Is Vestaboard able to show live feeds?

RSS feeds allow you to stay updated with the latest content from your favorite websites. Using the Feed Player channel in Vestaboard+, you can create a custom message channel from a live feed URL to send on a schedule or whenever new information becomes available.

By following the best practices below, you should be able to locate the RSS feed URLs for most of your favorite websites with ease.

  1. Look for RSS Feed Icons on the Website
    • Many websites display an RSS icon (RSS Icon Example) somewhere on their pages. Some common locations include the website's footer, sidebar, blog or news section.
  2. Check the Page Source
    • If you don’t see an RSS icon, you can often find the feed URL by inspecting the page source:
      • Right-click on the webpage and select View Page Source or Inspect.
      • Use Ctrl + F (Windows) or Command + F (Mac) to search for "RSS" or "feed".
      • Look for links like <link rel="alternate" type="application/rss+xml" href="" />. The URL in the href attribute is the feed URL.
  3. Use Common Feed URLs
    • For some websites, feed URLs follow standard patterns. Try these common formats by replacing with the website’s actual domain:
      • WordPress Sites:
      • Medium Blogs:
      • Blogger:
      • Tumblr:
  4. Use a Browser Extension or RSS Reader
    • Browser extensions and RSS readers can automatically detect RSS feeds on a webpage:
      • Feedly: A popular RSS reader that can find and subscribe to feeds.
      • RSS Subscription Extension (for Chrome): Automatically detects RSS feeds on the current site.
  5. Search the Website's Help or FAQ Section
    • Some websites provide explicit instructions or links to their RSS feeds in their help or FAQ sections. Look under their Help Center, Support Pages, or FAQ sections.
  6. Google Search
    • If you're still unable to find the feed URL, a quick Google search can often lead you to it. Try searching for: RSS feed [Website Name]

Have questions or encountering issues? We're here to help! Our customer team is available to assist you with troubleshooting and any other inquiries related to using Vestaboard+ or finding RSS feed URLs here.

Vestaboard+ also offers dedicated channels pulling feeds from popular news outlets. If you have suggestions for additional Vestaboard+ channels, we'd love to hear from you!