Atlassian Community RSS feed tips and tricks Edited

Screen Shot 2017-08-03 at 10.52.20 AM.png

RSS feeds are a great way to watch the content that is important to you. Here are some ways to fine-tune your Atlassian Community RSS feeds to focus the content you want, and leave out the stuff you don't.

Collection feeds

On collection pages like this one for Bitbucket, we have RSS feeds available in the Watch menu.

Those feeds look like this:

This feed is scoped to the Bitbucket collection and specifically the content type of Questions.

The interaction styles  in the feeds correspond as follows:

  • Questions = qanda
  • Discussions = forum
  • Articles = blog

An alternative way to write the feed above would be this:

This feed is scoped to Bitbucket Questions. Both of these feeds will output the same content, they are just structured a bit differently.

Modifying the default feeds

We try to provide the most useful feed in the Watch menu. But, if you put the URL for the Bitbucket collection into a RSS reader you will see a bunch of different feeds:

Screen Shot 2017-08-03 at 10.58.35 AM.png

That's a lot of feeds! Most of them are not applicable to our Collections, but a few of them might be useful to you. However, instead of scraping those pages for feeds, you can use some of these parameters to make your own feeds.

Include comments in feeds


Can I get more 20 posts per feed?

Great question.. You definitely can!

The default count to display is 20 and the maximum count to display is 100.

Let's increase that number a bit.


Is 100 not enough? If you'd like to see the maximum count increased on the Community, please leave a comment below.

RSS feeds based on search terms

We can create feeds that are made from any search term. On the Search page, you can enter a search term and then select the feed from the sidebar.

Protip: Make sure you are logged into the Community to get the most accurate feed from the sidebar.

Certain filters applied to your search will also apply to the RSS feed.

Sort by date


Include only topic messages (e.g. only questions)


Include only topics without replies


RSS for tags!

Yes we can..


If a tag has spaces, wrap it in parentheses

Can we help?

These are some of the more useful parameters you can use to hone those RSS feeds. What else would make your feeds better? Let us know in the comments!



Log in or Join to comment
Community showcase
Monique van den Berg
Published Feb 15, 2018 in Feedback & Announcements

How to earn badges on Atlassian Community

You may have visited your profile and seen a tab called badges. (If not, click on your avatar and View profile > Badges will get you there.)  But what do the happy little circles mean,...

7,791 views 20 27
Read article

Atlassian User Groups

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find a group

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find my local user group

Unfortunately there are no AUG chapters near you at the moment.

Start an AUG

You're one step closer to meeting fellow Atlassian users at your local meet up. Learn more about AUGs

Groups near you
Atlassian Team Tour

Join us on the Team Tour

We're bringing product updates and pro tips on teamwork to ten cities around the world.

Save your spot