The email designer within SharpSpring allows for the creation of Rich Site Summary (RSS) based emails that populate with content from a blog, or posts from a website. The article provides a step-by-step walkthrough of setting up an RSS email within SharpSpring.
What is an RSS based email?
RSS is a method of publishing frequently updated information (typically blog entries or website posts) through a feed, including a summary of the content as well as related metadata. An RSS based email allows us to include the feed (and related data) within an email that can be delivered to a list of subscribers. Adding this functionality to SharpSpring is simple.
The following User Roles have access to move unsubscribe variables within an email:
Follow these steps to set an email for RSS.
Step One: On the toolbar, hover over Content, then on the drop-down, click Emails. Find the email that you want to use or create a new email. If you need help, review the article Creating and Editing Emails.
Step Two: On the left-side, click RSS.
Step Three: Select the Settings tab, click the checkbox for Enabled, then in the Feed URL, enter the address that the feed will pull the content from.
TIP! Finding this URL can vary depending on your content management system (CMS). This is an overview for finding the RSS feed URL in most CMS, but if you have additional questions on how to find this address, contact your dedicated Account Manager.
- View the HTML source of the your page. In most browsers, this is found by right clicking on the page and choosing the option View Page Source.
- Once in the page source, use Command+F (Mac users) or CTRL+F (Windows users) and search for RSS.
- Search until you find a section that matches the below:
- The RSS Feed URL will be located directly after the href=. In this example, we would select http://www.example.com/rss.xml.
Step Four: Complete the following Settings fields:
- In the List field, start to type the name of the list then click when you find it.
- Choose the Frequency in the Send drop-down, Daily, Weekly, or Monthly.
- Set the actual time for the send.