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[resolved] Wp RSS multi importer widget not showing categories (19 posts)

  1. stevema
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I am trying to set this up to export my blog posts from one site to another site. I want to display the posts in a widget I want to show different categories on different pages.
    Whatever categories I list on the feed tab the widget only displays all categories..... Unless I change which categories are to be shown on the widget editor, in which case it shows no posts unless all categories are chosen.
    The website I am trying to do this on is http://www.stasaphchiro.co.uk and the blog RSS comes from http://www.back-doctor.co.uk

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-rss-multi-importer/

  2. Allen
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    hello
    Because of the way widgets work on wordpress, the plugin is not able to show different categories on different pages. What I would do is not use the widget, but instead use the shortcode - which allows you to use catgories (via the shortcode parameters) on different pages.

  3. stevema
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Actually that info is not correct. If the feed category conicides with the widget category then a set of posts is shown, and they are the same posts whichever category is chosen and they do not all match the category.???
    It is not quite doing what I want.. but it nearly is! I am sure I am getting something wrong somewhere

  4. stevema
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    AH you replied before my last comment!
    Thanks for the fast reply. I will try what you say
    Steve

  5. Allen
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    great..thanks

  6. stevema
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    If were to use the widget, can I select what categories are shown on it, because, at the moment I don't seem to be able to do that. It is only showing up the most recent posts in all categroies, not the selected category

  7. Allen
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    did you set up categories inside the plugin and then assign feeds to the different categories? If so, you should see those categories show up inside the widget admin and you can select which categories to show.

  8. stevema
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Yes I did that. I used the category names as per the categroies on the blog I want to copy (in the rss feeds section) and then I assigned them in widget admin, but what is coming up is posts with the wrong categories, basically a list of the most recent posts

  9. Allen
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    ok...watch this movie...are you doing this as it shows in the movie (as you will see, I assign a feed to category, then choose that category in the widget and widget only shows the recent posts from that category)

    http://screencast.com/t/2MRQI9Kadffw

  10. stevema
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Yes I have done that.
    Set up 3 categories and 1 feed (from my blog on other website)
    I assigned the feed to the category "arthritis"
    Then I assigned the widget to the category "arthritis"
    What shows in the sidebar/widget is the most recent 6 posts, some of which are in the category "arthritis" and some are not.
    Whatever category I assign the widget shows the same 6 posts
    Thanks for your time and attention!

  11. Allen
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Ok. Contact me at

    http://www.allenweiss.com/contact

    and let me know the URL where the widget shows on you site.

    And I'll see what the problem is

  12. SandraKok
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    Allen, have you figured out the issue yet. I just downloaded and activated the plugin, but whatever I do, in the widget it shows the same post with each category. Even though the category is not assigned to the post.

    Created 3 categories, 3 feeds but no luck so far.

    Plugin looks great, except for this issue.

    Hope there is a solution already :-)

  13. Allen
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 10 months ago #

    what is the url of the rss feed you are using, and is this the theme widget, the shortcode, or feed to post?

  14. SandraKok
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    What I would like to do is display 3 different categories of my posts from 1 website in a widget on another website. I haven't used rss feed in my blogposts.

  15. SandraKok
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    I tried something else. Used only 1 category, deleted all other feeds. Nevertheless it just shows all posts under the same category.

  16. Allen
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 10 months ago #

    Ok. Ill look to see if I can reproduce this problem.

  17. Allen
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 10 months ago #

    ok..there isn't a problem (at least as far as I can see)...if you categorized the feeds of going into one category, then that is the category your feeds will show up as.

  18. SandraKok
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    Well I tried all kind of options, but it still shows all categories. I also set it to show an image, which it doesn't.

    I halve solved it in another way for now, but it's not ideal. Thx for the help.

  19. Allen
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 10 months ago #

    are you sure there is an image in the RSS feed? if there is no image, an image will not show.

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