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Creating RSS Feeds

using news and rss feeds

The RSS and ATOM feed capability within Adobe CQ allows site owners to create and update news articles and publish them using RSS and ATOM technology. Much the same way that you create News Listing items, you can also create RSS feeds using the News Feed template when you first create a page.

How to make an RSS feed:

1. Create the appropriate node structure. Set up an initial parent page called "news" with one child page under that, (2010), to contain your RSS items . Now you're ready to set up your feed content items (SampleNewsFeedOne) using the News template.

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2. Create the content you want to feed. In the Site Admin screen, highlight the 2010 node, create a new page and chose the News template and name it accordingly. Double click to open in the Editing window. Now you can add your content for your feed. Here's an overview of the available fields:

Date: Enter the date if applicable. There is a date picker at the right end of the field.
External link: Add a link if applicable. This could be an external link outside of BC or a link within the BC website. You need to specify the full path in either case. Leave this blank if you want to add content to the Body field below. When left blank, the headline of news item will link to the Body content you have entered in that field.
Show on home page: Leave this box unchecked.
Title: Enter a title if applicable. The title becomes the link for the news item if the External link field is blank.
Subhead: Enter a subhead if applicable.
Abstract: This is a text component into which you can enter a short description of the item.
Choose thumbnail: This is an image component into which you can drag and drop thumbnails of images.
Body: This field will render only if the External link field (above) is left blank. Then you can create content within this field that is typically longer form.
Article Headline: Headline text entered here will override text entered in the Title field on the landing page. This allows users to create longer headlines for landing pages that might not fit on the home page.
Pickup: This field can be used to link to a related story in a third party news article. For example, if an a professor was quoted in the Boston Globe, the article could be linked to here.

3. Now create a page that will publish your feeds by making a new page and chosing the News Feed template. Highlight the "news" node and create your page there, so it is a sibling of the "2010" node. This is what you'll see when you first open your page:

news_feed

(The Published Feed URLs listed are the links to publish the feeds).

Double click to edit. Here is an overview of available fields.



Feed title
Enter the title of the feed
Description
Enter the description of the feed.
List count
Enter how many items to be listed in the feed. If left blank, all items will show.
Start/End
This allows you to control where the display of items starts and ends. For example, if you have 10 items and want to show items 5 through 9 only, you could use these fields to do so. If both are left empty the default starts at 1 and continues to the end of the list or until the current count in the List Count field is met.
Source
IMPORTANT: Navigate to the node that holds your content by clicking on the down arrow at the right end of this field. In this example, it would be the initial parent node, "news".
Limit to selected year.
For specific usage where news items will span the end of one year and the beginning of the next. Unchecking this will allow for displaying news listings from both years. For example, if you wanted to list 10 items, 5 from 2010 and 5 from 2011, you would leave this unchecked. You would check the box to limit the listing to 2011.

4. Now your feed is ready to be published using RSS or ATOM technology. To do this, copy one of the Published Feed URLs and make a link to it. Activate your page.

PLEASE NOTE: You do not need to activate your RSS page each time  a new news story is added.