How To Add a Simple RSS Reader in WSS


I am working on the final touches of the resource site for my book “SharePoint for Project Management”. The site is running on WSS 3.0. One of the things I wanted to put on the home page is an RSS feed of my blog.
I am working on the final touches of the resource site for my book “SharePoint for Project Management”. The site is running on WSS 3.0. One of the things I wanted to put on the home page is an RSS feed of my blog.

As some of you might now, WSS does not come with an RSS web part. Fortunately, I found a simple solution courtesy of SharePointRSS.com. Here are 10 easy steps that I took to add an RSS reader web part to my SharePoint site:

  1. Go to http://www.sharepointrss.com.
  2. Add the RSS feed and update the appropriate settings.

  3. Click Generate. Click Save to download the DWP file.

  4. Go to the SharePoint page where you want to display the RSS feed and click Site Actions | Edit Page.
  5. On the appropriate Web Part zone, click Add a Web Part.
  6. From the Add Web Parts browser window, click Advanced web part gallery and options.
  7. From the Add Web Parts task pane, change the selection from Browse to Import.

  8. Import the RSS reader Web Part and click Upload.
  9. Drag it to the appropriate Web Part Zone and click OK.

  10. Click Exit Edit mode.
There you have it! Btw, SPforPM.com will be available by November 1, 2008.

2 thoughts on “How To Add a Simple RSS Reader in WSS

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s