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Subscribing to the DCCCD Blog Via RSS

​Here’s how:
  1. If you don’t already have an RSS service, join one.
  2. Enter the URLs of the college or district blog(s) of your choice into your feed reader.

For more information about how to do this, see the instructions below.

icon of RSS readerWhat Is RSS?

RSS stands for “Really Simple Syndication.” It is the best way to get content from many different websites all in one place. RSS is like an email inbox for all of the websites you like to visit. Most websites have RSS feeds so that new posts can be sent directly to you when they’re published. You may have seen the (usually) orange “RSS” icon like the one on the left on other websites you’ve been to.

RSS delivers “feeds” of new Web content that can include links, headlines, photos, videos and text summaries. News outlets like The New York Times even offer RSS feeds broken down by news category or subject, but most websites and blogs deliver one feed for their whole blog via RSS, like we do with our blogs.

Read more about RSS feeds or for a simpler explanation, watch RSS in Plain English by Common Craft and find more feeds at http://www.dcccd.edu/RSS

How Do I Subscribe to an RSS Feed?

We recommend you choose a Web-based RSS application like Feedly or Yahoo so that your subscriptions are “in the cloud,” which means they are viewable on the Web and safe from computer crashes or lost laptops.

My Yahoo! has a feed reader built in. If you have an account with already, you can start subscribing to RSS feeds. If you don’t have an account, you can sign up for one and begin using it in a matter of minutes.

Feedly is a stand-alone RSS application

I Have My Feed Reader — Now What?

When you’ve chosen which feed reader you want to use, you can begin signing up for feeds by going to the websites you want to get information from and finding the RSS feeds.

When you go to a website and see the RSS icon, you can usually click on that icon and the RSS feed sample will appear in your browser window. You will see options about which service you want to use to subscribe.

  • If you use Feedly, all you have to do is click on Add Content and copy and paste the URL of the website you want to subscribe to into that box. Feedly will automatically pull in the RSS feed for that website, and you’re done. Learn more on the Feedly help site.
  • If you use My Yahoo! the requirements are the same — copy the URL of the website you want to subscribe to, and add it to your My Yahoo! tab. Complete directions with screenshots can be found on the My Yahoo! help site.​