Feed

Feed chunk

Feed chunks may be added to a page to give readers a real-time list of events or news. IU Newsroom or IU Events feeds may be used, or custom feeds may be created.

Feed examples

IU Newsroom Standard Mode

IU Calendar Feed Summary Mode

View more events

Creating a feed chunk

Step 1

Expand to Section > Chunk. In the Type drop-down menu, select Feed.

feed chunk type selection

Step 2

In Section > Chunk > Details, enter the Chunk Header and Header Level.

chunk header and header level

Step 3

Choose the Position and Feed Type. For Feed type, select from the following:

  • Profiles
  • News - Manual
  • News - IU Newsroom
  • Events - Manual
  • Events - IU Calendar
  • Custom
position and feed type

For instructions on how to use IU Newsroom, IU Events, or Manual feeds, click below.

News - IU Newsroom feed

Step 1

For the News - IU Newsroom feed type determine the news URL using the guidelines outlined on https://news.iu.edu/all-tags/rss-feeds.html. Copy the URL.

Step 2

Paste the URL into the ID field.

IU Newsroom feed ID

Step 3

Choose the Maximum Number of Items for the feed. From the Mode drop-down menu, choose how to display the feed:

  • Standard
  • Summary
  • Ticker
maximum number of items and mode selection

Step 4

To link to a full listing of events, news, etc., select an Internal Link or enter an External Link. Type text for the Link Label.

link fields and link label

Step 5

To save a draft, click Save & Preview. Submit to apply your changes. Publish the page

Note: Feeds will not display inside the WCMS. The page will need to be published in order to view the feed.

Events - IU Calendar feed

Step 1

For the Events - IU Calendar selection, go to http://events.iu.edu/ to find the ID. Choose the event calendar. In the URL, copy the characters after the “=”. This string of characters starting with "GRP" is the ID.

Copy the number at the end of the feed

Step 2

Paste into the ID field.

pasted group ID

Step 3

Choose the Maximum Number of Items for the feed. From the Mode drop-down menu, choose how to display the feed:

  • Standard
  • Summary
  • Ticker
maximum number of items and mode selection

Step 4

To link to a full listing of events, news, etc., use the Link option. Choose either an Internal Link or an External Link. Type text for the Link Label.

link fields and link label

Step 5

To save a draft, click Save & Preview. Submit to apply changes to your page. Publish the page.

Note: Feeds will not display inside the WCMS. The page will need to be published in order to view the feed.

Manual feeds

Step 1

For manual feed selections (Profiles, News-Manual, and Events-Manual), choose the Feed Type and select from the Block.

manual feed type ad block selection

Step 2

Navigate to the _feeds folder and select the feed type.

feed list in the folder tree

Step 3

Choose the Maximum Number of Items for the feed. From the Mode drop-down menu, choose how to display the feed.

selected feed block and maximum number of items
display mode selections

Step 4

To link to a full listing of events, news, etc., use the Link option. Choose either an Internal Link or an External Link. Type text for the Link Label.

links and link label fields

Step 5

To save a draft, click Save & Preview. Submit to apply your changes. Publish the page.

Note: Feeds will not display inside the WCMS. The page will need to be published in order to view the feed.