Creating RSS Feed Dashboard in Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013: Part 2

This is our second article to create a RSS feed dashboard. My previous article explained how to create a web resource to display website RSS feeds. In this article we will provide the procedure to create a Twitter feed web resource.

We can get Twitter RSS feeds using an URL like http://twitrss.me/twitter_user_to_rss/?user=username, where for the username parameter we can use our Twitter user account, so for example for HIMBAP, we need to use the following URL:

http://twitrss.me/twitter_user_to_rss/?user=himbapinfo

So we can go to http://feed.mikle.com/ and follow the procedure from the previous article to create a widget and get the code.

Twitter itself also provides source code to create a widget so we don't need to use any other free widget, we can simply connect to our Twitter account and get the source code from there for the widget. The following is the procedure to create a Twitter feed web resource.

  • Connect to your Twitter account (we are using our HIMBAP Twitter account).

  • Navigate to Settings under Profile and Settings.

  • Select Widgets and click on Edit.

    tweets by HIMBAP

  • Copy the Twitter widget code.

    widget

  • Browse Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 Application.

  • Navigate to Settings | Customizations | Customize the System.

  • Click New under Components | Web Resources.

  • Fill in the following properties.
    • Name: <<Provide meaningful name>>.html
    • Display Name: <<Provide meaningful name>>.html
    • Type: Webpages(HTML).widget

  • Click on Text Editor and paste in the code that we copied from our Twitter account.

  • Save and Publish your changes.

  • Click on Preview. You should be able to see our Twitter account RSS feeds like the following.

    himbap

Stay tuned for the next article. In the next article we will show how to get Twitter RSS feeds and use them in Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013.

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