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What is an RSS feed?

An RSS feed is a page that includes links to the most recent content on a blog or website that's easy for subscribers to follow. Edgar can import the Title and Link from these feeds to create content for your library automatically.

To add RSS feeds to Edgar, visit the Import page or see RSS Feeds.

Why is there a separate Facebook text box on some posts?

Facebook's terms and conditions prohibit auto-populating the text of a post that will be published to Facebook. That means, Edgar can't send automatically imported text to Facebook. 

So, any post that is imported from RSS or created using the bookmarklet, Chrome extension, or auto-variations feature must have a separate message entered manually for Facebook.

You can create unique text for Facebook or you can copy and paste the suggested text from the Twitter/LinkedIn text box. It's up to you and whether you'd like to send slightly different content to Facebook than for Twitter/LinkedIn.

If no content is added to the Facebook text box, then only the Facebook link preview will publish to Facebook.

How do I add images or videos to posts imported from RSS?

To add an image or video to posts imported from an RSS feed, edit the post and use the image or video upload buttons to add your media.  Then save the post.

  • If the post was imported directly to your Library from your RSS feed, go to the Library, locate the post, and click the edit button on the post.
  • If your post was imported to Pending, click the edit button on the post in the Pending Content Queue.

How do I import more content from my WordPress Blog RSS feed?

By default, WordPress blogs are set to show just the latest 10-20 blog posts in the generated RSS Feed. You can adjust this to a higher (or lower) number by following these steps:

  1. Go to your WordPress Dashboard, and under Settings in the menu pane, click on Reading.
  2. Next to "Syndication feeds show the most recent," change the value to the number of recent posts you want visible in your RSS feed.
  3. Save your changes.

How do I import my BlogSpot RSS feed instead of the comments feed?

If your blog is hosted on BlogSpot, the RSS feed may import the comments feed rather than the actual feed. 

In order to get the correct feed, you'll need to add feeds/posts/default?alt=rss to the end of your url when importing to MeetEdgar.

For example: if your blog spot url is http://thisismyblogname.blogspot.com then enter http://thisismyblogname.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=rss into the Connect RSS Feed card in the Import page.

Why can't I connect an RSS feed to Instagram?

Edgar's RSS feed integration imports the link and title of posts from your feeds.  But, Instagram requires that an image or video be attached to every post.  So, Edgar can't automatically associate your RSS content with your Instagram account.

To send posts imported from RSS to Instagram, edit the post to upload an image or video.  Learn more about Edgar & Instagram.

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