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Use an RSS campaign block

An RSS campaign block is a type of dynamic content block that is designed to display the information from an RSS feed URL. Using the content from the RSS feed, you can retrieve the latest articles dynamically and display them in your newsletter. 

A. Create an RSS campaign block

After defining your newsletter's structure by adding a container, you can set it up as an RSS campaign block. You can choose only one type of dynamic content block container per newsletter.

To set up an RSS campaign block:

  1. Add a container to your newsletter design.
    Note: You can use any container size except the 3 x 1/3 Containers and 4 x 1/4 Containers. 
  2. In the editing area, hover your mouse over the container to display the Actions menu. 
  3. Click Settings to display the Row settings in the editor's right pane.
  4. Scroll down to the Container Type drop-down list and select RSS Campaign. 
  5. In the Number of articles to be displayed field, enter the value or use the up and down arrows to edit the number of articles to be displayed.
  6. Edit the rest of the available settings. They work exactly like the typical container settings and depend on the type of container you used for your RSS campaign block.

B. Edit an RSS campaign block

An RSS campaign block is automatically filled with the supported dynamic items. As soon you transform a container into an RSS campaign block, the following dynamic items will appear inside the container:

  • article image
  • article title
  • article summary
  • article id
  • article published on
  • article category
  • article URL

The content of each of these will be populated based on the information of the RSS feed URL that you've added to your RSS Campaign settings. You can freely add to or remove items as you see fit. You can also edit the items and their settings.

Items that are placed inside a dynamic content container, have an additional field in their settings called the Repeatable Element TagThis represents the information each tag displays based on the RSS feed URL data. The tag is predefined for each item included in the created dynamic content container and you must define this for any new items that you add to the container.