial will explain what the fuss is all about, and how RSS can be helpful to both web surfers and webmasters.

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    09 Nov 05, 01:11:37
    RSS Tutorial - Using RSS to Create Content
    Use RSS Feeds to create Content for your website

    Using RSS feeds to create content has some issues including copyright, SEO, and technical issues. Using RSS feeds to create content demonstrated in some examples. One webpage created entirely from an RSS feed is in the top ten search results from Google.]]>

    02 Dec 09, 01:12:18
    RSS Tutorial - Update 2009/12/02
  • Added New Material
  • Added a Comment System using Echo Comments
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    01 Nov 09, 01:11:52
    RSS Tutorial - Update 2009/11/01
  • Updated obsolete links.
  • Made minor revisions
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    17 Oct 09, 02:10:41
    RSS Tutorial - Update 2009/10/17
  • Updated obsolete links.
  • Made minor revisions
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    13 Oct 09, 01:10:09
    RSS Tutorial - Update 2009/10/13
  • Updated obsolete links.
  • Made minor revisions
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    29 Sep 09, 10:09:18
    RSS Tutorial - Update 2009/09/29
  • Reviewed the 6 introduction and overview lessons.
  • Updated obsolete links.
  • Made minor revisions.
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    20 Jun 08, 10:06:04
    RSS Tutorial - Update 2008/06/20


    15 Apr 08, 08:04:19
    RSS Tutorial - Update 2008/04/15
  • The new page describes how to find Yahoo Groups with RSS.
  • How to use Mail Bucket to subscribe to Yahoo Groups with no native RSS feeds.
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    13 Apr 08, 07:04:27
    RSS Tutorial - Update 2008/04/13
  • Reviewed the lessons and updated for 2008
  • Cleaned up all the examples of generating content using RSS
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    07 Apr 08, 11:04:51
    RSS Tutorial - Update 2008/04/07
  • Added a fair number of new RSS directories to help find RSS feeds. There is a new section on specific purpose directories
  • Added an entirely new lesson on managing the RSS feeds. The big challenge for RSS subscribers went from how to find and subscribe to feeds to how to manage all the feeds. The new section describes the tools to manage, filter, and mash RSS feeds.
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    02 Apr 08, 10:04:41
    RSS Tutorial - Update 2008/04/02


    26 Mar 08, 06:03:32
    RSS Tutorial - Update 2008/03/26


    25 Mar 08, 06:03:39
    RSS Tutorial - Update 2008/03/25


    24 Mar 08, 03:03:13
    RSS Tutorial - Update 2008/03/24


    23 Mar 08, 01:03:08
    RSS Tutorial - Update 2008/03/23
  • Deleted those sites that are now obsolete.
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    22 Mar 08, 02:03:00
    RSS Tutorial - Update 2008/03/22
  • Added Testimonials Page
  • Reviewed all the Pages in the Introduction and Overview and made all appropriate changes and updates.
  • Updated the information on RSS Feed readers
  • Reviewed RSS Readers that go to IM, voice, iPhone, email, and browser tickers
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    21 Mar 08, 07:03:19
    RSS Tutorial - Update 2008/03/21
  • Changed the entire tutorial to PHP and server side includes
  • Added privacy policy
  • Added some menu items to the bottom
  • Planned for next version
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    11 Jul 07, 11:07:20
    RSS Tutorial - Update 2007/07/12
  • Deleted obsolete links
  • Added another Intro to RSS Video
  • Made sure everything was up to date
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    10 Jul 07, 12:07:53
    RSS Tutorial - Update 2007/07/10


    06 Jul 07, 07:07:30
    RSS Tutorial - Update 2007/07/07
  • Set up an Amazon astore with RSS Books
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    05 Jul 07, 10:07:22
    RSS Tutorial - Update 2007/07/06
    Cleaned up the RSS Feed using RSS2HTML

    Cleaned up the template to get rid of all HTML Errors

    Added a Favicon - I used the RSS Icon for the Favicon

    Added some clarifying text to the Outline to clarify

    Target Section
    Readers Use RSS to Stay Current
    Webmasters Use RSS to Create Content
    Publishers Use RSS to Promote Blogs
    Use RSS to Promote Websites
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    06 Jul 07, 01:07:02
    RSS Tutorial - Update 2007/07/04
  • I enhanced the CSS to enable print without navigation and ads.
  • I organized the folders and the files within the folders.
  • The software and services used on the site were checked for new versions.
  • All the links were checked.
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    03 Jul 07, 11:07:50
    RSS Tutorial - Update 2007/07/03
  • RSS continues to change.
  • Changes and corrections are saved over the course of the year, and all of them will now be applied.
  • Please send any tools, services, or links you would recommend to have included.
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    30 Oct 05, 11:10:28
    RSS Tutorial - Select an RSS Reader.
  • RSS feed readers subscribe, read and display RSS feeds.
  • RSS feed readers are multiplying - there are lots of them.
  • RSS feed readers are of various types for individual preferences.
  • One of the ways to learn about RSS is to pick a reader, subscribe to RSS Feeds, and experience how RSS works.

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    27 Dec 05, 02:12:12
    RSS Tutorial - RSS Tutorial Feed Display


    26 Dec 05, 04:12:12
    RSS Tutorial - RSS Tools
    The following is a list of various tools and resources for RSS. The list includes items that I found interesting. It certainly does not pretend to be an exhaustive list. I do include some resources with more comprehensive lists. There is no implied endorsement. As a general rule, I used the words from the product websites to describe the product or service.

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    23 Dec 05, 02:12:54
    RSS Tutorial - RSS Buttons


    18 Nov 05, 03:11:15
    RSS Tutorial - Promote your Blog Feed
  • Create a hyperlink on your blog that points to your RSS feed.
  • Add special links for various RSS feed readers.
  • Describe what RSS is and how it can be used.
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    10 Nov 05, 01:11:56
    RSS Tutorial - How to use RSS to Create Content
  • Write your own script using JavaScript, PHP, ASP or another language.
  • Download a general purpose script and customize it.
  • Use a service that creates customized scripts.
  • Get specific scripts from feed publishers who provide scripts to encourage use of their feeds as content.
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    01 Nov 05, 12:11:10
    RSS Tutorial - How to subscribe to RSS feeds?
    To subscribe to an RSS feed:

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    25 Oct 05, 08:10:52
    RSS Tutorial - How Does RSS Work?
  • A website or a blog creates an RSS Feed. Many Blog services automatically create RSS Feeds. RSS Feeds are also created manually or with programs.
  • The RSS Feed that is created is an XML file that lives on an Internet server. There are now hundreds of thousands of RSS Feeds sitting on Internet servers waiting patiently for an RSS Reader to subscribe to them.
  • The RSS Feed Reader reads the RSS Feed file and displays it. There are various types of readers. There is software that can make any website an RSS Reader.
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    22 Dec 05, 10:12:30
    RSS Tutorial - Generate a Website Feed
  • Generate the RSS Feed file using a program or service.
  • Some services that Generate RSS feeds.
  • Some programs that Generate RSS feeds.
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    03 Nov 05, 12:11:28
    RSS Tutorial - Finding Feeds using Search
    You can find RSS feeds using Search engines.

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    03 Nov 05, 07:11:16
    RSS Tutorial - Finding Feeds using Directories
    You can find RSS feeds using Blog Directories and RSS Feed Directories.

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    04 Nov 05, 08:11:58
    RSS Tutorial - Finding Feeds on the Internet.
    After you have a feed reader, and know how to subscribe to a feed, how do you find feeds?

    There are a number of other ways to find RSS feeds on the Internet after you have exhausted Search Engines and Directories.

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    17 Nov 05, 03:11:33
    RSS Tutorial - Create a Feed from Your Blog
  • Select the blog option to generate the RSS feed.
  • Verify your blog has autodiscovery parameters.
  • Guidelines for blog RSS feeds.
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    21 Dec 05, 04:12:55
    RSS Tutorial - Code a Website Feed
  • Create the RSS Feed file.
  • Code the control statements for the RSS feed.
  • Code the channel statements for the RSS feed.
  • Code the item statements for the RSS feed.

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    26 Mar 06, 11:03:06
    RSS Tutorial - Change Log 2006/03/27
    The "Use RSS to Promote Blogs" section was completely updated. A new lesson was added. It now contains 3 lessons as follows.

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    26 Mar 06, 07:03:08
    RSS Tutorial - Change Log 2006/03/26
    The Use RSS to Create Content lessons have been updated.

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    25 Mar 06, 07:03:51
    RSS Tutorial - Change Log 2006/03/25
  • Squeet
  • FeedRinse
  • RaSaSa
  • Wiki.co.mments
  • RSSMesh
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    15 Mar 06, 12:03:09
    RSS Tutorial - Change Log 2006/03/14
    Use RSS to stay current.

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    02 Mar 06, 12:03:36
    RSS Tutorial - Change Log 2006/02/28
    The Introduction and Overview lessons have been updated.

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    01 Mar 06, 12:03:49
    RSS Tutorial - Change Log 2006/02/27
    RapidFeeds allows anyone to create and manage their own RSS feeds completely and effortlessly. It also gives publishers the freedom to distribute and get their RSS feeds displayed on other websites, while webmasters can customize the whole look and feel of the content displayed

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    19 Jan 06, 09:01:42
    RSS Tutorial - Change Log 2006/01/19
    FeedXS provides a way to generate an RSS feed without a blog or website. It has a clever interface to MSN Messenger.

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    14 Jan 06, 02:01:06
    RSS Tutorial - Change Log 2006/01/13
    Feed2Podcast will turn your RSS feed into a Podcast by using a text-to-speech program.

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    12 Jan 06, 10:01:23
    RSS Tutorial - Change Log 2006/01/12
  • 2005 RSS year in Review in What is all the fuss about?
  • FeedMail Now! in RSS Tools
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    11 Jan 06, 11:01:07
    RSS Tutorial - Change Log 2006/01/11
    I simplified the CSS. Now it displays correctly in IE, Netscape, Foxfire and Opera.

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    11 Jan 06, 09:01:58
    RSS Tutorial - Change Log 2006/01/10
  • The RSS Tutorial was not showing scroll bars all of the time.
  • The Tutorial not displaying properly in Opera and Netscape.
  • The Problems were caused by inconsistencies in browser support of the CSS for the fixed menu.

    The Tutorial now displays correctly in IE, Firefox, Netscape, and Opera.

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    28 Dec 05, 04:12:46
    RSS Tutorial - Change Log 2005/12/28
    Change: Added information on another product - Feed Spring.

    Feed Spring is a free program that generates RSS feeds.

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    26 Oct 05, 08:10:24
    RSS Tutorial - Becoming Aware of RSS
  • Many RSS feeds use orange icons with RSS, XML, or FEED in white letters.
  • The Firebox browser signals each time you browse a website with a feed.
  • The Google Desktop Sidebar finds RSS Feeds as you surf and displays them.
  • Microsoft is asking for comments on new icons for RSS feeds.
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    21 Oct 05, 08:10:35
    RSS Tutorial
    Welcome
    There are many resources on the Web for RSS. This tutorial emphasis the benefits of RSS, and how they can be realized. This tutorial refers to other sources for RSS History, Background, and Technical specifications.

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