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James Farmer points to "FeedWordPress" Aggregator

James Farmer finds yet another WordPress RSS aggregator. This one is a true plugin and seems much more powerful than the wp-rss-aggregate.php mentioned here earlier. It works with WordPress 1.5, too.

Visit Rad Geek’s FeedWordPress:

FeedWordPress is an Atom/RSS aggregator for WordPress. It syndicates content from newsfeeds that you select into your WordPress blog; if you syndicate several newsfeeds then you can WordPress’s posts database and templating engine as the back-end of an aggregation (”planet”) website. I originally developed it because I needed a more flexible replacement for Planet to use at Feminist Blogs.



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  6. Thanks to Charles at RadGeek. He responded about my lil’ problem getting the plugin to work and now it works fine. Note that you will have to have access to your PHP extensions and make sure cURL is enabled. Charles says that will be changed in upcoming releases.
    So, I got the install of “FeedWordPress” plugin to work. It is here at Test Two – onemoretry.
    Here is what I wrote in James Farmer’s blog about what the plugin does. This one is the ‘keeper’ WordPress Aggregator Blog app, IMO. Thanks to Charles for creating it and making it available to everyone. Very cool!

    Charles, from RadGeek, wrote back and the fix was something simple. His plugin relies on the cURL PHP extension, currently. And, it was not enabled on my installation. So, it is enabled now and the “FeedWordPress” plugin works like a charm! Charles seems like a really nice guy. He writes that perhaps a new “release should be out soon” that makes the plugin more universally usable. Kudos to the RadGeek!
    Todd, I guess that could be done, because the plugin would go into each new blog and each new blog can then be configured to aggregate any one feed or a multiple number of feeds.
    My first observation is that it treats the dates correctly, unlike the wp-rss-aggregate.php one does. And “FeedWordPress” does pull in the posts as they exist (links functional and all) from the parent blog and also places them in (or creates them, if they don’t exist) the correct category folder that exists in the parent blog, too.
    I think now I’m going to create a fresh WP 1.5 install and test it on that. “FeedWordPress” is much more powerful and it ‘is’ the WordPress ‘keeper’ app.

    By the way, sorry for all those link blog trackbacks. I’m testing a new link blog in a subdomain blog – so, that’s the reason for all that above. :grin:

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