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Autoblogged image scrape

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by qazxsw11111, May 14, 2009.

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    qazxsw11111 Newbie

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    Hi everyone. Sorry about this n00b qn, but I just tried autoblogged today. Works great, but the images scraped are very, very small (It is quite big on the original site). Anything I need to add or edit so that the AB can show full images?
     
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    autoblogged Registered Member

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    By default AutoBlogged creates thumbnails for all images. The size of those thumbnails depends on your WordPress thumbnail settings.

    If you want the full size images in your posts you can edit the post template for that feed and use %image% instead of %thumbnail%.
     
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    So I need to edit the %if:thumbnail%<p>%thumbnail%</p>%endif:thumbnail% and replace all 'thumbnails' with images? Will this help to revert my previous posts or affect future posts only? Also, about the feeds thing. When I grab all articles (there is an option of first 20), does it mean that it grabs all articles on the person's blog (or 20) then autoblogged will start to grab future rss feeds from then on.

    Still new to autoblogged but what can I say? Very user friendly interface.

    Thanks.
     
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    Future posts only.

    It grabs the RSS feed and limits it to the first 20 (or whatever you set). If you open the feed in a browser window, it will take the first 20 items you see. New items will appear on the top of the list so the next time those will be included in the first 20. Most RSS feeds will only show 10-20 items at a time so older posts will fall off the list.

    In other words, that setting means it will take the 20 newest posts from that blog, or whatever limit is set on the blog's RSS feed.
     
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    Ok thanks. +Thanks. But what about if i include all (first option). It includes everything on the front page ONLY right(If i understood it correctly)? Then I have to delete all my posts again haha. But then we need to replace every single thumbnail in post template to images right?

    I tried a video grab, but it just shows a title. It just reads title, then view original source here. The thing was blank. Lastly, how can I control no. of posts, per week, for example (Or I just have to depend on how many posts the others post, so I should add more [maybe a lot] RSS feeds to be sure).

    Thanks.

    EDIT: I changed all thumbnails in the post template to image. But then all images suddenly disappeared (???). There are 3 thumbnails to change right?
     
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