What is the Media Center RSS Feed Feature?
The Media Center RSS Feed Feature is a great way to bring access to your media into your app using an existing RSS feed! In this article, we’ll go over how to set up the Media Center RSS Feed Feature.
Exciting News! The Media Center RSS Feed Feature has just become even more awesome with its newfound support for Google RSS Feeds! Brace yourself for an exhilarating surge of incredible content that you can effortlessly pull in for your beloved app users! Get ready to amaze them like never before!
What are some use cases of the Media Center RSS Feed Feature?
Some use cases of this feature include:
If you have a weight loss or fitness blog with a daily recipe or exercise, this feature can be a great way to house all of that content into one feature
If your church’s website has an RSS feed, you can use this feature to pull in your Church’s Sermons
This is a quick and easy way to make your podcast episodes available to your listeners
Build a Community around a certain topic or idea.
What is the Media Center RSS Feed’s primary function and what are the steps to accomplish it?
The main function of the Media Center RSS Feed feature is to bring in content from an RSS feed into your app. Before you use the Media Center RSS Feed feature, you will need to have an RSS feed set up for your blog, website, or podcast channel. If you don’t have an RSS feed set up yet, you can always use our Media Center Manual feature to bring your media content into your app. Next we’ll go over how to set up the Media Center RSS Feed feature.
Step 1: Make sure your feed is valid
You will want to run your feed through a validator such as https://validator.w3.org/feed/ to ensure it’s valid. If you don’t have a valid feed, then chances are there are issues with it and you’ll need to address them first before you can begin using the Media Center RSS Feed feature.
Step 2: Enter your feed into the RSS URL field and click "Submit"
Once you have validated your RSS feed, grab its URL and put it into the “RSS URL” field of the Media Center RSS Feed feature and click “Submit”.
Your feed’s content should now be displayed within the emulator on the right side. If you would like to include images or text above your feed’s content, you can do so with the Image Carousel and Text WYSIWYG Editor.
How to Utilize the Google RSS Feed
On the bottom right of your plugin, you will see a new tab in Green "+ Add Feed"
Click on "+ Add" to select between RSS Feed & Google Feed
Once you select "Google Feed" you will want to give your Feed a Title and add two keywords
*Note: 2 Keywords are the maximum*
Adding more than 2 keywords will throw off an error
Once your Google Feed is added you can now see it listed in the emulator
If you should like to rearrange your feed list you can do so by grabbing and and dropping the feed from the content screen.
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: Have Multiple Podcasts or Blog Topics? Use Folder Features
Try using the Folder Feature to include media items if they are specific to a person or topic. For example, if you have a list of three different blogs, you can create multiple
Media Center RSS Feed features within a Folder feature to categorize them accordingly.
Pro Tip 2: Manual Customization
Even if you have an RSS feed, you may want to have more customization options with your media posts. We encourage you to check out the Media Center Manual Feature.
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:
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