- What are RSS Feeds
- How do I generate a RSS feed on BeachLive
- Building your own feed
- How do I get a RSS news reader
What are RSS Feeds
RSS (Really Simple Syndication) enables you to view lots of web content without needing to visit tons of individual pages or websites.
All the content is presented in a single list, which saves time, and means you never need to miss an update.
With in "BeachLive" the RSS feed will update you on the latest status of water quality at your chosen beaches without having to visit the actual website.
How do I generate a RSS feed on BeachLive
If you click on the RSS button you will be able to either build your RSS Feed manually or select one of the predefined feeds.
Building your own feed
To select you favourite beach or combination of beaches, search for and select these from the list on the left. All your selected beaches will be listed on the right.
Once you have chosen you list of beaches click either "View your RSS Feed" which will load the feed directly in to your browser to view which you can then subscribe to via your browsers built in RSS functions.
Alternatively click "Get you RSS Feed URL" which will display the URL for you to copy and paste in to a news feed in your chosen RSS Reader. Most sites that offer feeds use a similar orange button, but some may just have a normal web link.
How do I get a RSS news reader
There are two ways to read an RSS feed: the first is through your web browser. All the latest browser releases support RSS viewing, including Chrome, Firefox and IE.
The second method is to use a dedicated RSS reader. These programs check to see what feeds have been updated, and then display the stories as a list of clickable links.
An example of a web-based RSS reader is Google Reader, while you can also download RSS reading apps such as FeedDemon for Windows or Reeder for Mac, iPad and iPhone.
Different news readers work on different operating systems, so you will need to choose one that will work with your computer or mobile device.
Once you have chosen a news reader, all you have to do is to decide which beaches you want to receive updates from.
Popular web-based news readers
Popular browser-based News Readers
Windows desktop software
Mac desktop software