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I get Error 500 trying to Populate Posts + very valuable (11 posts)

  1. iceq
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi. First I must thank the author(s) of the plugin, for allowing us to enjoy the plugin for free. We respect people like you very much!!

    1- I am trying to populate the 59 posts in one of the sub blogs to the main blog after installing Site Wide tags for first time. It always gives me Internal Server Error (Error 500). When I check I see that it already managed to import 52 posts, and seemingly crashed afterwards. Any additional attempt just keeps crashing again.. the result I am unable to populate all the posts.

    2- Say, I have made some changes to the sub blog that I have already populated (manually or automatically, after creating new posts after the plugin has been installed). It doesnt seem like those changes will be reflected in the main blog as well (like, there is no 2-way sync). This is a drawback as if I decided to add 10 posts to a specific cat or tag, or even change the username of the sub blog's admin, the main blog's index will stay the same. I am saying this after I tested. I populated one sub blog, then changed the category of one post in the sub blog, and it did not change in the main blog.

    3- When using populate, it would be greate to be able to re-populate specific blog posts (using their IDs) , instead of having to re-populate all posts when for instance all I need is to update only one post that I changed in the sub blog.

    4- it would also be very nice if in "Populate Posts" I could input the IDs of more than one sub blog, instead of doing the process several times if I wanna update more than one single sub blog.

    5- Finally, Does the plugin pull the tags and display them on the main blog, and link each tag to the original posts in the sub blogs.. or actually duplicate all posts in the sub blogs to the main blog and duplicate their tags?
    In other words, does the plugin simply index the posts, or copy them to the main blog?? If it does COPY them, isnt this pointless too and only like an added burden on the server resources ??

    thank you very much.

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wordpress-mu-sitewide-tags/

  2. Ron Rennick
    MultiSite Guru
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    1- Depending on server resources the populate will time out and/or run out of resources.

    2- If you edit a post, the changes are reflected in the SWT blog. Other changes to the site are not (ex. editing a category won't change the category on the tags blog).

    3- If you want to re-populate individual posts go into the post listing, quick edit them and update them.

    4- See #3 but do bulk edit.

    5- The individual post permalink on the tags blog is to the original site. The tag permalink is to the tags blog. If two subsites use the same tag, the tag permalink could not point to both of them.

  3. iceq
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thanx for the detailed answer Ron. Appreciate it. I guess I have to speak with my hosting on issue no1.
    Ur point 5 , well many sub blogs share many tags!! Cant the main blog simply display all posts from all blogs that have that tag?

  4. Ron Rennick
    MultiSite Guru
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Cant the main blog simply display all posts from all blogs that have that tag?

    Yes. The TAG permalink on the SWT blog will continue to link to the tag archive on the SWT blog. I was answering the question below

    and link each tag to the original posts in the sub blogs

    The answer to that is no. Each tag on the SWT blog links to the tag archive on the SWT blog..

  5. iceq
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thanx again Ron. So if same tag exists in 2 blogs, to which one will the SWT link? is it to the blog where the tag was firstly created?

  6. Ron Rennick
    MultiSite Guru
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    So if same tag exists in 2 blogs, to which one will the SWT link? is it to the blog where the tag was firstly created?

    In the first blog it's created in, it links to the tag archive in the first blog.

    In the second blog it's created in, it links to the tag archive in the second blog.

    In the tags blog, it links to the tag archive in the tags blog.

  7. iceq
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Okay, it is very clear now thank you :)
    Meanwhile I spoke with my hosting and they increased the php execution time. But now trying to repopulate all posts, I get:

    Fatal error: Cannot use object of type WP_Error as array in xxx/public_html/kuttabna/wp-content/plugins/wordpress-mu-sitewide-tags/sitewide-tags.php on line 195

  8. Ron Rennick
    MultiSite Guru
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

  9. iceq
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Ok will see it. Thank you. Another question please. Is there a way to make the plugin pull in posts from an RSS feed? it would be great if that was possible, because, since I am building a free writers network, I want my network to show also articles from writers from their own websites.. how can I accomplish that?

  10. Ron Rennick
    MultiSite Guru
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Another question please. Is there a way to make the plugin pull in posts from an RSS feed?

    No, but you could try http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wordpress-mu-featured-posts/.

  11. iceq
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thanx Ron. I really appreciate your great sense of help :)
    That plugin doesnt seem to be offering what I want. I basically want to add external RSS feeds to your plugin, so it would pull new posts from them just as if they were sub sites on the network.
    The plugin above pulls from RSS to be featured, and I have to specify which to feature, I dont want that, I just want all posts to be pulled as they are all pulled from sub sites.
    Is there a chance to find another plugin that may do this?

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