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Add RSS feeds from external sites to your site

You can display information from an external site by adding the RSS Viewer Web Part to a page on your site. For example, you can use the RSS Viewer Web Part to display information such as news and weather reports. To display multiple RSS feeds, just add multiple instances of the Web Part to the page. In some cases, you can also use this Web Part to keep track of changes in libraries, calendars, and lists on other sites.

Important: For SharePoint, the RSS Viewer Web Part is available only in classic SharePoint.

You need to do two things to add and configure an RSS Viewer Web Part:

  1. Get the URL for the RSS feed.

  2. Add and configure the RSS Viewer Web Part.

Step 1: Get the URL for the RSS feed

The steps for getting the URL for your RSS feed may vary depending on the site where you are getting the URL from.

  1. Go to the website, list, or library where you want to receive the RSS feed from.

  2. On the page or on the Internet Explorer toolbar, select the RSS logo RSS Image. The RSS feed appears in the browser.

  3. Right-click the Subscribe to this feed link, and then select Copy Shortcut.

    Tip: To easily access the address when you are configuring the RSS Viewer Web Part, paste it into Notepad or a blank document.

    Important: The RSS Viewer Web Part cannot consume RSS feeds from another SharePoint site without some additional configuration by a server admin, including enabling Kerberos authentication on the SharePoint farm where your site is hosted. It cannot consume any RSS feeds from SharePoint in Microsoft 365 sites.

Step 2: Add and configure the RSS Viewer web part

  1. Go to the page on the site where you want to add an RSS Viewer web part.

  2. At the top of the page, to edit the page, select Edit Edit Icon.

    Note: If the Edit command doesn’t appear, you probably don’t have permission to edit the page.

  3. Select the place where you want to add the RSS Viewer web part, and then select Insert > Web Part.

  4. Under Categories, select Content Rollup. Under Web Parts, select the RSS Viewer web part, and then select Add (Find the button over to the right in a site configured for left-to-right languages).

  5. In the RSS Viewer Web Part, select the Open the tool pane link. If a dialog appears prompting whether you want to save your changes before continuing, select OK.

  6. In the RSS Viewer tool pane, paste the URL for the RSS feed into the RSS Feed URL field.
    RSS Viewer Web Part Properties

  7. In the Feed Limit field, specify the number of items you want the viewer to display at one time.

  8. Modify other web part properties, if necessary.

  9. When done, select OK. The RSS feed displays in the web part.

For more info about RSS and using RSS feeds, see See Also.

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