I have a multisite setup, 1 main site and 5 sub sites. I want to pull all posts from sub sites into main site and display just a single image of the posts on the Archives page of the main site. When user’s click the image I want them to be directed to the original post. Is this possible?
sure….first, make sure you are using the plugin on the main site. Then, get the rss feeds from each of the 5 sub site and add them to the feed admin page (so you would have 5 feed entries) – again, this is on the main site using the plugin. Then, assuming you are using the shortcode, go in and choose 1 item for each feed for a total of 5 items. Put that shortode on the page you want and that should give you 5 items with each item coming from the different sub sites. Assuming the RSS from these subsites includes an image, there will be an image there that people can click on which will take them to the subsite (to the specific page on that subsite where the article is located).
Thats great! Downloading plugin now.
So the rss feed for one of my subsite would be for e.g http://www.mymainsite.com/subsite1/feed.xml?
Just to clarify, using the shortcode, I want to pull all post from each feed but want to display a single image only of each post(no excerpt)
Just like this example –example
ok..what that site is doing is bringing in the posts as blog posts (and using the image as a featured image). So, you need to have a theme that handles featured images…if you do, then you can use my plugin (but use the feed to post admin) to bring in the feeds just like before (1 items from each of 5 feeds). Choose the option to have the image be a featured image (again, this is in the feed to post admin page). At that point, the posts will become blog posts with a featured image – but then it’s up to your theme to do the rest of the work…like laying out the home page just using the featured image.
Ok will give it a go now and update you if I have any issues. Thank you so much for your fast responses!
Am I correct about the feed url – http://www.mymainsite.com/subsite1/feed.xml?
well, that’s a dead url (put the url into a firefox browser and you see if its working or not)
Great to hear… if you get this working then please consider that I’m on a campaign these days to get my plugin more awareness and one thing that helps is when people rate the plugin on the WordPress site…if you haven’t done that, consider taking a few moments by going here:
I will definitely rate your plugin, I have been looking for this type of solution for over a month now and have posted in many forums and nobody was able to help me, I will go back onto those forums and let everyone know about this plugin.
Ok so far I have activated the plugin in the main site only, then in the Feeds tab I have added a feed.
In the Feed to Post Settings tab I have checked the Check to Activate this Feature box.
I then added a new post and clicked FETCH NEW POSTS NOW button, but I am receiving the message “There were no new feed items to add.”
Am I missing something?
Also is it possible to achieve the layout in example by using the shortcodes feature rather than the themes featured image feature?
if you get that message, that means it has already brought in the posts….go to the manage posts tab…also, you can confirm by going to your posts tab for the blog
I don’t have a template that does what you’re looking for…there is one called boxes (and boxes with images) that you can try.
I checked the Managed Posts tab and my Posts page, but the new post is not there..
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