RSS to pull content from WordPress to email newsletter

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FirstNameL10469
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Hello,

I'm looking for instructions on how to use an RSS feed to pull articles from a WordPress site to populate a daily newsletter (email) in Constant Contact. I read that there used to be a way to do this but that Constant Contact no longer provides for it. If true, is there a workaround? 

Thanks,

Tony

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Unless you're able to find a 3rd party integration that can connect your site to our system in such a way, then yeah you'd need to do this manually. That said, it may be worth checking in with the API Developers / Web Services team to see if they'd have any insight on how you could make an RSS (or similarly functioning) system work between your site and our system. 

 

Web Services can be reached either on the Developer Board here in Community, or through their site and email.


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William_A
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Hello @FirstNameL10469 ,

 

We generally avoid RSS feeds these days due to their harsher treatment by email client algorithms and general security checks. The best workaround for pulling your Wordpress content would be to use the Read More blocks in an email to link to the relevant articles and have snippets, imagery, etc. pulled.

 

If those don't work for you, the next best method will be simply adding image and text blocks that entice your contacts to go to the main article on your site, accessed through either text, image, or button links.


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William A
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FirstNameL10469
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Hi, thanks for the response. We are new media site that has daily content. I'd rather not have to use staff time to create a newsletter of our recent headlines, but instead automate it so that it pulls the recent stories' headlines and teaser text. I guess what I'm hearing is that we would have to do this manually with Constant Contact, is that correct? Thanks, Tony

Unless you're able to find a 3rd party integration that can connect your site to our system in such a way, then yeah you'd need to do this manually. That said, it may be worth checking in with the API Developers / Web Services team to see if they'd have any insight on how you could make an RSS (or similarly functioning) system work between your site and our system. 

 

Web Services can be reached either on the Developer Board here in Community, or through their site and email.


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William A
Community & Social Media Support
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MaxJ31
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Hello William ... would you please elaborate on what you mean by "harsher treatment by email client algorithms and general security checks?" Where could I find further documentation? - Thanks.

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