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LibGuides for Guide Authors: Getting Started (OLD)

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4. RSS Feed

Everything -- well, nearly everything -- you need to get started with LibGuides and publish your guides

About RSS Feed Boxes

An RSS Feed box dynamically and automatically displays the most recent information from a website that you designate.

Examples can include news sites, blogs, new books in our catalog in your subject area, database search results, journal tables of contents, and more.

An orange RSS icon in the address bar of your browser indicates that an RSS feed is available for the site you're on. Many sites and databases will display this icon or otherwise indicate that RSS feeds are available for particular content.

Examples

Adding/Editing an RSS Feed

Adding a feed to an RSS Feed box:

  • Click on Add RSS Feed
  • Enter the URL for the RSS feed.
  • Enter the number of items you want to show.  (The default is 5.)
  • Click on Update

Editing a feed in an RSS Feed box:

  • Click on Edit RSS Feed
  • Edit the information you want to change.
  • Click on Save Changes.

Note: Descriptive text about an RSS Feed box can be entered at the top of the box.