💻 How to Create a RSS Website Widget
How to Create a RSS Website Widget
Follow these steps to create a power post that automatically updates with the latest content:
👉1. Open up elink and click on the 'Post' tab.
👉2. Click on 'Create New' and select 'Power Post' from the dropdown.
👉3. Choose between a 'Blank post' or a 'template'.
Step 1 - Select Source
👉1. Once your elink post is open you'll see the first Choose a Source step. Here you'll choose whether you want your content to be updated from an RSS Feed, RSS folder.
👉2. Next you have the option of setting up content filters and include keywords of articles that you want shown and exclude keywords of articles you don't want shown.
👉3. Next, you can choose between the 'Best Results' or 'Most Recent.' Best results places a priority on keywords first and then the time the article was published. Most Recent will place a priority on when an article was published and then the keywords.
👉4. Then choose if you want to only include content that have images.
Step 2 - Header / Footer
👉1. Go to the 'Header Body' section. Customize your header text by using various heading sizes, bold, italics, hyperlinks, justification, bullet points, numerical list, etc.
👉2. Next, add a 'Header Image'. You can add a beautiful header image to make your content pop! We recommend that you upload a header image that is 1500px by 500px. You can also choose to click on the 'Design with Canva' button to use this third party integration to create a header.
👉3. Go to the 'Footer Body' section. Customize your header text by using various heading sizes, bold, italics, hyperlinks, justification, bullet points, numerical list, etc.
👉4. Last, choose whether you want to add your profile to your content post.
Step 3 - Choose a Layout
👉1. Go to the Layout section and choose any layout. Your content on the right hand side will instantly change. Make sure you've added web links on first to watch the magic happen! Choose the layout that best reflects the content you're creating and sharing.
Important Tip: Switching between layouts can occur even after your elink post has been published. Yes, that mean after your elink post has been embedded on your website or blog you can quickly update the layout with a click of a button.
Step 4 - Settings
👉1. Go to 'Theme Design' and update your theme color, text color, background color, heading font and body font.
👉2. Next, go to the 'Customize Links' section and choose the maximum links you want displayed on your post. Even as additional content is added it'll only show the maximum number of links.
👉3. Then you can customize your button text. On many of the layouts you'll see a 'View More' call-to-action button on each visual link for your elink posts. Now you can edit the text and write 'Read More', 'Buy Now', 'Download', or write something in another language!
👉4. Next, go to the SEO/Private settings you will see three options:
If you click the Automatic button, elink's platform will automatically fill in your elink SEO settings on your behalf.
You can customize your SEO title, description and keywords for your elink to help it rank on Google SERPs. Select the 'Custom' button in the SEO settings of your post and add an SEO-friendly title, description and keyword to give your elink that extra SEO boost.
Sometimes you have internal content that you want to share with your team or company and want to share it with a private link. Private elink posts do not get indexed by Google.
👉5. Then go to the Social / OG Image section and upload an image by 920 x575. This image will display on social media when the link is shared, on Skype and Slack.
Step 5 - Publish
Once you're done, click on 'Publish.'
A pop up will appear allowing you to customize your URL. You won't be able to change it once it's published, so make it perfect!
Step 6 - Share
A popup will appear allowing you to share your elink post. Click on the 'Website Embed' tab.
From here copy the recommended embed code and take it over to your website or blog. If you want help on how to add elink to the most popular website builders go here.
🎙 If you have any questions or suggestions, please message us on our in-app chat or email us at email@example.com.
Updated on: 11/26/2020