Automatically updates, maybe RSS?

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I'm looking for a widget which shows my newest pages/last added items on my index website, with a short text and a photo. I was thinking about a RSS widget, but i can't find a good one.

How can i do this automatically?

This is an example: www.girlscene.nl, something like that..
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Lissa

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Hello Lissa,

There is an RSS widget built into the blog feature, for more information on blogging you can take a look at our tutorial: Blogging With Yola.

If you would like an RSS feed for other pages of your site that are not blog pages, you can visit this link: Adding RSS Feed.

I hope this helps. Please let me know if you need further assistance!
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Lissa

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Hey Brianna, no sorry this isn't what i mean.

I''m looking for a way to show my newest pages/updates. See the index of my example website.
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Hello Lissa,

I understand what you are aiming for and know that there are a number of display type widgets around. Some commercially linked others through development by keen creators.

To do it (semi) automatically you would have to do something first such as creating an RSS feed of your new page. Once it's created then you can send it out the pipes. I have a feeling that's a lot of work for this need.

Another choice is to take an image of your page and publish that on a blog page with the feed attached. . This still requires an RSS feed already provided by Yola. For occasional releases I would consider the blog option. That doesn't mean that you have to go into blogging culture but just use the facility which has the RSS feed hardwired. You can even hide your blog page so that it's not an apparent entity on your site and you can port that content into another page with a widget. The commercial ones I think are OK are the Blidget by Widgetbox and Wowzio plus the one that Sanja uses that escapes by recollection of its name at the moment.

Finally pump the image of a new page into one of the Social sites like Facebook or use the Twitter image facility that John uses effectively.

Taking page images can be done with screen capture facilities available on your PC or if you want something more sophisticated you could check out the FireFox add-on or a number of others.

If it's a front page renewal there are a few sites around that capture your front page for you and you can send that out.

So in these models you need an RSS feed to send out the image
You may need a widget to display the image on your site. Subscribers will use any RSS reader that they are comfortable with but having said that once you create a Blidget for example this is available for anyone to install literally with a code insertion on a page or igoogle or their own yola site.
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Fantastic help on this petercsea. Thanks so much!
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Lissa

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thank you so much for the long answer. But i already got the blog option, and posted the updates there. but it's a lot of work since i create about two new pages a day..

But i think the other option's arent any faster.. so i guess there is no other option than the blog.

But how do other websites do that? I almost know for sure that it's automatically...
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Glad that you found something of a workaround Lissa.

There is another facility that's less known and is provided by Yola being the recent updates. This allows a continuous feed of the most recent updates. i use this facility with a widget so that it just continually cycles and is automatically updated whenever I add a new posting (page).

To use this select the recent updates widget from the blog facilities and link it to a widget.
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Lissa

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Hey, this sounds like a perfect solution. I added the recent updates widget, but don't understand to where i need to link it? And does it work if i don't update my blog anymore?

Thank you so much for answering me!
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Hello Lissa,

It's an RSS feed itself so you can link it to any of the RSS read widgets around. Some I outlined above previously. The widget I used was from Widget box. If you would like specific details let me know.

If you stop entering pages what would show is still your last entries. If this was a problem then I would hide the widget for that period that you don't wish to use it.
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Hi Lissa,
I came back to Yola after a long time, so I dunno the Recent posts widget.

Do you need to get some blocks showing posts, like on this page ? (http://texby.Com/index )

this isn't a yolasite, but I'll give you a tip.
To show a selection of Random/recent posts on a page, you can use Feedburner.com.
Add your RSS to feedburner, then you can create custom widgets on their web site.(they have pretty widgets with animations)
Then, get the java script and put it on your Yolasite.
I've tested it and worked fine in my yolasite.
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Lissa

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This looks like a proper solution, the only thing about this is that it needs xml and i can't add it. And i don't understad where to design it..

But many thanks for your help!