What You Can Do with the RSS Manager

Use the RSS Manager to:

Create an RSS Feed

To create an RSS feed that features multiple topics or categories of content, select the CREATE link from within the RSS Manager Tool. Follow the instructions in the ePublishing Tools Guide: How do I create an RSS Feed with multiple topics/taxonomies?

Our online Tools Guide provides an overview of key steps in creating your RSS Feed. Here are additional notes about functions not covered in the online guide:

  • Feed Status: The Publish/Unpublish button at the top indicates whether the RSS Feed is currently live on your site.
  • Indexable: The checkbox indicates whether the RSS Feed can be included in internal search results. This does not relate to being indexed by search engines such as Google and Bing.
  • Teaser: The teaser appears on the site’s list of RSS feeds and on users’ individual RSS readers. Whether a teaser appears on the RSS readers depends on the user’s software.
  • Site Placement, Topic/Category and Classification Taxonomy: Selections are only those that may be associated with articles or blog posts. For example, if you select “Breaking News” as one of the site placement taxonomies that will appear within your RSS Feed, all articles tagged with “Breaking News” will be a part of your feed. Or the topic “Best Practices” may be selected, resulting in all articles and blog posts tagged with the topic “Best Practices” appearing in your RSS Feed.

A yellow banner will appear at the top when you’ve succeeded in creating a new RSS Feed. If a red banner appears, the feed was not saved. Please record the error messages and try again. If the red banner continues to appear after hitting SAVE or CREATE, please contact ePublishing support.

Edit an RSS Feed

To modify an existing RSS feed, select either LIST & EDIT or LIST (depending on your interface) to find the feed. After making your changes, click SAVE. The update will be immediately available, based on your website’s cache rules.

Delete an RSS Feed

To delete an existing RSS feed, select the LIST & EDIT or LIST link to find the feed. Select the feed, scroll down and select the DELETE button. After an RSS feed has been deleted, it cannot be resurrected.

A new RSS Feed can be created with the same attributes, but it will not have the same ID. This is important if you’ve developed any applications or pages tied to specific RSS Feed IDs.

Add Articles or Blog Posts to a Feed

To include an article or blog post in a given RSS Feed, open the article or blog post. Select the appropriate topics, categories or other taxonomy terms that drive the RSS Feed you’d like the articles or blog posts to appear in.

Change the Order of RSS Feeds on Website

After selecting LIST & EDIT (blue bar) or LIST (green bar) next to RSS in your dashboard, use the Placement Icon on the left side of the feed title to change the order of RSS Feeds on your public-facing pages. Simply click the icon and drag.

Create Special RSS Feeds

Special RSS Feeds may be created for your publication. If not specifically outlined in the original contract, unique requirements may have a time and cost impact to implement. Contact your solutions manager.

Common uses of Special RSS Feeds include:

  • Exclusion of locked or paywall content
  • Inclusion of seldom-used RSS Feed elements

Hide RSS Feeds

You may not want a specific feed to appear on your website. This can be accomplished through the Taxonomy Manager. Please discuss any needs with your ePublishing Solutions Manager.

Some websites include customized or full-text RSS feeds. Please talk to your website’s Solutions Manager if you need an RSS feed with requirements beyond those in this chapter.