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Subscribing to an RSS Feed

There are two types of RSS feeds you can subscribe to: single-page RSS feeds and multiple-page RSS feeds.

Single-page RSS feeds are feeds of a single page. These feeds are updated when the page changes. Every entry in the feed represents a different version of the same page.

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Multiple-page RSS feeds are feeds of multiple pages, usually based on a search. For example, you can create an RSS feed of all pages tagged with "ProjectX." These feeds are updated when a page in the feed is created or updated. Every entry in the feed represents a different page.

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Because you can quickly view changes across a wiki or multiple wikis, multiple-page RSS feeds are much more useful than single-page RSS feeds.

You can create multiple-page RSS feeds of:

You can also combine these to create RSS feeds of exactly what you're looking for. For example, if you're working on ProjectX and several important pages are scattered across wikis you've marked with stars, you could create an RSS feed that does a multiple-wiki search based on the "ProjectX" tag and starred pages.

RSS readers can subscribe to an almost unlimited number of RSS feeds, so you can create many feeds with very specific purposes.

To create an RSS feed:

  1. View the page you want to create a feed of, or search for what you want to create a feed of.

    For example, here are some popular feeds:

    To create a feed of this Do this

    Single page

    View a wiki page

    Updates page in My Page

    View the Updates page in My Page

    Single-wiki search results

    While viewing a wiki, search for text or tags

    Multiple-wiki search results

    While viewing My Page, search for text or tags

    A blog

    View the blog

    All blogs you're watching

    In the Updates page, click "blog posts"

    All pages you've created or edited

    In the Updates page, click "my pages"

    All pages you've marked with a star

    In the Updates page, click "starred pages"

    All pages marked with "hot"

    In the Updates page, click "hot pages"

  2. Click the RSS button in the address bar of your web browser.

    Depending on which RSS reader you use, the RSS reader will appear and confirm that you want to add the feed. If you use Safari as your RSS reader, the RSS feed appears.

    To use Mail as your RSS reader, see Mail Help.



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