RSS is generally used to notify others of the latest news and updates to a site. Confluence reads incoming RSS and creates outgoing RSS. It allows you to stay informed of the latest current affairs of others and allows you to tell them of your own.
If another site publishes an RSS feed, you can include its contents in a Confluence page by including the 'RSS' macro in the page.
E.g. Here is the macro code for displaying an RSS feed published by the BBC:
The above code gives the following output:
Could not access the content at the URL because it is not from an allowed source.
You may contact your site administrator and request that this URL be added to the list of allowed sources.
Did the above feed display an error message? Your Confluence administrator needs to enable the RSS feed macro, and to add the BBC to the whitelist of allowed URLs.
Confluence also produces RSS that you can subscribe to (using an RSS Newsreader) in order to receive notifications of new or updated content on your Confluence site.
Confluence automatically generates RSS feeds for
- New blog posts
- New pages
- Updated pages
- New comments
There are two easy ways to subscribe to Confluence's RSS feeds:
- Confluence provides a number of pre-defined RSS feeds for each space. You can find these by selecting 'Browse', 'Advanced', 'RSS'.
- An RSS Feed Builder is also available, should you wish to create a custom feed. Please see the documentation for details.