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WP RSS Multi Importer

Aggregate RSS feeds. AutoPost or use shortcode, excerpts w/ images, 13 templates, categorize and more.

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Allows the stealing of content.
By , for WP 4.1

This plugin allows the stealing of content also known as scraping websites.

Can't Use this Plugin Anymore
By , for WP 4.1

Try as I might to make this plugin work it just didn't.. Initially it worked BEAUTIFULLY!! Before finding this plugin, I had looked at WP RSS Aggregator, but most of the features I REALLY wanted (Keyword Filtering, Excerpts & Thumbnails, Categories) were part of the a href="https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-rss-aggregator/">WP RSS Aggregator premium package. My non-profit client had a VERY limited budget, and while the cost of WP RSS Aggregator was pretty low, it was more than a small non-profit could afford. So I had to look at an option to WP RSS Aggregator. That's when I found the WP RSS Multi Importer plugin..

At first this was great.. It was ALL the features of WP RSS Aggregator for free!!! For my non-profit client it was a blessing.. The performance improved GREATLY with version 3.01 of this plugin. This update is however when all my trouble's with WP RSS Multi Importer began..

The straw that SHOULD have broke the camel's back for me was the Version 3.x release (3.10 or 3.11) which DESTROYED my own site and deleted YEARS of invoices/estimates created by the WP Invoice plugin. I initially blamed the WP Invoice authors for the missing invoices/estimates until I realized that it was THIS plugin that was the issue.. To the author's credit the issue was eventually corrected and a new version was released.. Unfortunately the damage to my site was done and I couldn't recover.. Thank GOODNESS I had not updated any of my client's sites..

Amazingly despite the damage done to my own site, I was still a HUGE believer in the WP RSS Multi Importer plugin as solution for my clients. I recently installed it on a NEW client's site, but discovered that v3.x versions of this plugin are not working as before. Thumbnails and social icons no longer work with the "grid layout" template.. The pagination features are awful (see this for an example: http://www(dot)homeschoolla(dot)us/homeschool-feed/), and based on support posts responses, I don't see any resolutions coming anytime soon.

So I have to consider other options for my clients for now including WP RSS Aggregator and purchasing the commercial add-on to get the Keyword Filtering, Excerpts & Thumbnails, Categories features.

I WANT to be down with this plugin.. I just can't right now.. Hoping that will change.. I'll certainly keep checking in for updates and testing this on my WordPress test site.. But for now, I'm tapping out..

After installing the WP RSS Aggregator, I can see CLEARLY that there is an issue with this plugin and the "Boxes" template. Not only do the images not show consistently, the social icons fail to show. Additionally in comparing the two plugins side by side, the pagination feature of this plugin leaves a LOT to be desired as well IMHO.. Since all of this is a HUGE part of my client's layout needs, I'll have to go with WP RSS Aggregator..

For all my other clients still using this plugin, I'm gonna probably roll them ALL back to an earlier version of this plugin if they are running any of the new versions, and look out for a future version to see if these issues get resolved..

Before it's suggested that I should "before rating the plugin (especially a bad rating) you should think about simply asking this question in the forum...you are more likely to get answer that way."

I did in fact post my recent issues (4 posts).. However, it seems that only 50 of 254 support threads in the last two months have been resolved. I got a response to one post asking for more information, and then nothing else.. and NO RESPONSE at all to my other posts.. One post was marked resolved when my issue was FAR from resolved..

facebook feed do not load image
By , for WP 4.0

facebook feed do not load image

Sort of works
By , for WP 4.0

Auto posts from teh same feed have different formatting

But mainly this...

http://prntscr.com/4o80ws

I'm not messing about with that junk.

Uninstalled and deleted.

release serious bugs in updates
By , for WP 4.0

Latest release caused my entire media wiped out. Cause serious damage to 10GB of images data. I spend many many hours troubleshooting and messing with hosting company and blaming them for the issue.

Would not trust anymore update from this developer.

Deleted ALL of My Pages and Media Library
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I spent a month building a website, probably 40-50 hours of my time. First, my entire media library disappeared, then, every single page I had spent so much time on! Turns out, the "delete posts after 2 weeks" option did not delete the posts this plugin created, but went through and deleted the pages and media library! I had turned on the "delete after 2 weeks" option, since I was using eBay affiliate feeds. I will not use this plugin again, I am spending yet another month redoing everything it destroyed, and I can't take the risk.

Dead to me now.
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This once worked well.
Sadly, I don't even think the hard working creator knows 100% how the 'monster' he had created, works.
Classic case of "if it ain't broke, don't fix it".

Over-Complicated
By , for WP 3.9.2

Something as simple as RSS does not need to be this complicated...Categories within Categories?? Really? What a waste of 15 min. of my life and the import image feature does not work correctly. I'll continue looking.

Empty feeds and other issues
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Tried to use this plugin to get my answers from various Stack Exchange feeds. It created entries but no content. Also, the settings don't always get saved after changes and clicking save.

The delete all posts didn't work either, it didn't recognise that it had created any posts but it certainly did.

Very disappointing.

Not work well : duplicate posts
By , for WP 3.9.1

the pluggin does not work well.
All RSS feeds is published two times

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