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Trying to: read RSS feed from a website/blog, and only post one item automatically to a social media page, daily

  • 25 August 2020
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I have tried this with posting from RSS directly to a Facebook page, as well as from RSS to a social media scheduling app (Hootsuite or Buffer); in both cases, the Zap works, but it floods itself with every single new RSS item it finds, which in turn floods my social media page.

Is there a way to tell Zapier RSS, "only retrieve one item from this feed"? The goal I am trying to reach is that my Zap takes RSS as an input, and posts only the latest RSS item to social media, once daily.


Best answer by nicksimard 13 November 2020, 02:25

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Hi @RoswellFirelabs , 


I think the RSS zap will only pull in multiple items. Having it being posted once daily could be done with the digest zap. But only pulling the latest item is a little tricky :thinking:

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Hi @RoswellFirelabs!

I wrote a post yesterday that might offer a solution for this :)