Managing "RSS" content blocks

[Please note that this article refers to an older version of the product and may be outdated. You can find the most recent guide here]
"RSS" content blocks allows publishing within a Splash Portal block and the messages flow come from an external RSS source.

To set up a RSS content, you must enter the following parameters for each language selected in the Splash portal languages option (in the International Settings section):
  • URL: the URL of the RSS source. It must be a valid address.
  • Items number: the number of recent items to display within the block.

What is a RSS feed?

A RSS feed (stands for RDF Site Summary) is a stream of data in RSS format. This format is based on XML, currently one of the most popular formats used to publish Web content based on XML and it is considered the de facto standard for exporting Web contents, as it is used by many sites, online newspapers and blogs.

RSS feeds allow people to be updated on new articles or comments posted on sites of interest without having to visit them manually one by one.
The Splash Portal, through RSS content, can become a full-fledged "News Reader". Reporting news in real time from an external source directly to one or more template blocks.

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