Using raw feeds/staging streams for planning

Belinda Alzner -

What is a raw feed (AKA staging stream)?

This article tells you more about what they are. 

What can I use a raw feed for?

Planning, preparing, staging, collecting, adding a layer of editorial oversight—to name a few. 

How do I create a collection/raw feed?

It's quite simple: a raw feed is just a stream that is not published anywhere; it's a stream that lives solely in the back-end of ScribbleLive. The steps look like this:

  1. Create a new stream
  2. Give the stream a title that ideally identifies it as a collection or raw feed (I suggest all-caps "RAW FEED [identifier]")
  3. Modify the Close Time to be sometime after when you need the content of the raw feed
  4. Skip all other steps. Go straight to the writing page
     
    NOTE: You are skipping all other steps, including the template page because this is, for all intents and purposes, merely an unpublished stream. This means: Do not publish this stream to your white label or embed it anywhere. If you do, it would be published, and therefore not living just in the back end of ScribbleLive, right?
  5. Start creating content.

Yep, that's it, that's all. 

Once I've prepared stuff in a raw feed, how do I actually use it?

Content from your raw feed can be pulled into any stream or article. To do this:

  1. Navigate to the stream or article that you're going to be putting in front of an audience. 
  2. Click the ScribbleLive tab in the right-rail. From the drop-down, select the raw feed/staging stream title. The content of the raw feed will populate in the right rail. 
  3. Use the check-mark to approve content from the raw feed into the selected stream, or drag and drop content from the right rail into the Advanced Editor.

Oh, cool. So this means I can create and collect content ahead of time, away from my audience? 

Precisely!

For more technical documentation around using raw feeds, please see our knowledge base.  

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