What is a RSS feed?

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RSS also known as Really Simple Syndication is a family of web feed formats used to publish frequently updated works—such as blog entries, news headlines—in a standardized format .

RSS feeds benefit publishers by letting them syndicate content automatically. A standardized XML file format allows the information to be published once and viewed by many different programs. They benefit customers who want to subscribe to timely updates from favorite stores or to aggregate feeds from many sites into one place, such as Google Reader.  The customer can then be notified when products in your store are added or changed, or when you post news items.  RSS also helps SEO in cases where a potential customer is subscribed to your site or sites with similar items being syndicated.

You can enable RSS feeds by going to  Settings->Store Settings->Display Tab:

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Hello Drew -

I have the 'Recent News Feed' RSS enabled on the site. I am preparing a Customer Mailing and noticed in Chrome when the RSS at the bottom of Home Page is clicked, Chrome is returning an XML sheet rather than the subscription. The RSS seems to be correct in FireFox. 

If you have both browsers - could you try and advise if you are seeing the same issue?

Thanks,
Sally
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Hi Sally, I do receive that XML page.  I am working on it with Bigcommerce.  It seems fine in Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari, and Opera.

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Thanks for the update Drew!

I checked IE but do not have Safari and Opera - so thanks for checking them as well.

Sally
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Sure.  I will update this topic when I hear back from them.

Drew

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