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Importing Multiple Feeds

Note: you can click on the images in this tutorial to view them in a larger format.

RSS Aggregators can also import a number of feeds at once. This can save a lot of time, and is a great way to share resources, since you can just import a list of feeds from a friend to get started.

In order to import a number of feeds they must be listed in an OPML file (sometimes called an XML file). We've compiled a number of feeds that provide good information on environmental health. If you have a PC, you can download this OPML file by right clicking on this link and saving the file "eh_feeds.xml" to your desktop. 

After the file has downloaded you'll need to use the import function in your aggregator. 

If you have a Google Reader you can start by clicking on “Settings” or “Manage Subscriptions.”



 

From the settings page, click the “Import/Export” link.



 

To find the OPML you need to “Browse” your desktop (or wherever you saved the file) and select "eh_feeds.xml".




 

Click on the file and then press upload.

 

It may take a moment to upload your OPML file, but when it does you should get a message that the upload is complete, and you should see all of your new subscriptions.

 

That's it! You've finished our RSS Starter Kit — you should now have your newsreader set up and be able to add more feeds at will. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it if you have comments or suggestions!