Importing templates, received message: Unknown macro: {rss}

A day ago I instantiated my Confluence On Demnd site. I was following start up instru tions, and went to the suggestion for important teamplates. I had access to eight of them, one on RSS feeds. Once Imported, I reviewed each one and saw the error message

Unknown macro: {rss}

when I tried to review this template.

What do I need to do to fix this issue so I can use the RSS News Feed template? Suggestions appreciated.

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Hi Michael,

The RSS macro is part of the Confluence HTML Macros plugin and unfortunately OnDemand doesn't include this plugin for security reasons. I'm not quite sure if there is a way to work around this as the other options that spring to mind would be to use one of the other HTML macros to embed a different feed reader or use a different RSS plugin - but you can't do either with OnDemand.

EDIT: It might be possible to use the Widget Connector Macro - http://confluence.atlassian.com/display/DOC/Widget+Connector+Examples - with one of the RSS Google Gadgets - http://www.google.com/ig/directory?synd=open&q=rss - to display a feed with OnDemand, though I did try about half a dozen of them and couldn't get them to render properly.
Only other thing I can think of is contacting support@atlassian.com to ask if it's possible to enable the RSS macro on your OnDemand instance and/or ask for roadmap/timescales for when (if at all) this functionality might be made available.
Sorry I couldn't think of a better solution. Hope that's of some help?
Andrew.

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