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Purpose of RSS Feed

RSS (an acronym for Rich Site Summary) is a format for delivering regularly changing web content. News-related sites, blogs, and other online publishers syndicate their content in an RSS feed to whoever wants it. Many Champions have content created on a variety of sites. Why not automatically pull that content into your Feed in the platform? This helps keep your Feed fresh and provides easy access to all of your external web content.

 

Types of RSS Feeds that can be Used

There are four types to choose from when adding a new RSS feed:

  • Podcast to host audio streams.
  • Video to play YouTube and Vimeo files.
  • Calendar to surface calendar event information.
    • Most calendar or event services do not have an RSS feed available, so you'll probably need to use a service like Zapier or IFTTT to create an RSS feed.
  • Content to link to articles from Wordpress, Medium, and other sites.
    • Using a service like Zapier or IFTTT you can put almost anything into an RSS content feed!

 

Finding an RSS Feed URL for Popular Services


Podcasts (iTunes or SoundCloud hosted)

There are several helpful services that can help make it easy to get an RSS feed URL for a podcast. Use the links below to do a Google search to find a service that works for you:

You only need to provide the URL for the podcast in the iTunes Store or SoundCloud.

 


YouTube 

YouTube makes it easy to generate an RSS feed URL. Use one of the following URLs that corresponds with what you want to draw your RSS feed from, and replace the bolded text with a username, channel ID, or a playlist ID:

  • For an RSS feed of...
    • A user's new videos: https://www.youtube.com/feeds/videos.xml?user=USERNAME
    • A channel's new videos: https://www.youtube.com/feeds/videos.xml?channel_id=CHANNELID
    • A playlist's new videos: https://www.youtube.com/feeds/videos.xml?playlist_id=PLAYLISTID

 

A channel RSS Feed will post all the channel's new videos to your Champion Feed. Consider creating a playlist and using the playlist RSS feed. Then only videos you add to that playlist will post to your Champion Feed.

 


Vimeo

Vimeo uses a similar format as YouTube for their RSS feed URLs. Use one of the following URLs that corresponds with what you want to draw your RSS feed from, and replace the bolded text with a username or channel ID:

  • For an RSS feed of...
    • A user's new videos: https://vimeo.com/USERNAME/videos/rss
    • A user's new video likes: https://vimeo.com/USERNAME/likes/rss
    • A channel's new videos: https://vimeo.com/channels/CHANNELID/videos/rss

 


Wordpress

Wordpress comes built in with RSS support. You can get RSS feeds for all posts, specific categories, or custom post types. Use one of the following URLs that corresponds with what you want to draw your RSS feed from, and replace the bolded text with a category name or post type:

  • For an RSS feed of...
    • All posts: https://example.wordpress.com/feed
    • All posts in a specific category: https://example.wordpress.com/category/CATEGORYNAME/feed
    • All posts of a specific type: https://example.wordpress.com/feed?post_type=POSTTYPE

Make sure your website URL is whatever the Wordpress site is that you'd like to have the RSS feed come from. (The website https://example.wordpress.com is only an example. 🙂)

 


Medium

Medium provides basic support for RSS feeds. Use the following URL and replace the bolded text with a Publication name.

  • https://medium.com/feed/PUBLICATIONNAME

 

Currently we only support single RSS Feed types. If you have an RSS Feed that aggregates multiple types of content, it will cause the posts to display incorrectly on your Feed.

 


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