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An RSS feed is a way to access information from website without needing to visit that website regularly. Each Notebook provides an RSS feed. How you view the RSS feed varies from browser to browser. There are three places in the Trove that you can view an RSS feed:
- On the Trove home page
- On a Notebook home page
- From the link in the Your Subscriptions section of the Trove Dashboard
From the Trove home page you can view a feed of updates to Entries in all the Notebooks in the Trove. You can also view a feed of updates to both Entries and comments for all Notebooks in the Trove. On a Notebook home page you can view a feed of updates to that specific Notebook, either only updates to Entries or to both Entries and comments. From the links in the Your Subscriptions page you can view updates to all the Notebooks to which you are subscribed. Again you can choose to view updates to only Entries or updates to both Entries and comments.
Viewing RSS feeds in Internet Explorer
Internet Explorer has a View feeds on this page button on the tool bar by default, as shown below. If you click on the arrow next to the button, a list of the available RSS feeds is shown. Usually the choices are for Notebooks and comments. Click on your preferred option and the RSS feed is displayed in a new tab in the browser.
Viewing RSS feeds in Firefox
In Firefox you can view RSS feeds using the Bookmarks menu as shown below. Click Subscribe to This Page and then select the preferred option from the list. Usually the choices are for Notebooks and comments.
Viewing RSS feeds in Safari
In Safari there is an RSS button on the address bar by default, as shown below. If you click the RSS button, a list of available RSS feeds for the page is displayed. Usually the choices are for Notebooks and comments. Click the preferred option to display the RSS feed in a new tab.
Viewing RSS feeds in Chrome
To view RSS feeds in Chrome, you must install an RSS reader, for example, the RSS Subscription Extension by Google. The extension adds a button to the address bar as shown below. If you click the RSS button, a list of available RSS feeds for the page is displayed. Usually the choices are for Notebooks and comments. Click the preferred option to display the RSS feed in the same tab.
The feed offered by the main blog menu page is similar, but will provide updates from all the blogs on that page, rather than just one, which is what is offered when you are viewing a particular blog. To manage your subscriptions see Subscriptions
Using the URL
If you want to add the RSS feed to a different feed reader or incorporate it into another service you can use the URL of the feeds. See Sending Twitter messages using the RSS feeds, for an example of a service using the RSS feed and information on how to use the URL of the RSS feeds.