To configure a RSS Ticker widget’s properties, please follow the instructions below:

  1. In your advanced channel layout, click the RSS Ticker widget under the Widgets section.

  2. In the Widget Properties window, configure the common tabs as per this article: Configuring Widget Properties.

  3. In the Widget Properties window, click the APPEARANCE tab, and edit the PROPERTIES section as per description below:

    • Display Layout: The arrangement of elements.
    • Layout Spacing: The gap between the content and the layout.
    • Item Spacing: The space between each RSS item in the ticker feed.
    • Ticker Speed: The speed of the text moving in the feed.
    • Ticker Direction: The direction of the movement of the ticker feed.
  4. To change the RSS feed display layout, in the PROPERTIES section, click the [+] icon to the right of the Display Layout field.

    You can alter the behavior of the text being displayed. To change the Display Layout, click the [+] icon.

  5. In the Layout Display window, click and drag any element from the Available Element section and drop it into the Display Element section in order to display it in the RSS Ticker, and vice-versa to hide it. You may also re-order any of the elements in the Display Element using the drag and drop method. Click OK to complete your layout selection.

    The Media element in the Layout Display refers to the embedded media within the RSS Feed (usually a logo or website icon), whereas the Date, Title, and Text elements are the textual component of an RSS feed item.

  6. In the FONT section, you can utilize the tabs for customizing the look of the ticker in the TITLEDATETEXT, and MEDIA tabs.

    TITLE, DATE, and TEXT Tab

    Property Name Description
    Font Provides the options to select the font from the dropdown list.
    Size Assigns a selection of sizes for the designated text (from 8 to 120).
    Align Sets the positioning of the text in the layout (Left Align, Right Align or Center Align).
    Color Customizes the color of the text to be displayed.
    Bold Toggles the text to be formatted in BOLD.
  7. Edit the FONT section, by selecting or customizing the font size.

    If you choose to define a custom size that is measured based on pixels, select the Custom option from the Size drop-down menu to define the pixel size of your font.

    To change the default date format, MM/DD/YYYY HH:mm, click the PROPERTIES tab, and add the following property with the desired value:

    Widget Property Value Description dd/mm/yyyy dd/mmm/yyyy dd/mm/yy dd/MMMM/yyyy MM-Do-YY MMM-dd To change the date format d - Day m - Month y - Year Do - Ordinal Day (1st, 2nd)

Adding RSS Feeds

  1. In the Widget Properties window, click the CONTENT tab.

  2. Click the Add RSS button.

  3. In the RSS Feed window, enter in the RSS URL into the URL field. If necessary, check the Require authentication checkbox and fill in the credentials in the Username and Password text boxes.

    Supported RSS formats: RSS 1.0, RSS 2.0, mRSS, Atom 1.0

    With Appspace 5.6, authentication can be enabled for feeds if necessary, and SharePoint feeds are accepted.

  4. Configure the following options for the RSS feed:

    • Refresh Rate (Every 15 minutes to Every day) – determines how frequently the system will search for new content from the web feed.
    • Display Duration (Never expires, 1 week, 1 month) – designates the expiration date of the oldest updated content from the web feed.
    • Max Items Per Feed (1 to Unlimited) – configures the maximum number of content (items) to be displayed for each individual web feed.
  5. Click Apply to confirm your settings when finished.

Editing RSS Feeds

  1. In the Widget Properties window, click the CONTENT tab.

  2. Click the date link of the designated RSS feed under the Updated column.

  3. In the RSS Feed window, make the necessary changes, and click Apply to confirm.

Removing RSS Feeds

  1. In the Widget Properties window, click the CONTENT tab.

  2. Click the Remove link in line with the RSS feed to be deleted. Click OK to confirm.

Known Issues

  • The RSS Ticker animation stutters when displayed on BrightSign devices due to technical limitations, cause by iframe loading issues.
  • Text in the RSS Text widget is visually truncated when displayed in Appspace App. This is due to a browser limitation, when the text exceeds the HTML component width limit. A workaround is to add the following custom widget property:
    Widget Property Value Description
    custom.ticker.render.type single Displays 1 RSS item at a time
    custom.ticker.render.type multiple Displays multiple RSS items at a time