Rss content builder?

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I want to create a site where any related content and news can be automatically updated example " news about a country". I think it's something to do with Rss content builders. Does anyone know how to set this up?
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Hello,
Yes, an RSS feed will allow visitors to your site to sign up to receive updates when you post something new to your blog. You can add an RSS feed by creating a blog page, you will then be able to add a widget called "Subscribe to this Blog".

Here is more information: Blogging With Synthasite Tutorial.

Kind Regards,

Emmy
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No, I meant a widget that can build content for my site. Kind of the reverse. The content on my site would be generated and updated from other sources other than myself. So I guess an aggregator of some sort.
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thats what an rss reader does - but you need the feeds from somewhere.
the rss reader is in the widgets folder in the content sidebar of your site editor
drag it in and add the feed location etc.

or search rss reader and see what elese is out there.
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Thanks Lee!

Yes, Tiggs, Lee is right. If you click on the Widgets folder in the Content Sidebar and drag the RSS Reader onto your page this will allow you to get RSS feeds directly to your site (you will need to subscribe to feeds first).

Here is a link that explains more about how this technology works: Feed 101.

Hope this helps!

Emmy
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Hello Tiggs,

There's a free "RSS Content builder" here:

http://rssfeedreader.com/

This is quite different to an RSS reader as it actually scans the feeds and selectively includes content into a consolidated report from a number of feeds.

Take your time working through the options as you can make the selections very specific and from any number of sources.

When you come to the copy code select the javascript. Unfortunately the php script can't be used as this shoots up your SEO rankings whereas the java has zero effect

Good luck
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Great Peter - just what I needed.
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How come we can't use the PHP script? Doesn't work in synthasite?
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Currently not supported Tiggs. Security issue I gather

I guess the only downside is that we don't get the supercharge effects in SEO rankings........ bugger! Apparently you have to be vigilant with Content builders because many of the sources info is copyright and monitored. They don't like you re-broadcasting this info and they watch!! I guess just read the terms & conds carefully for each feed that you consider.

Other than those caveats it works well.
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Peter is correct, it is not possible to use your own php scripts.
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From the Emmy's explanation I got that the widget lets my users get updates about content I've created an uploaded to my site. From Emmy's explanation the same widget draws information from feeds I've selected from around the web. Are we talking about the same Rss widget?
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An RSS Content Builder uses an RSS reader but the compilation of feeds is really what it's about. The link I gave you displays the feeds after you make your content selections
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The Subscribe to the Blog widget allows others to subscribe to your blog and every time you create a new post the people who have subscribed will get an update to a place they have chosen. I would suggest putting this widget on your page, subscribing to it yourself and seeing how it functions.

The RSS Reader and RSS Content Builder that Peter is speaking of is different. This will allow you to compile other feeds of your choosing to display on your site so people can (when on your site) can see other blog feeds in one place.

Here is what one looks like (this follows the Synthasite blog) but yours can be set to follow whichever blog feeds you would like.



This is a good thread; will hopefully help others!
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I am just learning about RSS feeds...shortly, I have a website and I wanted to add an RSS feed so as visitors may subscribe in order to receive my website updates. I find it easier than the newsletter option. Is there any possibility to add an RSS feed to my website so as everybody can receive my updates? Emmy was referring to the blog case.
I tried to find something in the widgets section, but they are all referring to RSS feeds from other sources, feeds that are displayed on my site which is another story.
Many thanks!
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Hello dana,

Yes an RSS feed to inform your followers with website updates is quite easy using this facility.

The easiest way to do this is to create a blog. Any new blog posts can then go out on a feed to your subscribers. It's an automatic process

Adding a blog with Yola has to be one of the easiest procedures. A simple way to do this is to create a new page, select blog page, OK

Everything about this page is familiar.

The address of your new page is available for users to subscribe to. You can place an RSS docking post on your site anywhere and paste the feed address onto this. Your users then would simply come along and copy the URL of the address included on the RSS dock and paste it into their feed reader.
The format of your RSS feed address will be like this: mysite.{yolasite}.com/{blog page name}.RSS

To advise of an update, you simply create a new blog post with any summary you like and within minutes this feed will be out.

A Yola Tutorial on creating a Blog is here: http://www.yola.com/tutorials/bloggin...

Good luck with this.