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News: The Reader (Re-post)

Wordpress logoOriginally posted on the Official Worpdress blog .

As you may have heard, Google Reader is shutting down on July 1. As readers ourselves, we understand the importance of a go-to space on the internet for your daily feeds and regular reads — and a place to discover new finds. If you’re looking for a new reader (or are not using it already), we hope you’ll take the Reader for a spin. Check out what you can do.

Import your subscriptions
Reader Import pageThe Reader can import and export OPML, so you can transfer subscriptions over from another feed reader. Google Reader users can import their subscriptions directly from Google Reader into the Reader. Visit the import page to get started:

Google Reader users will be asked to select the appropriate Google account (or sign in with a different email address) and grant to access it. For those importing from another feed reader, click on Choose File and then select the OPML file.
Wordpress Reader: Blogs I Follow Edit

Follow sites

In the Reader, you can keep up with your favorite blogs in our community, the editors’ picks on Freshly Pressed, and Recommended Blogs — but you can also follow sites. In the box on the top-right of the Reader, click on the Edit link next to Blogs I Follow:

Wordpress Reader: Edit Blogs I FollowOn the Edit Blogs I Follow page, enter the URLs of sites you’d like to follow, one by one, in the field at the top:

Wordpress Reader: Blogs I Follow FeedAnd voilà‎! You can follow your favorite sites, on and elsewhere, all in one place.

Personalize your Reader with custom topics
Wordpress Reader: TopicsIn addition to keeping up with your regular reads, you can follow specific topics to see what users are writing on the discussions du jour. The cloud of popular topics offers a bird’s-eye view of what our community is publishing — what’s hot and happening now:

We encourage you to go further — to be your own curator — by following custom topics and reading the stuff you’re curious and passionate about. In your Topics box, located on the right, you can follow Google Glass to compare commentaries on the controversial eyewear. Or nostalgia for evocative personal essays and memoir. Or behavioral economics for the latest takes on psychology and choice.

Wordpress Reader: Add Topic

To add custom topics:

In the Topics box, enter a topic in the field, then click on the “+” symbol:

Wordpress Reader: Cognitive ScienceOr, explore the Topics page, search for a topic (such as Cognitive Science), and click Follow at the top.

We hope you dive in to the Reader and use it to follow your favorite stuff across the internet!

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About Robin Catling

Robin Catling gained degrees in both arts and technology which led to a diverse portfolio of employment. A freelance systems analyst, project manager and business change manager for the likes of American Express, British Airways and IBM, he moved on to web design, journalism and technical authoring. He has also worked in film and television, both behind and in front of the camera, including productions by Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorcese, Ron Howard and Ridley Scott. A qualified three-weapon coach, he runs West Devon Swords teaching sports fencing to all age groups, and in recent years qualified with the British Federation of Historical Swordplay to teach medieval and renaissance combat in the Historical Western Martial Arts.


One thought on “News: The Reader (Re-post)

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