Most people who use Internet Explorer or Firefox as their browser for viewing the internet don’t know about a cool feature that works quite well with our site: the RSS feed button.
This nifty little button allows you to do a couple of things. It allows you to be updated automatically when we add a blog post or when your favorite cards get posted to the site.
- To Subscribe to the CheckOutMyCards.com blog:
The simplest way to do this is to go to http://blog.checkoutmycards.com/feed/ and click on “Subscribe to this feed.” The orange feed button (discussed earlier) in the top right of the window does the same thing.
Selecting this brings up a simple pop-up to allow you to create a feed the same way you would create a “Favorite” in your browser. Similar to viewing your favorites, click on the star emblem at the top left of the screen to open your favorites; then click on “Feeds” to view your subscribed feeds.
- To subscribe to a search:
Using the RSS button after doing a search allows you to only have to search the site once for that item. For an example, I’ll use one of my personal favorite players: Nolan Ryan. So, I want to find his 1968 Topps Rookie Card. When I enter “1968 Nolan Ryan” in the search area, as pictured below, you can see that two cards came up, but obviously not the actual 1968 Topps card I wanted.
However, since I have that groovy little RSS button (see the orange arrow pointing at it in the above image), I can use that to subscribe to a feed for that search option.
Now, whenever a new card matching the description I’ve entered gets put onto the site, it updates the Feed in your favorites area.
Thanks to Mark for putting this post together.
This is GREAT! It could be cool to put a link to this on the bottom with the other links rather than lost in the blog posts, maybe called something like “New Inventory Notification”? I was always stumped on how to use RSS feeds but thought they were a great idea. Good job, Mark!
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