The ability to import News Posts is limited to Web Administrators. For assistance with importing News, please contact the website administrator or email@example.com.
Importing via RSS/XML file can be helpful when converting News from a 3rd party system into the Foxbright system. If a news source offers an RSS feed, it usually looks like a normal URL with /feed/ at the end. This URL can be converted to a .XML file that can be imported by web administrators via the Configuration Menu > Import / Export> News Import.
Converting RSS to .XML
- Copy the RSS URL from the news source.
- Paste the URL into a browser as if going to a website and hit 'enter' to visit the URL.
- Depending on browser settings, the URL will either prompt a download of the .XML file which can be uploaded to the Foxbright CMS, or, it will open a tab with the source code. The source code can either be copied and pasted into a plain text editor such as notepad and saved as a .XML file, or click File>Save Webpage As... and save the resulting .TXT file. The .TXT extension can be changed to .XML for use in the Foxbright CMS.
Importing news is pretty uncommon, but is a feature Foxbright left in for legacy use. For further assistance, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and include the RSS feed URL and/or the .XML/.TXT file.