This article will go through RSS Feed best practices, whether using an existing feed or you're looking to use a custom-built feed with our RSS Feed app. You can also visit ScreenCloud's RSS Feed app guide by clicking here.
Table of Contents:
Step 1: Check if the feed is valid
Step 2: Learn about Embed.ly
Step 3: Learn how to pull in the images you want
If your feed doesn't seem to be pulling in the images you would like, or any images, you can click here to learn how Embed.ly ranks and selects images to use in the RSS Feed.
Step 4: Learn the basics of RSS feed code
The most basic RSS Feed will contain standard code as displayed below:
If you notice your RSS Feed you're using does not have this basic code, we recommend reaching out to the source of the feed to inquire further on how to resolve this. If it is your own customized feed, adding this type of code into your feed can help you moving forward to pull in the images you desire by altering where it says "your image URL" with a URL to an image you would like to use for each piece of content in your feed.
For example, here is a sample RSS Feed from the popular news website CNN for your reference.
If you have any additional questions on RSS Feed best practices, or any other questions or feedback about ScreenCloud, feel free to reach out to our support team at firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call at our toll-free support line at +18885575335.