What is RSS and How Do I Subscribe?

What is RSS?

RSS is an XML-based (eXtensible Markup Language) format for content distribution that includes headlines, summaries and links. RSS stands for Rich Site Summary or Really Simple Syndication and provides the oportunity to get automatically updated news and information on topics of interest. The Valley Mart now offers an RSS feed or 'channel' for its main jewelry news feed.


What is a News Reader?

An RSS Reader (also known as an RSS aggregator or News Reader) is software which enables you to get the latest news headlines, in RSS format, delivered straight to your desktop. Some RSS Readers also allow you to set up watches or filters so you only see the news you want to see. You need a news reader if you want to subscribe to an RSS feed.


Where can I get a News Reader?

There are a wide range of RSS Readers available for most operating systems. Visit Google to find links to the most popular products. If you're browsing with Mozilla Firefox, you can get a news reader extension that lets you view RSS feeds from within your browser.


How do I view the The Valley Mart's RSS feeds?

You can view the raw feeds by clicking on the RSS button under the latest headlines. If you want to view the feed in your reader then you can right click the button, copy the shortcut and paste that into your RSS reader.


For Web Publishers & Web Site Managers


Would you like to have The Valley Mart feed and keep the user on your site while they read the news?

The Valley Mart also offers full-text XML and HTML news feeds for websites. For more information, check out our feed here.



Also, be sure to check out the The Valley Mart's Jewelry News and Information blog to learn about the jewelry world get updated on all the latest jewelry news.

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