Newzmate provides various options to automatically import content from your website to Newzmate’s emails and onsite recommendation widgets. One of the easiest ways is via the RSS/Atom feeds using the Sources Management page.
To create an RSS/Atom feed please follow these steps:
- Go to the Newzmate Dashboard
- Go to Setup -> Sources Management page -> click on the button "New source"
- Enter a valid link to the RSS/Atom feed. You can find the requirements for the feed in this article
- Next, enter the name of the feed that you will use to identify this feed in the list of sources on the current page and also when you attach a specific content source to your email template content block or for the onsite recommendations widget
- Then, you can specify an article image search order for the feed. Newzmate makes several attempts to find a proper image for each article (to satisfy the minimum image dimensions) using several search methods which are applied in the configured order. You can choose the feed & article page and web search or keep only the feed & article page. Also, you can add the fallback image. This image will be shown if we cannot find any images due to the specified article image search order.
- After that you can adjust the minimum image dimensions. Newzmate accepts image only if both image dimensions are equal or higher than the configured values. In this case, if the image has lower dimensions than 250*250 pixels, you should reduce it’s size. For more information on how Newzmate finds an image to illustrate a story you can check out this article.
- Also, you can add images that should be in the blacklist. These images will never be picked up by Newzmate (even if they are found within the feed or article).
- You can disable the option “extract full text from article page”. If Newzmate can't find an image on the page, it makes a full-text analysis of the article, picking up all images that are no less than 250x250px in size and picks the one that has the highest resolution. We suggest keeping this option enabled.
- And in the last step you can apply settings to the current source or select another source to re-write it’s settings
There is also data about your RSS/Atom feed name, link to the feed, date and time of previous and next check (based on your browser time)
Once you have saved these settings, the feed will be added to the sources management page with a scheduled auto-check. Later you can change these settings in the Settings menu of a particular feed. In the case that you don’t need the feed anymore, you can easily delete it by clicking the corresponding button.
Health on the left:
- Green means the feed is parsing as expected
- Yellow means that there are some issues with the feed and you need to contact support to get information on the specific error
- Grey means that that feed is disabled and you can enable it at any time in the feed settings
- Red means that there is a serious issue with the feed and it was disabled by our server. To find out the specific issue information you need to contact our customer support
If you need to make a more complex integration with your CMS using a JSON feed or direct API integration please contact us for more details.