Subscribe to Employment Ontario Partners’ Gateway with RSS

Subscribe to the Employment Ontario Partners' Gateway RSS feed RSS and get links to the latest news delivered right to your browser or inbox!


What is RSS?

Orange Real Simple Syndication (RSS) feed logo

A Really Simple Syndication (RSS) feed is a list of the newest content on a website. When you subscribe to an RSS feed, this list is delivered in one of three ways: as an alert online, an email, or through a third-party client. The RSS feed provides: the title, date, summary and a link. Subscribing to the RSS feed is a convenient way to ensure you'll never miss the latest on the EOPG.


How do I Subscribe to a RSS Feed

Before you can subscribe to a RSS feed you'll need to make sure that your computer has the ability to read the RSS feed and deliver it to you. Please use the following instructions to help you view, subscribe and access your RSS feed subscriptions.


Step One: Viewing RSS Feeds

You'll need to use one of the following options to subscribe, access and read a RSS feed.

  • Web Browser

    Many browsers (e.g. Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox, Safari, etc.) will display the RSS icon when a RSS feed is detected on a website you are viewing. The RSS icon, when clicked, will allow you to view the RSS feed.

    Here is an example in Internet Explorer 11:

    The RSS logo as a link to a RSS feed on the EOPG webpage.

    If you're using Internet Explorer, you will probably have a pre-installed reader and can subscribe to directly through that program. Other browsers like Chrome, Firefox or Safari will require installtion of a RSS feed reader extension.

  • Email Client

    Microsoft Outlook 2010 has a built-in RSS subscription service that allows you to subscribe and view any RSS feeds you are subscribed to and will alert you when new content arrives.

  • Web-based RSS Reader

    Web-based RSS readers work regardless of the browser you are using. After registering for the service, these sites collect the latest articles from the RSS feeds you've subscribed to and allow you to access your RSS feeds. This is best if you want to access your RSS feeds from multiple computers, as it works through a dashboard you sign in to.

What RSS Feed Method Should I Use?

To find out which RSS feed viewer you should use, click on an RSS link (try the EOPG feed link). Depending on what you see, you will have different options.

What Do You See?

  1. Page of Code: If you are taken to a page of code (like the image below) An illegible RSS feed featuring XML code.
  2. List of Articles: If you get an easy-to-read page showing you article entries (like the image below), then continue to Step Two.

Step Two: Subscribing to RSS Feeds


Subscribing to RSS feeds with Internet Explorer

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Click this link to go to the Employment Ontario Partners' Gateway RSS feed: Employment Ontario Partners' Gateway Updates.

You will see a page resembling a timeline of posts (like a blog or Facebook) this is the RSS feed (if you see code like the example shown under “What RSS feed Method Should I Use?” please follow the Microsoft Outlook or Web-based RSS Reader instructions).

Subscribe the RSS Feed
  1. On the RSS feed, you will find a link that says "subscribe" or "subscribe to this feed". Click the subscribe link for EOPG.
    Screen capture showing the Subscribe to this feed link highlighted.
  2. Once the subscribe link is clicked, a prompt box (pop up window) will appear. This is to help you subscribe to the RSS feed and will include a name box and a drop-down menu for a folder.
    Prompt to subscribe to the feed. Input field for feed name and dropdown to select folder. Options to create a new folder. Buttons to Subscribe, or  Cancel.
  3. If you'd like to name the RSS feed something different (so that it is easier for you to identify), this is where you can do so. When you are finished, click "Subscribe." Now that you have completed this step, you are subscribed to the RSS feed for the EOPG! You can now view this feed whenever you want, and it will update with the latest posts from EOPG as soon as they are added to the website.
Viewing the RSS Feed
  1. Go to your "Favourites" (the star icon), and select the tab "feeds."
    Internet Explorer's favourites menu open showing then newly created Employment Ontario Partners' Gateway RSS feed.
  2. You'll see a list of all the RSS feeds you've subscribed to. When new content is added, the RSS feed name will be in bold text and have "(new)" beside it.
  3. From the list, click on the RSS feed you want to view. A new page will list of all the latest content from the RSS feed. Click on the titles to access the content you want to see.
  4. The EOPG RSS feed showing the latest postings in a subscribed RSS feed.

Subscribing to a RSS feed with Microsoft Outlook

Microsoft Outlook logo

To subscribe to an RSS feed through your Microsoft Outlook 2010 email client:

  1. Open your Microsoft Outlook program. On the left sidebar you will see a folder called "RSS feeds."
    Microsoft Outlook sidebar showing the RSS Feeds options amongst other tools.
  2. Right click on the RSS feeds folder.
    The flyout menu for the RSS feed showing the Add a New RSS Feed option.
  3. Select "Add a New RSS feed..."
    The flyout menu for the RSS feed showing the Add a New RSS Feed option selected.
  4. A new pop-up prompt will open asking you to enter the address for the RSS feed.
    Microsoft Outlook Prompt
  5. Type or copy and paste this RSS feed address link into the address box: /eng/eopg/eopg.xml
    Microsoft Outlook prompt input field populated by the RSS feed address link.
  6. Click "Add"
  7. A warning pop-up box will open asking if you trust the RSS feed you are about to add. Click "Yes."
    Microsoft Outlook warning prompt asking if you trust the source. Options are Yes, No, and Advanced...
  8. You are now successfully subscribed! Going forward, you will be alerted by Outlook every time a new post is made. To read the new content, open them as you would an email and click the links to be taken to the content.
    Microsoft Outlook RSS feed interface showing the latest posts from the EOPG feed.

Subscribing to a RSS Feed with a Web-based RSS Reader

There are many free web-based applications that allow you to subscribe and read RSS feeds. Each application works and performs differently. Feedreader is recommended as you can use any browser to access it. Please follow these instructions to sign up, and subscribe to a RSS feed through Feedreader.

Feedreader
  1. Go to the Feedreader site and register (either with your Google, Facebook, or email account).
    Screen capture of Feedreader’s homepage featuring Google, Facebook and independent sign in.
  2. Once registered, you will go to a dashboard that looks like screen below. It’s empty, because you haven’t subscribed to any RSS feeds yet.
    Screen capture of an empty Feedreader dashboard with open menu. Options are starred items, all items, uncategorized, add a new feed and settings.
  3. To add a RSS feed, select the “Add a new feed” button on the left-side panel near the bottom.
    Close up of the add a new feed option in the menu.
  4. You’ll be prompted by a screen that asks for an address and allows you to categorize your feeds.
    Feedreader prompt box with an empty address input, a category drop-down and two buttons: add the feed (greyed out) and cancel.
  5. To subscribe to the Employment Ontario Partners’ Gateway RSS feed, copy and paste this link address: /eng/eopg/eopg.xml into the address box.
    reader prompt box with a filled out address input, a category drop-down and two buttons: add the feed (now active) and cancel.
    Note: If you’re unsure if it is the right address, most RSS feeds will end in the extension .xml or .rss
  6. Click the button “Add the feed.”
  7. Congratulations! You’ve subscribed to the EOPG feed and it will now appear in your dashboard.
    Feedreader dashboard populated with RSS feed links. EOPG now appears in the menu.
  8. To access your RSS feed, simply return to Feedreader, sign in, and you will be shown all of the latest posts from the RSS feeds you follow.