How the RSS App Works
Instructions to Use the RSS App
The Quick Answer
On your RSS app, click the wrench icon, paste in your RSS feed URL, select the number of most recent posts you’d like to display at a time, and click Save. Style the different parts of the feed however you’d like using the available style dots.
The Detailed Instructions
Here we will guide you through the RSS feed app, and how to set it up so you can pull in public content from other blogs or sites of your choice, by entering its particular feed URL. With this app, you can link your existing blog’s content into your site.
1. Go to your site (yoursite.breezi.com/login) and open the app menu from the shelf. 2. Locate “RSS” in the list
Install the RSS App
3. Click and drag the button (Install New) to a block of your choice, and release it once you are happy with its location. Once it loads, it will look like the following image.
4. Since the content is pulled in from an external RSS feed, you can’t really edit it directly, but only customize its format, such as font sizes and colors. Clicking on the dot of each of them (individual entry title, content, read more) will open up the edit-in-place toolbar, where you can make edits such as changing font, alignment, add bold, etc. The only text you can edit is the app title, which you can double click to edit. You can also customize colors and fonts for this title, which usually is the title of the blog or site itself you are adding.
5. To edit the feed URL, click on the little wrench icon: This will open a modal window with two options:
a) RSS Feed URL:
This is the address of the public feed for the site you want to pull into your site. Usually, the address looks like this: http://breezi.com/blog/feed/ . You can obtain the feed URL of any given blog or site (the site must obviously support RSS) by clicking on the RSS icon or “subscribe” link. This icon in its most popular form, looks like the following (and is usually orange, but not always). Popular blogging platforms, such as Blogger or WordPress, do have an RSS feed which you can copy and paste here. A subscribe button from a Blogger blog, may look like the following: If you click on “Posts”, a small menu will pop: Clicking on the last (the RSS) icon, will link you to the needed URL, which might look like this: http://yoursite.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default On the case of WordPress, the link might look like the following (there are endless variations and colors): The link to a WordPress feed, might look like: http://yoursite.wordpress.com/feed/ On Tumblr, the link may vary a lot. Can either be just text, or the classic image. A link to a Tumblr feed may look like: http://yoursite.tumblr.com/rss.
When you click on the link, depending on your browser, you may be presented with custom options for adding the link to a particular reader. But we’re interested on the link itself. So instead, you can right-click (secondary click) that link and select “Copy Link Address” or “Copy Link Location”.
This will put the RSS URL on your clipboard, so you can paste it on the RSS app. If you want to link a feed from another site and you don’t know which platform is used, don’t worry, you don’t have to know all the details of their system. The only thing important here is the URL for the feed. Note that the RSS link will be different than the URL of the homepage; the RSS app won’t work if you paste something like “yoursite.com”.
b) Posts To Display:
This option will affect the number of individual entries shown in the RSS app at the same time. The number of this option doesn’t affect the number of “pages” of entries that the RSS app displays, so if you either select 1, 2, or 10, it will still display 5 pages of content: This might be a bit confusing, but I will give two clarifying examples: if you select 2 on this option, the total number of entries will be 10 (because of the 5 pages). If you select 10, the total number of entries will be 50 (because of the 5 pages). It always has 5 pages, as long as the blog/site has posts, because it obviously can’t show more entries than the published ones on the source site/blog. So click save and you’re all set. Have questions or comments about this how-to? Let us know in the comments area below!