What is RSS?
Do you want to see the latest posts or articles
in RxPG website without visiting RxPG? Do you find browsing too expensive? Do
you spend too much time in sifting through all the posts on RxPG website to find
the relevant ones? Are you fed up up with slow dialup connections? RSS provides
you a solution to all of these problems.
RSS stands for Rich Site Summary or Really Simple Syndication and is based on a technology known as XML. Among other things, RSS allows you to view headlines of the latest content posted on a website like RxPG. When you see the XML icon on a page on RxPG, you know that that particular article or topic has an associated RSS channel. You will need an RSS reader (also known as a news aggregator) to properly interpret the RSS feeds on the channel. These readers also allow you to subscribe to the channel. The advantage of an RSS feeds is you only view the most recent changes to our site. This alerts you to an important change or addition in a RxPG section or forum that may be of interest to you.
To get started in easy steps:
1. Install an RSS feed reader, (A reader is a software application similar in function to your email program like outlook express - you will see headlines and descriptions in the channels you've subscribed to in this application - see the list of some of the available RSS readers)
2. Subscribe to a channel of your choice. To subscribe you need to copy the channel URL into your reader. The icon helps you identify that an RSS Feed is available. This icon will have the URL link to that channel.
|To subscribe to the channel, right-click on it and choose Copy Shortcut.|
3. Switch to your reader and select File, New menu option (this may vary based on your reader). Follow the menus to add the channel. See the help section of your reader for further clarification.
|This icon helps you identify that an RSS Feed is available. This icon will have the URL link to that channel. If you click on this icon, a new browser window will open that includes the XML code. All you need is the URL that points your reader to that channel. For example our general forum channel looks like this http://www.rxpgonline.com/backend.php. To add the channel, you can copy this URL from the browser into your reader. See the instructions in your reader software on how to create a new channel.|
Once you have subscribed, your reader will
automatically check the channel for updates. For example, if RxPG posts a
new PLAB article, and you've subscribed to our PLAB Channel,
you will see that this article has been added in your reader. You can go
directly to that new article on RxPG. This is a great way to keep up-to-date on
the new or updated content posted on RxPG. We have exam or medical subject
related section or forum
channels that you can subscribe to in the RSS format. Please subscribe and
If you are a webmaster and have specific syndication requirements, please email us with your request. We will come up with custom solutions for your need.
Available RxPG RSS Feed Channels
When you see this icon , throughout RxPG you know that there is an RSS feed channel related to the topic you are reading. By clicking on the icon and pasting the URL into your RSS reader, you can subscribe to that channel.
RxPG offer many types of RSS feed channels.
These can be identified by orange XML icon in front of any topic or section
1. Topic specific channels
Get latest updates only about the specific topics of interest.
2. Forum specific channels
Suppose you want to follow only one particular forum of your interest in RxPG. You can get the URL from the orange XML icon that is shown on the home page of every forum in RxPG.
3. Username specific channels
Herein you can subscribe to the forum posts by any registered mebers of RxPG. Just go to the user's blog and click on the orange XML icon to get the URL. Nice way to keep your self updated with Bruno's or RxPG Team's posts.
4. General Feeds
Those who want to follow the whole website can use these feed URLs.
All sections: http://www.rxpgonline.com/backend.php
All Forums: http://www.rxpgonline.com/backendforums.php
|Benefits of RSS Feeds|
|You take control and determine which RSS
channel you would like to view. You can indirectly customise the website for
You only view a headline and description making it easy for you to scan topics in several hundred articles.
The link will take you directly to that article.
You are alerted when our site is updated.
Save you valuable time and money in browsing the RxPG website for new posts or articles.
Popular RSS readers (news aggregators).
Most are software applications that must be installed onto your computer. Download one and give it a try!
Other recommended readers are:
BlogStreet Info Aggregator
Wildgrape NewsDesk 1.1
We encourage you to use RxPG RSS feeds, so long as you do not post the entire article and so long as you provide proper attribution and links back to RxPG. The RxPG RSS feeds are also available for syndication onto your web site.
Please email us with your feedback and comments. We want to learn how you are using our RSS feeds. Please also email us if you have specific RSS syndication requirements.