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[resolved] Repeating posts (24 posts)

  1. MarketGarden200
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi.

    I've been getting repeating posts all day, no idea whats happening, I'm using the latest version of the plugin that's supposed to check titles etc

    Anybody else having this problem?

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

  2. MarketGarden200
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I've not touched it for over half an hour and its posted the same 20 articles 3 times, once every 10 minutes lol.

    I'll find another solution, the plugins gone.

  3. Allen
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    what is the rss feed that is causing this problem?

  4. MarketGarden200
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    hang on, ill check

  5. MarketGarden200
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    when i say ill check, i mean ill wait 10 minutes until they circulate again.

    theyre all going through http://ftr.fivefilters.org/makefulltextfeed.php? if that means anything?

  6. Allen
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    ok....what may be happening is that that filter is changing the permalink each time....I would need to see an example of the feed to see what could be causing this (the plugin checks the permalink and the title to see if it's already been added to the database and only brings in the feed item if there is no permalink and title). There is a workaround if the feeder is changing the permalink (which they should never do)..but again, I need to see it to see what's going on.

  7. MarketGarden200
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

  8. MarketGarden200
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    all of them are repeating posts, perhaps ill need to stop using the full text versions of the feeds?

  9. MarketGarden200
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    you know, i think ive got the problem.

    you say the plugin checks the database for permalinks, titles etc?

    ive installed wordpress on a sub folder, is that causing the problem?

  10. Allen
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    yes, you can read how the plugin does that here:

    http://www.allenweiss.com/faqs/im-getting-double-posts-with-the-feed-to-post/

    If you have wordpress in a subfolder, that shouldn't cause a problem (even if you're on a multiuser site) since each sub site has it's own database.

    I'll try putting those feeds into my public web site and then show you a movie on what's happening..I'll post that in a bit.

  11. Allen
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    well, I just put one feed into the plugin and it brought it the three items and when i tried to import them again, it wouldn't (so no duplications)...you can see that here.

    http://www.screencast.com/t/jedIjfNGur

    What this tells me is that there is something going on with your server (so it's choking when there is a database call to check for a duplicate) and/or there is something weird due to the fivefilters redirect. I haven't had any other users of the plugin report using fivefilters - typically people just import directly the RSS feed.

  12. MarketGarden200
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    ill give it a go tomorrow, thanks for the input, ill get back to you.

    happy new year

  13. MarketGarden200
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    ive just tried it again btw, using direct feeds, same issues again.

    ill try again tomorrow

  14. MarketGarden200
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    OK.

    I went back to an older version, it works perfectly for me, so I'm not touching it now lol

  15. Allen
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Which version is working for you?

  16. yingjie
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I have the same issue. Latest version in wordpress.org works perfectly. The beta version has problem.

    My website: http://r.rsnippets.com/
    One of RSS feeds: http://analyticsandvisualization.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default/-/R

    It seems the plugin does not check the link of posts. The link of duplicate posts has number added to the link of the original post.

  17. Allen
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    actually, you'll see in the code of the beta that it checks both the title and the permalink...it does not add any numbers to the end of the permalink.

  18. yingjie
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

  19. Allen
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    those all have the same title...you can fix this by finding this line in import_posts.php

    if ((empty( $mypostids ) && $mypostids !== false) && empty($myposttitle) ){

    and changing it to

    if (empty( $mypostids ) && $mypostids !== false){

    this will handle this one feed, but will result in you getting duplicates in other feeds.

    the best way to solve this problem is make sure the titles are unique.

  20. yingjie
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I didn't understand.

    The RSS feed I want to import is http://analyticsandvisualization.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default/-/R
    All the titles are unique.
    The example I gave above is to show that the plugin imports duplicate posts to my website, hence duplicate titles appear in my website.

    What did you mean "this will handle this one feed, but will result in you getting duplicates in other feeds. the best way to solve this problem is make sure the titles are unique." ?

  21. Allen
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    the plugin checks the permalink of the posts, but that feed doesn't have a permalink...so i would change it to

    if (empty($myposttitle)){

    I said it would handle this one feed, because this feed is unique and not using the same standards of most of the other rss or atom feeds on the web.

  22. runridedive
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I have a similar problem.
    I pull 4 feeds to one page but only one of them is repeating over and over.

    http://www.runridedive.com/global-feed/

    the Puma news feed is ruining what would otherwise be a perfect experience with this plugin. I've already voted 5 stars but I'd be super impressed if you can assist me with this.

  23. Allen
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    i can see that the duplicates are due to 2 items having the same title but different permalinks. This is a problem with that feed (the items should have unique urls).

  24. runridedive
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thank you

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