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Anyone using WP-Autoblog plugin?

Discussion in 'WordPress' started by Cheap SEO Services, Nov 23, 2006.

  1. #1
    I need to sort something out.

    I have one blog where the posts are automatically assigned to categories. The rest of my blogs go straight to "uncategorised". I have had a good look around the coding and can't see where it is happening for one and not the other.
    SEMrush
    Any ideas?

    Col :)
     
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    #2
    Update your wp-includes/rss-functions.php using the one that comes with feedwordpress and see if that helps. The default wp one was busted and causes the parsing to act up.
     
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    Have you got a link for that so I can download it?
     
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    I am having the same problem, even after the wp-includes/rss-functions.php update from feedwordpress.
     
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    Surely someone has a fix for this??
     
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    #6
    Sorry I didn't see this. http://projects.radgeek.com/download/feedwordpress-0.98.zip

    Also, some feeds don't categorize posts as they are seen on the original website. For instance I think wordpress blogs keep categories using the /feed/ but don't keep them with the /rss/ feed. View the source of your feeds that are going to "uncategorized" and make sure they have all categories listed for each post.

    You can see what I mean with this one

    http://www.bestanimevids.com/feed/ <---- Has every category in feed
    http://www.bestanimevids.com/rss/ <---- Same feed but no category tags present.

    Cheers.
     
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    Hmmm. Does not seem to be the case here. I have 7 blogs and some have /feed/ and /rss/ together and some just have /feed/ and still all posts go uncategorised. Except one! One blog is 95% categorised and I can't see where it is doing it. HMMPH!

    Col :)
     
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    The Smart RSS plugin will let you pull feeds and assign them to a category. You can set up a cron job to automate everything.
     
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    Uploaded it and still not working..:confused:
     
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    #10
    Col, you need to change your default category to the category of your choice instead of the default which is "uncategorised":)
     
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    In which part do I change this?

    Col :)
     
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    #12
    In your blog admin,

    Option >> Writing

    you'll find the default category. If it's listed as uncategorised, you need to change it to the one you want. If you do not find any other category, you need to create one.
     
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    I don't think so. The blog that auto categorizes has the same settings as the new one. I just checked this. It must be something else.

    Col :)
     
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    #14
    Are you using a cron job or are you calling up the php file to update it.
     
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    I have no idea what a cron job is....LOL
     
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    Can you post the feed that is giving you problems here. It might be something wrong with it.
     
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    #17
    Well, that would mean me posting about 40 feeds from various sources. It's not the feeds. Consider this:

    I have one blog (A) with 7 feeds from different sources. Auto categorising works great.

    I have another blog (B) with one feed very similar to one of the feeds from blog (A).

    As far as I can see, blogs (C), (D), (E), (F) and (G) are set up the same way as blog (A).

    I am thinking about a file called BX_functions.php that is in blog (A) might have something to do with it??? Maybe not?? But that file is not in the other blogs.

    Col :)
     
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    #18
    Right, I've probably installed 1000 or more blogs in the last 6 months and have seen my share of bugs or weird happenings. It's just hard to narrow it down without looking at it personally. Never touched a BX_functions but I have had WP-Autoblog and FeedWordpress installed and working on hundreds of blogs with categories.

    Hope you find it.
     
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    #19
    So feedwordpress & wp-autoblog work in conjunction together? If so, is there a link for feedwordpress? Maybe this is what's wrong???
     
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    #20
    No they don't work together, they are basically the same thing with feedwordpress being superior. You have to upload a modified file to make feedwordpress work on autopilot and even then it's with a cron job. However, considering you use multiple feeds in one location this can be bad if you have your blog set to automatically ping for you because it sends a ping for each feed it pulls in.

    There seems to be so many variables with blogs and RSS, I know I've spent days tracking down tiny problems. :( I'd take a look at it for you but doubt I get much further than you did lol.
     
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