Info: This plug-in is part of a set of sample plug-ins that is shipped with Elvis Server. For more information, see Elvis 5 sample plug-ins.
The RSS file import plug-in imports files from an RSS feed. It can be used to import photos and videos from news wires, image agencies, etc.
Note: This bundled plug-in is supported for production use.
The RSS import plug-in can be almost completely configured inside the plug-in configuration file, all configuration properties are described in detail in this file.
Automatically fill metadata fields on import
It's optionally possible to automatically assign standard metadata values to imported files. You can define these values in the <rss_import>/field-mappings.xml file.
How it works
Once you have set up the configuration, Elvis will periodically retrieve the RSS feed. It picks up the enclosure URL inside the feed, downloads the original file using this URL and imports the file into Elvis.
By default, the plug-in points to the Flickr public photos feed.