Yacs handbook Syndication

How to use RssReader with yacs?

RssReader is a freeware program to read RSS news feeds.

[title]What is RssReader? [/title] RssReader collect news in the background at user configurable intervals and warn with a little popup in the system tray that there is a new message arrived. You can click the news headline to see a short description of the news and click or open the original news web page in an RssReader browser or default browser window.

RSS (Really Simple Syndication) is a format for syndicating news.

Many news and web log sites support RSS by adding these pictograms as or to their web pages.

RssReader support RSS versions 0.9x, 1.0 and 2.0.

Running under Windows 98/NT/Me/2000/XP/2003.

[title]How to setup this stuff?[/title] You can now track pages posted at any yacs server with RssReader. Just follow these instructions:

1. Download the software package from http://www.rssreader.com/ and install it on your hard drive.

2. Open the RssReader application

3. Choose the command File | Add a new channel. Type the URL of the selected RSS feed from your web site. For example, the main RSS feed at YetAnotherCommunitySystem is at http://www.yacs.fr/yacs/feeds/rss_2.0.php Click the Next button.

4. If the software is able to parse the feed, it will propose you a correct title. Click the Next button.

5. Select a group to anchor your feed. Of course, you can use the default value if you wish.

[title]How to subscribe to new channels?[/title] Place the mouse arrow on one of the XML or RSS pictograms and click the right mouse button, then choose "Copy Shortcut". Start RssReader and go to add(+) channel/feed and then paste (click right mouse button) the url and press ok. Add as many feeds to this free RSS reader as you want and use it as free news aggregator.

[title]How to use it?[/title]

You can use RssReader either interactively, to browse all feeds you are interested in, or you can let it popup news on arrival. In both cases, you haven't to browse origin sites any more.