wp-o-matic usage... (13 posts)

  1. providencebooks
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Is wp-o-matic for displaying any feed, or is it for feeds to my comments as a member to other sites/blogs and then direct them to my own blog? I could use some help with directions on this crontab thingy too.

  2. nolageek
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Honestly, I gave up on WP-O-Matic. It's pretty buggy and the author is fairly vague about any timeline. The newest incarnation of FeedWordPress blows it out the water. I highly recommend it. No Cron needed.


    I'm using it at http://adultaggregator.com (NOT SAFE FOR WORK) to pull in about 12 feeds - and adding more.

  3. providencebooks
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Thanks. I will give it a shot.

  4. providencebooks
    Posted 8 years ago #

    okay...let's disect this command for cron or whatever you call it. What exactly does, */10 * * * * /usr/bin/ftp http://dealerism.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-o-matic/cron.php?code=42a13f5e, mean?

    It states:

    Cron configuration
    Make sure this line is loaded in your crontab:

    So where do I do this?

    I went in cPanel and thought I did it. But I can't get feeds to update automatically.

    Any advice?

  5. quinnspet
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I am also interested in exactly how to get this awesome time-saving tool working. I have created a campaign, now I would like to be able to place this campaign/feed/whatever as a post/page. Is there anyway someone could provide me with some simplified step-by-step info on how to present the feed as a post?

  6. DougYITBOS
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I got cron to work.
    It runs every ten minutes.

    But my problem is...
    no matter what I set for the frequency on the campaign options it always says the next run time is like 8 hours away. (so the ten minute cron is useless)

    I've even tried setting the requency on the campaign options to one minute!

    Anybody have the thing working?

    If this thing gets fixed it's worth a great big donate to the author because other than this scheduling thing it rocks!

    Any ideas?
    I'm about ready to go with feedwordpress... but I'd really like to get this thing running!

  7. neilemon
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Same problem- runtime seems to be stuck at where i set it on the install- 6hrs

    the cron command is shows full unix command line:
    */20 * * * * /home/mysite/public_html/wp-content/plugins/wp-o-matic/cron.php?code=

    so to add via a cpanel cron job manager just use:


  8. fhvasco
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I checked out this plugin and seems to work okay. But, the biggest feature I need seems to be nowhere to be found on any plugin. That is keyword filtering on the feeds I want to import. For example, I subscribe to NY Times business, but only want to import articles with certain keywords. Anyone know where i can find such a plugin?

  9. shojib
    Posted 8 years ago #

    When editing a campaign, under the Feeds tab, I need to have the categories listed by every Feed URL Input Boxes, so that I can assign a category to every feeds listed in a campaign.

    For example, I have a campaign called Furniture. I have listed some feed urls which belong to bedroom, living room, and kitchen categories under the Furniture Category. Each feed url belongs to each category.

    I have added the following code to edit.php, which list the categories by every Feed URL Input Box in a campaign. Now my question to you, how can I make the following code effecting for every Feed URL Input Box in a campaign. Simply, I need to have every categories by the Feed URL in a 'campaign, so that I would be able to assign them to categories individually.

    This is what I’ve added to the Feed Section of the edit.php.

    '<!-- Set a category to a feed-->'
    '<div style="font-size:9px;">
    '<?php foreach($categories as $category): ?>'
    '<?php echo checkbox_tag('campaign_categories[]', $category->cat_ID, in_array($category->cat_ID, $data['categories']), 'id=category_' . $category->cat_ID) ?>'
    '<?php echo label_for('category_' . $category->cat_ID, $category->cat_name) ?>'
    '<?php endforeach; ?>'
    '<!-- End -->'

  10. BeeDub
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I do not get a complete post with wp-o-matic. I get 3-4 lines but no link for the entire feed post. Has anyone had this problem? And, if so, how have you corrected it?

  11. bcarter79
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I still can't get the cron to work - I must be crazy. Can someone please help me with this d*mn thing? The developer seems to have vanished and I'm not familiar with cron configuration.

  12. Opinels
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I simply gave up on cron, and visit the couple of sites i have running wp-o-matic each day and manually update...takes only 1 minute...feedwordpress does update happily on its own, so i use that on site where i am lazy ;)

  13. hololo
    Posted 8 years ago #

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