User Reference Guide
May 2018
OmniRSS User Guide
RSS Data Feed Manager
Twitter Social Media Manager


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     the     user     chosen     RSS Feeds    by    entering    the    URL,    or copy and paste from source. Test    will    show    headlines,    select the   update   interval   and   maximum lines to be stored and Save.
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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.