RSS and Atom are formats for delivering regularly changing web content. Many news-related sites, weblogs and other online publishers syndicate their content as an RSS or Atom Feed to whoever wants it.
Our RSS / Atom Feed widget displays items from an RSS or Atom feed as a list, including the title, date and time it was published.
Points covered in this article:
- Adding an RSS / Atom Feed widget to your dashboard
- Creating a connection and authenticating
- Example configuration for RSS / Atom Feed widgets
- Tip: Tracking your Google Alerts using the RSS / Atom Feed widget
Adding an RSS / Atom Feed widget to your dashboard
Begin by searching for RSS or Atom whilst logged in to Geckoboard. Once you’ve found the RSS / Atom Feed integration, choose the 'Feed Items' widget and add it to your dashboard.
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Creating a connection and authenticating
There's no authentication required for fetching data from RSS or Atom feeds, unless specifically required by the feed URL. In which case, the username and password for the feed can be entered while setting up the widget.
Example configuration for RSS / Atom Feed widgets
The RSS / Atom Feed offers a single Feed Items widget.
Here's an example configuration that you can use as a reference to set up your own RSS / Atom Feed widget:
Title: BBC Feed Items
RSS/Atom feed url: http://feeds.bbci.co.uk/news/rss.xml
Username (optional): The username to authenticate against the feed, if needed
Password (optional): The password to authenticate against the feed, if needed
Tip: Tracking your Google Alerts using the RSS / Atom Feed widget
Using the RSS / Atom Atom Feed widget, you can easily track your Google Alerts on your dashboards.
Here's the step-by-step guide: