Carsguide RSS help
How do I start using RSS?
- I want to view RSS feeds in my personal feed reader
- I am a webmaster or publisher wanting to publish RSS feeds from your site
Choosing an RSS reader
Standalone readers are applications that run in the background on your desktop and automatically update your subscribed feeds.
Plug-in readers work within one of your existing programs such as Microsoft Outlook, Firefox or Internet Explorer.
There are a variety of RSS readers available. Below we have suggested some you may like to try out. (Please note that carsguide.com.au does not endorse or support these readers):
- PC Based Readers
- Newz Crawler - Retrieves news from various web sources in background and combines RSS, Atom, Newsgroups and Web pages in one application.
- Feeddemon - Unique newspaper layouts and configurable display options.
- Awasu - A free RSS reader that integrates with blogging services, podcasts and more.
- Sharp Reader - Allows customisable feed refresh rates and has advanced thread tracking.
- Web based
- Mac users
If you are considering viewing video by RSS, be sure to check that your reader supports video.
Subscribing to an RSS feed
You can subscribe to this RSS feed in a number of ways, including the following:
- Drag the orange RSS button next to the feed you wish to subscribe to into your News Reader
- Drag the URL of the RSS feed into your News Reader
- Cut and paste the URL of the RSS feed into your News Reader
Once you have subscribed to the RSS feeds that you want, your RSS reader will automatically update with the latest news.
The feed reader will present you with easy-to-browse headlines and short summaries, including links to the full article. You can see what's new, and read only the articles that interest you.
Parsing the XML to HTML for publication
If you are a little more comfortable with coding there are lots of parsing tools available to allow you to ingest the feed and republish this in your own site's content management system.
IMPORTANT: If you do want to include carsguide.com.au headlines on your site, please contact us and let us know first.
Please also make sure you have read and have understood our terms and conditions.
You may want to start your search for any help you need at www.feeddigest.com.
Ready to start using RSS? Visit our RSS page and set up your feeds.