How to Subscribe to RSS Feeds in Mattermost

The RSSFeed Mattermost plugin allows channels to updated on news from related news sources without having to manually check websites on your own.

WordPress, Drupal, and many other content management systems (CMSs) have built-in RSS feed capabilities to help improve branding and outreach.

RSSFeed allows you to take advantage with common RSS feed viewer features to save time and improve information sharing:

  • Subscribe to dedicated feeds for specific topics on a website
  • Choose how often to scan for updates
  • Preview content without having to visit the webpage

Below we cover how to install RSSFeed in Mattermost and RSSFeed slash commands.

If RSSFeed is preinstalled, ensure you have RSSFeed version 0.2.0 from GitHub. If you have issues configuring the plugin, reinstall it manually.

Install RSSFeed in Mattermost

Mattermost RSSFeed Settings
  1. Log into Mattermost as a system admin
  2. In the upper-left corner, select your username, then Plugin Marketplace
  3. Ensure RSSFeed is installed or install the plugin
  4. In the upper-left corner of your team page, select your username, then System Console
  5. On the left, select RSSFeed
  6. Beside Enable Plugin:, select true
  7. Add a Time window between rss feed checks (minutes) to change the default from 15
  8. Change Show Description in RSS post if desired
  9. Save changes at the bottom
  10. On the left, select Integration Management
  11. Change Enable integrations to override usernames to true to show posts from username “RSSFeed Plugin” instead of “webhook”
  12. Change Enable integrations to override profile picture icons to true to show the RSSFeed icon as a profile icon instead of the bot creator’s icon
  13. Save changes at the bottom

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RSSFeed Commands

Once RSSFeed is installed, you can complete the Mattermost slash commands below.

View possible Mattermost RSSFeed plugin slash commands:

/feed
/feed help

Subscribe the current Mattermost channel to a specific RSS feed URL:

/feed subscribe https://domain.com/feed

You’ll see the notice: “Successfully subscribed to https://domain.com/feed. (Only visible to you)”

Unsubscribe the current Mattermost channel from a specific RSS feed URL:

/feed unsubscribe https://domain.com/feed

You’ll see the notice: “Successfully unsubscribed from https://domain.com/feed. (Only visible to you)”

View current RSS subscriptions for the current Mattermost channel:

/feed list 

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