Thanks, Allen. I set up the feed to post mechanism so I could look at how that would work while you were thinking about it at your end.
This works as I anticipated and as you suggest. The only problem I was anticipating is the tedious process of reviewing/curating the posts through the dashboard. I have to edit each post to see what's actually in it. Then I have to preview the post so that I can click on the link if the excerpt doesn't give enough information to make a decision. If I'm not ready to make a decision, I have to back out of the edit and back to all posts, scroll through those to keep my place, etc.
What I was thinking of is a list as on the page you saw where I could quickly delete the ones I don't want and finalize the ones that are OK as is (or change the category and finalize them). It seemed like a useful capability to have. It does seem very hard to implement, though.
Having done that initial test, I can certainly work with the process. Your plug-in does the most important part - getting the feeds.
There should be no problem displaying the posts; I can use Category List Posts.
I anticipate providing a higher volume of these posts, some verbatim and some with my own introduction or explanation. On the site and in any feed, they will be a clipping service using current technology. Those are distinct from posts that I author. I'll have to figure out how to distinguish them on the site and in feeds. I could use different categories for the imported feed. That seems inefficient since they will cover the same topics I generally write about. so I'll probably find another way to do that.
A couple of quick questions:
If I edit, publish (change status) or trash a post that was imported, the plug-in won't re-import it?
But if I permanently delete an imported post, it may be re-imported if it still meets the importing criteria (number of posts)?
Thanks so much for your replies. Bottom line is that I'm still interested in how I might implement the "quick list" idea, but I'm going to do a more extensive pilot of the capability as is to see how efficiently I can work through imported posts using the dashboard.
And thanks again for the plug-in!