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[resolved] Source Feed updated (22 posts)

  1. bvvdileep
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I am using WP RSS Multi-Importer and it's great at pulling posts from RSS into wordpress posts. What if the source RSS item is updated? Does WP RSS Multi-Importer update it on my website?

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

  2. Allen
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Yes. That's how the plugin works.

  3. bvvdileep
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    But when the RSS source feed item is updated, the plugin is not updating the corresponding post on my website.

  4. bvvdileep
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    The shortcode is pulling the updated RSS Feed, but the post created by the plugin is not getting updated when the RSS Feed source is updated.

  5. Allen
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Are you using the shortcode or feed to post? What is the RSS feed that snt updating?

  6. bvvdileep
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I was using Feed to Post. All is working well, but when the source (from RSS) is updated, the post on my website is not getting updated. RSS: http://tscra.org/news_blog/events/feed/

  7. Allen
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Ok. Then that is controlled by the schedule that you set on the feed to post setting page. What is the time of the schedule?

  8. bvvdileep
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I kept the update frequency to 10 minutes and the cron job is working as well (checked using Cron GUI). The posts on my website (already imported by WP RSS Importer) are not getting updated when the source RSS feed post is updated.

  9. bvvdileep
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I undestand that the plugin stores source RSS feed link in rssmi_source_link but. When the post on source (the feed from which the plugin pulls) is updated, I can't get the updated post to the server. Does the plugin pulls updated posts (not new but existing posts which are updated) as well?

  10. Allen
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    this is how the plugin works and can explain what is going on.

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

  11. bvvdileep
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Let me explain much clearly:

    Here's the process:

    1. Plugin pulls RSS feed items to wordpress posts from source RSS feed

    2. If a RSS post on source website is updated (not a new article, but an existing individual item), the update is not reflected on my website. i.e, the plugin doesn't update article on my website whenever a syndicated article is updated on its source.

  12. Allen
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    right..that is the way the plugin works.....if the source content is updated, but the permalink is the same, then the plugin does not update the content. This, of course, is only the way it works on the Feed to Post...the shortcode works differently and would update as you are wanting.

  13. bvvdileep
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Lastly, what if the source URL changes? Do the plugin considers pub date of the RSS item?

  14. Allen
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    if the source URL changes the a new post is brought in...no, presently the plugin doesn't change the pub date, just the url

  15. bvvdileep
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks Allen

  16. oculos
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    So let me see if I got it right: if I want the post to reflect an updated feed, I need to use the shortcode instead of the feed to post feature?

  17. Allen
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    yes, because the feed to post puts the feeds items into a database and doesn't get updated when the item updates since the items is identified by it's URL, which doesn't change when it gets updated.

  18. oculos
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Oh, ok! I would like to suggest you consider adding this feature in a future version! ;)

  19. Allen
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    I'll see what I can do. Thanks

  20. imatei
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I have the same problem: the tittle of my feeds are the same
    I hope in the future you will find a way to solve this problem

  21. PinkishHue
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi, I am in need of this feature too and just wanted to add:

    If it's any help, I think FeedWordpress has this feature (updating blog posts if the source post has changed) so the plugin code may give some insights in to the method used.

    I hope it can be implemented, it would be extremely helpful. Thanks!

  22. PinkishHue
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    (p.s. That was for the attention of the author, the info re: the code for feedwordpress)

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