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  1. ambolt
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I like your plugin, but I have a feature request - I'd like to be able to set the plugin to check the RSS feed several times a day, and then post each new article as a separate post to the blog (preferably using the title from the article). Any possibilities this could be included at some point?

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/rss-digest/

  2. samcharrington
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    Sounds like an interesting idea, but I'm not sure it's in the spirit of RSS Digest. Can you describe how you would use this feature? Are you trying to mirror or copy another blog?

  3. ambolt
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    We basically have two websites - one "corporate" site where we publish news, information etc. - and one WordPress site for debates and blogging. The two sites are quite different in structure and concept, and so we'd like to keep them as two separate sites.

    What I'd like is to have each news item on the first site automatically posted to the WordPress site so the article can be debated (along with everything else that's debated on that site). RSS Digest almost does this now, except it gathers all today's news in one post rather than have a separate post for each news item.

  4. samcharrington
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    Interesting use case. Now that you've mentioned it, I've often wanted a "master blog" that aggregates all the posts from my various WP and other blogs. There might already be something out there, but I'll keep it in mind for a future feature.

  5. samcharrington
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    Have you tried this plugin:

    http://feedwordpress.radgeek.com/

  6. ambolt
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks - that looks promising, I'll check it out.

  7. benchwarmer
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi samcharrington,

    I have a question about your RSS plugin. Can it aggregate RSS feeds from the same blog you post the digest to? E.g. can you subscribe to your own feeds for example, and then post the digest on a page?

    What I'm looking to do is workaround some issues with the way we handle a function in my office. Currently we send emails of funding announcements out (you know, govt grants and such) to the community. We are now manually digesting them (including many in one email). I've not found a way to parse these out automatically, so I'm looking for a way to send individual emails and digest them on the back end. The only email manager we have available is Mailman and it's digests are butt-ugly. So I'm thinking if we post to a blog by email, digest the RSS and then add an RSS-to-email plugin on top of that we'd have a (admittedly Frankensteinian) solution to the problem. Theoretically people could then subscribe by email to both the digest and non digest versions of the blog and also those posts would appear in a nice searchable online archive...which is the blog itself.

  8. samcharrington
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    benchwarmer,

    RSS Digest doesn't really care where the feed comes from, so this should work.

    Sam

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