Use Feed Parser

Learn how to use Feed Parser to select content in your RSS or Atom feed to include in your email.

About this task

To include feed content in your email, you must create a Feed Parser template.
Tip: A Feed Parser template uses values for Feed Variables and Entry Variables to format content. To learn more about Feed Variables, Entry Variables, and their respective values, see Feed Parser Templates.

Procedure

  1. Go to Messages > Feed Parser
  2. Click New Feed Parser.
  3. Name your Feed Parser.
  4. Optional: Enter a description.
  5. Enter your RSS or Atom feed URL.
    The available Feed Variables and Entry variables populate automatically.
    Note: Feed Parser will not accept a feed which contains invalid syntax.
  6. Under Feed Template, add Feed Variables and Entry Variables to the template editor.
    Attention: You must enclose Entry Variables in an Entry Loop. To learn more about how to format variables in your template, see Feed Parser Templates.
    Example: A Feed Variable, and Entry Variables Enclosed in an Entry Loop
    {{feed:title}}
    {{entry_loop}}
        {{title}}
        {{description}}
        {pubDate}}
    {{/entry_loop}}
  7. Optional: Add your own text to the template.
    Example: Custom Text in a Feed Parser Template
    Check out the most recent articles from {{feed:title}}
    {{entry_loop}}
        {{title}}
        {{description}}
        {pubDate}}
    {{/entry_loop}}
  8. Optional: Select Preview to see a preview of your template.
  9. Under Settings, choose a target where your Feed Parser template will apply.

    You can choose one of the following targets:

    • A message created in the HTML editor
    • A message header
    • A message footer
    • A content tag created with the legacy content-tag method
  10. Optional: Turn on Nightly Refresh.
    Note: Nightly Refresh automatically updates the feed and entry variables in your Feed Parser template. The update occurs daily at 00:00 UTC. Nightly Refresh applies only to legacy content tags and messages that you create in the HTML editor.
  11. Select Save.