RSS Feeds

What is an RSS Feed?
How do I start using Feeds?
How do I subscribe to a Feed using Internet Explorer 7 & 8?
How do I add a Feed to the Favorites bar? (IE 8 users only)
How do I subscribe to a Feed using Firefox?
How do I subscribe to a Feed using Safari?
How do I edit/ remove RSS Feeds in Safari?
RSS News Readers
Available Feeds

What is an RSS Feed?

The term 'RSS (Really Simple Syndication) feed' is used to describe online content that is frequently updated by a website. Feeds are used to keep up to date with news stories, headlines and blogs but can also be used for videos as well as audio content known as 'podcasts'. Traditionally, a visitor to the LFC website would have to access all the latest content by clicking on a variety of pages but by using RSS Feeds this is done for you.

RSS Feeds are free and extremely easy to use. Once you have subscribed to a feed you will receive automatic updates of all the latest LFC content direct to your browser as soon as they have been added.

How do I start using Feeds?

Firstly, you will need a piece of software called a newsreader. This will check fields automatically and make sure you can view the most recent content that has been added. There are many different types of news reader, the most popular of which exist already in the latest versions of Microsoft Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox. Some are also available as a downloadable application. As there are many different types of news reader, it is important to choose one which will work with the operating system on your computer.

When viewing areas of the LFC website you will notice the feeds icon rss next to certain pages. This lets you know that feeds are available for this particular topic.

How do I subscribe to a Feed using Internet Explorer 7 & 8?

To subscribe to a feed, follow these simple steps:

  1. Go to the webpage that has the feed to which you want to subscribe. E.g. 'Latest News'.
  2. Click the Feeds rss button to discover feeds on the webpage. This will show the most recent content related to that topic.
  3. Click Subscribe to this feed.
  4. Type a name for the feed, e.g. LFC Latest News, and select the folder to create the feed in.
  5. Click Subscribe.
  6. To view your subscribed feeds, click the Favorites button, and then click the Feeds tab.
     

How do I add a Feed to the Favorites bar? (IE 8 users only)

  1. To add a feed to the Favorites bar, subscribe to the feed, and click the Add to Favorites Bar check box in the Subscribe to this Feed dialog box.
  2. If you've already subscribed to the feed, you can click the Add to Favorites Bar button to add the feed to the Favorites bar.

Your subscribed feed will now appear in your Favorites bar and when clicked will display the most recent LFC content for you to explore. It can also be edited and renamed by right clicking it.

How do I subscribe to a Feed using Firefox?

To subscribe to a feed, follow these simple steps:

  1. Go to the webpage that has the feed to which you want to subscribe. E.g. 'Latest News'.
  2. Click the Feeds button rss to discover feeds on the webpage. This will show the most recent content related to that topic.
  3. Use the dropdown at the top of the page to select an appropriate reader in which to view your feed. Firefox recommends 'Live Bookmarks'.
  4. Click Subscribe now.
  5. Type a name for the feed, e.g. LFC Latest News, and select the folder to create the feed in.
  6. Your subscribed feed will now appear in your 'Bookmarks' bar and when clicked will display the most recent LFC content for you to explore. It can also be edited and renamed by right clicking it.

How do I subscribe to a Feed using Safari?

To subscribe to a feed, follow these simple steps:

  1. Go to the webpage that has the feed to which you want to subscribe. E.g. 'Latest News'.
  2. Click the Feeds rss button to discover feeds on the webpage. This will show the most recent content related to that topic.
  3. Click the Add (+) icon on the address bar.
  4. Type a name for this feed and choose a folder within Safari, either Bookmark Bar or Bookmark Menu to create the feed in. You can also choose to add it to another collection if you have created one.
  5. Click Add.
  6. Your subscribed feed will now appear in the 'Bookmarks' section of the Navigation bar. You can change your settings by clicking Safari, then Preferences and choosing the RSS tab.

How do I edit/ remove RSS Feeds in Safari?

To edit or remove your RSS feeds, follow these simple steps:

  1. Click Bookmarks.
  2. Click Show All Bookmarks.
  3. Choose either Bookmark Bar or Bookmarks Menu from the left hand menu.
  4. You can edit or remove feeds by right clicking on them.

 
RSS News Readers

RSS news readers are included with the latest versions of Microsoft Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox.

For more information on downloadable RSS news readers, please visit one of these example external sites below:

Windows
Newz Crawler
Feed Demon
Google Reader

Mac OS X
NewsFire
NetNewsWire
Shrook

Web
Netvibes

 
Available Feeds

Below is a list of LFC feeds that are currently available:

Latest News rss
Media Watch rss
Ticket News rss
Most Recent Videos rss