Connecting Froomle to your item feed

This page will help you to set up a connection where Froomle will download updates to your item catalogue from a feed provided by your CMS (Content Management System).

Frequency

Our default update frequency is 15 minutes in order to keep our catalog in sync with your latest updates. Depending on your business this frequency can be adapted. Align with our support team to configure this.

Disabling content

Disabling content that should no longer be recommended, can be done by using a specific category for filtering. Align with our support team to configure this.

Atom / RSS Feed

RSS is a web feed that allows users and applications to access updates to websites in a standardized, computer-readable format. Atom feeds provides a variety of payloads whereas RSS provides either plain text or escaped HTML as payloads.

For Froomle to connect to your feed, please provide us with the Feed URL, for example https://www.mysite.com/rss.xml.

We will map RSS fields to the Froomle standard <link to item standard> based on following mapping table by default. Inform us if you require another mapping or you have additional fields you would like to map to our standard in your implementation.

RSS source

Froomle

title

title

link

url

creator

author

pubDate

publication_datetime

category

categories

guid

item_id

description

description

media:content url

image_url

Most Content Management Systems provide out of the box RSS feeds. You can find a number of links here explaining how to set up such a feed for your CMS:

Wordpress

Automatically produces an RSS feed for the content you create. Every WordPress.com blog has multiple feeds. The main content feed can be accessed by adding /feed/ to your blog’s URL, and you can configure specific feeds. More info

Drupal

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Shopify

Automatically produces an RSS feed for every blog that you create. The feed URL is the URL of the blog page with .atom appended. For example, http://store.myshopify.com/blogs/blogname.atom

Custom XML Feed

You can also connect a custom XML feed in a similar way as an RSS feed. Follow the same process as described above, and provide Froomle with the mapping table to our standard fields:

Froomle

title

url

author

publication_datetime

categories

item_id

description

image_url

API Feed

If your item catalogue is available on an API endpoint we can access, Froomle can fetch the data. If you want to use this option you need to specify the location, authentication, format & mapping rules of your data to our standard. Based on this we can set up our script to fetch & ingest the data.

⚠️ The Feed read by Froomle integration option is in beta, therefore it involves custom development and timeline. If you are interested in this feature, please contact the Froomle support team.