User Reference Guide
July 2020 v10.0
OmniRSS User Guide
OmniRSS
RSS Data Feed Manager
Twitter Social Media Manager

Introduction

OmniRSS is an RSS feed manager that retrieves data from any available RSS feeds. It includes a Twitter API to manage Twitter feeds. OmniRSS is provided with OmniTicker and OmniDisplay allowing the publication of selected real-time data to tickers and video displays.

System Requirements and Installation

OmniRSS can be installed on any Windows 10 desktop; it requires an internet connection. It is automatically installed with OmniTicker or OmniDisplay; it is automatically started when running OmniDisplay or OmniTicker. In standalone mode OmniRSS is run from the start menu.

Settings - Auto-Network Setup

Under Settings, OmniRSS defaults port of 5004; if required it can be changed by a user by entering the preferred port. OmniRSS user files (.txt) are saved to a default path: Documents\OmniApps\OmniRSS. Alternatively, they can be saved to a user defined feed folders. A user has the option for proxy settings (in some cases to reside outside a firewall) and these can be set also in the Settings panel. There is an option to enable Twitter feeds; when checked a user will be asked to provide their Twitter name and password to allow authentication.
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Application Status This is viewed from the ‘Status’ tab and will identify those applications that are attached to OmniRSS. In they event or any connection errors, they will appear in this log along with the other messages. When OmniTicker and OmniDisplay start, this tab will show the live connections. Setting up an RSS Feed Select New Feed and enter to chosen URL, or copy and paste from source. When available to OmniRSS, Test will show headlines. Select the update interval and maximum lines to be stored and Save.
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Twitter

Twitter is optionally enabled from the Settings tab. This adds a Twitter tab to the OmniRSS menu. The use of Twitter is enabled through a third party plugin embedded within OmniRSS. The plug-in offers much of same functionality a user would access directly through their Twitter account, with Authentication through a user’s Twitter name and password. Set the required interval to retrieve messages, the maximum number of messages to retrieve, check active and Save state.

Administrator Notes

OmniRSS places a preloaded ‘OmniRSS.ini’ on program files with a copy in: Documents/OmniApps/OmniRss When enabled, the twitter.ini file holds the authentication token allowing the embedded Twitter plugin to access a user’s Twitter account. These files cannot be changed by the user.