Rss Feeds

 the sensible celiac RSS feeds

Get just what you want

Our forum software and our store software are both able to produce RSS feeds. See below for an explanation of what an RSS feed is and how to use them.

Here is a list of RSS feeds that are ready to use now.

All New Messages Forum
Gluten Free Recipes Forum
Gluten Free Food @ Gluten-FreeStore.Com
Celiac Disease News Forum

The Sensible Celiac Widget

Users of Apple Mac computers are invited to use our dashboard widget to stay current with the messages in our forum. You can see a full description of the widget at Apple or simply download it directly.

Roll your own RSS feed

You can search for anything in our store and the search results page will have an RSS icon (as above) you can use to pull a feed for those search results. Your search will be repeated each time you request the feed, allowing you to find new items of the type you seek.

The SMF forum software we are using lets you construct a URL for an RSS feed of any board in the forum. Start by copying this URL into your feed reader or aggregator:;type=rss;action=.xml;limit=10

Next navigate in the forum to the board you wish to follow using RSS. Observe the URL in your web browser location field. Unless you are in the GF recipes board, from which this URL was based, you will see that the value of board= is different than 6.0, change that value in the URL in your feedreader to match the value in the board you wish to track. Too hard? Ask the sensible celiac for help!


What is RSS?

According to Wikipedia:

RSS is a family of Web feed formats used to publish frequently updated content such as blog entries, news headlines or podcasts. An RSS document, which is called a “feed,” “web feed,” or “channel,” contains either a summary of content from an associated web site or the full text. RSS makes it possible for people to keep up with their favorite web sites in an automated manner that’s easier than checking them manually.

RSS content can be read using software called an “RSS reader,” “feed reader” or an “aggregator.” The user subscribes to a feed by entering the feed’s link into the reader or by clicking an RSS icon in a browser that initiates the subscription process. The reader checks the user’s subscribed feeds regularly for new content, downloading any updates that it finds.

The initials “RSS” are used to refer to the following formats:

  • Really Simple Syndication (RSS 2.0)
  • RDF Site Summary (RSS 1.0 and RSS 0.90)
  • Rich Site Summary (RSS 0.91)

RSS formats are specified using XML, a generic specification for the creation of data formats.

At the Sensible Celiac we have some expertise in working with RSS feeds, and have even built entire websites using only RSS, for example News Dolphin. Here we offer you feeds from this website, optionally with GF food items available at and/or blended in. The RSS feeds offered here are all in RSS2.0 format. We generate some of them using scripts we have developed over the years.


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