Feeds

RSS, OxTalks and Twitter content can be displayed using the listing widgets.

To display feed content in a listing widget:

  1. Create a feed item — see below for creating items for each feed type
  2. Setup a listing widget to display the feed content
  1. Go to Manage Content > Feeds screen
    rss feed management
  2. Click 'Create new feed'
  3. Give the feed a title for you to identify it later when you setup the listing widget
  4. Under 'Feed type', select 'RSS'
    create rss feed
  5. Under 'Feed URL' enter the URL of the RSS feed. This must be the full URL, including 'https://'
    Tip: RSS feed URLs can usually be found by running an internet search for the content provider and the term "RSS feed"
  6. Click 'Save'

Next, setup a listing widget to display the feed content.

  1. Go to Manage Content > Feeds screen
    rss feed management
  2. Click 'Create new feed'
  3. Give the feed a title for you to identify it later when you setup the listing widget
  4. Under 'Feed type', select 'OxTalks'
  5. Under 'Scope' choose from:
    • All Talks.
    • Series. If selected, provide the name of the Talks Series
    • Collection. If selected, provide the ID of the Talks Collection
  6. Set a 'from date' to filter the Talks by
  7. (Optionally) set a 'to date' to filter the Talks by
  8. (Optionally) type the name of a Venue to only show talks for that location
  9. (Optionally) type the name of an Ogranising department to only show talks associated with that department

Next, setup a listing widget to display the feed content.

Twitter feeds need a Twitter application to be setup on your site 

To be able to setup Twitter feeds on your site, your site first needs to have an associated Twitter application. See the Twitter application documentation for more information. 

 

 

  1. Go to Manage Content > Feeds screen
    rss feed management
  2. Click 'Create new feed'
  3. Give the feed a title for you to identify it later when you setup the listing widget
  4. Under 'Feed type', select 'Twitter'
    create twitter feed
  5. Under 'Twitter username' enter the username of the Twitter account whose tweets you want to display (without the @ symbol)
  6. Enter the maximum number of tweets from this account's timeline you want to display (100 maximum)
  7. Click 'Save'

Next, setup a listing widget to display the feed content.

The widgets that feed content can be displayed in are:

To display feed content in a listing widget:

  1. Open the editing options for the widget
  2. Under 'Content source' select 'Feed'
    feed selection
  3. From the 'Feed source' dropdown list, select the title of the feed item you want to use
  4. In the widget's 'Layout options' choose the item style for the listing items (see table below for item styles available for each feed type) and other display options
    Listing item styles available for each feed type
    Feed type Item styles available
    RSS*
    • Tile. Without Rollover
    • Tile. With Rollover
    • Tile. Landscape - Square Image
    • Tile. Landscape - No Image
    OxTalks
    • OxTalks Full
    • OxTalks Card
    Twitter
    • Twitter feed item

    *There can be large variations in the quality and amount of information sent via RSS feeds. Mosaic will make a best efforts attempt at fitting images and content it receives into item styles.

  5. Save the edits