How To Add the Blog Feed Plugin

 

This plugin option disabled 6/26/13 due to database conflicts - it is no longer available on the CMS system.

 

Add a Custom Script Element to the page

  • Click the Click Here to insert new element link on the page where you want the Blog Feed plugin.
  • Select Miscellaneous Elements from the list of categories when the Element Gallery window appears.
  • Choose Custom Script from the list of items under Miscellaneous Elements.
  • The page will refresh to include the link, Click here to define the Custom Script element.
Customize the Custom Script Element
  • Click the Click here to define the Custom Script element link to open the Custom Script Element Window.
  • Make sure the Properties tab is selected at the top of the window.
  • Copy /www/customcf/feeds/parseBlog.cfm into the textbox under the Explicit Module header.
  • Click the Parameters tab at the top of the Custom Script Element window to tell the plugin where to find your Blog account and customize how the feed will look.
  • Enter the variables listed below to customize your feed in the large textbox in the Parameters tab.

    Required Variables

    • feedURL = RSS feed for the blog(s) you want fed into your page. If you want to add multiple blogs, enter the RSS feeds as a comma-delimited list.

    Optional Variables
    • feedTitle = Enter the title of the blog. If you are adding multiple blogs, enter the titles as a comma-delimited list, but make sure it's in the same order as the feedURL list.
    • maxCount = Enter the number of blog posts you would like to display.
    • borderColor = Enter the hex value for the color assigned to the border and header area of the box.
    • bgColor = Enter the hex value for the color assigned to the background color of the main area.
    • titleColor = Enter the hex value for the color assigned to the title of one feed.
    • setWidth = Enter a number (from 1 - 530) for the width.
    • setAside = Enter either right or left to push the box to that side of the page. For example, type right if you would like the box be pushed to the right of the page like our example feed.
    • setLeftMargin = Enter a number to add spacing between the blog feed and the content to the left.
    • setRightMargin = Enter a number to add spacing between the blog feed and the content to the right.
    • setTopMargin = Enter a number to add spacing between the blog feed and the content above.
    • setBotMargin = Enter a number to add spacing between the blog feed and the content below.

    Other Variables
    • setTabs = true or false. setTabs is required if you want to show multiple bogs in one area.

  • Once your settings are made, click Finish.
  • Publish your changes.

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