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Create blog from RSS feeds (7 posts)

  1. qza
    Posted 15 years ago #

    I want to create blog (WordPress 2.1) from RSS feeds of many (over 100) selected blogs (from, livejournal etc.) using autoblog plugin.
    I wonder will it cause any problem in my server? If so, is there a way to unify many RSS feeds to one feed and import only that feed?
    Thank you in advance.

  2. bradmkjr
    Posted 15 years ago #

    May I suggest checking out this short post:

    If you are running it often enough you only need the newest few posts, so the google reader hack could work nicely.

  3. andrea_r
    Posted 15 years ago #

    I smell spammer. (also, he mentioned wp2.1 not MU)

  4. drmike
    Posted 15 years ago #

    Might be but just for reference if you're planning on doing this, you need to be over at

    You can also ask the wonderful folks at because they do this by the ton. :(

  5. lunabyte
    Posted 15 years ago #

    I'm with Andrea's line of thought on this one.

    When "jackasses" (as I like to call them) use any of my feeds for their spammy crap, it ticks me off to no end.

    I'd say I spend probably 5 hours a week getting idiots that do this shut down. Of course I also have other tricks in play to "discourage" such usage.

    Guess that's the downside of when people use good plugins for bad purposes. (Why is a "popular" phrase from Kyle on South Park coming to mind?)

  6. drmike
    Posted 15 years ago #

    Agree dbut innocent until proven guilty. They even help the spammers over at and :)

    Of course we then report them to staff over at

  7. qza
    Posted 15 years ago #

    Sorry for not being specific. I am from Mongolia and building blog hosting for my fellow Mongolians in local language using WPMU. English knowledge of the nation is not so good, so we thought blog hosting in local language would be good.

    There are some Mongolian bloggers using etc. I want my readers to read not only what's on our blogs, but also what others are writing around the internet (in Mongolian language). That's why I wanted to create blog from RSS feeds.

    As for asking wp 2.1 question here, I'm used to this forum and found many many helpful advices and answers to my problems. I followed drmike's advice here:
    and realised I can create blog that way. I just wonder does reading many RSS feeds use much of the server resource? Or there isn't much to worry about?

    My wpmu site:
    Blog from RSS feeds:
    (not complete...)

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