Automating RSS feeds using Feedly, Zapier and Buffer
If you're on the Awesome or Business Plan, you'll have access to the Content Inbox, where you'll be to add RSS feeds to any of your social accounts and share links directly from your favorite sites form right inside your Buffer dashboard. Once you’ve added your RSS feeds, Buffer will pull in the latest stories from those sites, and you can decide which links to add to your queue and share with your followers. Pretty cool, huh? But what if you wanted something a little more automated? Do you share every single article from a particular RSS feed?
What is Feedly? Feedly is a news aggregator application which compiles feeds from a variety of online sources that you choose, such as blogs and RSS feeds and what this allows you to do is easily pop into your Feedly account and catch up on all the latest articles in one place.
What is Zapier? Zapier is a web automation app, allowing you to create connections to push data from one app to another using triggers and actions. These connections that you create are called "Zaps".
What You'll Need
- Feedly Pro account (around $7/month)
- Zapier account (free)
- Buffer account (any plan)
Add the RSS feed you'd like to pull articles from to Feedly and add it to it's own Collection.
Create a new Zap to pull articles from your new Collection in Feedly and add them to your Buffer queue. (The video below walks through all the steps of setting this Zap up from scratch. However, there is a template here that you can grab!)
Anytime a new article is added to the RSS feed, it will appear in Feedly and from there, Zapier will grab it and create a post in your Buffer queue.