The RSS card lets businesses quickly and easily display live RSS feeds right into your office space, as its a great tool to keep teams informed on the latest industry trends, financial markets, or breaking news, allowing them to make much better well-informed decisions.

The RSS card is an Appspace supported card, which is officially created and periodically updated by Appspace with new templates and features.

Important
Please refer to our Introduction to Cards guide for an in-depth introduction to the types of cards that are ideal for your signage solutions.

Visit our Appspace Card Gallery to find the perfect card to deliver your message.

Note
An improved RSS card is made available on August 27th 2019. The RSS card is now an Appspace Supported card, which will be periodically updated by Appspace with new templates and features.

Existing RSS card templates (prior to this release) which were categorized as Community Cards will be removed from the Appspace console.

The base RSS card allows you to add authenticated, or unauthenticated RSS feeds that are available over the internet, or from a private internal network, just as long as the RSS feeds are in the following RSS formats:

  • RSS 1.0
  • RSS 2.0,
  • mRSS
  • Atom 1.0.

Apart from the basic card customizations, the following customizations are available for the RSS card:

  • Display RSS feed summary and media.
  • Configure RSS media aspect ratio.
  • Disable low resolution media on RSS feeds.
  • Upload a custom font.
    Note
    To enable custom font, it has to be unlocked at the card theme. Please follow the Create Card Themes instructions  in the Customize Appspace Cards Theme article to do this.
  • Configure text color.
  • Configure feed duration.
  • Configure date format.
  • Upload custom logo.
  • Enable transitions between RSS feeds.
  • Configure transition effects and colors.

This article provides instructions on how to create, configure, and customize the RSS card to be displayed.

What’s in this article:

Prerequisites

Create and Configure RSS Card

Important
To ensure the card renders images and logos correctly, please ensure the RSS feed format conforms to the RSS standards specified here: http://www.rssboard.org

Follow the instructions below to create and configure the card:

  1. Log in to the Appspace console. 
  2. Click the QUICK ACTION menu on the top-right and select Create Card, and proceed to step 4 below.
    Or click Library from the Appspace menu navigation bar on the left, and proceed to step 3 below.
  3. Select the desired folder in the library, and click the ADD button, and select Create Card.
  4. Select RSS from the Filter by template menu, and select a desired card template.
  5. Enter in the RSS feed URL in the address field on the card.
    If authentication is required, check the Requires Authentication checkbox, and fill in the required credentials.

    Note
    Supported RSS formats: RSS 1.0, RSS 2.0, mRSS, Atom 1.0
  6. Select the Feed Item Duration to set the number of seconds each content is displayed before the next within the feed.
  7. Select the Display Options for the RSS feed:
    • Enable Transition – Display a transition between feed content. Selected by default.
    • Enable Custom Logo – Allows users to upload a custom logo for company branding.
    • Show RSS Media – Display media content from the RSS feed. Selected by default.
    • Show RSS Summary – Display the content summary from the RSS feed. Selected by default.
    • Show RSS Date – Display the content date from the RSS feed. Selected by default.
    • Hide Low Resolution Media – Display only high resolution content from the RSS feed.
    • Keep Aspect RatioDisplay the content in its original aspect ratio from the RSS feed.

      Additional customization options are available when the following displays options are selected:
      • Select Enable Transition to configure the transition effects and color:
        • Transition Effect
        • Transition Color 1
        • Transition Color 2
      • Select Enable Custom Logo to upload a custom logo.
      • Select Show RSS Date to configure the Date Format.
  8. The following customization options are available:
    • Use a custom font.
    • Customize the card Text Color
    • Customize the card Background Color or Media.
  9. Once customizations have been made, click Next.
  10. In the Save tab, enter in the Title, as this is a mandatory field.
    Optionally, you may enter in the ArticleCaptionContent ExpiryContent Tags and even upload a custom thumbnail for the content.
  11. Click Save to complete, and you may now proceed to add the card into a playlist channel.

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