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Is this plugin dead already? (23 posts)

  1. xrundel1
    Member
    Posted 3 months ago #

    I have number of problems with this plugin. Many functions not works correctly. I went through support forum and here is no ANY support from plugin author in very long time. I was trying to contact him directly and there is no response at all.

    Maybe it need some attention from WP administration to remove this plugin from WP plugins archive as it doesn't work properly and have no support.
    Also I'm voting this plugin as not working.

    https://wordpress.org/plugins/feedwordpress/

  2. lkeels
    Member
    Posted 3 months ago #

    Development may have ceased, but the plugin works just fine currently.

  3. xrundel1
    Member
    Posted 3 months ago #

    I don't know how you use plugin, on your site but this plugin loose 90% of feeds information, it cant work correctly with large database, it doesn't work correctly with cron, it loose assigned categories and tags and required a lot of manual editing after each update.

    It doesn't show ACTUAL number of aggregated posts, after each update it show "20 items" even if there were none, or 2 items, or 50 items.

    It can't keep up with its own schedule. Instead of 4 hours interval it revisit sites in 2-3-4 days later.

    You call it "works just fine currently" ? :)
    If "Development may have ceased" - that mean plugin full of problems that will never be fixed, therefore - plugin is dead.

  4. lkeels
    Member
    Posted 3 months ago #

    Mine doesn't lose any information, works perfectly fine with a HUGE database, works perfectly with CRON. Categories and tags come from the feed and don't have anything to do with the plugin.

    The schedule in the plugin is not relevant if you are using a CRON job.

    So, far from dead.

  5. xrundel1
    Member
    Posted 3 months ago #

    Well, how "HUGE" is DB? I have near 1,500,000 entries and feed should add approximately 100-200 new entries every hour, but instead it adds 20-30 and missed categories and tags in third of it.

    >Categories and tags come from the feed and don't have anything to do with the plugin.
    Not really, plugin should insert it from xml and missed often.

    >The schedule in the plugin is not relevant if you are using a CRON job.
    I know. What I mean is it missed schedule no matter of settings.

    Before I wrote this post I spent a lot of time to play with settings but problems still there. I was tried to contact author number of times and never get a word in response.

  6. passxxx
    Member
    Posted 3 months ago #

    Last Updated: 2013-5-4

    Is there any plugin alternative?

  7. xrundel1
    Member
    Posted 3 months ago #

    passxxx, I would love to find an alternative too. I was trying about 7 of RSS aggregator plugins, so far no luck.

  8. Bas Schuiling
    Member
    Posted 3 months ago #

    If you have such a huge job maybe you should also put the required investment to that instead of taking the free route and complaining about it. It's GPL, you can fix it and give back to the community.

    That said, it works fine for me now ( the plugin ) but I'm fearing for the future since it gets a little bit old.

  9. xrundel1
    Member
    Posted 3 months ago #

    Bas Schuiling - I was ready to spent money, I contacted author but got no answer from plugin developer.
    To hire anybody else to fix huge plugin with unknown code investment will double or triple.

    And please don't blame me for "complaining". I'm not complaining, my post is "BEWARE!" not complain. :)

  10. Beer
    Member
    Posted 3 months ago #

    The author should turn it into a commercially supported Pro or Premium version, if it would help him keep interest in working on it.

    I just started creating my own add-ons for it, and it's very easily extendable. You can do some great things with it to manipulate feeds and enhance the results.

  11. xrundel1
    Member
    Posted 3 months ago #

    Beer, it would be great if plugin will have Pro version.
    I have a few addons but I can't do any changes inside core files.

  12. ldworshak
    Member
    Posted 3 months ago #

    This plugin worked fine for quite a while until a few weeks ago. It now causes the following problems with the WP Expound theme.
    1. unable to access to WP-Admin dashboard.
    2. disables the WP Slideshow Posts plugin.
    3. disables the WP Archive widget.

    Would like to get it fixed... I currently have it disabled.
    AtHomeSense.com
    WP 3.9.1

  13. lkeels
    Member
    Posted 3 months ago #

    Well, it definitely does NOT disable the dashboard, since I'm using it daily, so I would suggest disabling the other two plugins you mentioned and see if the dashboard returns.

  14. ldworshak
    Member
    Posted 3 months ago #

    Everything works properly unless I have FeedWordPress active. WP SlideShow Posts has been deleted. The Category and Archive widgets also work fine as long as FeedWordPress is not active.

    I have gone through all the installed plugins and FeedWordPress is the one causing these problems.

    AtHomeSense.com

  15. lkeels
    Member
    Posted 3 months ago #

    Except it can't be if no one else is having the issue. Specifically, have you disabled ALL plugins AT THE SAME TIME, other than FeedWordPress?

  16. ldworshak
    Member
    Posted 3 months ago #

    Ok, just did that and the problems continue with FeedWordPress as the only active plugin. As I said before, when FeedWordPress is deactivated the problems go away.

    AtHomeSense.com

  17. lkeels
    Member
    Posted 3 months ago #

    Then you probably have a corrupted copy of the plugin or another file in WordPress has been altered.

  18. rtainter
    Member
    Posted 2 months ago #

    I rely on this plugin and am perfectly willing to donate, but it looks abandoned. Does anyone have any info on whether this will continue to be maintained?

  19. xedin.unknown
    Member
    Posted 1 month ago #

    Try WP RSS Aggregator. I have successfully used it to import large amounts of posts from multiple feeds using the Feed to Post addon.

  20. neotrope
    Member
    Posted 3 weeks ago #

    We use this daily across a dozen sites, and managing millions of page views per month. Your mileage may vary depending on your ability to setup your site, plugins, hosting, memory allocation and caching properly.

  21. xrundel1
    Member
    Posted 3 weeks ago #

    Well I don't have my own data center to manage one plugin. I'm talking about standard VPS hosting that are near dead every time plugin retrive RSS.

    ...and, as I know, 90% of sites use standart hosting.

  22. Arealpolitik
    Member
    Posted 5 days ago #

    You would think that anyone who spends so much time on this topic would have taken the time to find the correct page for information. Next time try looking at the plugins site and not the WordPress forum.

    This is a widely used plugin with tens of thousands of satisfied users who are experiencing no problems. That said, you must have a specific problem due to your specific setup of plugins, but you try to make it look as though it is a developer problem...

    Try going to the developer page: http://feedwordpress.radgeek.com/

  23. xrundel1
    Member
    Posted 4 days ago #

    Thanks for your time and kind lecture, but unfortunately you said nothing to help solving the problems.

    I been trying contacting developer through his website and directly number of times and never ever get one word back.

    If you do know anything about plugin setting and how plugin works with very large DB, beside "widely used plugin with tens of thousands of satisfied users" let's talk about that.
    If you do not know how to solve the problems then we have no subject to discuss. :)

    P.S. If you'll read ALL replies, you may find unsatisfied users as well...

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