Create an OSU WordPress Blog Feed

Central Web Services maintains a multi-site WordPress blog installation located at http://blogs.oregonstate.edu. This blog environment is extremely user friendly, allows for self-installation, and it will also easily work with your Drupal site when Feeds Display is used.

To add a feed from your blogs @ OSU blogsite, just do the following:

Type the word "feed" at the end of the address to the front page of your WordPress site.

blog name highlighted in url

The feed doesn't look like much, and this is normal. What we're interested in is the URL address itself.  Copy the address to your clipboard by pressing Ctrl + C (Windows) or Cmd + C (Mac).

In your Drupal site, go to Admin menu > Content management > Create content > Feed.  This will open up the Feed content submission form.

From The type of feed field, select OSU Wordpress.  This will automatically populate the other fields with some default settings that you can change to customize the feed.

Change the Block Title, if desired.

In the URL of your feed field, paste the contents of your clipboard over the default text in the field.

In the Number of items to display field, adjust how many feed items you want to show.

Click the Save button.

Your completed content won't look like much.  This is normal.

Once the content has saved, you will need to go into the Blocks manager at Admin menu > Site building > Blocks.  The Feeds Display module has created and pre-configured a new block for you...now all you need to do is put it in a region.  If you're using OSU Standard, you can put it in the Events or News region, which is set up to display two or more blocks in a split column display.  If you're using OSU Confident, or a custom theme you may, instead, choose to put your block in a sidebar or in the content region.

Once your block has been placed in a region, don't forget to click the Save blocks button at the bottom of the page.  (For more detailed information about working with blocks, please visit the Blocks section in this manual.)

A quick visit to your front page will now show your new WordPress block.