How do I use the Feed Element?

In this article, we are going to walk through the steps to use the "Feed" element in the Drag & Drop Email Builder.

With the "Feed" element, you can easily connect the RSS feed of your blog to your message--the only thing that you need to connect is the RSS feed URL. You can quickly pull your posts into your custom message template and share these posts with your subscribers.

You can share specific posts to keep subscribers engaged with your blog. If they click on the post within the message, they will be redirected to your site. You can also share posts from other blogs that are relevant to your subscribers or that you find interesting and want to share. If you have a podcast, the element will display an HTML5 audio player for subscribers to listen to the podcast episode directly from their email accounts.

Step By Step Instructions

  1. Click and drag the "Feed" element to the desired spot in your message.

    Click and drag the element

  2. Then, you will see the "Feed" settings on the right-hand side of the editor. Enter the RSS feed URL into the "Feed URL" box. 

    Enter the feed URL

  3. Once the RSS feed is verified, you will see your most recent blog posts in the editor. The post will include an image, title, description, and a link to your blog. If the post includes a podcast player, that will display underneath the image.

    Posts within element

  4. You can edit the formatting and display settings of the feed from the "Feed" settings. First, you can click and drag the "Number of Posts" toggle to change the number of posts that display. You can share a maximum of 15 posts.

    Number of posts

  5. Next, you can display the posts in descending or ascending order based on the published date. 

    Reorder the posts

  6. You can change the color of the font in the element using the "Text Color" picker.

    Font color

  7. You can edit the layout of the posts by clicking the "Postcard" or "Block" icons.

    Layout buttons

    "Postcard" displays the posts in one row with the image to the left-hand side.

    Postcard layout

    "Block" displays the posts in two rows with the title above the image and the remaining information below the image.

    Block layout

  8. You can choose which information you would like to display using the "Image," "Author," and "Date" toggles. You cannot remove the title of the post.

    Blog information toggles

  9. Lastly, you can reorder the title, author, and date information by clicking and dragging those blocks.

    Reorder the toggles

And that's it! Now, you can send your blog posts to your subscribers.

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