Explain How the KayakBlog RSS Feed Works

Explain How the KayakBlog RSS Feed Works

Feeds allow you to see when websites have added new content. You can get the latest content and/or video in one place, as soon as it’s published, without having to visit the websites you have taken the feed from.

Feeds are generally known as RSS (‘Really Simple Syndication’) which are just web pages, designed to be read by computers rather than people.

The KayakSchool provides a feed for all our blog content. Some websites have a feed for each category or individual article. We may get there but not yet!

You can access RSS feeds directly from pages all over the internet – the orange RSS icon will appear when a feed is available. On the KayakSchool site, we have the orange-ish RSS icon near the menu bar -top right – and also added a Subscribe to KayakBlog link on the sidebar -bottomo – that does the same thing.

OK – Let’s get started…

How do I start using feeds and especially the KayakBlog?

You will need one of the following to read RSS feeds:

1) Modern Web Browser

Most modern browsers, including Firefox, Opera, Internet Explorer, Safari and Chrome automatically check for feeds when you visit a website, and display the orange RSS icon when they find one. Many of them allow you to add RSS feeds as a browser favorite or bookmark folder, automatically updating them with the latest content. Each of the browsers have additional options for setting up how you want to view your information. Here is any article that explains feed functionality for Internet Explorer. Firefox users will appreciate this article on feeds.

The two methods below are for those of you that are super tech savvy or for those that want to really play with the RSS feed offerings.

2) Web-Based News Reader
Web-based news readers check feeds and displays any new articles that have been added. They let you catch up with your RSS feed subscriptions from any computer, making this option useful if you want to access the feeds from multiple computers or devices.

3) Desktop Readers
Some email software allows you to read RSS feeds. In addition, there is dedicated news reader software available that you can download and install on your computer.

Start following us today!