11/2/2007 - This website now features RSS

www.hackensack.org now features RSS


(look for this button in your browser)

What is an RSS Feed?

A feed, also known as RSS feed, XML feed, syndicated content, or web feed, is frequently updated content published by a website. It is usually used for news and blog websites, but can also be used for distributing other types of digital content, including pictures, audio or video. RSS stands for "Really Simple Syndication".

How do I know if a website offers feeds?

When you first view a website, Internet Explorer will search for feeds. If feeds are available, this feeds button  may appear in your browser. In newer versions, go to "Tools", then "Feed Discovery".  News and Events feeds will be listed.  Hit "Subscribe".

How can I automatically get updated content?

You can receive content automatically by subscribing to a web feed. When you subscribe to a web feed, you set the interval at which Internet Explorer will check the website for updates. Once you've set an interval, Internet Explorer will automatically download the most up-to-date web feed list. "Headlines" and "Events" on this site is feed content.

How can I automatically get updated content?

You can receive content automatically by subscribing to a web feed. When you subscribe to a web feed, you set the interval at which Internet Explorer will check the website for updates. Once you've set an interval, Internet Explorer will automatically download the most up-to-date web feed list. 

To subscribe to a feed

  1. Go to the webpage that has the feed to which you want to subscribe.
  2. Click the Feeds button  to discover feeds on the webpage.
  3. Click a feed (if more than one is available). If only one feed is available, you will go directly to that page.
  4. Click the Subscribe to this Feed button, and then click Subscribe to this Feed.
  5. Type a name for the feed and select the folder to create the feed in.
  6. Click Subscribe.

In newer versions, go to "Tools", then "Feed Discovery".  News and Events feeds will be listed.  Hit "Subscribe".

To view your subscribed feeds, click the Favorites Center button, and then click Feeds.

For people using Office 2007, you can have feeds sent directly to your inbox in Outlook.  Please consult your Microsoft Office/Outlook documentation to learn how.