Sorry to resurrect this post, but in light of the steam summer sales, I tried to start polling again.
Here is what I was trying to explain in the last few posts about the RSS content being ignored and it simply pulls a link to the RSS news item.
While this is at least a start, the actual RSS content looks as follows:
<![CDATA[ Now Available on Steam - Beyond Space ]]>
<pubDate>Wed, 18 Jun 2014 01:28:24 -0700</pubDate>
<category>Valve news update</category>
<dc:subject>Valve news update</dc:subject>
<a href='http://store.steampowered.com/app/297100/'>Beyond Space</a> is Now Available on Steam!<br><br>Our journey begins when Max Walker starts a contract with the Alliance of Planets and immediately gets drawn into a galaxy-spanning conflict. <br /><br><br /><br>His mission will take him beyond the reaches of space, while fighting many different opponents and meeting pirate overlords, scheming politicians, deceitful allies and ambitious leaders – all entangled in a space epic that will change the face of the galaxy.<br><a href="http://store.steampowered.com/app/297100/"><img src="http://cdn.akamai.steamstatic.com/steam/apps/297100/capsule_467x181.jpg" style=" float: left; margin-right: 12px; height: 181px; width: 467px;"></a>
It also pulls posts in a strange order. Seems to take any random post it wants and imports them in whatever order it pleases.
I am also a little confused at what this setting will do (sorry for the black on grey the admin panel requires a hackjob to get CSS elements to display correctly and I just haven’t gone through all the little snippits of elements yet) :
There isn’t much instruction on what this feature is used for. I am assuming it will allow me to embed the rest of the news item but I have no idea how it will allow me or what format it needs to be. It seems the normal trend for options is to use pipe delimited lists in settings, but that seems to not have much effect.