Nick Barr
Nick Barr
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Along with improvements to email notifications and an increase to the character limit for broadcasts and private messages, we’ve also added some RSS improvements into tomorrow’s release:

  • The RSS feed for the Events feature will display the date of the event in the title
  • You can now grab a brand-new RSS feed for the Featured Photos page

Grabbing an RSS feed from your Ning Network and sharing it on another website is a great way to spread the word and increase activity. With these two improvements, the RSS feature becomes a more potent way to deliver rapidly changing content from your Ning Network to other Web sites, your Ning Network’s Twitter stream, or simply your own RSS reader.

Your RSS feed for events now displays the date

Grabbing the RSS feed for the events on your Ning Network has always been a great way to keep track of what’s going on and to share it on other websites. Starting tomorrow, the RSS feed for the Events feature will automatically take the date of the event and place it into the title. Here’s how the feed looks on my browser:

EventRss

As you can see, an event scheduled for Nov. 26 called “Thanksgiving feast” will appear as [Nov 26] Thanksgiving feast.

Grab the RSS feed for featured photos

You’ve always been able to grab the RSS for all photos, but we’ve heard from many of you that you’d like to grab the RSS feed for featured photos only. This way, you can make sure that you’re taking the cream of the crop when you share photos from your Ning Network on other websites.

Grabbing the RSS feed for featured photos is as simple as clicking the RSS link at the bottom of the Featured Photos page:

FeaturedPhotosRSS-sm

We’re looking to roll out an RSS option for more featured content soon, so stay tuned to the brand-new Ning Creators Network for more news.

And as always, these RSS links are visible to all members — and all visitors — if your Ning Network is public. Check out our article about the RSS Feature here, and let us know if you have any questions. Thanks!