External Feed Component
The External Feed component is a tool that embeds feeds (such as blog headlines, or calendar events) from external sources onto your page. The External Feed component requires a source URL to work.
When should you use it?
Use the External Feed Component if you need to display an Atom or RSS feed of frequently updated, automatically sorted content including links to the external content. This may be a calendar of upcoming events, or links to recent blog posts on an external website, for example.
Open New Window - Check this option to have the event details appear as a pop-up when a title is clicked. When enabled, a new tab called New Window Configurations will appear where you can adjust the size of the pop-up. This option is recommended when authors are using an external feed to point at the SFU Events Calendar (events.sfu.ca), like the example below.
Filters - Filters allow your external feed to show or hide specific content. Specify a condition by selecting from "show only" or "hide any" as the action, and add a keyword to the field. You can also apply the action to certain keywords in the "Contains" field (Note: The filter is case-sensitive.)
Examples of External Feed Component usage
Below is an example of the External Feed component being used to display the latest 3 news stories, with a title and date.
Example of Filters usage
Below is an example of a filter being applied to the External Feed component for CBC News. This example shows what the feed would look like when it is set to, show only the title. Select 'show only' from the dropdown menu and add 'title' to the field. (Note: Filters do not work with the 'Snippet' option selected for 'Content Display'.)
If your External Feed component doesn't display any content, the source of your feed might be blocked by the firewall. Please open a ticket to report it.