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My RSS Feed loads over a non-standard port - how can I add it to LibGuides?

Someone mentioned Feedburner might help
Last Updated: Feb 21, 2014  |  4152 Views

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The RSS Feed box-type is designed for feeds that load over standard ports (port #s 80, 443). If your RSS feed loads over a different port, there's an easy way to get things working - Feedburner

Google's Feedburner offers an easy way to standardize a feed:

  • Head to; log in with your Google credentials
  • Paste your feed under "Burn a Feed Right This Instant"; click Next
  • Give your feed a meaningful title and address (ie a "friendly" url); click Next
  • Click "Skip Directly to Feed Management" to save your feed
  • Copy your new friendly URL
  • Head back to LibGudies; Paste the friendly URL into the RSS feed box 

By doing this, you're replicating the contents of the original feed, but in a format that's standards-compliant. :)

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Other Answers / Comments (3)

  1. google's feedburner is no longer in existence. Could you please suggest an alternative so that we can continue to use rss feeds in libguides. Thank you!
    by jcg on Nov 26, 2013.
  2. Hi, jcg,
    Feedburner does still exist, but you have to log in with a Google account.
    by Cindi Blyberg on Nov 26, 2013.
  3. This FAQ entry has been updated to reflect our supported RSS ports - 80 and 443.
    by Marc @ Springshare on Feb 21, 2014.

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