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Beyond Pesticides RSS Feeds

What is RSS?

RSS stands for "Rich Site Summary" or "Really Simple Syndication," depending on whom you ask. RSS feeds are posted in a format called XML. Beyond Pesticides is using RSS to deliver summaries of our Daily News and Action Alterts. You can use Beyond Pesticides' RSS Feed in three ways: 1) By installing an RSS reader and subscribing to our feed, automatically alterting you to the latest news and action items; 2) If you or your organization have a website, you can also use our RSS feed to post links to new items from our RSS feed on your website. This means with very little effort, you can have the latest Beyond Pesticides Daily News and/or Action Alerts on your website; 3) By streaming Beyond Pesticides Daily News and Action Alerts to your customized Google homepage.

For more information, see this article on RSS for Non-Profits.

Why Should I Use RSS?

  1. RSS saves time. RSS feeds let you know the minute something is updated on any of the given pages that feature a feed.
  2. RSS lets you decide what to receive. You only get the information you are interested in. We do not collect any information (email addresses) when you sign up for a feed.
  3. RSS allows you to have new information on your website, without constant updating. With a one-time setup, our RSS feeds can automatically post Beyond Pesticides latest Daily News and Action Alerts on your website.

How Do I Get Started?
To begin receiving notifications of new information from Beyond Pesticides, including Daily News and the latest Action Alerts and updates, just follow this easy, four-step process:

Step 1: Download an RSS reader program.
Since most people don't speak XML, you will need a program that is capable of translating the code for our RSS feeds into an understandable message. Download your RSS reader now.

Step 2: Select the content you wish to recieve.
Choose the Beyond Pesticides feed that you wish to subscribe to from the list provided in the "What Information Does the Beyond Pesticides Syndicate?" section below. Click on the feed's XML image that looks like this: .

Step 3: Copy the RSS feed's address.
Copy the feed's address from the address bar in your web browser. You will need website addresses for each feed you wish to subscribe to. For your convenience, we have included the subscription addresses for each feed. You can obtain the address for a particular feed elsewhere on Beyond Pesiticdes' site by clicking the XML image.

Step 4: Subscribe to the RSS feed.
Open your new RSS reader program and find the program's "Subscribe" or "Add Feed" function. Now paste the web address of each RSS feed you wish to subscribe to in the space provided.

The subscription process will differ depending on the RSS reader program you use. You may wish to consult the program's "Help" section to find out how to add RSS feeds in your RSS reader.

You will immediately receive information from our RSS feeds and will automatically receive notifications on new content at www.beyondpesticides.org. If you or your organization have a website and would like to syndicate content from Beyond Pesticides, please see the "How Do I Post Beyond Pesiticides' RSS Feeds on My Website" section below.

What Information Does the Beyond Pesticides Syndicate?

We currently syndicates our Daily News and Action Alerts. Links to our current RSS feeds are posted below.

Beyond Pesticides Daily News RSS feed
Address for Subscriptions: http://www.beyondpesticides.org/dailynewsblog/?feed=rss2

Beyond Pesticides Action Alerts RSS feed
Address for Subscriptions: http://www.beyondpesticides.org/feeds/ActionAlerts.xml

How Do I Add Beyond Pesticides Daily News and Action Alerts to my customized Google search page?

1. Go to http://www.google.com/ig.

2. Click on "Sign In."

3. If you already have a google account (gmail, etc.), sign in. IF NOT, click in "Create an account now."

4. In the upper right corner, click on "Add Content."

5. Click on "Create a Section," then copy and paste the following in the box: http://www.beyondpesticides.org/dailynewsblog/?feed=rss2 (this will add the Daily News headline to your personal Google page).

6. Click on Click on "Create a Section" again and copy and paste the following in the box: http://www.beyondpesticides.org/feeds/ActionAlerts.xml (this will add the Action Alerts to your personal Google page)

7. Items may be dragged around the page, and items may be deleted by clicking on the "x" in the corner to customize your page.

8. To make this your homepage, follow the homepage instructions on your browser (For Internet Explorer, choose "Tools" -> "Internet Options" and type: www.google.com/ig).

How Do I Post the Beyond Pesticides RSS Feeds on My Website?

If you think that visitors to your website would be interested in the most current Beyond Pesticides content, you may want to use our RSS feed to display our Daily News and/or Action Alterts on your site. There are several ways to do this, some have advantages or disadvantages compared to others. The best solution is one where the webpage is automatically updated on-the-fly, is easily spidered by search engine robots, and easy to implement.

To attain this optimal solution, the developers of FeedForAll have created a free RSS to HTML PHP script. When used, this script will allow you to create webpages that will always display the most current information from your RSS feed, and because the resulting page is pure HTML, it will be in a format friendly to search engine robots.

Implementation: There are three ways the RSS to HTML PHP script can be implemented on your website.

1. Put a free copy of the rss2html.php script on your webserver and call it by passing the URLs of your feed and webpage template files.

2. Put a free copy of the rss2html.php script on your webserver and edit its feed and template variables

3. Run the rss2html.php script from a server, passing it the URLs of your feed and webpage template files free of charge.

4. Pass your feed to the RSS2HTML server which will display the feed in an html format free of charge.

Choose your option for streaming RSS content here.