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Drupal CMS: Funnelback feed

How to embed a feed widget or create a feed landing page in Drupal to display dynamic content (news, events, case studies, policies).

Instructions

Digital Presence will need to set the feed up in the back end first before you can embed the feed on to your site. Once the feed has been set up, you'll need to then create a page to the embed the feed. You have two options:

  1. Embed a feed widget on any page with a text editor field.
  2. Create a new feed landing page to display your full feed with filters, keyword search and calendar.

Embed a feed widget

When you are ready to embed your feed, follow these steps (when editing use Chrome, Firefox or Safari but NOT Internet Explorer):

  1. Click on the Embed funnelback feed icon in the editing toolbar. A window will open
  2. Decide on the number of feed items you'd like to show
  3. Tick the relevant feed
  4. Make decisions about what you would like to show e.g. show image or not, show dates or not etc.
  5. The word FEED appears in blue capital letters whilst still in editing mode
  6. If you need to put the page in the menu, check the instructions for putting a page in the website's menu
  7. Save and publish and you will see the actual feed if the relevant content has been created and tagged. Depending on your role:
  • if you are a Senior Editor: click on 'Publishing options - Draft (Current)' in the left-hand menu, choose 'published' from the drop-down menu
  • if you are an Editor: click on 'Revision information' in the left-hand menu, choose 'published' from the drop-down menu
  • if you are an Author: click on 'Revision information' in the left-hand menu, choose 'needs review' from the drop-down menu

Note: You can insert more than one feed widget on a page. For example, if you have multiple feeds set up on your site such as a department news feed and a site-wide news feed. 

Add a feed landing page

When you are ready to embed your feed, follow these steps (when editing use Chrome, Firefox or Safari but NOT Internet Explorer):

  1. From the Content menu, choose 'Landing page'
  2. Complete standard page fields like title, content intro and add any body copy.
  3. From the dropdown under Layout, choose 'Feed page' and then select the previously created feed from the list available. Digital Presence will need to have already set up the feed in the back end for you.
  4. Then select whether you want a left nav, facets (filters), calendar and to show which org unit created the feed items.
  5. All new content added that match the feed conditions (e.g. content type, subject, audience, etc.) will automatically appear in your feed as you publish them. Feeds only update every four hours.

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