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EB Pirates News – Edition 1

Friday, October 3rd, 2008

Captain Green Hair and Mr Tiber are joined by Benk to produce the first ever EB Pirates News Edition.

Screenshot from the EB Pirates News

Screenshot from the EB Pirates News

Join them in the forum as they share the news in a somewhat unconventional yet hilarious manner!

ImperialShadows gets a portrait!

Friday, September 12th, 2008


Let's thank him!

ImperialShadows

A while ago our good member ImperialShadows decided it was time someone took control of the Classic-Pirates.com newsletter and volunteered to become its editor. So now, it's time to praise him for all the hard work he has put into bringing us that wonderful publication every month!

Congratulate ImperialShadows here.

Update: Since this story was originally posted, the newsletter program has been discontinued, replaced by the blog you are now reading. ImperialShadows, however, has continued his news duties in the form of posting here and carrying over the graphics for the blog itself from the former site.

Subscribe to RSS Feeds using Facebook

Sunday, January 1st, 2006

This tutorial provides illustrated step by step instructions for subscribing to RSS Feeds using Facebook.

Important!

The tutorial assumes you have registered a Facebook account.  If you don't have a Facebook account please visit Facebook.com for further instructions.

What is Facebook?

Facebook is a Social Networking website that enables people from all over the world to interact.  It has many tools to allow this interaction, one of those being the ability to publish RSS Feeds straight to user profiles.

Step 1

Visit Facebook and view your Profile.  Above the Update Status Input Box is a Dropdown Menu triggered by clicking upon the purple triangle which faces downwards.

Subscribe to the Classic-Pirates.com News Feed using Facebook Step 1

From the Dropdown Menu select Import.

Step 2

The Update Status Input Box will be replaced with Import Options.

Click on Blog/RSS.

Step 3

Enter http://www.classic-pirates.com/feed into the Public URL Input Box and click the Import Button.

Subscribe to the Classic-Pirates.com News Feed using Facebook Step 4

Facebook will process the RSS Feed and once complete it will display the above information.

Congratulations!

Now, every time the Classic-Pirates.com frontpage is updated a snippet of information will appear on the subscribers Facebook profile.

Problems?  Questions?

Never fear!  We're here to help!  Discuss the Classic-Pirates.com News Feed in the LEGO Pirates Forum.  Let us know if you're having trouble or using a program we haven't got a tutorial for.

Other RSS Readers?

To see our complete list of RSS Reader Tutorials visit the Wonders of RSS page.

Subscribe to RSS Feeds using Feedreader

Sunday, January 1st, 2006

This tutorial provides illustrated step by step instructions for subscribing to RSS Feeds using Feedreader.

Important!

The tutorial assumes you have installed a working copy of Feedreader version 3 or above.  If you have not installed Feedreader, please visit the official Feedreader website for further instructions.

What is Feedreader?

Feedreader is a desktop RSS Reader which enables you to access RSS Feeds.  It can be launched when Windows first loads and sits in your System Tray for convenient access.

Step 1

Launch Feedreader then move your mouse over to the Dropdown Menus.

Subscribe to the Classic-Pirates.com RSS Feed using Feedreader Step 1

Select File -> New -> Feed OR press the F3 button.

Step 2

The Add Feed Input Box will appear.

Enter http://www.classic-pirates.com/feed into the Add Feed Input Box and click the Ok Button.

Wait for a moment while Feedreader downloads the RSS Feed.

Step 3

A list of News Items will appear in the Middle Pane.

Subscribe to the Classic-Pirates.com RSS Feed using Feedreader Step 3

Click on the News Item Titles and the complete News Item will appear in the Right Pane.

Step 4

You can Minimise Feedreader to the System Tray by closing it.

Go to File -> Exit OR click the  X button in the top right corner of the Feedreader Window and a dialogue box will appear.

Ensure the Remember my decision Checkbox is checked then click the Minimize to tray button.

Congratulations!

Every time the Classic-Pirates.com frontpage is updated the Feedreader will be  updated simultaneously and a notification will appear in the bottom right corner of your screen.

Subscribe to the Classic-Pirates.com RSS Feed using Feedreader Finish

To access Feedreader at any time click on the three-dimension cube icon in the System Tray.

Problems?  Questions?

Never fear!  We're here to help!  Discuss the Classic-Pirates.com News Feed in the LEGO Pirates Forum.  Let us know if you're having trouble or using a program we haven't got a tutorial for.

Other RSS Readers?

To see our complete list of RSS Reader Tutorials visit the Wonders of RSS page.

Subscribe to RSS Feeds using Firefox

Sunday, January 1st, 2006

This tutorial provides illustrated step by step instructions for subscribing to RSS Feeds using FireFox.

Important!

The tutorial assumes you have installed a working copy of FireFox version 2 or above.  If you have not installed FireFox, please visit the official FireFox website for further instructions.

Step 1

Classic-Pirates.com RSS News Feed Logo

Navigate to the Classic-Pirates.com website and click upon the RSS button (as pictured above).

OR

Enter http://www.classic-pirates.com/feed into the Address Bar of your FireFox browser. Clicking on the link should open it in a new Browser Tab.

Step 2

In the webpage which loads you should see the following:

Subscribe to RSS Feeds using FireFox Step 2a

Click upon the Subscribe Now button.

Step 3a

A dialogue box will appear:

Subscribe to Classic-Pirates.com RSS Feed Step 3a

This dialogue box allows you to choose whether you want to add the RSS Feed to the Bookmarks Toolbar which by default runs horizontally beneath the Navigation Toolbar.

Click the Add button.

Step 4a

The Classic-Pirates.com Feed will now appear as a Dropdown Menu in the Bookmarks Toolbar.

Subscribe to the Classic-Pirates.com RSS Feed Step 4a

Note

If your Bookmarks Toolbar already has numerous links, the Classic-Pirates.com News Feed Menu will appear in the Overflow Menu.

Adding the Classic-Pirates.com RSS to Firefox Bookmarks Toolbar

To locate the News Feed Menu click upon the >> Button on the far right of the Bookmarks Toolbar.

Adding the Classic-Pirates.com News Feed to the Firefox Bookmarks Toolbar

The Overflow Menu will appear with a list of links that can't fit into the Bookmark Toolbar.  The Classic-Pirates.com News Feed will most likely be placed at the bottom of the Overflow Menu.

Step 3b

Alternatively you can add the RSS Feed to the Bookmarks Pulldown Menu.

Subscribe to Classic-Pirates.com News Feed Step 3b

Click on the Create In Dropdown Combo Box and change the option to Bookmarks Menu or the Bookmarks Folder you want it to appear in.

Now click the Add button.

The Classic-Pirates.com News Feed will appear as a sub-menu in the Bookmarks Menu.

Note

The News Feed sub-menu will probably appear at the very bottom of the Bookmarks Menu, so you may need to drag it to the desired position.

Congratulations!

Every time the Classic-Pirates.com frontpage is updated, the Classic-Pirates.com News Feed menu will be  updated simultaneously.

Problems?  Questions?

Never fear!  We're here to help!  Discuss the Classic-Pirates.com News Feed in the LEGO Pirates Forum.  Let us know if you're having trouble or using a program we haven't got a tutorial for.

Other RSS Readers?

To see our complete list of RSS Reader Tutorials visit the Wonders of RSS page.

Subscribe to RSS Feeds using Internet Explorer

Sunday, January 1st, 2006

This tutorial provides illustrated step by step instructions for subscribing to RSS Feeds using Internet Explorer 7.

Important!

The tutorial assumes you have installed a working copy of Internet Explorer version 7.  If you have not installed Internet Explorer please visit the official Internet Explorer website for further instructions.

Step 1

Classic-Pirates.com RSS News Feed Logo

Navigate to the Classic-Pirates.com website and click upon the RSS button (as pictured above).

OR

Enter http://www.classic-pirates.com/feed into the Address Bar of your Internet Explorer browser

OR

Click on the link to open it in the Favorites Center.

Step 2

The RSS Feed will load.

Subscribing to the Classic-Pirates.com News Feed using Internet Explorer 7 - Step 2

Click on the Subscribe to this feed link.

Step 3

A dialogue box will appear.

Subscribing to the Classic-Pirates.com News Feed using Internet Explorer 7 - Step 3

Click on the Subscribe button.

Step 4a

Now the Classic-Pirates.com News Feed will appear in the RSS Feed Dropdown Menu in Internet Explorer.

Subscribing to the Classic-Pirates.com News Feed using Internet Explorer 7 - Step 4a

Click upon Classic-Pirates.com Dropdown Menu Item to be taken to the RSS Feed.

Step 4b

The Classic-Pirates.com News Feed also appears in the Favorites Center.

Subscribing to the Classic-Pirates.com News Feed using Internet Explorer 7 - Step 4b

First Click upon the Favorites Center Icon (the orange star) and then the Feeds button.

A list of RSS Feeds you have subscribed to will appear.  Click upon the Classic-Pirates.com Feed Link and you will be taken to the RSS Feed News Items.

Congratulations!

Every time the Classic-Pirates.com frontpage is updated, the Classic-Pirates.com News Feed will be  updated simultaneously.

Problems?  Questions?

Never fear!  We're here to help!  Discuss the Classic-Pirates.com News Feed in the LEGO Pirates Forum.  Let us know if you're having trouble or using a program we haven't got a tutorial for.

Other RSS Readers?

To see our complete list of RSS Reader Tutorials visit the Wonders of RSS page.

 



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