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RSS Data

RSS (Rich Site Summary) is a way to deliver regularly changing web content to your website(s). Most news-related sites and online publishers syndicate their content as an RSS Feed to be used by anyone who would like to use it.  RSS allows your web users to stay informed by retrieving the latest content from the sites you are feeding from.

For Example: If you wanted to have a portlet on your website/page that displayed new headlines, an RSS feed could be setup to the New York Times to retrieve their latest headlines every 4 hours.  The contents of the feed would display on your website with links to the NYT full article (if the user wanted to read the whole thing).

"+" This symbol allows for the creation or modification of portlets on the existing page
This symbol allows for the creation or modification of portlets on a new or exitisting page.
This symbol is used to provide a preview of the current page or portlet.
This symbol provides a list of update dates and the individual who updated that portlet.
This symbol provides the ability to see the all the pages that portlet is currently being displayed on.
This is the DELETE symbol.  All delete actions will prompt the user before the delete occurs.

1- RSS Module Name: Title of the portlet being created.  It allows you to locate it alphabetically in your list of RSS Feeds.
2- Short Description: A short explanation of the portlet you are creating.
3- RSS Feed: The source you will be displaying information from.
4- Max Number to Display (0 for all): The number of articles you want displayed from the source.


How to set up an RSS Portlet

  1. Select Portlets: RSS Data.  View a summary of each RSS Portlet setup.
  2. Click + portlet Actions for RSS.  The Add RSS Data Feed Portlet displays.
  3. Enter a name for this RSS module and a brief description.
  4. Select the name of the RSS Feed.
  5. Select the number of feeds to display for this portlet.
  6. Select Update Schedule to display RSS feeds that will automatically update based on the schedule you setup.
  7. Select Save Info.

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