RSS Feed

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 Add RSS Feed Module

  • Navigate to the page where you want to add a Content Module.
  • Click the Content Modules dropdown menu.
  • Select RSS Feed and hover over it. The mouse cursor will change to . Click and hold on RSS Feed to drag and drop it onto the page.  The module will be place above the area that is shaded in light blue.

Edit the RSS Feed Module

1. Click .

2. RSS Feed URL:  Enter the URL of the content you want to pull into this RSS Feed Module. You will need to make sure you have the URL ready to paste into the spot provided.

For more information on RSS, visit the RSS page on Wikipedia

How to access RSS Feeds

Go to the organization's web site that has an RSS feed you want to add to your content page. Look for the terms RSS,  Feeds, Subscribe, and/or an RSS icon.

If this links directly to an RSS Feed, then depending on your browser, you will see one of two things - either a page showing the RSS Feed itself, in which case you will just need to copy the Feed URL; or alternately, you may find yourself on a feed aggregator page, which in that case, you will need to look for the orange RSS / Feed icon for that specific feed and follow it to find the correct URL.

For example, the URL for the RSS feed for the front page of the New York Times is:

3. Item Display Limit: You can set a limit on the number of items to be pulled in on the feed.

4. Audience: Select the audience who can see this content.

  • Everyone Audience does not need to be logged in to view this content.

  • Logged In - Members must be logged in to view this content.

  • Role- Only members who fit the criteria for a certain role (i.e., Class of 1992, Current Students, or Female alumni) will be able to see this content. Choose from the previously created list of roles in the dual list box and use the arrows to select.
    • Deny Access to the following: You may also exclude certain groups from the Audience by using this checkbox. Then, choose from the previously created list of roles and use the arrows to select a group to exclude.

                  For example, you could include Everyone in the Audience except the Class of 2008:
                      - Select Everyone in the first list box.
                      - Click the checkbox to Deny Access to the following.
                      - Select Class of 2008 in the second list box.

5. Edit or Create New Module Display Format: If you check the box, you will be ignoring the default format. On the next page you will be able to make changes to how the RSS feed displays.

6. Click Load Content.