We finally found a solution that would have saved more than 75% of our time, had been someone posted in the forums. Still, we got to know, our god “Google” was the solution for this. Shocked? But true.
Let me tell you the process on how we accomplished the goal!!
Now, I need a place where I could generate a code for a RSS widget, should not cost a penny 😊, remember, I am not a coding geek, started looking for some online websites that could give us a code for the widget with given dimensions.
We found http://www.surfing-waves.com/feed.htm , a gold mine to generate code for RSS feed widget.
Surfing Waves was very simple to handle, the site just needs the RSS feed, dimensions and colour format, that’s it, your code is ready – Fig. 2
On the elements tab, you can easily catch hold of the html code of the widget – Fig.4
Now log into SuccessFactors LMS, Go to Admin –> System Admin –> Configuration –> Land Page Settings –> Create Custom Tile
Fill the details in Step 1 – Tile Settings –> Tile Name, show tile for this group, etc. – these steps depend on how you plan.
Finally, select “Source” and paste the code copied from google element tab.
Yep! You are done!! You will be able see a lovely custom tile feed floating every 2 seconds (I made minor change, feed was floating every 6 seconds, changed it to 2) – Fig. 6
Still not convinced just play the below YouTube video to see it live 😊
This is one of the samples, but, I feel, we can have workarounds for most of the requested scenarios. We have to ensure to keep an eye on the latest trends, tip & tricks around the corner and plan to utilize where-ever required.