Hi, welcome to techtrivan blogging lecture, today will be emphasising on the subject “auto blogging” in case you’ve not heard the word auto blogging, on this article you will be given all it need to know about the word auto blogging and in case you love to setup an automated blog, this guide will help you with basic steps for setup and the configurations required. but before diving into the ocean of setting up the automated blog there is a need to understands the term “Automated Blog”
DEFINATION OF AUTO BLOG:
Just the way it sound “Autoblog” the meaning; is already derived (Autoblog or an automated blog is a website that automatically pulls content from other websites using RSS feed)
This means if a blog is an automated blog, it updates and pull content automatically from other high quality blogs with the aid of RSS feed. The terms are associated with content-scrappers and spam blogs.
The autoblog has the capability of gathering relevant content from other websites, this contents are mainly news which are gather under one roof, this contents are used by curated websites created with autoblog features.
After getting all facts about the word Autoblog and what it imply, there is a need to know basic to get started with it, in case you love to set one for yourself or for friends. From the guide that will be stated here will brings all your steps to yield positive output.
CREATING AN AUTOBLOG ON WORDPRESS:
Creating an autoblog on wordpress can be acquire after the successful installation of wordpress on host purchased from any of the hosting company (Domain king and Godaddy). Unlimited host is advisable since contents will be pulled automatically.
After successful guide provided above has be properly carried out, here is a major facts to sticks to, because this feature hold much energy of the blog that need to be automated. The features is now the stage of installation of a WP RSS Aggregator plugin that perform the automation of the blog and basic guide needed for set up are illustrated below with both diagrams and text file to quicken the understanding of both newbie and professionals reading this post.
INSTALLING WP RSS AGGREGATOR:
Installing WP RSS Aggregator to the wordpress blog, the basic plugin is free to wordpress user, but for this tutorial you will need paid addons in the Advance feeds bundle.
The WP RSS Aggregator can be gotten at $100-$139 for a single site license for a year support and updates. After installing and activation of all the addons on the WP RSS Aggregator plugin.
Simply visit RSS Aggregator from dashboard and start tweaking settings.
From RSS Aggregator » Add new (to add new feed source)
Then input feed source title, then input RSS feed URL to fetch data from.
Leaving plugins settings as default software will import post as Draft, then if you need you can change the content imported to publish. So as to blog pull content from the url inputted on the URL bar.
SETTING POST TYPE:
This provide post type, it an option where you can adjust the automating option and power of the blog, when settings are left untouched or default setting will make blog contents imported by RSS to go to draft on the wordpress dashboard.
Don’t forget to check the box next to ‘Force full content’ option. Using this option, will allow WP RSS Aggregator to fetch full text of posts draft.
FEED TO POST-IMAGE (SETUP):
Setting up feed to post-images on this plugins(WP RSS Aggregator) declare how your blog will handle image sections of the automated blog.
It can automatically import images from feed sources and store them in your WordPress media library. It can also fetch the first image in the content and use it as featured images. You need to set up these options to match your own needs.
The add new feed source page has many other options. You can review them and adjust them to meet your own needs.
You can use keyword filtering to import or exclude content matching certain keywords or tags. You can also add custom content before or after the source article.
Click on the Publish Feed button when you are done.
You can now visit your posts section, and you will see feed items imported into your WordPress site.
Repeat the process to add more feed sources if you need. You can check the status of your feeds by visiting RSS Aggregator » Feed Sources.
ADDING MULTIPLE FEED SOURCES ON AUTOBLOG
Adding each feed source, and configuring them one by one can be a tedious task. Here is how you can quickly add multiple feeds at once using the same settings.
RSS AGGREGATOR SETUP
Go to RSS Aggregator » Settings and click on Feed to Post tab. Here you can configure the default settings for the feed to post addon.
These settings will be applied to all the feed sources that you add in the next step.
Next, you need to visit RSS Aggregator » Import & Export. Under the import box, you need to add name and URL of your feed sources.
Separate name and feed URL with a comma and a space. Add one feed source per line.
After that click on bulk import button to quickly add all the feed sources to your WordPress autoblog.
That’s all, we hope this article helped you create an Autoblog in WordPress
If you’re creating an autoblog that’s public, please do not scrape full content or images because you will be subject to copyright infringement.
The best use of an autoblog is either when it’s used inside a company intranet (private). If you’re creating a curated news site, then pull in summaries and link to original source for full article.
This means whenever you create a curated website with the above guide, your blog may serve as an advertising platform to website with original contents which your blog import with RSS, And when a visitor clicks on link on some curated news website it redirect to the original (URL) of article.