Add or Edit an RSS Source

Members of the Administrators and Content Managers built-in groups can add the content of an RSS feed to a Coveo Cloud organization. RSS feeds allow you to stay informed by receiving the latest content from websites that interest you.

Coveo indexes RSS feed content to make it searchable by all users of the Coveo Cloud organization, or only by the source creator. By default, an RSS source starts a refresh every hour to index RSS feed item changes (additions or modifications). A source rebuild or rescan is required to take account of deleted items (see Edit a Source Schedule).

The availability of old and new RSS feed items depends on the RSS feed configuration contained in an XML file.

  • If the XML feed file contains OpenSearch information, your RSS source uses it to include all available items in the feed as far in the past as possible (see OpenSearch).

  • If the XML feed file does not contain OpenSearch information, the RSS source does not retrieve old feed items, only new ones that are published.

  • The incremental indexing process of RSS sources keeps items in your source even when they are filtered out of the RSS feed as new items are published. The filtered out RSS feed items are however deleted from the source when you perform a source rebuild or rescan (see Adding and Managing Your Coveo Cloud Organization Sources).

A technological website RSS feed is configured to provide only the last 100 articles. Previous articles are not accessible. When you create, rebuild, or rescan your RSS source, you get the last 100 RSS articles available on this site at that time. The next day, five articles come in so at the end of the day your source contains 105 articles. Six months later, it may contain a thousand articles as long as you do not rebuild or rescan the source, in which case it will only contain the last 100 articles.

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