Generating RSS Feeds for UMD Web Calendar of Events

"How To" Guide for Adding Events to The Calendar
Generating the RSS Feed Code
Adding the RSS Feed Code to Department/Program Pages

Generating the RSS Feed URL

UMD is just starting to use this feature. We will be making refinements on the appearance of the RSS feed as the semester progresses.

RSS FEEDS MAKE EVENTS IN THE WEB CALENDAR APPEAR ON ANOTHER PAGE

Before you start, take a look at the RSS Feed Generator Page. It does say Twin Cities, but it is used to generate RSS feeds for Duluth events as well.

https://events.d.umn.edu/rss/urlgen/index.htm

This page will allow you to create the necessary feeds based on criteria like sponsors, time frame, building names, and so forth.

Most users will want to use their sponsor name as the criteria: Alumni, Music, Multicultural Center, etc.

It is possible to use the building as the criteria: Weber Music Hall, Marshall Performing Arts, etc.

Use a check mark to note your criteria and the campus.

In this example we have chosen
(X) Campus ... ... Duluth
(X) Sponsor ... ... Multicultural Center

 

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After you've chosen your criteria, click on the button "Generate URL" and your RSS feed will appear.

This is the RSS Feed url for
(X) Campus ... ... Duluth
(X) Sponsor ... ... Multicultural Center

https://events.umn.edu/prod/idcplg?IdcService=GET_SCS_FEED&feed Name=search_results&SortField=x StartDate&SortOrder= Desc&QueryText=xStartDate+%3E%3D+%60%3C%24dateCurrent()%24%3E%60+%3CAND% 3E+dSecurityGroup+%3Cmatches%3E+%60Public%60+%3CAND%3E+dDocType+%3Cmatches%3E+%60 Event%60+%3CAND%3E+xCampus+%3Ccontains%3E+%60Duluth%60+%3CAND%3E+xSponsors+%3 Ccontains%3E+%60Duluth-Multicultural Center%60

To view what a page looks like when the RSS Feed code is added, see:

http://www.d.umn.edu/calendar/msc_calendar.php

We aren't done yet! To make the RSS Feed work, coding on the landing web page needs to change. See the next web page for instructions. This next section needs an experienced web designer to help.

See: Adding the RSS Feed Code to Department/Program Pages

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