NATS For Networks Feeds

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The NATS For Networks Feeds Creative type lets you add RSS or ATOM feeds so you can continuously update your affiliates and/or customers on changes you have made to your offer or content.

This provides a simply and easy way to keep your subscribed affiliates and customers updated without having to create individual news items.

Adding a Feed

You can add a new feed to be used as an creative in NATS For Networks through the Creatives Admin. To do so, simply go to the Creatives Admin, go to the "Content Types" creative category, and click the "View Creatives" action icon next to the "Feeds" creative type.

The Content Types Creatives Category

On the next page, you will see a section labeled "New Feeds Creative." Use the available "Feed URL" field to enter the URL of the feed you wish to use with NATS For Networks.

Adding a New Feed Creative

Once you have entered your desired feed URL, you can define the other available settings for your field. These settings include:

  • Name - The name of your new feed.
  • Type - Choose whether your feed is powered by RSS or by ATOM.
  • Enabled on - Choose customers of an offer (or all offers) that you want this mailer to be sent to.
  • Publish Date - Input the date you want this feed to be sent out.
  • Default Group - Select an creative group to categorize the feed under.

Once you have defined all of the available fields, click "Add Creative" to add your new Feed to NATS For Networks.

Your new Feed will now appear in the "Feeds Creative" table, along with the other available feeds. This table provides you with the creative ID number, name, URL, type, and default group of each available feed.

Activating a Feed

Before you can activate your newly created feed through NATS For Networks, you must first add a "SHOW" rule. To do so, click on the "Add a new rule" action icon next to your new feed. On the next page, simply add a "SHOW" type rule for the offer whose customers you want the feed to be available to. For more information about rules in NATS For Networks, please see our Rules wiki article.

Adding a Rule For Your Feed

Once you create a "SHOW" rule for your new feed, it will be automatically sent out by NATS For Networks on the publish date that you chose when creating it.