RSS Feeds

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What are RSS feeds?

RSS (Real Simple Syndication) is a technology that allows automatic ‘feeds’ of regularly updated content such as news to be delivered directly to users desktops. The ‘feeds’ are accessed using a small application commonly called a news aggregator or RSS reader such as FeedReader.

The most current versions of Mozilla’s Firefox and Apple’s Safari, as well as Microsoft’s upcoming Internet Explorer 7 (currently in beta) also support RSS feeds.

Harris Technology’s RSS feeds are updated daily and give you a summary of the new products, clearance products and products currently on special at ht.com.au.

Instructions on setting up RSS feeds in FeedReader, Firefox and Safari are included below.

Where can I download an RSS reader?

Firefox and Safari both have in-built RSS readers, or there are also a number of freely available news aggregators (try searching Google for ‘RSS reader’).

The simplest way to start using RSS feeds is using the in-built RSS readers in either Firefox or Safari.

If you prefer to use Internet Explorer, FeedReader is a simple stand alone application that can be used independent of the web browser being used.

Instructions on setting up RSS feeds in FeedReader, Firefox and Safari are included below.

How do I setup RSS feeds in FeedReader?

Installation
  • Download the latest version of FeedReader at feedreader.com.
  • Run the installation application once the download has finished.
  • Follow the on screen instructions and click the Install button when prompted.
  • Select English in the next screen that appears and click the Next button.
  • Select the Run program automatically on Windows startup option and click the Next button.
  • Click the select none button and then the Finish button.
Adding a new feed
  • Open Internet Explorer, enter ht.com.au in the Address Bar at the top of the Internet Explorer window and press the Enter key.
  • Once ht.com.au has loaded, right click any of the RSS feed links on ht.com.au and select Copy Shortcut from the menu that appears.
  • Open FeedReader and select New and then Feeds from the File menu.
  • A new dialogue box will appear showing the URL for the RSS feed you have just copied.
  • Click the Ok button on the right side of the dialogue box.
  • The new feed will appear on the left side of the FeedReader window.
  • Repeat this process for each RSS feed you would like to add.

How do I setup RSS feeds in Firefox?

  • Open Firefox, enter ht.com.au in the Address Bar at the top of the Firefox window and press the Enter key.
  • Once ht.com.au has loaded, click the orange RSS icon that appears on the right of the Address Bar.
  • In the menu that appears, select one of the RSS feeds.
  • Enter a name for the RSS feed and click the Ok button. A new orange RSS icon will appear below the Address Bar.
  • You can now return to this RSS feed at any time by clicking the orange RSS icon.

How do I setup RSS feeds in Safari?

  • Open Safari, enter ht.com.au in the Address Bar at the top of the Safari window and press the Enter key.
  • Once ht.com.au has loaded, click the blue RSS button on the right side of the Address Bar. This will display Safari's in-built RSS reader.
  • To bookmark this RSS feed, click the + button on the right of the Address Bar, enter a name for the RSS feed and click the Add button.
  • You can now return to this RSS feed at any time by clicking the name of the RSS feed below the Address Bar.

Why is ht.com.au not displaying correctly in my RSS reader?

The ht.com.au website requires JavaScript to function correctly. If you are experiencing problems viewing ht.com.au in your RSS reader please ensure you have JavaScript enabled. To do so, check the Options section in your RSS reader.

If you are experiencing any difficulties with ht.com.au, please see the Website Requirements page for more information.