The RSS Feed Widget allows you to use your to your community to promote blog content or important news feeds. Once you configure the widget with your feeds’ URL, the thumbnails, titles & descriptions are automatically pulled from the feed provided.
Setting up the RSS Feed Widget:
Navigate to the pockets page on your dashboard and select “Add Pocket”.
Select “RSS Feed” as the pocket Type and add a name to your pocket so you can easily identify it later.
Add in the RSS Feed URL for your chosen blog, and a Title / Subtitle / Description if desired:
The RSS Feed URL must return the following information to work properly:
Next you will have to set the Placement & Conditions of the pocket, see more on working with pockets.
Tip: make sure that you try out various locations on your staging site to decide which looks best before setting it up on your production site.
Theming RSS Feed Widget:
The RSS Feed Widget inherits the Global Styles from the Theme Editor. There is currently no way to affect them separately.
- The colour of the background will be inherited from the Global Styles Background setting
- The colour of the Title, Description, and blog post titles will be inherited from the Global Styles Text settings.
- The colour of the Subtitle (if added) will be inherited from the Brand Colour