RSS Feed Widget Configuration (Layouts)

Overview of the RSS Feed Widget Configuration

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RSS Feed Widget Overview


The RSS feed Widget grabs any RSS feed and displays it scrolling across the screen. 


Use Design

Useful for news and weather reports, internal RSS channels such as used in visual paging or messaging, and more.


Field and Button Descriptions


A description of the widget. This is optional as it is only used in the widget dropdown section for a quick-glance understanding of the widget. For more information on the widget dropdown section, go here.



Any RSS feeds coming from AlertCTRL, an Emergency Alert System, or Mass Notification System can be added here. If using multiples then separate each URL with a comma.


Scroll speed

Measured in pixels per second, this sets the speed at which text will scroll across the screen. Please note that higher values can appear choppy, while lower values appear more fluid.


Font Settings

Font family
Choose from any of the currently available Google Fonts. For a full list, see Google Fonts.

Font size
Set the font size by pixel, point, or Ems. You will need to specify the measurement unit when inputting the size. For example, 12px, 12pt, and 12em are completely different from each other. No unit applied will default to pixel count. To learn more about the difference between these, check W3's CSS page here.

Text color
Can be defined in plain text (red, blue, green), or by its HEX number. This number can be identified by selecting the exact color you want in a color picker such as the one provided by here.


Widget Width and Height

Set the width and height in either pixels, or as a percentage of the screen. Pixels is good for exact placement when you know precisely the video output resolution the computer will use, while percentage is useful if using the same layout across multiple devices where different resolutions may be in place (i.e., one screen has 1080p and the other is 4k).


Save button

Save the widget settings. For final savings you'll still need to click any of the "Save" variants as shown in the Layout Configuration page.


Remove widget button
Deletes the widget completely. This is irreversible, so use with caution.