>Streaming news from your Magento 2 site: turn the RSS Feeds on!

Streaming news from your Magento 2 site: turn the RSS Feeds on!

Less is more

Enabling RSS Feeds means to create a shortcut to grab the news of a Magento 2 store from the bookmark bar of the customers’ web browser. The latest news will travel at a glance through scanning the headlines, only core news and skip other content to be displayed. It works out for a group of customers who cannot live without the habit of seeing streaming news feeding through RSS, in other way, it supplies more functions to your stores to look modern above the none. You attract the customers who are highly attentive for your store, the old ones or those who fed up with advertisement pop ups and such. However, they can possibly be your rivals. Real competitor will take advantages of this to know what is new in your stores, so you’d better prepare the new thing every day so that they cannot keep up with your pace!

If you turn on the function, you will a RSS link at your page’s footer, as well as having your page a new feature Subscribe to RSS Feed  in pages.

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RSS link at Site Footer
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Subcribe to RSS feed link on top right Category Catalog Page

In customer account dashboard, there is a RSS management look like this:

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Customers are directed to Get Feed management page when clicking to RSS link at Footer

After clicking to subscribe, they place where to leave the feed

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Confirm subscription

Learn types of RSS Feeds in Magento 2

There are 6 kinds of news feeding for Magento 2 customers, which are:

Wish list:  By enable, customers find a Subcribe to RSS newsfeed link displayed on top of the page wish lists.

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RSS Feed link on Wish List

New Products: By enable, you receive the publication news of the latest products on the catalog

Special Products: By enable, you receive the publication news of products are tagged promotional prices.

Coupons/ Discounts: By enable, new discounts and coupons information will reach RSS subscribers soon

Top Level Category: By enable, any publication changes at top level category products will be sent to RSS subsribers

Customer Order Status: By enable, a link shows on the order. This is an useful types for customers because they can use to track the status of orders right in RSS feeds.

Let go straight to how to set up RSS Feeds using Admin Panel

At the left Admin Sidebar, click Stores. Find Configuration under Settings.

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Stores > Configuration

You will be directed to the Configuration window. Pass General to Catalog section, the second one at the category column; RSS Feeds is the second one from below. Select to begin set up.

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Catalog > RSS Feeds

In case you have more than one store view, choose to set which store view receives the RSS Feeds enabling. Click to the arrow and determine.

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Choose Store View

Now move on to Enable/ Disable mode of the following

RSS Feeds Magento 2 Configurable list
Configurable feeding list

To enable/ disable RSS Feeds, change status from Disable to Enable

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Enable the feature

After that, by Enable all the features: Wishlist, Catalog (New Products, Special Products, Coupons/Discounts, Top Level Category) and Order (Customer Order Status Notification) does your customer activate their feeds upon accordingly subjects in their Account Dashboard or from the top right link of the page.

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After done with changing the status of all the above, heading to Save Config button on top row. Click to complete configure for RSS Feeds.

Isn’t it an easy task now?

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You can see this video for step by step guidance on How to enable/disable RSS Feeds.

Last thought

RSS Feeds, as its name, Reality Simple Syndication, bring a convenient shortcut and also a filter to grab the most essential and most wanted news items in a Magento 2 stores.

Set up now!