Rss reader doesn't feed to my site.. how to use it?

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asdk22

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asdk22

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well, i'm trying to add a rss feed from cnn, not twitter... however, it doesn't feed the rss to my yola site.
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Peter

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Hello asdk22,

May I ask if you can receive the feed in another reader not on your site?

eg: through a browser or Google reader or Outlook?

Then if you can, are you able to receive any RSS Feed into an installed reader on your website?

This should give you some idea of where a problem lies.
If you need further help please get back to us here.
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Hi asdk22,

This is how to add an RSS widget to your site:

1. Open the widgets folder on the sidebar to your right.
2. Drag and drop the "RSS feed" widget onto your page.
3. Click on "Edit" on the green widget tool bar
4. In the properties sidebar click on "edit your link"
5. A link editor will open up. You need to replace the default URL with a URL of a feed that you want. For example, pasting the following URL will create a Yahoo! News RSS feed: http://rss.news.yahoo.com/rss/topstories.
6. When you are done click "OK" in the link editor and then click "apply" in the properties side bar.

An RSS feed with automatically updated links on the subject of your choice will be added to your site.

Alternatively, you can easily 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 onto your page.
2. A dialogue 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 customise 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.

Please let me know if this is not what you have in mind, or if I can help you with anything else.
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asdk22

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I'm trying to insert the rss link generated from http://www.dapper.net/open/ , however, it doesn't seem to work.
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Peter

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Hello asdk22,

I have tried this also and having a problem. I wonder if there's a current problem with Dapper. I'm finding that it's stalling at the same place each time.

It looks like a great thing. I will be interested in following this along.
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Kershnee

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Hi There,

Sorry you are having this issue.

Can you please give me link you are trying to add for me to test.
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Hi asdk22 and Peter,

For some reason the URL on dapper.net doesn't want to work but we do have a workaround. I'm not sure if you've ever used Yahoo Pipes, but you can use them to add the RSS feed to your page. Here's an example: http://www.mondaymorning.yolasite.com/

I used this URL from dapper.net: http://www.dapper.net/transform.php?d... to create this script:
<!--
<script src="http://pipes.yahoo.com/js/listbadge.j...>
-->

The URL for Yahoo Pipes is http://pipes.yahoo.com/pipes/, you'll need to create an account (if you haven't already got one with Yahoo).