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[need help] wordpress automation

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by soundsdelicious, Jul 6, 2012.

  1. soundsdelicious

    soundsdelicious Junior Member

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    I am frequently building budget websites for clients. I set up them with a premium wordpress theme, and create 5 pages for them.
    They email me the content they want on the five pages, I upload, and then I hand the site over to them, fully-functional, so that they can continue to update and edit the site.

    I have about 40 that need doing, with each one taking about 15-20 mins (uploading the files, setting up wordpress, adding the theme, relevant plugins, cut and paste content).

    I'm hoping there is something that can automate the process.

    So it can log into the wordpress site, change the relevant settings, activate plugins, activate theme, create pages, and cut + paste content.

    Now I think the imacros firefox plugin and do most of this except for the cut+paste bit, but I need your advice.

    Do any of you have any idea what I can do/use?

    if there isn't something readily available I would happily pay for a custom program.
     
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  2. HOmERCIdAL

    HOmERCIdAL Regular Member

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    How do you install wordpress?. through a cPanel script or manually through ftp?.

    If its manually then can you not have a master wordpress zip with the theme/s and plugins within the folder thus activating plugins and themes in a click?.

    15-20 mins seems a lot especially when there is a backlog of 40 sites.

    As for automation the first thing I thought about was using wordpress mu but I am guessing the sites are on the clients own server.

    I am sorry I couldn't be more help. Good luck

    HOmER
     
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  3. orzyman

    orzyman Senior Member

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    i know there are many ways to do this
    you can create a site with all the themes,plugins,pages and widgets and download a backup of it and upload it through FTP and see if its going to work.
     
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  4. PatrickLSO

    PatrickLSO Newbie

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    I looked around, I feel like I have heard of something like this, but I couldn't find it again.

    I would just do one click installs, then copy the wp-content folder with all the stuff you want and paste into the new site. At least it saves you from installing the plugins and themes one by one.
     
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  5. soundsdelicious

    soundsdelicious Junior Member

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    Thanks for your input. I already have everything in one folder to upload via ftp. The main thing I want is something to automate the copy + pasting of text from a word file to wordpress page.
    And yes, the sites are on the clients' own servers.

    Yes, BUT, each site has different content. My main priority is to automate the copying & pasting.

    I suppose I could make a web page with tabs along the top (with client's name) and 5 text boxes in each tab page (which covers the 5 wordpress pages). Then use an imacro to work through the list of copying from one tab, to the corresponding website.

    Is that possible?

    Any help or ideas are appreciated.
     
  6. seoplus1

    seoplus1 Newbie

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    use a plugin backupcreator, i use this plugin for my 100+ WordPress sites, theres a nulled one floating about somewhere?
     
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    jairathnem Power Member

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    zennoposter can do this!
    PM me we can get this done.
     
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    1- wp plugin duplicator can help a lot.
    2- managewp is an awesome product.
    3. playing with a master sql file and manipulating it according to domain names will save a lot time. This is a bit tech issue but once you do it, it may be the best solution.
     
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  9. WSOTesters

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    I think magic submitter might be able to handle most of that for you automatically. You'll just have to program it into the system....You could also just hire a VA to do this for you for like $2 an hour.
     
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  10. amit_dp

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    Outsource it to India :)
     
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  11. monk13

    monk13 Power Member

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    if it's more than 5 posts/pages it becomes worth it to use the wordpress xml backup and just edit a proper xml backup with all the posts in place, then your workflow goes....craft xml backups for each site
    install wp,upload theme with all images in that theme's folder, select theme, install backup manager, load xml backup
     
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  12. Junkfood00

    Junkfood00 Elite Member

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    Outsource it? Automating things can take hard work to get perfect. Especially now when you got to deliver asap. If you forget something then you have to go on fixing the mistakes.
     
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  13. soundsdelicious

    soundsdelicious Junior Member

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    Hey everyone, thanks a lot for your advice. Lots of great tips here.

    I did also consider outsourcing to india. So my process would be:

    upload WP folder (containing all plugins, themes)
    activate plugins and theme
    make a new user account set as Editor
    Send all the content to a freelancer

    Sending to a freelancer to do the cut and pasting and page formatting at the end will save me about 10 minutes per site, and 6 hours in total.

    I'm gonna look into all the other plugins you guys mentioned and see what else can be done.

    Again, if anyone else has any suggestions, please share.
     
  14. ugjunk

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    Just make a default template for yourself and whenever you are making a new website, and upload that.

    Do this,

    1) Take the entire backup of your public_html and your database and dump it on your hard disk somewhere.
    2) Now whenever you are making a new site, open your database file (*.sql) inside a text editor (You can use notepad++) and then use search and replace option.
    3) Replace all the instances of current domain with the new domain. (For eg: From, www.domain.com to www.example.com)
    4) Reupload everything on your new client's hosting server .

    Daang, you are done.
     
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  15. Xictus

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    i've PM'd you