As you may know, you can follow and read articles from any website using your Netvibes dashboard. Simply add the site’s RSS feed. For websites that do not offer RSS, you can use a service like Kimono Labs or Feedity to create your own RSS feed. On Monday, February 29, Kimono Labs is shutting down its service, but you can continue to use Feedity with Netvibes. Here’s how it works.
If you are currently using Kimono Labs to import articles to Netvibes, please be aware that your feeds will stop working on February 29, 2016. (More details on Kimonolabs.com). You will need to use an alternative service, like Feedity, to continue following non-RSS websites on your dashboard.
How to use Feedity with Netvibes
Feedity is easy to use and allows you to turn any website into an RSS feed that you can read through Netvibes.
1. Sign up for an account on Feedity.com.
Note: Feedity is a paid service requiring a subscription plan. However, Feedity also offers a free trial plan with ads and certain limitations.
2. Create an RSS feed with Feedity by typing in the website URL.
In this example, we’ll use the Netvibes blog. (Note: the Netvibes blog already has its own RSS feed, but you can use Feedity with any website).
3. Follow the prompts on Feedity.
Feedity will ask you to click on article titles (seen in yellow, below) to ensure the RSS feed captures the correct information on the website.
4. Save the Feed. You will now have a custom RSS Feed for your website (example: https://feedity.com/netvibes-com/W1NTUFRb.rss)
5. Connect your RSS feed to the Netvibes dashboard.
Go to your Netvibes dashboard and click the “Add” button in the upper left corner. Add a “Reading App.”
6. Enter your Feedity-generated RSS Feed into the box
7. You will see a preview of your new feed. Click “Add to your dashboard”
8. Voilà! You have successfully added your website RSS feed to the Netvibes dashboard.
When new articles are published or any changes are made to your website, you will see it on your Netvibes dashboard. The Feedity-generated RSS feed acts like any other app on the dashboard, so you can search content, analyze with MisoData, or create a Potion with your RSS feed. Learn more about all of Netvibes’ Premium features here.