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What is an RSS feed

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RSS news feeds allow you to see when websites have added new content. You can get all the latest news in one place, as soon as it is published, without having to visit the individual websites you have taken the feed from.

Feeds are also known as RSS 'Really Simple Syndication'. In essence, the feeds are just web pages, designed to be read by computers rather than people.

How do I start using feeds?

  1. Choose a news reader. This is software that checks the feeds and lets you read any new articles that have been added. There are many different readers available most of which you can use on your desktop computer or on a smartphone, in the form of an app. Two popular options are: Feedly (opens in a new window) and Digg Reader (opens in a new window).
  2. Choose the content you want to read. For example, if you would like the latest Dorsetforyou.com jobs, simply click the orange RSS button from the jobs homepage at http://jobs.dorsetforyou.com. You can subscribe to the feed in various ways, including by dragging the URL of the feed into your news reader or by cutting and pasting the same URL into a new feed in your news reader. Most sites that offer feeds use a similar orange button, but some may just have a normal web link.

Some browsers, including Firefox and Safari, automatically check for feeds when you visit a website and display an icon when they find one. This makes subscribing to feeds much easier.

Using Dorsetforyou.com feeds on your website

If you run your own website, you can display the latest headlines from other websites on your own site using RSS.

We encourage the use of our feeds as part of a website, however, we do require that the proper format and attribution is used when Dorsetforyou.com appears. The attribution text should read "Dorsetforyou.com jobs" or "Dorsetforyou.com news" as appropriate.

We reserve the right to prevent the distribution of Dorsetforyou.com content and do not accept any liability for our feeds.

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