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WP auto post images

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by Qubes, Jul 18, 2014.

  1. Qubes

    Qubes Newbie

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    Hey, guys,
    Is there a Wordpress plugin that can auto post pictures from folders? Now, before you tell me I haven't done any research:
    1. I don't want an RSS aggregator;
    2. I don't want to have to write every post, categorize it and then use a plugin to auto-schedule it.

    The posts will be titleless images. I want to put the images in different folders for different categories. The plugin should take an image from those folders, post it, categorize it (according to folder name, for example), leave a blank title and don't repeat an image. It would be good to randomize which folder it takes an image from.

    There should be only 1 category per post and no tags, just to make things easier. I can easily scrape a few thousand pictures and let them post every 10 minutes for the next week.

    If there isn't such a plugin, how do I go about making one? I'm a quick learner, but don't have experience with WP or PHP. Even a starting point would be appreciated.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Mark101

    Mark101 Newbie

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    I've searched a bit and I've not found any plugin that autopost just images, there are some "autoblog" plugins but they are for contents.

    As alternative, what do you think about posting via email ?
    You can easily find how to do it (sorry I cannot post links at the moment)

    It should be "easy enough" to do a script that take an image from a directory, send it via email and after that delete it (so you don't post it twice).

    Good luck !!
     
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  3. Qubes

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    Thanks a bunch for the reply!
    This seems like an easier solution - I won't have to deal that much with the WordPress code itself or with Linux cronjobs. Although it's something I want to learn about in the future.
    Anyway, I don't know if it's going to be easier, but it's something I hadn't even considered so far.

    BTW the site is yet another funny pictures/ memes blog. My plan is to spam forums and make a FB pages to promote it.
     
  4. Worm99

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    Try iftt, you can do wordpress or blogger but you will have to upload it somewhere.
     
  5. Roshaen

    Roshaen Elite Member

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    IFTT would be the best option to post on wordpress or you can use rss if you want to use tumblr images to be posted on your websites.
     
  6. jerrymc

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    I agree with what other people are saying here. If you haven't heard about it, IFTTT is the best option to do what you are planning to do.

    You can create a recipe like Folder to WordPress. You can save your images in that specified folder and it will be posted automatically to your WordPress website.

    I know you don't understand anything about what I told you here and you can just check their website and learn how to use it.

    https://ifttt.com <----- Here's the link
     
  7. mindmaster

    mindmaster Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Check the following 2 plugins:
    - automatic featured image posts (go to settings -> and set auto image posts to create drafts)
    - drafts scheduler

    Now simply upload tons of pics on 'add media' in your wordpress.
     
  8. CyberSEO

    CyberSEO Senior Member

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    I can write such a plugin, but not for free of course. Contact me if you are interested.