Te Ara RSS subscriptions
What is RSS?
RSS (‘Really Simple Syndication’ or ‘Rich Site Summary’) is a way of displaying brief summaries of web pages.
RSS allows you to see when the Te Ara site has added new content to its ‘Today’s Featured Story’ section. Te Ara’s RSS feeds contain a headline, a brief summary and a link back to the full story.
There are two ways to use an RSS feed:
- You may choose to be alerted to the changing content by using an RSS reader.
- You may decide to feature a link to the story on your own website.
Available Te Ara subscriptions
How do I use the RSS feed?
You will need a news reader or aggregator, 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 readers, 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 a particular computer.
How to subscribe to an RSS feed
If you click on the Featured Entry RSS Feed link or icon you will be taken to the XML page which the reader will use. To subscribe to the feed you may have to drag the URL of the page into your news reader, or copy and paste the URL into a new feed in your reader. Some browsers, including Firefox, Opera and Safari, automatically check for RSS feeds when you visit a website, and display an icon when they find one.
Using the Te Ara RSS feed on your website
Please ensure that the proper format and attribution is used when Te Ara content appears. You should credit ‘Te Ara’ or ‘Te Ara – the Encyclopedia of New Zealand’. If you wish to use a Te Ara logo or other Te Ara graphic as a link to our website, please choose one from this page.
Below are some links to different RSS readers. There are many different ones, and you will need one that works on your computer.
Computer desktop versions
There are many places on the web where you can find out more about RSS and RSS readers.
Follow these links: