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I found a really great auto blog, anyone know how he made it?

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by jimmychuang, Mar 11, 2009.

  1. Nauthiz666

    Nauthiz666 Senior Member

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    sweet thanks. Now i just need to figure out how he pulls such perfect feed lengths, 1-2 paragraphs every feed. Hes gotta have some kind of custom coding because i looked at his feeds and hes getting photos and more info than actually on the feeds.
     
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  2. outlawx

    outlawx Newbie

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    Hello,

    I have been trying to emulate the blog myself, but am stuck at the youtube related posts (I dont care about the twitter part as of now).

    I searched a lot, but couldnt find that. Still on searching further I came through this:

    htt`p:/`/`b`logul`ate.com/content`/wordpress-`related-youtube-v`ideos-plu`g`i`n/

    (remove the ` . I had to do that as I cannot post urls!!)

    This is a very minimalistic version of the plugin, and is no frills (read: kinda ugly). Also, it opens the videos in new (youtube.com) pages (not popup like at techchuck).

    The version above doesn't seem to work with WP2.7. It also requires a simple tag plugin.

    You can use my version on which I have done a bit of PHP coding and changes. It works fine (as in getting the related videos according to the tags).

    I am an intermediate PHP coder and would like to see if a plugin like that could be developed. Any help by others will also be appreciated. :)
     

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  3. yeti_racer

    yeti_racer Junior Member Premium Member

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    If you find a plugin that can just display an RSS feed, it will be pretty easy to get the youtube content I think. If you want videos for "monkey", the RSS feed is
    Code:
    http://gdata.youtube.com/feeds/base/videos?q=monkey&client=ytapi-youtube-search&v=2
    Maybe that will make your plugin a bit easier to write?
     
  4. jimmychuang

    jimmychuang Regular Member

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    Anyone have any idea how this guy drive traffic to his blogs?
     
  5. infomycin

    infomycin Newbie

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    This is a great example, will analyze... how much you guys think he's earning per month per blog?
     
  6. rumbleox

    rumbleox Newbie

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    Hello everyone,

    I have just recently check back with the auto blogging stuff and saw this post. I have to say that the site is pretty nice one. I am trying to creating one for myself.
    Here is my site. If you could, please leave some comment here to help me improve the site
    hxxtp://mybloglove.gigglyhub.com

    Something I can't yet figure out
    how does he displayed Favicon of his sources next to the title of the post? and the sources' logo?
    Display the sources' name after 'Read the whole story on:'

    If any1 know how to, please help. Thank you b4h

    Here are some tools I am using to create it.
    Theme: hxxp://wwwDOTneoeaseDOTcom/
    autoblog tool: wwwDOTthaiseoboardDOTcom/ search for 'autoblog' tool
    Plug-In: first page of this topic
     
  7. specopkirbs

    specopkirbs BANNED BANNED

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    guys the related videos he has done using the youtube API if you go to you tube and at the bottom go to API developers section you can go on there and get a widget that you can customise...then just hack your post template in wordpress now it really is a no thrills method of doing it but it works...i really dont have a clue about template hacking etc but just played around with api and got it working...you can set it to use keywords that you define. and the pop up video appears within your post. As for getting images in the excerpts i got it working with thumbnails for excerpts plugin though the continue reading link to the post dissapears. if any one needs help hit me up give me a pm and ill do my best like i said im no php expert or anything but a bit of trial and error worked for me
     
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  8. Super Hero

    Super Hero Junior Member

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    Yes, it seems finally we will able to find a step by step way.
     
  9. infomycin

    infomycin Newbie

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    Yes, sort of like reverse engineering...
     
  10. specopkirbs

    specopkirbs BANNED BANNED

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    if anyone wants to see my attempt at recreating it check out hxxp://technicnews.com its not a carbon copy but uses the same theme and basic layout though i need to work out how to put a widget under the posts to make the you tube videos appear like his in a widget like box at the bottom. also the excerpts are not showing the continue reading at the minute not sure why been trying to figure it for the last 2 days but you can click the thumb image or the title to go to the article. im going to work on the twitter related later.
    let me know what you think guys
     
  11. MirniPobjednik

    MirniPobjednik Registered Member

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    This is the best tutorial we can get , no half-truth catching free guides that turn out to make you attention slave and eat creators carrot er... co..ck , just find a succesfull blogs that are replicable like this one and replicate them.
    Damn, i could have sold this on Dpoint for 20$....
     
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  12. specopkirbs

    specopkirbs BANNED BANNED

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    is there any other features that could be worth putting on that the author of techchuck has missed on his? also it seems as i have just discovered its great for the technology section of reddit due to the interesting content it is pulling also checked the rss feeds and seems that most of the original sites its pulling from dont mind redistribution as long as you leave the links in place.just need to publisise the damn thing now
     
  13. mgs

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    All stuff there are doable, as I see he did some custom coding for the related Twitter and related videos and integrated them directly in the theme ...

    @specopkirbs

    Yes he probably used that youtube widget API, but if you check the related videos on his posts you'll see that it shows really related videos based on post tags, I don't think this youtube widget allow that by default need some tweaking .., I've checked what you did in yours, you've set a predefined youtube channel to get videos from, but will be better to do like him and make it show related videos based on post tags/keywords ..
     
  14. specopkirbs

    specopkirbs BANNED BANNED

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    thanks mgs im going to look into it i know mine is a bit basic but just trying to get a general idea...this is the first time ive looked at php coding etc scared the shit out of me putting those videos on ha ha...
     
  15. tellyblackhat

    tellyblackhat Junior Member

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    specopkirbs

    Can u show to us how u this?Theme that u use,plugins etc...thanks
     
  16. specopkirbs

    specopkirbs BANNED BANNED

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    yeah i will write a tutorial tomorrow...its by no means difficult it just took me alot of trial and error to get it to where it is now and im woking on the last few things tomorrow to get it up an running...im currently looking at how to put a sidebar under the posts to add widgets easily.and its actually taught me alot about custom coding etc so it does pay to try and work things out for yourself so i reccomend you try and customise them yourself slightly which is what i will be doing as soon as i work out how he did the rest of techchuck.
    ill build another blog from scratch and try as best as possible to make an easy to follow tutorial...at the minute my list of plugins is as long as my arm and im sure i can get rid of a few!
     
  17. tellyblackhat

    tellyblackhat Junior Member

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    Ok mate im waiting for your blueprint tomorrow...!
     
  18. specopkirbs

    specopkirbs BANNED BANNED

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    Okay guys ive created step 1 on a seperate thread... i will do the tutorial through out the day as im a little busy http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/blogging/68240-how-replicate-techchuck-autoblog.html#post646317. like i said im no php guru or anything but ive worked hard on this and its starting to payoff.
     
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  19. Sylvester

    Sylvester Newbie

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    Anyone have his postfilter.php plugin?
     
  20. ashok

    ashok Regular Member

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    is it autoblog, i can't even believe.