RSS Feeds are used to publish web content from one source to another. The content in an RSS Feed is generally summary or text content that is updated frequently (as often as the RSS Feed author publishes the content). The RSS Feed web part provides the ability to link to and display RSS formatted content from a source of your choosing. Each time the portal is visited, the latest version of the RSS Feed content is displayed.
To configure the RSS Feed web part, perform the following:
1.Add the web part to your portal page as outlined in “Customizing a Portal Page”
2.Click on the edit icon in the upper right corner of the web part.
3.Enter the exact URL for the RSS Feed. This information will be provided by the publisher of the RSS Feed. For example, to add the Google News RSS Feed, you would enter http://news.google.com/?output=rss.
4.Enter a title for the web part as it will appear on the portal page.
5.Select the Chrome State for the web part from the drop-down list. This option defines whether the web part is expanded or collapsed by default when visiting the portal page.
6.Select the Zone for the web part from the drop-down list. This option defines where the web part will appear on the page.
7.Optionally, specify the Zone Index for the web part. This option allows you to define the order of web parts within the zone. The default of “0” is the top position. Some browsers do not support drag-and-drop of web parts on the portal page and will require the use of the Zone Index to define their position.
8.Click OK to save your changes and return to the portal page view.