Receive timely updates: subscribe to our RSS feed

 

Every time you visit your favorite website searching for new content and find none you waste time. RSS feeds are a way to avoid that from happening, bringing all of the latest content directly to you.

 

RSS stands for Rich Site Summary / Really Simple Syndication; web syndication is the process where content is automatically passed from the website to a user/subscriber. Thus, RSS feeds benefit users who want to receive timely updates from favourite websites or to aggregate data from many sites. Users subscribe to feeds either by entering a RSS feed URL into the RSS Reader or by clicking on the RSS feed icon (which looks like this: ). Subscribing to a website RSS removes the need for the user to manually check the website for new content. Instead, a software called RSS Reader/Aggregator constantly monitors the site and informs the user every time new content is added to the pages covered by that feed, presenting it in a pleasant user interface. This aggregator can be built into a website, installed on a desktop computer and/or on a mobile device. You can find some of the most popular/free readers on a quick internet search, eg here

 

Once you have a RSS Reader, you'll need to be on the lookout for the RSS icons; when you find one and click on it, you'll get a page with a bunch of code on it, not user friendly at all; to start receiving any updates, just copy the URL for that page and paste it on your RSS Reader (look for something that says add subscription or add content). Whenever new content is added to the webpages covered by that feed, it will go directly to your RSS reader - that's it, it's that simple!

 

Some services deliver RSS to an email inbox. Examples of those services include IFTTT and Zapier. These allow you to receive any updates on your email!

 

The VdGM website offers a number of RSS feeds, allowing you to receive all our latest content on the fly! You can get all our News directly to your RSS feed reader by subscribing to the News RSS feed (link on the bottom of the page). If you wish to receive more selective updates, please browse through our index of subjects - each keyword has its own RSS feed icon on the bottom of the respective page.

 

 

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