The Live Feeds module is an OSU module which has been conceptualized and developed by Central Web Services.

Historically, to consume feeds, a Drupal site builder either had to use the Feed Aggregator, which has limited styling capabilities, or the site builder had to use a variety of different PHP code snippets.  The use of the various PHP code snippets often would lead to issues in updates and troubleshooting, or in the cases of custom code, it could even compromise the integrity of the Drupal site.

By using Live Feeds, though, a content contributor can quickly pull in feeds from the following sources:

  • OSU Drupal Announcements
  • OSU Event Calendar
  • University News and Communication
  • blogs @ oregonstate.edu

Each block that is generated by Live Feeds also includes an RSS icon, so your users can collect the feed straight from your block.

For more information on block configuration please see the Blocks articles in this manual.

For more information on working with contexts to lay out your block, please see the Contexts articles in this manual.

Read on to learn how to set up each of these different types of feeds.