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Drupal CMS: RSS Blog Feed

Learn to create an RSS Blog Feed in Drupal.

This guide is aimed at

  • Staff
  • PG Students

Before you start 

You need to be a Senior Editor, Editor or Author
When editing use Chrome, Firefox or Safari but NOT Internet Explorer

Instructions

There is an example below.

Take note - you will get just the title and date of each blog post and you cannot control the number of posts.

This is a 2-step process:

Step 1 - create a feed in Drupal
Step 2 - place the blog feed on the page in question

Step 1

  1. Create a feed by clicking in the top-toolbar on Content | Add content | Feed
  2. Put in the Title - e.g. Digital Education blog
  3. Put in the URL - e.g. https://blogs.ucl.ac.uk/digital-education/feed/ - NB it needs https as well as /feed/ at the end of the URL!!!!!
  4. Save and Publish

Step 2

  1. Go to the page where you want to pull in the Blog
  2. Ensure you are in editing mode
  3. Click on the 'Insert RSS blog feed' icon on the editing toolbar
  4. Tick the relevant blog - and click on OK
  5. You will see some text in [square brackets] in the Editor
  6. You won't see the feed until you view the page after having saved and published
  7. 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
  8. Save
  9. If you need to put the page in the menu, check the instructions for putting a page in the website's menu
  10. Finally, check you are happy with the result, including on a mobile device

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