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Need a solution: Retrieving posts from RSS feeds with external links

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by sammyjdogulas, Oct 30, 2011.

  1. sammyjdogulas

    sammyjdogulas Newbie

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    I run an automated niche blog with WordPress and WP-O-Matic.

    One of the sites, that I get RSS feeds from, posts its video content as thumbnails and gives you a link to view the video image by linking to it externally (youtube). These videos arent embedded, so you would have to click the thumbnail linking to youtube in order watch it.

    As default, WPOM takes these posts and spits it out onto my site as the thumbnail, with a link to the original RSS site. Which is what it's supposed to do, but I would like to take it a step further.

    Is there anyway to modify it so that the RSS feeds linked video is automatically embedded into my blog? Such that it can scrape the linked content off youtube and in my site. It would be helpful if it could also scrape the video's description.

    Are there any other plugins/programs that could do this? I made an attempt with Yahoo pipes, but it got way to big and I had no idea what ended up doing.

    TLDR

    I use a RSS feed to autoblog. This RSS feed links to content externally.
    How can I scrape content from these external sites and put it on my site?
     
    Last edited: Oct 31, 2011
  2. CyberSEO

    CyberSEO Senior Member

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  3. sammyjdogulas

    sammyjdogulas Newbie

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    Thanks for your reply!
    Is there anyway I can get in touch with you for further details? I'm not sure if we're on the same page.

    sammyjdouglas at gmail

    I hope you understand my skepticism as I just paid for another program, but it was unable to do anything I had imagined.
     
  4. thefreshmaker

    thefreshmaker Registered Member

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    im pretty sure there was a tool that did that. ill try and think of it for you...
     
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