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Discussion in 'Blogging' started by tsincaat, Dec 16, 2008.

  1. tsincaat

    tsincaat Junior Member

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    I've been working on starting an autoblog using RSS feeds from other related blogs. So far the sites I've tried all provide a little 1 paragraph blurb and then a link to their site to read the rest.

    1. Is this what is normally acceptable with autoblogs?
    2. Do some sites offer the whole article?
    3. If 2 is true, is there any simple method to find these sites?
    4. Are there settings in any of the RSS Autoblogging plugins to grab the whole article? (I have Autoblogged and wp-o-matic ready for use)?

    Thank you :]
     
  2. fortune yoko

    fortune yoko BANNED BANNED

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    if you using autoblogged plugin you should get the whole article, try to check your wp setting in reading section maybe you pick the summary instead of full text
     
  3. pennyb

    pennyb Junior Member

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    i tried everything to get the full content and was not able to get it ..im using autoblogged plugin also
     
  4. tsincaat

    tsincaat Junior Member

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    Well, I found out some more. Thanks for the tip fortune, I wasn't quite sure what to look for, and what was possible, so you pushed me in the right direction.

    In each feed, when you click to "Edit" it, at the bottom in "Advanced Settings" there is the post template. This can be edited so autoblogged grabs the "content" instead of an "excerpt".

    I don't fully understand exactly how this works right now, but I've started with this code.

    Code:
    %video%%content%%image%
    This code will first insert any videos from the post, then any text, then an image if there was one. I don't know whether there is a way to keep the images/videos in their original spots, and it's not of much importance to me.

    Unfortunately, some feeds don't make the content of each post available. The last few posts in this thread: http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackh...et-autoblogged-v2-3-wordpress-rss-plugin.html explain how this works. If you view the source of any feed, you can see which code is available for autoblogged to use.

    An example is this feed: http://whiskybeach.com/blog/feed

    If you open the source, you can see which code is available. In this case there is the necessary "content". It is "encoded", but autoblogged can still grab it. If that content isn't available to autoblogged in any feed, then you need to find one where it is. Otherwise you'll just be stuck with the description.
     
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  5. dascore

    dascore Newbie

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    Hi,

    Related to your explanation of RSS feeds, the Google trends RSS feed as found on the Google trends page is
    Code:
    [url]http://www.google.com/trends/hottrends/atom/hourly[/url]
    1. If we want to draw specific keywords from this feed, what is the code to insert into the wp-o-matic plugin or autoblogged plugin?

    I mean, if for google news itself, the code is this:
    Code:
    http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&ned=us&q={keyword}&ie=UTF-8&output=rss 
    what's the code for searching the feed for a specific keyword for Google trends, given that the actual code is
    Code:
    [url]http://www.google.com/trends/hottrends/atom/hourly[/url]
    2. If we wish to re-blog the top 10 posts in Google Trends by autoblogging, what is the code for the feed to be inserted into the wp-o-matic or autoblogged plugin?

    Thanks for any help.
     
  6. mbsmith

    mbsmith Newbie

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    You can use Google reader to make your feeds where you can make notations to the articles, mix up the feeds easily and so forth. Through Google reader you can also autopost eBay auctions to get the auction title for a long tail keyword and then use BayRSS, PhpBay etc to put fresh auctions on that post.

    Many sites do only send excerpts to their RSS feeds. Others put the whole article because they want people to use the content and link back.
     
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