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What is RSS?

RSS allows you to see when sites from all over the internet have added new content. You can get the latest headlines and articles in one place, as soon as they are published, without having to remember to visit each site every day.

It takes the hassle out of staying up-to-date, by showing you the very latest information that you are interested in.

RSS stands for 'Really Simple Syndication'. RSS feeds are just a special kind of web page, designed to be read by computers rather than people.

How do I start using RSS feeds?

In general, the first thing you need is something called a news reader. This is a piece of software that checks RSS feeds and lets you read any new articles that have been added to them. There are many different versions, some of which are accessed using a browser, and some of which are downloadable applications. Browser-based news readers let you catch up with your RSS feed subscriptions from any computer, whereas downloadable applications let you store them on your main computer, in the same way that you either download your e-mail using Outlook, or keep it on a web-based service like Hotmail.

Once you have chosen a news reader, all you have to do is to decide what content you want to receive in your news reader, by finding and subscribing to the relevant RSS feeds.

We have RSS feeds for all our UK Classifieds sections, you can subscribe to the main category for example "Pets" or to one of the sub categories like "dogs for sale".

How do I get a news reader?

You can download a free reader from here .

If you have a Yahoo! or Google customised homepage you can add UK Classifieds content to your page by clicking on the "Add to Google" or "My Yahoo!" buttons found on the left of the UK Classifieds pages. Just go to the section that you want to subscribe to and click the button.

Website owners

If you run your own website, you can include our UK Classifieds feeds in your own pages free of charge, please include a credit to say the feeds originated from UK Classifieds.

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