can somebody help me with instructions on setting a RSS feed?

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I will be having few pages which would be updated frequently. I want my readers to know whenever its updated!
Now please help me out with instructions, like how to set it up, where to link, what to link, where to put up icon and all associated things.

Sorry if you need to type a lot for the answer :(
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Hi Monica,

We have a link to a mini-tutorial here: http://tipsandtricks.synthasite.com/R...

Is that what you were looking for?
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Thanks alot Marjiee, that helped. Though i havent tried it yet, i might take few more days before i add a feed to my site. But atleast i got a basic idea about it, so i can work accordingly on my layout :)
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This tutorial is only helpful to very advanced users. Without step by step instructions on what to do and why it is extremely confusing. I'm attempting to follow it, but have strong reservations about a successful outcome.
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HI Ronzig,

I'm sorry you are having difficulty with this. Maybe these instructions will help you:

This is how to add an RSS widget to your site:

1. Open the widgets folder on the sidebar to your right.
2. Drag and drop the "RSS feed" widget onto your page.
3. Click on "Edit" on the green widget tool bar
4. In the properties sidebar click on "edit your link"
5. A link editor will open up. You need to replace the default URL with a URL of a feed that you want. For example, pasting the following URL will create a Yahoo! News RSS feed: http://rss.news.yahoo.com/rss/topstories.
6. When you are done click "OK" in the link editor and then click "apply" in the properties side bar.

An RSS feed with automatically updated links on the subject of your choice will be added to your site.

Alternatively, you can easily add an RSS feed to your site with a widget from our Widgetbox Gallery, this is how:

1. Drag and drop a Widgetbox Gallery widget onto your page.
2. A dialogue box will open, search for 'RSS' to see all the widgets available.
3. Choose the RSS feed you would like to use on your site.
4. Edit your settings to customise your widget.
5. Click on the green 'Get Widget' button and it will be saved and added to your page.
6. Save and preview your page to view the widget.
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Thanks folks.
There's still one thing I'm unclear on. Will a link to my home page create an RSS feed for my whole site or do I have to link each page individually?
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If people are taken to your home page, then they will be able to access the rest of your site, so a link to your homepage should be sufficient.