Enabling your site's full article RSS feed

Enable, provide your site's feed to developers you trust

Published: Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Updated: Wednesday, November 3, 2010 18:11

By popular request, you can enable a secondary RSS feed from your site featuring the full article text of your main RSS article feed.

This feed populates from the "Local Content" list found under the Articles tab of your main site page. With the Full RSS option enabled, you can provide the feed to third-party developers who may work with you on mobile apps or universities who want to syndicate your feed within their own framework.

CAUTION: Enable this feed only if you have a reason. Third-party sites can syndicate this full article content, taking away page views/hits from your site. Share the link sparingly.

To enable the feed:

  1. Open your site's main page.
  2. Click on the Feeds tab. Note: You will only see the "Feeds" tab if your editor account is assigned the permission to send bulk e-mail on your site.
  3. Click on the link with your site's RSS feed name.
  4. Click on the Edit button to open the feed for editing.
  5. Check the box beneath "Make my full article RSS public" after reading the caution and information in the information bubble to the right.
  6. Click Save.
  7. Your site's full RSS feed is now active. Copy the link from the tab to access it.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Will the full-text RSS feed listed in my site's address bar change over to this full article feed?

  • No. This full-text feed will remain private except for those you provide it to for use. As with most "publicly" accessible Internet URLs, the link can still be guessed or assumed.

If I disable the full-text feed, what will happen when the URL is accessed? 

  • The URL will automatically direct to the abbreviated "regular" RSS feed.

I want to change the name of my RSS feed - can I?

  • RSS addresses are based on the RSS feed name. While the system allows for backward compatibility - that is, an old URL pointing to a new one - we highly discourage changing your RSS name unless absolutely necessary.

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