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How to subscribe to content on a page

How to add a content subscription to a page

Use these instructions to add or remove content subscriptions on an intranet page. By adding a content subscription, updated content is constantly added from the subscription source. This could be content from any news, blog, forum, or calendar page on the intranet, or from external websites. It's like a magazine subscription - once you sign up, you automatically receive the newest magazine when it is published.

In the content subscription portlets you can customize the way the content posts display, including whether or not posts show summaries and how many posts to show from each subscription. Feeds from external websites will show thumbnail images in the post preview, provided the external feed has thumbnail images configured.

Edit page and click "All settings"

  • Step 1: Navigate to the page that you want to have a content subscription and click "Edit" in the top right to go into edit mode.
  • Step 2: Click "All settings" in the bottom right. The settings dialog will appear.
  • Step 3: Click "Content subscriptions" on the left of the dialog.
  • Step 4: You can add subscriptions to the left column or the center column. "Left column subscriptions" is open by default. If you want to add subscriptions to the center column, click on "Center column subscriptions".
  • Step 5a: For internal content feeds: In the text box under "Enter an external RSS..." start typing the name of a news, blog, forum or calendar section on your intranet. In the list of matching sections that appears click once on the name of the section you want.
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  • Step 5b: For external content feeds: Copy the feed RSS URL from the external website, paste it in the text box under "Enter an external RSS...", and click "Add".
  • Step 6: Under the "Order" heading, select either the option to have "Items grouped by subscription" or to "Merge subscriptions to show newest item on top".
    • If you select "Items grouped by subscription" posts will show up chronologically within grouped sections.
    • If you select "Merge subscriptions to show newest item on top," all posts will show chronologically by post date.
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  • Step 7a: If you selected "Items grouped by subscription", next select the number of posts from each news or blog section to display in the group page news feed.
  • Step 7b: If you selected "Merge subscriptions to show newest item on top," next select from the dropdown list the total number of posts to display in the group page news feed.
  • Step 8: (Left column subscriptions only) If you would like to keep the news content items shorter on the page, click the checkbox under "Display titles only" for each subscription you have added.
  • Step 9: Click "Done" in the pop-up box when you are finished.
  • Step 10: Click "Save" and the page will show with news from the added content subscriptions in the left or center column.
You can also learn how to add a content subscription to your profile page.

How to use content subscriptions to create group news on users' homepages

Adding content subscriptions to a group page is just like adding content subscriptions to any page on the intranet, with one added benefit. When you add a content subscription to the Center column subscription area of a group page, the news items from those subscriptions also display on all of the group members' homepages. Intranet users are automatically updated to news and events from their groups, just by signing in to the intranet and viewing their homepage - no need to visit all their individual group pages. Learn more about how to create group news on users' homepages.

Remove a content subscription

  • Step 1: Navigate to the page with the content subscription you want to remove and click "Edit" in the top right to go into edit mode.
  • Step 2: Click "All settings" in the bottom right. The settings dialog will appear.
  • Step 3: Click "Content subscriptions" on the left of the dialog.
  • Step 4: Locate the content subscription that you want to remove by clicking on "Left column subscriptions" or "Center column subscriptions".
  • Step 5: Click the trashcan icon to the right of the subscription you want to delete.
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  • Step 6: Click "Done" at the bottom right of the settings dialog.
  • Step 7: Click "Save" on the right of the edit page. The page will reload without the deleted content subscription.