Subscribe to a client RSS feed

Last updated Tuesday, August 30, 2016 in Sitecore Experience Platform for Content Author

To stay informed about updates to items or workflows in Sitecore, you can subscribe to a client RSS feed for that item.

In Sitecore, there are three types of client RSS feeds:

  • Item feed – this keeps you up to date on the workflow states that the item or a version of the item goes through. This is useful for content authors to keep track of specific items.
  • Workflow feed – this keeps you up to date on the entire workflow. This is useful for administrators and super users who have access to every workflow state that the workflow contains.
  • Workflow state feed - this client feed keeps you up to date on this particular workflow state. This is useful for content authors and managers who only have access to particular workflow states.

This topic outlines how to:

Subscribe to an item feed

When you subscribe to an item feed, you receive updates for each time the workflow state changes for the item or a version of the item.

Note

Only if the item is subject to a workflow will the RSS feeds contain useful information.

To subscribe to a client RSS feed for an item:

  1. In the Content Editor, navigate to the item that you want to subscribe to.
  2. Click the Review tab, and then in the Proofing group, click Subscribe.

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  3. In the webpage that opens, click Subscribe to this feed

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  4. In the Subscribe to this feed dialog box, enter an appropriate name and location for the feed, select the Add to Favorites Bar check box, and click OK.

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Subscribe to a workflow feed

When you subscribe to a workflow feed, you receive updates for:

  • Workflow feeds every time the state changes for the item.
  • Workflow state feeds every time a version of an item enters or leaves a specific workflow state.

To subscribe to a workflow feed:

  1. From the Launchpad, click the Workbox.

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    Alternatively, you can open the Workbox from the Content Editor, on the Pages bar at the bottom.

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  2. In the Workbox ribbon, in the Workflows group, select the workflow that you want to subscribe to:

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    • To subscribe to a workflow feed, click RSS feed icon_Workbox_Feed to the right of the workflow.
    • To subscribe to a workflow state feed, click RSS feed icon_Workbox_Feed to the right of the workflow state.
  3. In the webpage that opens, click Subscribe to this feed.

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  4. In the Subscribe to this feed dialog box, enter an appropriate name and location for the feed, select the Add to Favorites Bar check box, and click OK.

View your client RSS feeds

You can view all the client RSS feeds that you have subscribed to in your browser. In Internet Explorer, in the Favorites panel, click the Feeds tab, and then click the link to the item feed.

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This webpage contains some information about the item, including:

  • The name of the item.
  • Its current workflow state.
  • The workflow history of the item.
  • A table showing the differences between the new version and the old version of the item.

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In addition, the client RSS feed contains some workflow commands that let you move the item through the workflow — if you have the appropriate permissions. In this example, the user can:

  • Approve or reject the item.
  • Approve or reject the item and insert a comment.
  • Edit the item.

Important

If you want to perform tasks from the client RSS feed, you must enter your Sitecore login credentials to be directed to the appropriate page. However, if you select the Remember me check box on the Sitecore login page, Sitecore remembers your login and you are directed to the page automatically.