What is the Media Center RSS Feed plugin?

The Media Center RSS Feed is a great way to streamline your app management process by automatically pulling in your RSS based audio or video content right into your app.

What are some use cases of Media Center RSS Feed?

Some use cases of this feature include:

  • Showcase your blog posts
  • Provide educational content to your users
  • Pull in your podcast episodes
  • Sync your church sermons or inspirational content

What are the Media Center RSS Feed’s primary functions and what are the steps to accomplish them?

The Media Center RSS Feed plugin provides some amazing functionality as described in the introduction, but read on to see what some of the core features are and how to set them up.

How to Add Your RSS Feed

Step 1: Make sure your feed is valid
You'll want to run your feed through a validator such as the W3 RSS Feed Validator to ensure it’s valid. If it's not, there is an error with your feed that is causing it to either not push out any data or push it out in the wrong format, which will make it fail to sync.

Step 2: Enter your feed into the RSS URL field and click "Submit"

How to Use the Image Carousel

The image carousel is a core component that is utilized across several features to streamline your user experience. With it, you can add images to your feature and then attach various actions such as linking to app content, calling a phone number, sending an email, sending a text message, opening a map, and more using our action builder.

Since this is a core component, we’ve created a dedicated article about how to use the image carousel here.

How to Add Text, Images, and Video by Using the Text WYSIWYG

Don’t be fooled. The Text WYSIWYG is much more than just text! With it, you can also add images, video, and embed forms within a variety of plugins in your app. Since this is a core component, we’ve created dedicated articles about how to use the Text WYSIWYG here.

How to Change Your Design

Step 1: Click on the Design tab

Step 2: Choose your desired designs for both your item list and item details pages 

How to Restrict Content with Plugin Access Security Settings

The Security tab is a core component that is utilized across several features to streamline your user experience. With it, you can make exclusive content by requiring that users login to access it. You can also restrict content to specific users by requiring that they have a tag, or tags, attached to their profile.

Since this is a core component, we’ve created a dedicated article about how to restrict content using the security tab access settings.

How to Set Up In-App Purchases

In App Purchases is a great way to sell access to features to increase your revenue. Since this is a core component, we’ve created dedicated articles about how to set up In-App Purchases here.

What are some Pro Tips you should know about to take your app to the next level?

Having worked with apps for years, we’ve learned a thing or two. So, to both help your app stand out and accomplish your primary goals, here are some tips you should consider.

Pro Tip 1: Use Folders to categorize your content
Try using the Folder plugin to include media items if they are specific to a person or topic. For example, if you have a list of three different blogs or blog categories, you can create multiple Media Center RSS Feed instances within a Folder and categorize them accordingly.

Pro Tip 2: Use the Media Center Manual for additional customization
Even if you have feeds, you may want to manually customize your content by adding video and audio to the same item, for example. To do so, check out the Media Center Manual Plugin.

Pro Tip 3: Sell your content with In App Purchases
If this content includes educational or training material you'd like to sell, you can do so using In App Purchases.

Pro Tip 4: Restrict content with Plugin Access Security Settings
If this content is intended for specific audiences only such as your staff, administration, or certain user types, you can use Plugin Access Security Settings to restrict it to certain users or types of users. 

What are some related articles?

In addition to this article, we recommend checking out the following related articles so that you have a better insight into how to use the system to its fullest advantage:

Still have questions? No problem! Reach out to us and we’d be happy to help :)

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