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Using Rss Feeds inside Email Campaign

Within Aritic PinPoint you can launch RSS based email campaigns. In order to launch RSS email campaigns, navigate to Left application menu, Campaigns > RSS Campaign.

1. Once you are inside the RSS campaign dashboard, click on “Create New RSS Campaign” button from top right.

2. On next screen, from “General” Tab fill in Subject line of email, Internal Name, From Name, From Email Address, Reply To Address and other required.

3. Select a “Theme” from the theme tab. In this post I will select a Blank template theme.

4. From “Recipient” tab select the target segments on which this email campaign should deliver.

5. You can also add marketing tags as required, once done with all these setup, launch “Email Template Studio” from top right button.

6. Inside the Email Template Studio, add the “RSS” block in email from right panel to the email template content. Follow this screen play:

Inside the RSS setting you should add the RSS URL, in this example, I have added the Aritic PinPoint RSS url. Followed by that, add the number of count which will be added inside this email template automatically, once the feed update is available in RSS URL.

You can edit following settings:

  • Set the number of posts you want to display
  • Create a custom template for the items in the feed
  • Use images from the feed
  • Format dates
  • Reverse view

You can also edit the RSS code of this email template block according to your requirement and design.

Below is the list of all {feed} block accepted for RSS feeds:

  • {feedinfo:title} Returns: title of the feed
  • {feedinfo:url} Returns: url of the feed
  • {feedinfo:description} Returns: description of the feed

Below is the list of all {feeditems} block accepted for RSS feeds:

  • {feeditem:title} Returns: title of the post
  • {feeditem:link} Returns: link to the post
  • {feeditem:content} Returns: summarized content (desciption), when description is not available it will return the full content
  • {feeditem:content_full} Returns: full content of the post
  • {feeditem:content_text} Returns: summarized content (desciption), when description is not available it will return the full content. Tags are stripped.
  • {feeditem:content_full_text} Returns: full content of the post stripped of tags
  • {feeditem:description} Returns: summarized content (desciption) of the post
  • {feeditem:date} Optional param: format {feeditem:date format=”d-m-Y H:i”} Returns: summarized content (desciption) of the post
  • {feeditem:author} Returns: author name of the post
  • {feeditem:categories} Returns: comma seperated list of the categories
  • {feeditem:image} Returns: url of the image. Will check the enclosere and media tags of the xml.

Using above feed and feeditems blocks you can edit the email template block for required RSS posts accordingly.

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