A challenge that many website owners face is how to supply continuously fresh content for new and repeat visitors to peruse.
It can be a very time-consuming task to manually upload regular updates. Fortunately, there is an easy way to showcase free, readily available news content on a wide variety of topics.
We will examine a quick and effective method of incorporating RSS (Really Simple Syndication) coding in order to add news content to any site. First, let’s look at what RSS is, and how it works.
RSS is an online coding solution that delivers automatic updates for Web content. Say, for instance, you add an RSS code for international news to your website from a popular source, such as CNN, Reuters, or the BBC. Visitors would be able to access new content links as often as the source updated their news feed. In other words, you get the benefit of presenting the very latest desired information online, with no effort on your part.
Due perhaps to a misguided perception that it is difficult to add the necessary coding to make RSS work within a website’s framework, it remains an extremely underutilized resource.
A typical RSS newsfeed (this one from the BBC) looks like:
When the XML document is updated by the BBC, the new information is automatically displayed on any website that has incorporated the above URL to obtain World News.
You can find RSS feeds all over the Web; just look for the small orange icon with a dot and two waves above it. The very latest data is available on diverse subjects ranging from international news, to financial updates, to reports on innovations in the food and drink industry, to the latest updates on plants and gardening.
So, now that we have a better understanding about RSS and what it can do, let’s move on to finding out how to incorporate the correct coding into a website in order to gain the noted benefits.
Google Feed API
Then, insert the following code into the desired area of the web page:<div id="body"> <div id="feedControl">Loading...</div>...