Can I add a web based news reader to my site?

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shaunamgray

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Laura Thomas, Social Media Coordinator

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Hi shaunamgray,

Are you referring to adding an RSS feed to your site, or more like turning your site into Google Reader, or something similar? Can you explain a bit more about what you are trying to do please?
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shaunamgray

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Hi Laura,

Thanks for your quick reply. I was hoping to have the blog page on my site read a rss feed from another source. So yes similar to a google reader, but not applied to the whole site just a page on the site.

Thanks,
Shauna
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Laura Thomas, Social Media Coordinator

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Hi Shauna,

You can add an RSS feed to your site with a widget from our Widgetbox Gallery, this is how:

1. Drag and drop a Widgetbox Gallery Widget from the "Widget Collections" folder in the Sidebar onto your page.
2. A dialog box will open, search for "RSS" to see all the widgets available.
3. Choose the RSS feed you would like to use on your site.
4. Edit your settings to customize your widget.
5. Click on the green "Get Widget" button and it will be saved and added to your page.
6. Save and preview your page to view the widget.

If you would like to create your own RSS manually please check out this tutorial - Creating an RSS feed for your site.

Please let me know if I am misunderstanding your request.
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shaunamgray

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Hello,

Thanks again for your response. I was looking to do pull in news on my site not push out my content. Specifically I wanted to pull in syndicated info from mashabale.com. http://feeds.mashable.com/mashable/so...
They have specific readers listed as options, I wondered if there was a way to add one of those readers to my site?

Thank you,
Shauna
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Hi Shaunamgray

You can definitely add a feed from mashable. You can use use a feed reader such as Feedburner. They provide an HTML code which you can add to your HTML Widget and this will show up on your site. I hope that is the information you are looking for.