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More information about RSS

What is RSS?

RSS (Real Simple Syndication, aka Rich Site Summary) is a web standard for publishing regular updates of web-based content. It allows you to identify the content you like and have it delivered directly to you. It takes the hassle out of having to go from site to site to find the latest updates.

Why would I want to use RSS?

  • RSS saves time - The COP CPD and Events Finder uses RSS to deliver the latest events listings. So instead of browsing the CPD and Events Finder, RSS automatically tells you when new events are listed.

  • RSS puts the power in your hands - You only receive the information you are interested in. We do not collect any information—including email addresses—from subscriptions to our RSS feed.

How do I get started?

The first thing you need is something called an RSS news reader, and there are two main types of readers - installable desktop programs and web-based services.

There are many readers available. Different readers work on different operating systems, so you will need to take this into account. Some browsers, including Internet Explorer 7, Firefox, Opera and Safari, have functionality that automatically displays RSS feeds. For more details on these, please check their websites.

In addition, some email programs such as Mozilla Thunderbird and the latest version of Microsoft Outlook (from Office 2007) have RSS functionality built in them.  There is also a free RSS add-in for earlier versions of Outlook and Outlook Express.

Here are some other RSS news reader suggestions:

Web-based RSS readers


Desktop applications RSS readers


Apple Mac:

Find other news readers at Google

Please note: The APS is not responsible for the content of external websites.

How do I subscribe to the COP CPD and Events Finder RSS feed?

Once you have installed the reader or subscribed to a web-based reader follow its instructions to subscribe to the COP CPD and Events Finder RSS feed.

Copy and paste this URL of the RSS feed into your news reader.