Feed Blocks


XML feed blocks pull their XML content from a web location. This can be useful when aggregating outside RSS links or receiving output from dynamic scripts or web applications that produce XML.

XML feed blocks have one parameter, the feed URL, which is the location that will respond with an XML document. Cascade CMS then takes that XML content and populates the block with it. The block can then be styled using an format and included in a page region just like any other block in the system.

Creating a Feed Block

To create a feed block:

  1. Click Add Content > Default > Block.
  2. Select Feed and click Choose.
  3. In the Name field, enter a name for your block.
  4. In the Placement Folder field, choose the folder where the block should be created.
  5. In the Feed URL field, enter the fully-qualified URL of a valid XML feed.
  6. Click Preview Draft and Submit.