mojoPortal Tips: Showing a Category-Specific Blog Feed

Recently on the mojoPortal user forums, the question was asked “How can I provide category-specific feeds from my blog?” This can be extremely relevant in the case of providing targeted topics to various areas of your site, or even allowing you to filter feeds to a specific author if you use a shared blog, or have a number of guest contributors. Joe Davis of i7Media offered an easy-to-follow solution – we’ll outline it here today.

There’s two main parts to this; locating the feed URL, and adding it to your Feed Manager instance. First, let’s find that category-specific feed. Navigate to your blog instance, and click the category of the blog you wish to provide as a feed.  From the posts page, copy the link URL from the RSS icon. If you don’t see an icon, you may need to go into your blog settings, and activate the feed link.

To test your category feed, paste the URL into your browser bar; you’ll see that the feed now only displays the articles that are included in the category you selected – clever!

The second part of this is to add an instance of mojoPortal’s built-in Feed Manager feature to your preferred page. Use the URL you copied earlier as your feed URL, and configure your settings as you prefer.  Now you’ve got your custom-tailored feed, without having to manually manage it again!

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