Embedding RSS/ATOM Feeds

Simply put, RSS (and ATOM, the competing format) is a means by which news sites and other content publishers can offer live feeds to their latest articles and posts.  Subscribers can then configure their website or an "RSS reader" to point to these files using a simple website address (i.e.  https://www.yahoo.com/news/rss/topstories) and any new articles will show up in their RSS reader as they are published.  XSites include a designated RSS Feeds feature that makes it a snap to include any RSS Feed on any XSite page.

  HINT:

All you need to link your site with an RSS Feed is the URL for the RSS file.  If the specific URL is not listed, look for an XML, RSS, or ATOM button on the publisher’s website.  In many cases, you can spot this icon on their sites by looking for an orange icon that's often accompanied with a symbol that resembles a broadcast.  Right-click this image and choose Copy Shortcut.  You can then paste that URL into the RSS Feed box on your XSite.

Once you've added an RSS feed to a page of your site, your visitors will see the latest news articles from that feed on that page automatically as they return to your site over and over again.  For more detailed information about RSS and its value in driving traffic to your XSite, see Tech Doc 7008.

 

Adding the Feed

To embed an RSS/ATOM feed in a page of your website:

  1. In the My Content step of the XSite Wizard, find and click the page you wish to edit.
  2. Scroll down the page to the Other Page Options section below the main editor.
  3. Check the RSS Feeds box.
  4. Click Customize to the right of the RSS Feeds box.
  5. Type a name for the RSS feeds section of your page into the box provided.  Then, click Add Feed.
  6. Type or paste the URL to the RSS feed into the provided box and then click Save to add the feed into your page.
  7. Repeat steps 5 and 6 until you have added all of the RSS feeds you want into your page.
  8. Click Save to add your feeds into the page and then click Save Changes in the Content Editor to update the page.

Your RSS feeds are immediately available on your page.

 

Removing a Feed

To remove an existing RSS/ATOM feed from a page of your site:

  1. In the My Content step of the XSites Wizard, click the page containing the RSS feed you wish to remove.
  2. Scroll down to the Other Page Options section of the Content Editor and click the Customize button beside the RSS Feeds check box.
  3. Click the Delete link beside each feed you want to remove from your page.
  4. When finished, click Save in the RSS Feeds editor and then click Save Changes in the Content Editor to update your page.