Adding, editing, or deleting a news feed

Note: To complete the procedures in this document, you need to be assigned a role that has the necessary permissions. To find out what your role is, follow the directions in Participant roles. To see a list of what permissions are associated with a given role, see Permissions, roles, and tools. For a basic understanding of roles and permissions, see Permissions and Roles: Overview.

You can set up a worksite to display news by entering a URL for an RSS news feed (a specially formatted list of news articles). You can add more than one News tool at any time.

Adding a news feed

To add a news feed, follow these steps:

  1. In the menubar, click News.

    If you do not see News in your menubar, you will need to add the news tool to your site. To do this, click Site Info, then Edit Tools. Check News, and then click Continue.

  2. In the "Title" field, enter a title for the news feed that will appear in the menubar.

  3. In the "URL" field, enter the URL for the news feed.

    If the worksite already contains news feeds or web content, you'll see information about existing news and web items here. If there are no blank fields at the bottom of the list to fill in, from the More News Tools? drop-down menu, select how many news tools you'd like to add.

  4. Click Continue. You will see a summary of your changes to the site's tools.

  5. Click Finish.

You should now see a link in the menubar to the news feed with the title you provided.

Editing a news feed

To edit a news feed, in the menubar, click the title of the feed you wish to edit (e.g., News, Google, Yahoo, or The New York Times). Click Options, and then change the "Title" and "URL" fields as you wish.

Deleting a news feed

To delete a news feed, in the menubar, click Site Info, then Edit Tools. From the list of tools, uncheck the news feed you wish to delete, and then click Continue. On the "Customize Tools" screen, review your information, and then click Continue. Click Finish to delete your feed.

Alternatively, in the "Customize Tools" screen, you can delete the information in the "Title" and "URL" fields of the feed you wish to remove. Click Continue and then Finish.


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Last modified on November 16, 2005.