What is an RSS feed?

An RSS feed is basically a summary of all of the content changes that are made to your website. For example, if you create a blog post, add a new page, upload a photo, etc., news of these changes will appear in your RSS feed. This is a great way to let people know that there has been new information added to the site that they can go check out.

Here is an example of an RSS feed on a Small Farm Central website:

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   Figure 1. RSS Feed on a Small Farm Central Website

Certain updates that you make on your website will automatically appear in your RSS feed. However, there may be times that you don't want information to be posted. Perhaps you only made a minor change to one of your pages, like re-spelling a word and you don't want to add this to your RSS because there is no new content to draw your User's attention to. Use the "Advanced Options" section that often appears at the bottom of the Control Panel tools and un-click the checkbox that reads "Add this to your RSS feed" before you hit save. Keep in mind that you will have to re-click the checkbox if you do want content from that Control Panel section to be added to your RSS feed in the future.

For more about RSS, read this article: http://www.whatisrss.com/

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