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Automatic posting to Wordpress from Search results/alert email

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by masterat40, Apr 29, 2014.

  1. masterat40

    masterat40 Newbie

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    Hi everyone

    I am running Wordpress on my website which is in the property category and uses Listings as well as Posts. The Listings are for the properties and the Posts are for a blog that features on the website, which I haven't used yet but will be using to write posts that target long tail keywords within my niche.
    At the moment the way I add listings is as follows: I receive an alert email every day from another site which shows the specific properties that I want to list, and I manually add these properties as a new Listing on my website. Fortunately there aren't many, but this still takes quite a lot of time.
    Is there a way of automating this? I know that entries can be imported to Wordpress via CSV but I don't know how to extract the information from the email. Or is there any way to scrape the search results page from the website I get my alerts from, so that I only get the listings I want for my niche?

    Any assistance would be appreciated.
    Thanks for reading.
     
  2. ZennoBlaster

    ZennoBlaster Senior Member

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    Well, you could look into scraper plugins for WP (some free, paid). They'll scrape and input the results into your post.
     
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    ZennoBlaster Senior Member

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    There's also a paid plugin that, apparently, blow the socks off. I think it's called WP Robot.
     
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    I "acquired" a version of the plugin in the past, and it is indeed very powerful. Definitely worth getting if you can afford it.