What Are RSS Feeds?

Last Updated on: 16 December 2014

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What is RSS?

RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication. With a piece of software called an RSS reader, you can be informed when new content is available on Tourism New Zealand's websites, and save yourself a lot of time too.

After you've subscribed to a feed such as the ones listed above using an RSS reader, the reader will periodically check the site and any other subscribed websites for new stories and features, and will display summaries for you to review in an email-like format. This is much faster than visiting several websites in turn and clicking through many pages to look for new content, as all the searching is done for you.

How do I use RSS?

To use RSS, you need to perform two key steps:

  1. Setup an RSS Reader
  2. Subscribe to the RSS link using the RSS Reader

Attempting to view the RSS link in your ordinary web browser will likely give you a page full of text and code. You will get much better results if you view the link with your RSS reader.

RSS readers

Wikipedia has more information on RSS and RSS readers. All you have to do is choose a reader to your liking, download and install it (desktop-based), or sign up to it (web-based) and follow the instructions. Once you have chosen an RSS reader, use the reader to subscribe to the RSS feeds on this site to receive Tourism New Zealand updates.

Useful links

More about RSS Readers: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RSS_reader

Some recommended RSS Readers: