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Mass Backdate Wordpress Posting Tool?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by amazonian raider, May 31, 2013.

  1. amazonian raider

    amazonian raider Junior Member

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    If I need to post a ton (potentially thousands) of posts to a wordpress blog (probably through xmlrpc) and want them all to be backdated, is there a tool out there to do this? Preferably, it would allow me to set a time frame I want them to be posted in and would either progressively post them within that time span or randomly post them within that time span. For example, if I had 1000 posts that I wanted backdated starting three years ago, it would essentially go through and make one post backdated to each day in that time span.


    I'm considering an experiment in the coming months and need this capability. Is there a tool out there that will do this or will I need to create one if I want it automated? It doesn't seem like it would be that complicated, but if it's already out there I don't want to re-invent the wheel...
     
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    MrBlue Senior Member

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    You could easily write a xmlrpc posting script which loops through your 1000 posts while modifying the publish date for each post.
     
  3. Sweetfunny

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    The ScrapeBox article scraper plugin will do this, if you set a date range it will assign a random time and date for each post within that range and save the permalinks. http://www.scrapebox.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/batch-poster.png

    Also i believe Link Farm Evolution does this, and a WP plugin called ZipSubmit if you dont need to post to remotely hosted blogs.
     
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  4. Beven

    Beven Elite Member

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    Easy if you know how to write a script..

    As SweetFunny said, scrapebox will allow you to make sure all your posts are backdated.
     
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    formosa Regular Member

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    i remember i used the backdate plugins before but i just can't find it
     
  6. amazonian raider

    amazonian raider Junior Member

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    Thanks for the help. I knew I could go the route of making my own script, and I have some programming experience so I know I could figure it out... I just didn't really want to take the time to do it if there is already something available.

    Scrapebox seems like the best option - I've never used that particular plugin so I never realized it had that functionality. If this experiment goes as planned I'll definitely be putting some use into it... Thanks again :)