RSS by Zapier allows you to trigger Zaps with new RSS feed items, as well as add items to your own RSS feed. An RSS (really simple syndication) feed is a way to get content from a frequently updated source—such as a blog or news site—with just the key information.
- For the "Create Item in Feed" action, Zapier can only handle about 10 KB of data. If your data exceeds the 10 KB limit, the action will error. In the Automatically Truncate Messages Over 10KB field, you can set it to automatically truncate the data, or not truncate the data and stop the Zap.
- At this time, there are no RSS actions to edit your RSS feed and remove items. If you want to start with a fresh feed, change the feed URL. Old entries will clear out if no items are added for 14 days.
- Zapier only stores the most recent 50 items in the feed. Also, all items are removed if no new items are added for 14 days.
- Craigslist blocks connections to their RSS feed from servers like the ones that Zapier uses, so Zapier is unable to access Craigslist RSS feeds in a Zap.
- Only letters, numbers, and hyphens will be accepted in the URL field. Spaces and other characters must be removed.
When setting up a Zap, the editor provides fields for "Media URL", "Media MIME Type", and "Media Length." These fields are used to create an enclosure, so if you want to provide a link to other media types besides audio files or images, you can use these three fields to do so.