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How can I set incoming RSS posts to 'unpublished' and then autopost them one at a time?

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by bl4ck1ce, Feb 23, 2009.

  1. bl4ck1ce

    bl4ck1ce Regular Member

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    I've got a wordpress-based autoblog that is working great, but the problem is the RSS feed I'm using (it's specific to my monetization method, so can't change to another feed) publishes 10+ articles per week, all at once. This results in the blog having nothing for 6 days and then a ton of posts all at once.

    Is there any way to set the incoming posts to unpublished, or put them in some form of queue, and then publish them 1 or 2 at a time each day, rather than all at once? I want it to look natural, as well as having daily pings & RSS index updates...

    Any plugins that do this?

    p.s. I'm using WP-Autoblog as a feed plugin.

    thanks!
     
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    michle Newbie

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    You could let run the plugin every day and let it post just one or two new topics each time. (wp-omatic plugin)
     
  3. bl4ck1ce

    bl4ck1ce Regular Member

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    Each week the source site publishes their "hot products" of the week, one post per product. But they publish 10 posts at a time.. I want to grab those posts and then dole them out one at a time on my autoblog over the following week, instead of 10 at a time.

    Will wp-o-matic queue up content if the source site it's scraping from only releases new posts once a week?

    thanks!
     
  4. 2surfcr

    2surfcr Newbie

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    Greetings

    wp-o-matic in the options of the feed itself, you can set the articles to be published or drafts or private

    If you are going to grab the images, then you will need to make sure you have cmod 755 or 777 on your servers cache folder in the wp-o-matic folder

    Cheers
     
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    bl4ck1ce Regular Member

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    I've put wp-o-matic on the blog (site isn't live yet), and I've got it set up so all new posts from the rss feed are drafts, which is fine.. but how do I then make them post one at a time over the next week?

    Is there a way to autopost drafts to published posts at a specified rate, until they run out?
     
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    bl4ck1ce Regular Member

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    Just wondering if anyone has an answer for this, I still haven't found a solution. thanks!
     
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    I never use wp-o-matic for this reason exactly there are plenty other content pulling software out there, test each out on each blog and see what you prefer? I like caffinated content