You will need to be part of the Syndication Manager group.
From the drop-down in the the upper left choose Editorial / Syndication...
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Channels is where you choose a content provider and input username and passwords as needed. To set up a specific channel type see the appropriate doc for that content provider:
- How do I set up an Associated Press channel? (Flex) (Zen)
- How do I set up a BLOX CMS site channel? (Flex) (Zen)
- How do I set up a CNN?
- How do I set up a Field59 channel? (Flex) (Zen)
- How do I set up a Reuters channel? (Flex) (Zen)
- How do I set up a RSS/ATOM Feed channel? (Flex) (Zen) For information on how to generate an RSS feed see How to Generate RSS, MRSS, ATOM and iATOM feeds from BLOX (Flex) (Zen).
- How do I set up a YouTube channel? (Flex) (Zen)
In Channels click New from the top left of the Channels sub-panel. This opens the Create channel popup. Select the radio button for RSS/Atom.
Provide a Channel name, type/paste the URL you want to syndicate into Feed URL. You will need to use http:// or https:// otherwise you will receive an error message.
NOTE: You can validate the RSS/ATOM feeds syntax using the W3C Feed Validation Service.
Set the Import items as to Articles so that your readers can read the article on your site, or Links in order to create a link out of the headline that will direct your readers to the originating site to view the original article.
NOTE: If a RSS/ATOM feed includes an <enclosure> element and it is set to import links, the wire tool should show the preview image if the declared MIME type is JPEG, PNG, or GIF.
If Load category tags as keywords has Extract category data as keywords selected any category tag found will be added as a keyword for the asset. If Do not extract category as keywords is selected they category data will be ignored. You can include Default Source. This is the same as Source in an editorial asset.
NOTE: If you delete an imported asset, then re-import it, it will now show up. Previously deleted assets would not show up in the asset list. This has now been corrected.
Your publication is always able to assign or re-assign assets from any syndication source to the section(s) of your choice. To map categories for a channel, click once on the channel to highlight it, then click Category Map from the top of the Channels sub-panel. The Category map for that channel appears.
To assign a section to unmapped categories or uncategorized assets, simply click on the line to select it, then click Edit.
This opens the Select Sections window.
Assets from AP can retain their section assignments when they are imported to your site. However, if you want to change those assignments, you can create a different Category Map by selecting Add.
This brings up the Add Category Map Rules window. Select the section(s) that you want, then click Add Rules.
You also have the option to Import/Export a Category Map (Export creates the .JSON file and downloads it into your Downloads folder and Import allows you to upload a .JSON file).
Once you've made your selections, click Save and they will appear on your Category Map screen.
If an RSS feed already has categories that will map to your site, the imported assets will follow that mapping.
Note: The next step in this process is create a search of the assets you wish to publish to the front end of your site. For more information see Syndication Search terms and Saved searches (Flex) (Zen).
Note: Editorial / Syndication can see updates that have occurred on assets that have syndicated from Real Simple Syndication (RSS) feeds. This feature allows sites doing manual cultivation of stories to see when an update has come through. Then you can then bring up the update and the existing version, and compare them side by side, and add the new information from the update to the existing asset if desired.
An update is indicated in the Syndication results panel with an icon that shows a number in a red circle.
This behavior is now available in RSS channels, but will become available to other channel types in the future.