Working with feeds

Use feeds to stay up-to-date with information relevant to your community.

Before you begin

To add feeds to a community, your community must contain the Feeds widget. For information about adding widgets to a community, see Adding widgets to your community.

About this task

Feeds pull data from one website into another. A feed is a regularly updated summary of web content, along with links to full versions of that content. When you subscribe to a feed for a website by using a feed reader, you receive a summary of new content from that website. For example, if you create a community for a group of doctors, you might include a feed from a medical journal so that all members of the community have direct access to the journal articles from within the community page.

Communities can subscribe to feeds that are devoted to subjects of interest to the community. This subscription enables the community to get useful information delivered to it in one place from multiple sites of its choosing without having to actively search the web for the latest information.

The Feeds area on a community Overview page displays the five most recent feeds added to the community.


To access updated information from a feed associated with your community, complete the following steps.

  1. From the community Overview page, click Feeds.
  2. Click More next to a feed that interests you.
    Note: If you try to access a feed without logging in to IBM Connections first, you might be denied access. Either log in to Connections or click the Feed name and enter your login credentials.
  3. Click a link that interests you to read more.
  4. Optional: Use the Next and Previous links to browse more feed entries.

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