RSS Feeds

Adding Updates to a News Feed

Updates to news feeds can be made through manual updates and as an RSS feed

Read this article to understand how to add updates to a News Feed in the following ways:

  • Manual Updates
  • RSS Feeds

For information about creating a News Feed report see this article. 

Adding Manual Updates

1. To manually add news items, go to the Content tab.

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2. Make sure the News feeds option is selected in the right panel.

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3. Select Add News Feed Items

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4. Here, you can input all the information for your news item.

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  • Title (compulsory): This can be the headline of your latest post
  • Featured: If a user’s homepage tab is configured to show news feeds, setting an item as featured will show this here. If no items are selected as featured, all news items will show.

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  • Date (compulsory): the platform will automatically populate the date and time stamp to match the current time but this can be manually changed using the date and time selector.

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  • Description: This field supports, text and images with some formatting. Images can be copied and pasted into the description. 

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5. It is also possible to add links to external sites or other news items within the report using the link icon.
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More information about this can be found here.


Further fields include:

  • Author: This can be the author of the news item. The author field will not show if not populated.
  • Link: This link will show as “Read more” below the description.
  • Source text: This can be used to accompany a source URL.                             
  • Source URL: This will be added behind a link saying “Source”.
  • Enclosure URL: This displays as a download link to the item. 
  • RSS Categories: This is automatically generated for RSS feeds (see below).
  • References: This should be sources referenced in the news item. This can include an external URL.


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🔔 From the content tab, you can edit or delete a news item at any time.

Adding an RSS Feed

1. From a report's summary page, select Related Actions on the top right of the screen > Edit RSS Imports.

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2. Here, you can input all the info for your feed:

  • Title: This will be visible for admin users only, used to distinguish different feeds in the same report. 
  • URL: This should be an RSS feed URL. 
  • Default Category: Any news items without a category (applied by the RSS feed) will be assigned to this category. RSS categories are available for users to filter news items when reading the feed.

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  • Transform: This is used to convert the information in your RSS feed to a format the site can display. It is automatically generated but editable for admins with knowledge of xml to xls transforms.

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3. Finally, click Add new.

🚨 Please note: Any updates to entries do not get pulled through and updated in the feed once they have been added. You will need to delete and re-add the entry.