Creating a Manual Feed in Mercury

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A manual feed is a feed which all items are pre-selected/approved. For more information, see the documentation on automated versus manual feeds.

Getting Started

  1. Log in to Mercury (at
  2. Select the link for your group (example: "Office of Something Awesome") in the column on the right side of the screen.
  3. Select the green Create manual feed link in the Create... section of the right column.

Name Your Feed

Title the feed something descriptive that will allow you and others to identify it through a search.

Create Your Feed Filter

A feed filter for a Manual Feed is strictly to help you find content to add to your feed.  It will have no effect on your actual feed.

The filter rule that appears by default is “Item type.” Once you’ve selected a type, you can then use the “Add a rule” drop-down menu to add additional filter rules such as “Core research area” or “Keyword.”

Once you’ve finished adding the desired filtering rules, select the Apply Filters button and you’ll see the available news items below.

Move Content Into the Feed

The list of news items you’ve filtered out now appears on the left side of the screen under your filters. Once you’ve looked through the available items and picked the news titles you want to appear in your feed, drag them to the “Feed items” box on the right side of the screen.

Don't forget to Save your changes before navigating off to another page.