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Add a multi-source feed

The multi-source feed component enables you to display content from up to 10 sources of different types in the same place on your page. For example, you can have a single component combining both a news feed and a calendar feed.

The multi feed component can display content from the following:

  1. Browse to the page where you want to add a Multi feed component.

  2. Go to Edit > Edit centre content:

    The SiteBuilder 'Edit' menu, with the 'Edit centre content' option highlighted

  3. In the Components Editor, place your cursor where you want to add the feed.

  4. Select Feeds > Multi-source feed:

    The SiteBuilder 'Feeds' menu, with the 'Multi feed' option highlighted

    Alternatively, select an existing multi-source feed component, then select Settings in the component toolbar:

    The component toolbar for a Multi feed component, with the 'Settings' option highlighted

  5. The Multi feed options pop-up appears:

    The 'Multi feed' options pop-up

  6. Enter the location of the page(s) you want to source content from in the Feed URLs box. Alternatively, select the Find button to locate source pages within your site.

    Tip: The Multi feed accepts both relative and absolute URLs.

  7. Under the Filter options:

    • Enter the Maximum items to show. This is the number of items that will be displayed after source feeds have been combined, sorted and filtered.

    • If you want to only display news or calendar items with certain tags:

      1. Select the Filter by tag checkbox.

      2. Enter tag names separated by commas to only show items with these tags.

      3. Use the radio buttons to show Items with any of these tags or only Items with all these tags.

    • To display only items that fall within a specific date range:

      1. Select the Filter by date checkbox.

      2. Use the Date filter type drop-down list to select which date range to show. If you select Before a specific date, After a specific date or Between specific dates, use the pickers to choose the relevant date.

        Tip: Calendar events and data entries can sometimes have more than one thing that could be considered a "date" - for example, a calendar event has both a date it's scheduled to start and a date on which it was added to the calendar. You can specify which of these to use in the feed's Date options, which are detailed below.

  8. In the Sorting options:

    Use the Sort by drop-down list to select how items are ordered in the feed. You can sort by date or alphabetically by title.

    Note: Undated items are displayed in the feed by default. If you'd only like to show dated items, deselect the Include undated items in result checkbox.

  9. Under Display options:

    The 'Display options' section in Multi feed settings

    1. Select whether you want the feed to Display as a List, Tiles, or Tiles - scrollable.

    2. Optionally, enter a Feed title. This will display above the feed on your page.

    3. Use the checkboxes to enable the following options:

      • Headlines are clickable links: If enabled, selecting a headline takes a user to the source item.

      • Show publication dates: The date an item was published appears alongside it

      • Show thumbnail images: If selected, the feed displays thumbnail images attached to source items.

      • Show item abstracts (if available)

      • Show social media sharing buttons: Displays a button next to each item to share on social media. Note that these only appear if the source page has view permissions for Any user.

  10. Under Date options:

    The 'Date options' in Multi feed settings

    Note: Calendar events and data entries have multiple attributes that could be considered a date.

    Use the drop-down lists to specify which Date to use for events, and which Date to use for data list items.

  11. Select Add Multi feed (or Update Multi feed if editing an existing component).

  12. When you're finished editing your page, select Publish.

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