RSS – How To

RSS stands for “Rich Site Summary”, or “Real Simple Syndication”. In plain english, RSS is a way to have The Deuce delivered to you like email. Each time we add a post, you get an email with the story. No more having to keep checking The Deuce to see if we’ve added anything.

If you want to try using a “newsreader” to get our syndication feed, Thunderbird has a very simple set up. Even if you are married to your current email program and don’t want to switch, you can use Thunderbird as your RSS newsreader.

Here’s the step-by-step for Thunderbird:

* copy and paste this to your clipboard:

http://fastpitchwest.com/thedeuce/wp-rss2.php

* New acccount
* News & Blogs
* Manage subscriptions
* Add
* OK

One of the better explanations of RSS and Live Bookmarks is from the folks at Mozilla, which produces our favorite browser, Firefox, and our favorite email client/news reader, Thunderbird. We heartily recommend both of those products which can be downloaded free by clicking the links above.

Here is a peek at our RSS syndication feed:
http://fastpitchwest.com/thedeuce/wp-rss2.php
(ignore what’s on the page — just copy the URL in the address bar)

For those of you married to Outlook, here is an add-on program called “RSS Popper” and will allow you to get RSS feeds via email. (click RSS Popper link to download)

Don’t be intimidated by all of the jargon. It’s actually easier than setting up email. If all else fails, and you can’t get RSS to work on Firefox, email me and I’ll walk you through it. Once you’ve used RSS, you wonder how you ever got along without it.