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WP-O-Matic and feed changes: A better way? (10 posts)

  1. softlord
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I've been using WP-O-Matic to create a home page containing all the posts for all my subdirectory blogs. This is all well and good, except that it looks like when posts in the individual blogs are updated or categories are added to them, they are pulled through again with a post date of "right now" (i.e. it doesn't look like tthe pubDate xml data is being read. I don't know if theres any way to address this, but i'd sure like to not have to go in and clean out duplicate posts all the time. I have posted this in the WP-O-Matic board as well.

    Thanks for your time.

  2. demonicume
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    there are a couple of plugins that do this.

    i use the list all plugin which works for what i want

  3. drmiketemp
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I'm still trying ot remember what WP-O-Matic is.

    Oh wait. Found it.

    I don't have the code handy but if it's using the currect time, then it should be doing it via a now(); call somewhere in the code. Probably could just change that over to the outputted timestamp from the xml file.

  4. xiand0
    Blocked
    Posted 7 years ago #

    softlord, I don't .. quote get why you would use WP-O-Matic to make a page like this. Really. Why do that? You probably know?

    So perhaps the following information is worthless? regardless, this is the /mu-plugins/ code I use..

    http://status.xiando.net/STREATCOWPMU.php.txt

    (in mu-plugins) provides the function

    display_content_of_most_recent_posts_from_all_blogs(10);

    that version only the beginning of latest posts (put it in the theme used on the WPMU primary blog)

    You may take a look at http://trykker.com/ to see what it does.

    http://hippoporn.com/ uses basically the same code but slightly different so it shows you the full posts. If you want me to post that version then sure, just ask.

    BEWARE: I do not have any WPMU installation which uses subdirectories. Maby that functino has to be modified to work with subdirectories.

    I looked at WP-O-Matic and decided to go with FeedWordPress for http://bloggoversikten.com/ - which shows the latest posts from Norwegian blogs. Here we are pulling EXTERNAL blogs and showing them. You are asking in the WPMU forums, so I assume you are using that for your subdirectory blogs - and if that is the case THEN YOU ALREADY HAVE the posts, you don't need to pull them, only SHOW THEM? (which is why I don't get why you'd use WP-O-Matic).

    anywayz... g00d luck.

  5. drmiketemp
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Didn't FeedWordPress get pulled though or was that a different one? One of them did.

  6. xiand0
    Blocked
    Posted 7 years ago #

    FeedWordPress is still available. It hasn't been updated since February, but it does work and does it's job of pulling content from external WP sites.

    A sidenote on FeedWordPress and such:

    I highly recommend making a page where bloggeres can ask to be added and more importantly removed before using it. Some people really don't want you to re-post their content like that and I got some angry mails the first week of using it. Those who don't want to be included seem alright with the indexing service when they see that they can just post a comment saying "remove this blog" to get it removed within reasonable time.

  7. softlord
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    @xiando: I would love to use this plugin. However, it does not create actual back-end posts from the numerous blogs, it just pastes them into the template, and as such is not useful for my needs.

    Basically its a music site, where each blog post in each blog has a category associated with it that identifies the artist or artists featured within it. I would like to, in the root blog, be able to have category (i.e. artist) pages that aggregate all mentions of the artist into one listing/rss feed.

    Maybe I'm going about this the wrong way?

    Also, this is a closed system, so random people will not be able to create blogs, so editing is not a concern.

  8. dolo
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    xiando,

    which version of WP are u using? I thought the latest 2.2.1 didn't work well with FeedWordPress?

    Regards,
    dolo

  9. ladynada
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I am working on two plugins. One is my second update to wp-autoblog. The first update to 1.1 is being used at http://kingdomofgod.wpbloghost.net/ and only fixes the date bug (dec 31 1969) and the category name being ARRAY bug.

    I am alpha testing wp-autoblog 1.2 here:
    http://motheronearth.com/members/feed2wxr/

    This version uses simple pie instead of magpie, and it also brings in all the categories (if they exist). I will make it available for download this week, if testing goes well. I do not expect any problems.. because

    the other plugin I am working on is called FEED2WXR which is based on wp-autoblog, and I had been working on feed2wxr but decided to stop and just update wp-autoblog with what I had so far.

    Feed2wxr will add some new options and features, including exporting to a wordpress wxr file for import into other wordpress blogs.

    I am new to wpmu, only put up my wpmu on saturday 9/1/2007

    nada

  10. ladynada
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    wp-autoblog 2.0 is available now
    http://motheronearth.com/feed2wxr.php

    testing on http://kingdomofgod.wpbloghost.net/

    nada

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