For any business that has found itself with many RSS feeds from a single site or through many sites and had no way to share these feeds with visitors in a cohesive, useful way, we built the RSS Widget Creation Tool. It originated with a major book publisher that had an incredibly popular blog with many categories of information (each with it’s own RSS feed), and an enormous catalog of titles with new releases being added each day (again with each category having it’s own RSS feed). Bloggers, libraries, and universities wanted a way to easily access this information, and include the relevant content on their own sites. Enter the THICKSOLE RSS Widget Creation Tool. Here’s a quick video tour:
As a custom created web application, we built it to handle multiple levels of categories and topics. It’s also set up to allow the users to pull as much or as little content as they want for their own sites.
With just a few clicks, a user can choose a category, a topic, and lastly the number of items they’d like to appear in their custom feed. Then with a click of a button, a custom widget is created and displayed, and the code is ready to be copied and pasted into any modern website. It’s even ready to pop into a standard WordPress Text Widget with no technical expertise required.
So, if you’re wrangling many feeds from many sources and would like to have a way to not only have them in a single location, but also to make them useful for your users, please check out the THICKSOLE RSS Widget Creation Tool. As simple as the idea is, we haven’t seen anything like it and it’s been a great success. Implementing this into your own organization is something we’d love to help you with, plus since we built it from scratch, we can customize it and add the features you need.