We add feeds in a two step process. Step 1 is filling out the information in the Occupy.net News spreadsheet. Step 2 is copying that information into the Wordpress. Both tasks require permissions - one to edit the Google doc, the other to add feeds into the Wordpress system. If you're interested in performing these tasks, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
 Logging Activity into the Spreadsheet
All the content information you need to fill in for this task exists in the Occupy.net News spreadsheet. We also ask you to log your activity in this spreadsheet.
- When adding feeds, please edit the "Status" of the feed with one of the following descriptors:
- Syndicating means the feed is being syndicated without issue
- Bad feed means the feed isn't syndicating properly.
- Bad content means the content coming from the feed isn't suitable for syndication.
- No feed means that we can't find the feed for this source.
- Not uploaded means the feed hasn't yet been uploaded into the system.
- Dormant means there hasn't been a new post in over 6 months.
 Adding Feeds
- Open the spreadsheet and scroll down until you get to a place with a series of feeds with the status "not uploaded". That's where to begin.
- Log into the news.occupy.new/wp-admin. If you don't have a log in, request one by emailing email@example.com.
- Once you're logged into the system, go to Syndication >> add Multiple.
- Paste the RSS feeds of the website you'd like to add.
- Confirm that the feed looks good and click "Add". If feed is not automatically checked, resubmit it. If resubmissions don't work, try to find a different feed URL from that source. If you can't find a good feed, label it's status "Bad Feed" and move onto the next one.
 Configuring Individual Feeds
Each feed that has been added needs to be configured before it should be "updated".
- Go to Syndication and click on the Feed's title to make sure Link Name is correct and well formatted, Make neccissary changes and click "Save Changes"
- Click "Authors" to make all posts from the feed automatically attributed to an "Author" with the same name as the Feed's Source. This might require you to create a new user from this page. To do that select "all posts syndicated from this feed <will be assigned to a new user...> named <the author name>. "Save Changes"
- Click "Categories" to automatically add the appropriate categories to all posts from this feed. Refer to harmonized groupings for category information. Select the Categories you'd like the posts to have. "Save Changes".
- Now you need to add information to the user profile you've created that will be receiving attribution for all the articles from this source. To do that go to Users > All Users.
- Paste "description" from the Occupy.net News spreadsheet into the "biographical information" field.
- Paste the email address from the Occupy.net News spreadsheet into the email for the user.
- Download the image link to your computer and then upload it as the user profile picture.
- Congratulate yourself. Now it's time to do it all again!
 Configuring All Feeds
For people building their own systems, I suggest converting all feed category and tag into into categories so that you can use your system's categories as a sorting mechanism while retaining the descriptive metadata of your feed posts. To do this:
- Go to Syndication > "Categories & Tags"
- Match feed categories: select Tags and Format
- Unmatched categories: Create new tags to match them
- Match inline tags: select Tags and Format
- Unmatched inline tags: Create new tags to match them
- If you want to automatically add a category and/or tag to items that you syndicate, you can add them on this page. This can be useful for keeping original and syndicated content seperated.
- "Save Changes"