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WProbot image issue and Get the image plugin question..

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by somedevil, Jul 27, 2010.

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  1. somedevil

    somedevil Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Hey guys
    1>i am running wprobot 3. it processes a rss feed and publishes it on my autoblog. however the thumbnails are not being published.

    now i hear that if the Feed doesnt allow images to go through using RSS wprobot won't be able to pull in any images or thumbnails. is that right ?

    and if so, is there any other way to get relevant images without having to manually upload them everytime ?


    now secondly, after a lot of googling i found soemthing called "get the image" plugin for wordpress. does anyone have any experience with this plugin ?

    as you can guess i am looking for the plugin to automatically pull in the images for the post (or thumbnails for the titles on the mainpage of the blog)

    i would really appreciate if somebody would guide me with this...
    cheers and thanks folks ! :)
     
  2. iseegreen

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    i cant answer your specific question

    but this wp robot has issues with premium themes doing the images anyway - Im just figuring it out myself

    so hopefully someone with more knowledge can chime in here
     
  3. someguy

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    I am running the current bought WP-robot Version 3.11. I still have the problem and there seems to be no solution at the wprobot member forum at this point.

    Its because of a change in the flickr API, i think. Sucks, because my hand-modded theme generates thumbs via timthumb.php automatically. Now, it does not work and kills the good looks of some sites when no image is found in a post.
     
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    i have no prob with wprobot, check your themes maybe req. custom field or something
     
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    i have no prob with wprobot, check your themes maybe req. custom field or something


    well he puts image {image} for woo which doesnt work for me
    another one I use had thumbnail {thumbnail} but that doesnt work either

    asked on the robot forum but no answers - kind of irritating - expected way more support than Ive currently gotten from them.
     
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    Is there a better alternative to getting content from RSS feeds ?
    wprobot is good for youtube and stuff but RSS-wise i am a bit disappointed

    I have spent the last 4 hours figuring out partial to full RSS options.
    from yahoo pipes to various other plugins found on this forum
    and nothing is satisfactory. my head is spinning now... ha ha

    Now since wprobot wont fetch images i think i just want to remove the
    blank thumbnails from the page ! does anyone know how to remove thumbnails from
    a theme ? for the life of me i cant figure it out !
     
  7. eqsurplus

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    Something I was working on yesterday.

    I sent the RSS feed through wizardrss to get full feed then used get the image for thumbnail pic
     
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    eqsurplus would you be kind enough to share some pointers.

    i particularly didn;t understand how get the image works ?
     
  9. eqsurplus

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    Well here is what I did:

    You need to paste the code directly into your theme(if it's not already there). The details are in the readme file for the plug-in. At its simplest I think it is something like:

    <?php echo get_the_image(); ?>

    There are a few ways to make it do the thumbnails I think but I just have it make a thumbnail from the first picture that is in the post(does that by default unless told otherwise).

    As for the feed for WPRobot, I run the feed through the wizardrss website to get a full feed that includes pictures in some of the posts. The original feed itself DOES NOT have pictures.

    That was the simple, easy way for me to do it. No looking for pictures or flickr stuff needed
     
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    hey eqsurplus thanks a lot man !

    now one question i got is,
    if the feed that i am pulling via wp robot
    if it;s not pulling any images at all
    in that case "get the image" plugin i am assuming wouldn't work right ?
     
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    Also the PLugin says that it : -
    "Looks for an image by custom field."

    what exactly does it mean by "custom field" ?
    and i am assuming we can define this custom field
    or maybe it can be a variable depending on the post contents ?

    thanks for the help :)
    cheers
     
  12. eqsurplus

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    If the feed doesn't have images of course none would show. That's really the only reason i pulled the full feed instead(I'm lazy and didn't want to insert pics, use flickr, etc...)

    You can use a custom field or it will automatically search for the first picture in a post and create a thumbnail for you.

    The are 3 or 4 places it checks looking for a thumbnail but if it doesn't find one it will create it for you using the first one in the post.