RSS (most commonly expanded as Really Simple Syndication) is a family of web feed formats used to publish frequently updated works—such as blog entries, news headlines, audio, and video—in a standardized format.
An RSS document (which is called a "feed", "web feed", or "channel") includes full or summarized text, plus metadata such as publishing dates and authorship. Web feeds benefit publishers by letting them syndicate content automatically. They benefit readers who want to subscribe to timely updates from favored websites or to aggregate feeds from many sites into one place.
RSS feeds can be read using software called an "RSS reader", "feed reader", or "aggregator", which can be web-based, desktop-based, or mobile-device-based.
A standardized XML file format allows the information to be published once and viewed by many different programs. The user subscribes to a feed by entering into the reader the feed's URI or by clicking an RSS icon in a web browser that initiates the subscription process.
The RSS reader checks the user's subscribed feeds regularly for new work, downloads any updates that it finds, and provides a user interface for monitoring and reading the feeds.
To enable the RSS Feed:
With Pulse Commerce it’s very simple to add a custom page to an RSS feed.
- Go to Content > Custom Pages.
- Click the Edit link for the given custom page.
- Tick the checkbox Include in RSS:.
- Click the Update button.
In order to get the RSS button to appear in the address bar of your web browser, paste the following code into the HTML code of Content Manager > Logo and Custom Header Editor > Top of Page Editor:
<link rel="alternate" type="application/rss+xml" title="RSS Feed" href="http://<PrimaryURL>/CustomPages/rss/Features.rss">