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Wordpress Auto-Blogging Help

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by cinben, Dec 2, 2009.

  1. cinben

    cinben Newbie

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    Hey guys,

    I'm not sure if this is a unique situation or not, but I can't seem to find a plugin or anything that will help..

    I have a bunch of content that is date-sensitive. Meaning: I need to have the dates set up in the proper order. The content and dates are all from past dates, of course, and I want to auto-post this content in a time-released fashion.

    So, I have the following articles:

    2007-01-01 Article #1
    2007-02-02 Article #2
    .
    .
    2009-11-01 Article #5000


    I need to schedule these posts such that it will post the articles in date-order once or twice per day.

    Anyone know of a way to do that? It's easy to set dates to auto-post by changing the dates to the future, but that would kill my plan :)

    Thanks!
     
  2. adbox

    adbox Power Member

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    I believe I could include this into blogsense for you, using the drop posting method. Would you be interested.

    Drop Posting works like this.

    There is a directory associated with blogsense in your ftp area.
    This directory is called my-articles.
    In this directory you place text files that hold the content of your blog,
    And you surround the titles-to-be with <title></title> tags.

    BlogSense will go through and schedule each article, and then remove it from
    the directory.
    This is good for PLR Articles.

    What I could do is have the option to put a date in each txt file,
    Surrounded by <date><date> tags.
    Of course it would have to be in the proper format prior.
    And this would be optional, but,
    If BlogSense recognized that a date was there, it would schedule it to that date as it is posting it.
     
  3. cinben

    cinben Newbie

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    Sounds interesting. Part of the problem with this is images, since I use the WP media thingy, but I think I can get around that by placing images and hard-coding the src.

    Does it strip HTML? (hopefully not)

    How would it know which articles to post first?

    How fast could you get that into the product?
     
  4. adbox

    adbox Power Member

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    Well, blogsense has automatic custom field population, so if you are using premium templates it will take the first image found in the post and assign the image url to that custom field.

    It srtips tables out automatically to prevent the possibility of the post breaking the forum, but it leaves divs and all other custom coding.

    But in the Drop Posting module, everything is left as it is found in the text file.

    It orders the articles/text files by the order they are found in the my-articles directory, so aphanumerically. But if there is a custom date publishing feature, then it will sort through them alpha numerically, but still detect and post to the date indicated within the text file.

    I could integrate this feature no later than 2 days I suppose. Possibly 4 hours of work.
     
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  5. dspa72

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    sorry for the auto promotion here, but my tool in my sig can do that
     
  6. cinben

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    dspa72 - I already wrote my own similar to that, but I don't want an application running to do this, needs to be on the server (linux)

    adbox - If you write it into the software, I will buy it.
     
  7. adbox

    adbox Power Member

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    Hey cinbin,

    I added the functionality.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILhc4AT1Wl0

    You may want to watch it on youtube to get the full screen.
    What do you think?
     
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  8. cinben

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    Looks pretty close. My only comment would be this:

    If I put 200 articles with a date in the past, will it still look at that directory and post 1/day or 2/day? Or will it see all of them and post them immediately?

    I ask because you said it will disregard the scheduling dropdown in your video.

    I really need it to post 1-2 articles per day, but it would certainly be nice if it were adjustable.

    Thanks again!
     
  9. adbox

    adbox Power Member

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    Got it, after a good amount of work. I ddint think it was gonna happen at first but it's all set up now. You can either post all at once or drip it per day.

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  10. cinben

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    Perfect :)

    Please PM me all the information I need to purchase and I'll get it taken care of this evening.