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RSS Feeds in myWKU

One of the many useful functions of myWKU is the ability to add RSS feeds to the RSS portlet. An RSS feed allows you to view data feeds from different blogs or news sources such as CNN, MSNBC or FOX News that will be displayed and will be actively changing, keeping you up to date with current news and events.

How to Determine if a Site has an RSS Feed

Internet browsers are able to tell you if a site has an RSS feed by displaying RSS icons in the address bar or at the bottom of the browser window.

Adding the RSS Feed
  1. Login to myWKU
  2. Click the tab labeled My Tab
  3. RSS feeds, by default will be located in the middle Column first portlet. The current RSS feeds, by default are set to WKU Herald, BG Daily News, AP Top U.S. News and BBC News.

    RSS Feeds default in the middle column

  4. Select the Web Content icon Web Content Icon and the menu block appears Menu Block select the configuration link: opens this form

    Web Content Icon Location

  5. Select the Add icon

    Select the Add Icon

  6. Enter the name of your Feed and then enter the URL of the site and then select the Save button.

    Enter the name of your Feed and then enter the URL of the site and then select the Save button.

  7. Now select the return to page icon on the far right of form Page Icon and your will return to the personal page that you started from.

    Select the Page Icon

To delete a RSS feed follow step 5 and once the form is open select the icon Select the Delete Icon at the end of the URL that you want to remove and then select the Save button and then select the return to form icon Form Icon.

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 Last Modified 9/24/14