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System requirements
This stack requires RapidWeaver and the Stacks plugin. It will not work with other platforms (like Wordpress).

We recommend you aim towards installing the latest version of RapidWeaver that your computer is capable of running (preferably RapidWeaver 7 or greater) and Stacks 3 or later.

If you cannot get the free demo version of this stack to work, DO NOT proceed with purchasing this stack - please request technical assistance first.

License agreement

You may use this purchased stack an unlimited number of times in personal or commercial projects and request technical support.

This stack can be installed or synced onto all computers that you own. You are permitted to make archival backup copies of the stack.

You may not resell or make this stack available for download, remove copyright credits or license information.

The software is provided "as is" without any implied or expressed warranty of merchantability or fitness for purpose. In no event shall the authors or copyright holders be liable for any claim, damages or other liability, whether in an action of contract, tort or otherwise arising from, out of or in connection with the software or the use or other dealings in the software.

Refund policy
By purchasing this stack, you agree that your purchase will be available immediately via digital download and that you waive your statutory right of withdrawal.

All purchases are final and refunds will not be provided (we physically cannot un-download or remove stacks from your computer).

You are reminded to make use of the free demo versions already provided on the website, to fully evaluate stacks for compatibility and suitability before purchase.

If the free demo version does not work for you, kindly refrain from buying the stack.

Purchase process
The checkout system is provided by Paddle. An attempt is made to display prices in your local currency.

To complete your order, you must supply a valid email address. Your purchase receipt and download link will be sent to this address. If you do not receive your purchase shortly after completing it, please carefully check your spam or junk mail folders.

Your purchases are available to re-download at anytime, via this order lookup page.

Pricing
Prices shown on the website exclude any applicable VAT. The final price payable is shown at the checkout. You will be sent a full receipt by email. Charitable and bulk discounts may be available on request. Please get in touch if you have any queries about our pricing.

Paddle
Our order process is conducted by our online reseller Paddle.com. Paddle.com is the Merchant of Record for all our orders. Paddle provides all customer service inquiries relating to order processing. Paddle also provides an order lookup system, commonly referred to as your Paddle Account.

Customer support
If you have questions that relate specifically to this stack, you should make contact via the contact page. We aim to answer all messages within 12 hours, Monday to Friday.

If you require a faster response at weekends or during public holidays, please post your question(s) to the RapidWeaver forums, where a support volunteer may be able to assist you quicker.
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Newsroom can present your RSS feed as a simple list, newspaper-style columns, blocks or tables. A wide choice of style settings are provided to let you control the presentation of news items to your exact design. We use simple HTML / CSS feed styles to promote better website accessibility and improve compatibility with other addons you may be using.

Newsroom works with most (not all) RSS feeds. Either RSS feeds you are hosting yourself (like a blog RSS feed) or an RSS feed generated by an outside blog or news service. Newsroom can be used on websites with an SSL certificate, as we've shown here. A free demo version is provided for you to download and fully test Newsroom against the RSS feeds you plan on using the stack with. The stack has fairly modest server requirements (detailed below in the setup instructions).

What's good about Newsroom is that the content it displays can update 24/7. So even when you are not working to write new blog articles or other website content, your website can continue to update with fresh, quality content. It can give a reason for website visitors to continue returning. With little effort, you could build quite a comprehensive news website combining multiple Newsroom stacks.

Examples

These are some examples of the Newsroom stack placed inside a regular Stacks 3-column stack. We are fetching the first 4 news articles from the Realmac Software blog. You can see how the examples below use the same styling and colours used for this webpage; giving a much more seamless and integrated appearance. However it's certainly feasible to combine Newsroom with other stacks, to create more of a stand-out appearance of your choosing. All the normal padding, margin, border and background settings are available for you to use.
 

The Realmac Blog

  • RapidWeaver 8 is now Available on the Mac App Store

    Big news! We're excited to announce that RapidWeaver 8 has finally made it to the App Store, but perhaps best of all, it's available at a discounted price to celebrate.

    We're also thrilled that RapidWeaver got featured and has had a great bit of editorial coverage written about it that

    1 April 01 2019, 17:23
    RapidWeaver
    5ca2406b5e71ee00c0c8bd95
  • Getting Started with Stacks in RapidWeaver 8

    Stacks is, hands-down, the most popular addon for RapidWeaver. It gives you the tools to create any type of layout with drag-and-drop ease.

    In this post, we’ll get you up and running with Stacks and RapidWeaver 8, but if you want a quick video overview, How to use Stacks

    24 August 24 2018, 12:50
    Addons
    5b7c239b74498700bf0b2e59
  • Why RapidWeaver 8 is a Must Have Upgrade

    RapidWeaver 8 has just launched, and it's our most significant release yet. It's packed with new features and enhancements, but before we get into the details, I need to warn you; this is an epic blog post with a lot of content.

    We had a few goals for RapidWeaver 8,

    22 August 22 2018, 10:44
    RapidWeaver
    5b5af0112f02a100bf8853e1
  • Device Simulator in RapidWeaver 8

    RapidWeaver 8 comes with a brand-new Device Simulator that allows you to preview your site in any device - be it an iPhone X, iPad Pro, or a 27" iMac - without ever leaving RapidWeaver.

    It’s now easier than ever before to check how your site looks and

    22 August 22 2018, 10:15
    RapidWeaver
    5b523e0ad6be0400bf97e609

The Realmac Blog

  • RapidWeaver 8 is now Available on the Mac App Store

    Big news! We're excited to announce that RapidWeaver 8 has finally made it to the App Store, but perhaps best of all, it's available at a discounted price to celebrate.

    We're also thrilled that RapidWeaver got featured and has had a great bit of editorial coverage written about it that

    1 April 01 2019, 17:23
    RapidWeaver
    5ca2406b5e71ee00c0c8bd95
  • Getting Started with Stacks in RapidWeaver 8

    Stacks is, hands-down, the most popular addon for RapidWeaver. It gives you the tools to create any type of layout with drag-and-drop ease.

    In this post, we’ll get you up and running with Stacks and RapidWeaver 8, but if you want a quick video overview, How to use Stacks

    24 August 24 2018, 12:50
    Addons
    5b7c239b74498700bf0b2e59
  • Why RapidWeaver 8 is a Must Have Upgrade

    RapidWeaver 8 has just launched, and it's our most significant release yet. It's packed with new features and enhancements, but before we get into the details, I need to warn you; this is an epic blog post with a lot of content.

    We had a few goals for RapidWeaver 8,

    22 August 22 2018, 10:44
    RapidWeaver
    5b5af0112f02a100bf8853e1
  • Device Simulator in RapidWeaver 8

    RapidWeaver 8 comes with a brand-new Device Simulator that allows you to preview your site in any device - be it an iPhone X, iPad Pro, or a 27" iMac - without ever leaving RapidWeaver.

    It’s now easier than ever before to check how your site looks and

    22 August 22 2018, 10:15
    RapidWeaver
    5b523e0ad6be0400bf97e609

The Realmac Blog

  • RapidWeaver 8 is now Available on the Mac App Store

    Big news! We're excited to announce that RapidWeaver 8 has finally made it to the App Store, but perhaps best of all, it's available at a discounted price to celebrate.

    We're also thrilled that RapidWeaver got featured and has had a great bit of editorial coverage written about it that

    1 April 01 2019, 17:23
    RapidWeaver
    5ca2406b5e71ee00c0c8bd95
  • Getting Started with Stacks in RapidWeaver 8

    Stacks is, hands-down, the most popular addon for RapidWeaver. It gives you the tools to create any type of layout with drag-and-drop ease.

    In this post, we’ll get you up and running with Stacks and RapidWeaver 8, but if you want a quick video overview, How to use Stacks

    24 August 24 2018, 12:50
    Addons
    5b7c239b74498700bf0b2e59
  • Why RapidWeaver 8 is a Must Have Upgrade

    RapidWeaver 8 has just launched, and it's our most significant release yet. It's packed with new features and enhancements, but before we get into the details, I need to warn you; this is an epic blog post with a lot of content.

    We had a few goals for RapidWeaver 8,

    22 August 22 2018, 10:44
    RapidWeaver
    5b5af0112f02a100bf8853e1
  • Device Simulator in RapidWeaver 8

    RapidWeaver 8 comes with a brand-new Device Simulator that allows you to preview your site in any device - be it an iPhone X, iPad Pro, or a 27" iMac - without ever leaving RapidWeaver.

    It’s now easier than ever before to check how your site looks and

    22 August 22 2018, 10:15
    RapidWeaver
    5b523e0ad6be0400bf97e609
 

Setup

Follow these instructions for setting-up an RSS feed, to display your first feed within Newsroom...
  1. Download the stack and install it into Stacks / RapidWeaver in the normal way. Open your Stacks Library and search for 'Newsroom'. Drag and drop a copy of the stack into your webpage.
  2. With the stack selected in edit mode, use the Feed Source setting to use either your own RSS feed or experiment with one of the sample ones listed.
  3. Other settings relating to the behaviour, display and style of the feed can be customised safely in the stack settings. You can perform actions like supplying a title for the RSS feed and customising how descriptions are presented. Please note that the 'Bootstrap List Group' style only works in ThemeFlood themes.
  4. Preview your webpage in RapidWeaver to check things are working as expected. Your webpage requires a .php file extension, which Newsroom will attempt to set for you in the Page Inspector.

Newsroom requires a web server running PHP 7.0 or greater. It fetches RSS feeds using PHP cURL, which is a common library that allows PHP to make HTTP requests. In this case, we use cURL to fetch the RSS feed from another web server. cURL should already be enabled on your web hosting account and is an essential requirement for Newsroom to work. You can safely use multiple Newsroom stacks on the same webpage, to fetch different RSS feeds.

Custom CSS

Beyond the existing style and colour settings presented within the stack, Newsroom can be extensively customised with custom CSS. If you have any experience of using CSS, then this process opens options to radically change the appearance of Newsroom and 'tweak' just about anything to your liking. Each Newsroom feed comprises of an HTML unordered list and list items. The unordered list has a class of newsroom_list and each news item has a class of newsroom_list_item. Within each list item you have a divisional container with a class of newsroom_item_internal. Then you have each individual element of the news items as follows:

newsroom_linked_title a
newsroom_static_title
newsroom_description
newsroom_date
newsroom_author
newsroom_category
newsroom_guid
newsroom_comments a
newsroom_readmore a

These elements correspond to the same elements you can toggle on and off in the stack settings, using the checkboxes. Because we are using a CSS Flexbox system to layout each news item, the 'order' numbers permit you to change the ordering of these items. The higher the number, the further down the news item the element is placed. For example, if you wanted to change the date to show first, you could set its order to 1 and change the ordering of other items accordingly.

The name of the feed can be displayed at the top. This can be useful in instances where you are embedding multiple feeds and need headings to denote where they each start and end. The newsroom_feed_heading class can be used to restyle this element.

How do I find the RSS link?

Some websites will prominently display an orange / white RSS feed icon. Some websites may place the RSS link on a blog sidebar or within the footer of the webpage. Your web browser may also display an RSS icon in its address bar, depending on the browser used. Copy the link using the right button on your mouse and paste it into Newsroom. Remember that the RSS feed must be available publicly (an RSS feed in a passworded or private membership website will not work). If you are certain a website has an RSS feed (like a website built with Wordpress) but you cannot see the link, open the page source code in your web browser. CMD + F to search the source code and look for a link ending in rss, or xml as that is likely to be an RSS feed you could use.

RSS compatibility

RSS is an officially recognised web standard. However some feeds may include invalid markup or content that Newsroom cannot display. Obviously there is little that can be done to fix a malformed RSS feed from within Newsroom. You will find Newsroom works great for simple RSS feeds; less-so for complicated feeds that include non-standard code or complicated media types. Always download and try the free demo version of Newsroom before committing to a purchase, if you need to check the suitability of Newsroom with specific news feeds, because refunds cannot be given. You can check an RSS feed uses valid markup by testing it with the W3C Feed Validation Service.

Copyright

You need to consider that Newsroom fetches content from websites and embeds it directly within your website. Personal use of RSS doesn't normally carry many limitations. However re-publishing RSS feeds in websites (especially commercial websites, where there is advertising or other revenue being made) needs careful consideration. If in doubt, always ask first if you may reuse a third-party RSS feed in your website.
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