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SharePoint: New Rss Feed Web Part

This will walk you through the steps of adding the new Rss feed web part to either New Site Page or a Classic style page. This article also explains how to tell if you are in a new site page or a classic style page.

Adding the new Rss Reader to your SharePoint web part pages

Adding to a New Site Page

If the "Edit" button is near the upper right hand corner of the screen, you are editing a New Site Page.

1.  Click Edit

 Edit button

2.  Navigate to the area of the screen where you want to insert the Rss web part, and hover until you see the blue +

 blue plus sign

3. Click the blue +. This will open the web part selection window.  Scroll down and select the Rss Reader option.  NOTE: DO NOT select the RSS Reader.


The Rss Reader has been added to the page and displays sample content.

Web part Title and Sample content

Configure the Web Part

1.  Click where it says Web part title, and rename the web part.

2.  In the Rss Reader configuration pane, update the Feed Url with your url.  Under Max Count, determine the number of items you want to appear in your feed.  Click Next

Rss Options

3.  Select the default Results Layout, or, if you would like to supply your own CSS you can select Custom and edit the template.

Rss reader results

4.  Scroll down to see more options for date format and colors.

Apply Options

Date Format
You can change the date format. Ex. MM/DD; YY/MM/DD; MM/DD/YY HH:MM


Adjust the title color by either providing an RGBA value in the Red Green Blue Alpha boxes or moving the color spectrum slider to the color
 RGBA and Hex code box         color spectrum selector

Additional Options

Move the tint selector dot to an area in the tint box.
 tint selector

The selected color and tint will appear in the saturation bar. 

You can use the saturation bar to make the text transparent if needed.

saturation bar

Click Apply to see the changes in the web part.

Rss Options
Follow the same steps for the background color if necessary. Don’t forget to hit Apply to activate your changes.


Adding to a Home Page / Web Part Page / Classic SharePoint page

Near the upper left-hand corner, click PAGE.


2. Click Edit Page.

edit page

 In the area in which you want to add the Rss web part, click Add a Web Part.

  web part areas

4. This will open the Categories pane. Scroll to the bottom of the Categories list until you see Social Tools. Select Rss Reader from the Parts list.

Adding Rss Reader from Parts

5.Click Add

  Add Rss Reader part


IMPORTANT: DO NOT use the RSS Viewer found in the Content Rollup category.  This is the old RSS feed, and does not work.

Old RSS Viewer


Configure the Web Part

1. The Rss Reader has been added to the page and displays sample content.

Rss Reader and Sample content

2.Check the box in the upper right-hand corner of the web part.

Check the box in the upper right hand corner.

3.  Click the tiny arrow to the left of the check mark tiny drop down menu and select Edit Web Part from the drop-down menu.

 edit web part

4.This will open the Configure web part pane.  Click the Configure button.


Follow steps in the Configure the Web Part section under Adding to a New Site Page.

Keywords:Rss, SharePoint, Feed   Doc ID:90957
Owner:Emily E.Group:UW Stout
Created:2019-04-10 15:26 CDTUpdated:2020-09-02 08:45 CDT
Sites:UW Stout
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