Along with the Exchange’s new makeover to WordPress, comes the ability to turn articles into a text-based format known as a Really Simple Syndication (RSS) file. An RSS file or “feed” is a format for delivering regularly changing web content such as blogs, news headlines as well as the Exchange. RSS contains a list of items; usually each item has a title, summary and a link to a web page. It allows you to easily stay informed by retrieving the latest content from the sites you are interested in. The RSS benefits readers who want to subscribe to timely updates or collect feeds into one place without needing to visit each site individually.

To get the Exchange in an RSS format, go to the Exchange website at https://blogs.millersville.edu/news/ and scroll down to the bottom of the page to where it says “RSS Feed” on the right hand side. To subscribe to the entire Exchange, click on the first link listed or to subscribe to a specific category that may be your favorite (i.e., Who Makes Millersville Special, News, etc.) and click on that separate link.

After you click on one of the link it will open a new page. If you use Internet Explorer, you will be able to choose “Feeds.” If you use Firefox, you can choose how to view your Exchange text using applications that are already installed onto your computer (i.e., bookmarks, Google, etc.).  After you choose one of those options, hit the “Subscribe” button. You are now able to open and view the Exchange using the application that you chose in an RSS format.

For a step-by-step video guide on how to turn Exchange articles into an RSS feed using Firefox, refer to the tutorial found here: http://www.youtube.com/user/millersvilleu#p/u/0/4bRlZP8WbpU. This video was made to easily guide readers through the process.

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