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WP-o-Matic makes autoblogging a snap by automatically creating posts from the RSS/Atom feeds you choose, which are organized into campaigns.

Features

WP-o-Matic aims to provide a very wide range of features. Currently, these are:

  • Campaigs Feeds and all settings and options are now organized into campaigns for the perfect organization and comfort.
  • Multiple feeds / categories: it’s possible to add as many feeds as you want, and add them to as many categories as you want. It’s not obstrusive, so you can also write your own posts to any of those categories.
  • Every form of XML syndication supported. This includes RSS 0.91 and RSS 1.0 formats, the popular RSS 2.0 format, and the emerging Atom.
  • Feed autodiscovery, which lets you add feeds without even knowing the exact URL. (Thanks Simplepie!)
  • Unix cron and WordPress cron jobs For maximum performance, you can make the RSS fetching process be called by a Unix cron job, or simply let WordPress handle it.
  • Comfortable interface. The admin is powered by a state of the art ajaxy interface that lets you handle your feeds with ease. Updated!
  • Images caching for extreme performance and hotlinking bypassing.
  • Words Rewriting. Want to replace the word “Poker” with “Texas Holdem”? We have it covered. Want to use regular expressions? We have it covered.
  • Words Relinking. Define custom links for words you specify.
  • Post templating. Define a global header and footer for the posts, or even for a specific feed. Add ads
  • Campaigns import/export using OPML files. Easily import hundreds of feeds into new or existing campaigns!

Upcoming features

  • Improved export (to include campaign options, with an extended OPML)
  • Image thumbnailing
  • Improved importing with drag and drop
  • Advanced templates
  • Advanced filters




Known bugs

  • No Internet Explorer in RC1
  • Missing help files

FAQ

How do I link to the original site/article?

Use the post template feature (example: {content} <p><a href={permalink}>Link to the original site</a></p>)

Why isn’t the full article showing?

Because the site is only syndicating excerpts, not full content

Download

Click here to download WP-o-Matic 1.0RC3.

As this is a release candidate, bugs still can be expected. Note: every time WP-o-Matic is deactivated, tables are removed. This will only happen with RC releases.

WP-o-Matic is released under the MIT license.

Installation Instructions

Unzip wp-o-matic.zip in wp-content/plugins/ and enable it. A message will warn you to verify SimplePie is compatible with your setup. Follow the link in the box to do so.

Upgrading

Once WP-o-Matic reaches 1.0Stable, you’ll be able to update without rewriting tables. For now, uninstall any previous version of WP-o-Matic (make sure tables go away) and install the latest version.

Credits

WP-o-Matic makes use of the wonderful Simplepie library for the feeds parsing. Without Simplepie it’d be virtually impossible to provide reliable support for a variety of feed types and versions.

Report bugs

Please report bugs by creating tickets in the Issue Tracker

1,333 Comments

Terrell said

Thanks for the update, but when I go to activate the plugin, I recieve a message saying “Plugin could not be activated because it triggered a fatal error.” I have wordpress 2.2

dan said

downloaded.
thanks for this great plugin man!

Guillermo Rauch said

@Terrell
Are you using WordPress 2.2.2? What version are you using exactly?

Mozzer said

Hi and thanks for the plugin.

I’m using WordPress 2.2.2 and I have this message too : “Plugin could not be activated because it triggered a fatal error”.

dan said

i got the same error as terrell. i use wp 2.2.2

Mar said

Thanks you G:
Quick tested and many problem:

php4 wp2.2.2
“plugin could not be activated because it triggered a fatal error.”

php5 wp2.2.2 can activate but:
Add campaign/categories no cageory show and can’t Quick add any.
Rewrite not show any form. and link not working.(popup windows say: Help file not found )

fucc said

Same for me: “plugin could not be activated because it triggered a fatal error.”

Vincent said

“Plugin could not be activated because it triggered a fatal error.”

Running WP 2.2.2

Ziegler said

“php5 wp2.2.2 can activate but:
Add campaign/categories no cageory show and can’t Quick add any.
Rewrite not show any form. and link not working.(popup windows say: Help file not found )
…”

I have the same problem

NI-LIMITS said

We’re using WP 2.1.1 and got the following:
“Plugin could not be activated because it triggered a fatal error.”

WordPress 2.2.2, PHP 5.2

I’ve installed, activated and everything seem to be working fine, but for a couple of issues:

1) At the plugin’s dashboard, I see the messsage:

——-
Your WP-o-Matic version is… up-to-date!
Warning: Cannot modify header information – headers already sent by (output started at /home/gbee/public_html/wp-content/plugins/wpomatic/wpomatic.php:1348) in /home/gbee/public_html/wp-content/plugins/wpomatic/wpomatic.php on line 1349
2) No matter what I try, filtering with Regex always sends back the error message:
——-

I don’t know if this is with the plugin or something from my end. I simply unzipped and uploaded it. I swear I didn’t touch any file :-)

2) No matter what I try, filtering by regex always cry foul with the message:

—–
The following errors have been encountered:
* Rewrites: There’s an error with the supplied RegEx expression
—–

I’m trying to strip out all linked tags that are appended to a one-sentence-ish feed I’m fetching for a personal WAP-only site. [I mean I want to strip out linked text, not just the hyperlink]. Any help on the proper regex to use would be most appreciated.

3) As some people have pointed out already, some of the help links don’t work. They turn out “file not found” errors.

I’m still playing with it, and will write back if I discover something else. Thanks for the great work.

RV said

Do I need to uninstall the earlier version before I upload the new one? I just uploaded over the old version and I see no difference so far.

Guillermo Rauch said

- It seems there’s a PHP4-only fatal error I need to look into.
- There’s been a category bug carried from previous versions I need to look into

The missing help files is a known issue. I’m too lazy to write them all (for now)

Thanks for feedback

paul said

Is this working yet?

Guillermo Rauch said

I’ve just updated it.

Thanks for the feedback guys. Keep it coming

Ziegler said

“php5 wp2.2.2 can activate but:
Add campaign/categories no cageory show and can’t Quick add any.
Rewrite not show any form. and link not working.(popup windows say: Help file not found )
…”

I have the same problem

Just try to open the site with firefox, the problem fixed.
So anyone have the same problem, just try firefox.
Cheers

Guillermo Rauch said

I forgot to mention that.
I can’t test with anything but Safari / Firefox lol

-G said

Whoa! I just ran the plugin and after putting in an RSS Feed and doing the fetch my WordPress went haywire, and gave me about a hundred lines of stuff like this:

WordPress database error: [MySQL server has gone away]
SELECT wp_posts.* FROM wp_posts LEFT JOIN wp_post2cat ON (wp_posts.ID = wp_post2cat.post_id) LEFT JOIN wp_categories ON (wp_post2cat.category_id = wp_categories.cat_ID) WHERE 1=1 AND post_name = ‘5d30e_ads’ AND category_id IN (0) AND (post_type = ‘post’) GROUP BY wp_posts.ID ORDER BY post_date DESC

WordPress database error: [MySQL server has gone away]
SELECT cat_ID, category_nicename, category_parent FROM wp_categories WHERE category_nicename = ‘cache’

WordPress database error: [MySQL server has gone away]
SELECT cat_ID, category_nicename, category_parent FROM wp_categories WHERE category_nicename = ‘cache’

WordPress database error: [MySQL server has gone away]
SELECT wp_posts.* FROM wp_posts LEFT JOIN wp_post2cat ON (wp_posts.ID = wp_post2cat.post_id) LEFT JOIN wp_categories ON (wp_post2cat.category_id = wp_categories.cat_ID) WHERE 1=1 AND post_name = ‘5d30e_ads’ AND category_id IN (0) AND (post_type = ‘post’) GROUP BY wp_posts.ID ORDER BY post_date DESC

patrecord said

thx for plugin….i install and activate it but when i go to wpomatic page i have empty page:((

Guillermo Rauch said

@patrecord

WP version? PHP version?

patrecord said

PHP 4.3.2 or higher 4.4.7
XML Enabled Enabled
PCRE Enabled Enabled
cURL 7.10.5 or higher 7.12.1
Zlib Enabled Enabled
mbstring Enabled Disabled
iconv Enabled Disabled

patrecord said

sorry…wp 2.2.1

Guillermo Rauch said

@patrecord
Are you using the very last version of WP-o-Matic (the updated RC1) ?

patrecord said

yes…. WP-o-Matic 1.0RC1.

Guillermo Rauch said

@patrecord
Currently it is 1.0RC1-2, check the $version variable in wpomatic.php.

patrecord said

yes is this…..

var $version = ’1.0RC1-2′;

thx

Hiren said

it’s working for me!!

Thanks Guillermo.

Guillermo Rauch said

Maybe your host hides php errors? I need as much info as you can give me.
Please add this line to the top of wpomatic.php, right after

ini_set(‘display_errors’, true);

And then F5.

patrecord said

nothing change….every empty page

I got a emty page to….

Guillermo Rauch said

@Mattias, @patrecord
I wish I could help you but I can’t solve it by osmosis.

Guillermo Rauch said

If you want, you can email me the ftp details (through the contact form), if you want Guillermo himself to try to find the problem.

patrecord said

thx to Guillermo:)

Guillermo Rauch said

The ones getting a white page… it’s because of a i18n issue (meaning you’re using WordPress in a language different from English)

I’m fixing it now thanks to @Mattias test server =D

Who Am I said

Hi there!
Thanks for all your hard work.

You might want to take a look at the “use feed date” option; it doesn’t seem to be working for me.

Guillermo Rauch said

@Who Am I

The ‘use feed date’ option is a little tricky. It still has to be tested because it’s hard to implement. For example, the feed has to include the GMT Timezone offset it’s in, and many feeds don’t do this.

If this happens, it might result in a post to be scheduled in the ‘future’… which is not a nice thing.

This feature will definitely be improved for the stable version, but it can’t work on all scenarios.

Terrell said

The new update seem to be working, thanks. I want to let you know that inside the dashboard under the “WP-O-Matic Version” title there is a message “WP-o-Matic Version

Your WP-o-Matic version is… up-to-date!
Warning: Cannot modify header information – headers already sent by (output started at /home/afinance/public_html/wp-content/plugins/wpomatic/wpomatic.php:1343) in /home/afinance/public_html/wp-content/plugins/wpomatic/wpomatic.php on line 1344″

Guillermo Rauch said

@Matias, @patrecord
Updated WP-o-Matic for you. Give it a shot.

Zalaki said

I also am getting the same error as the guy above :s

Guillermo Rauch said

@Zalaki
With RC1-3?

Zalaki said

I tried to use a feed and got this error also:

Warning: uniqid() expects at least 1 parameter, 0 given in /home/*******/public_html/playstationlove/wp-content/plugins/wpomatic/wpomatic.php on line 574

Fatal error: Call to undefined function: file_put_contents() in /home/******/public_html/playstationlove/wp-content/plugins/wpomatic/wpomatic.php on line 580

Zalaki said

and yes with latest version

Guillermo Rauch said

@Zalaki
I fixed your latest error. Please paste the first one as well. Thanks!

Zalaki said

First Error

this is right when you click in options Wp-o-matic

WP-o-Matic Version

Your WP-o-Matic version is… up-to-date!
Warning: Cannot modify header information – headers already sent by (output started at /home/*******/public_html/playstationlove/wp-content/plugins/wpomatic/wpomatic.php:1336) in /home/***********/public_html/playstationlove/wp-content/plugins/wpomatic/wpomatic.php on line 1337

James said

On my dashboard it says:

WP-o-Matic Version

Your WP-o-Matic version is… (timeout)

Also, when I make a new campaign it adds 7 hours to the next process for some reason.

So if I set the frequence to 15 minutes the dashboard when I go to the dashboard it says:

Next campaigns to process

1. 7h 15m 0s

And it counts down from there…

I’m using 1.0RC1-4 on wordpress 2.2.2 on dreamhost

Any ideas?

Thx

Guillermo Rauch said

@James
Strange. Must have to do with GMT offsets in your server. Make sure the server time is correct, and that you set up the GMT offset in the WordPress options page.

James said

I’m not sure how to make sure the server time is correct but in wordpress options I made sure the the GMT was correct by matching the time to my current time and that had no effect.

Then I set the GMT to 0 and it worked. The frequency on the dashboard was correct showing 15 mins and then counting down.

However when I added a new campaign after that it added the 7 hours again.

How do I check my server’s time?

James said

*by GMT I mean UTC

argh

Mike said

Guillermo,
Thank you for all your hard work.
My latest error is:

Fatal error: Call to undefined function: file_put_contents() in /home/majac/public_html/babysbargaincenter/babyblog/wp-content/plugins/wpomatic/wpomatic.php on line 580

Using php 4.4.4
wp 2.2

Guillermo Rauch said

@Mike

Thanks for reporting it. I’ve fixed it again

dan said

My error is:

WordPress database error: [Table 'username_wrdp2.wp_wpo_campaign' doesn't exist]
SELECT * FROM `wp_wpo_campaign` WHERE 1 = 1 AND (frequency + lastactive)

Phil said

I’m getting the same error on installation:

WordPress database error: [Table 'philrjdb.wp_wpo_campaign' doesn't exist]
SELECT * FROM `wp_wpo_campaign` WHERE 1 = 1 AND (frequency + lastactive)

-G said

I installed the plugin, activated it, entered in a new ‘campaign’ used some random rss feed (i think it was uncrate) and my wordpress hung for a long time. Then the following errors started showing up. There are about a 100 lines more but here are just a few:

WordPress database error: [MySQL server has gone away]
INSERT INTO wp_wpo_campaign_post (`campaign_id`,`feed_id`,`post_id`) VALUES (’1′,’1′,’1481′)

WordPress database error: [MySQL server has gone away]
INSERT INTO `wp_wpo_log` (message, created_on) VALUES (‘Processing item’, NOW())

WordPress database error: [MySQL server has gone away]
INSERT INTO `wp_wpo_log` (message, created_on) VALUES (‘Caching images’, NOW())

WordPress database error: [MySQL server has gone away]
SELECT * FROM `wp_wpo_campaign` WHERE id = 1

WordPress database error: [MySQL server has gone away]
SELECT * FROM `wp_wpo_campaign` WHERE id = 1

WordPress database error: [MySQL server has gone away]
SELECT post_name FROM wp_posts WHERE post_name = ‘nokia-n95-8gb’ AND post_type = ‘post’ AND ID != ” AND post_parent = ’0′ LIMIT 1

I installed release 1.0RC1-5 with WordPress 2.2.2 with PHP 5.2.3 and MYSQL 5.0.27

Mar said

same above error since 1.0RC1-3.
php4, php5, wp2.2.2, wp2.3b1 all same.

josh said

what does a post look like when made by this plugin? Does it get filled with the entire contents of the rss feed?
Or does it make a post full of the links-to-the-posts in the rss feed’s posts?

Asmuii said

hye, help me

WordPress database error: [Table 'asmuii_wrdp1.wp_wpo_campaign' doesn't exist]
SELECT * FROM `wp_wpo_campaign` WHERE 1 = 1 AND (frequency + lastactive)

Iain said

Hello, i tried to install your plugin however upon activation i get an error as follows:

WordPress database error: [Table 'rdpdbiz_wrdp1.wp_wpo_campaign' doesn't exist]
SELECT * FROM `wp_wpo_campaign` WHERE 1 = 1 AND (frequency + lastactive)

Iain said

Also, within the options tab in wordpress the following error is returned:

WordPress database error: [Table 'rdpdbiz_wrdp1.wp_wpo_log' doesn't exist]
SELECT * FROM `wp_wpo_log` ORDER BY created_on DESC LIMIT 7

WordPress database error: [Table 'rdpdbiz_wrdp1.wp_wpo_campaign' doesn't exist]
SELECT id,title,lastactive,frequency FROM `wp_wpo_campaign` WHERE 1 = 1 ORDER BY UNIX_TIMESTAMP(lastactive)+frequency ASC LIMIT 5

WordPress database error: [Table 'rdpdbiz_wrdp1.wp_wpo_campaign' doesn't exist]
SELECT id,title,lastactive,frequency FROM `wp_wpo_campaign` WHERE 1 = 1 AND UNIX_TIMESTAMP(lastactive)>0 ORDER BY lastactive DESC LIMIT 5

WordPress database error: [Table 'rdpdbiz_wrdp1.wp_wpo_campaign' doesn't exist]
SELECT id,title,count FROM `wp_wpo_campaign` WHERE 1 = 1 ORDER BY count DESC LIMIT 5

bw said

most recent version… the simplepie test fails because the path to the test is wrong. The default plugin folder is named “wp-o-matic” and the path to the simplepie test is “/wpomatic/”.

only a minor bug (as you can just rename the plugins root folder) but easy to fix for the next release i suppose, so worth mentioning

bw said

the nice menu/tabs seems to not work anymore either, i just get a plain bulleted list

bw said

sorry, ignore my last comment, i had to flush my cache after renaming the plugin folder, sorry! keep up the good work :)

Guillermo Rauch said

@bw

Thanks, you are right. Since I uploaded the plugin to WordPress repository, the folder’s been called wp-o-matic instead of wpomatic, which was causing the issue.

bw said

is there a way that any imported images can be given a class name? just so i can float them left or right. and put a border on them or something.

Or will they just be coded the way they are in the original feed?

Phil said

I changed the default folder from wp-o-matric to wpomatic and everything works great now!

All my database problems have been fixed.

Michael said

I had some trouble when i click on : Please click here to make sure SimplePie, the feeds parsing library which empowers WP-o-Matic, works on your server. It gave me a 404 page not found. The same 404 problem when clicking on help and some other stuff.

So i went to ftp, and check the path, the correct path to Simplepie test page is : http://my-domain.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-o-matic/inc/simplepie/simplepie.tests.php when i follow this link i get a o.k on the the simple pie test.. The problem i found out is that from within the wordpress \ options \ WP-o-Matic, when i click where i am asked to check if the simplepie is working, it is sending me to this link : http://my-domain.com/wp-content/plugins/wpomatic/inc/simplepie/simplepie.tests.php
you will note it is using the wrong wpomatic name, this is why it is causing the 404.

How can i fix this ?, or should i just rename the wp-o-matic folder to wpomatic,

Appreciate all the work that has been put into this project

Michael

Guillermo Rauch said

@Phil
That should be fixed with the very latest version

@bw
You can use the custom post template feature for this or the RegEx rewrite.
If you choose the former option, make the template something like this:

[div class="sometypeofpost"]
{content}
[/div]

(of course replace [] with <>)

And then from css

div.sometypeofpost img {
float: right;
}

Michael said

Forgot to mention that i am using the latest wp-o-matic version, downloaded half an hour before this post

Michael said

O.K so now i have CHMOD the entire folder and everything in it to 0777, now things are stating to work, however when i click on Options i have the following warning: Image cache path /home/michaels/public_html/wp-content/plugins/wp-o-matic/cache is not writable!

Where is the image cache it is refering to, as i mentioned i ChMOD the entire WP-O-matic folder and all folders and files to 777

Michael

Guillermo Rauch said

@Michael
Make sure you’re using the latest version… it’s saying it’s not writable because it can’t find it either.

Michael said

Guillermo i am using version 1.0RC1-6 is that the latest ? If not where is the link to the newer one

Michael

Guillermo Rauch said

http://downloads.wordpress.org/plugin/wp-o-matic.zip

Make sure it’s not cached or anything

Michael said

Guillermo i see in the CHANGELOG there is a versio0n 1.0RC1-7: path issue solved.
However the download link just below the DONATE button still point towards 1.0RC1-6

Michael

Guillermo Rauch said

It might be cached in your computer. To me it’s 1.0RC1-7

Michael said

O.K i have downloaded, i noticed there is a file wp-db outside of the wp–o-matic folder, where do i upload that to ? Plug ins folder ?

Michael said

O.K confirm i now have 1.0RC1-7 showing in my plugins folder, just waiting to hear about wp-db location to upload

Michael

Guillermo Rauch said

Nowhere… it’s a file added by WordPress plugins system.

Michael said

Guillermo, it was part of the download, i have in the zip file : folder wp-o-matic and file wp-db

Michael

OsiriX said

Your WP-o-Matic version is… (timeout)
What does that mean?

Michael said

Guillermo,

I am on version 1.0RC1-7, looks nice the layout is much better then before, however i still get this error when i click on Options.

Image cache path /home/michaels/public_html/wp-content/plugins/wp-o-matic/cache is not writable!

There is definetely NO Image folder, not in the Wp-o-matic folder on the server or in the zip file i downloaded.

Michael

Guillermo Rauch said

@OsiriX
For some reason your server is unable to access devthought.com version checker

@Michael
There shouldn’t be any images folder. Just make sure cache is 777

Michael said

Guillermo, there is no wp-o-matic/ cache folder

Michael

Michael said

Where is the cache folder :-(

Michael said

I created a folder called cache in the wp-o-matic folder and chmod it to 777, at least not the error from before is gone. I suggest to avoid headaches that you just place a empty cache folder in the download package.

Now i can start playing with the program

Thanks

Michael

Michael said

In the dashboard, all the help links is giving a error 404 page. this is the link it is pointing to that gives a 404 http://my-ad-sense.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-o-matic/help.php?item=logging

Michael said

Guillermo, I created a campaign, filled in everything and hit submit, it opened up a blank page http://my-ad-sense.com/wp-admin/options-general.php?page=wpomatic.php&s=add

I waited 5 minutes and then hit back key, campaign is gone !!

Michael

Michael said

O.K, i think the reason before was, that i had to many feeds, so i tried with just one feed and it worked.

However when i wend to the campaign and clicked on fetch feed, it start working and then this error : Fatal error: Allowed memory size of 41943040 bytes exhausted (tried to allocate 3901281 bytes) in /home/michaels/public_html/wp-content/plugins/google-sitemap-generator/sitemap.php on line 1846

Not sure how the google site map is related to wp-o-matic, anyway the post is there. IT WORKS !!!!!!

This is bloody awesome man, GREAT job!!! Well done Guillermo

Michael said

Guillermo

I have one more question before i stop for the day.
In the rewrite Orign, can i add a bunch of keywords here, one per line and then in the redirect specify a url where i want all these keywords to piont to ?

What is RegEx

Thanks this will be my last post for the day.

Ones again thanks for the great software

Michael

ayo said

two biggest problems for me :

it pull and post more than one rss item from the feed , I have left it 15 min posted 100 items , can you please fix it to post one or a specify number of item each time it run ,
it also post duplicate item , one item posts it two or more time .

those was the biggest problems in the old wp-o-mtaic plugin
hope you can fix them for this new release .

thank you Guillermo for the great plugin

Iain said

Hello, i solved my own problems… but now i have come across a new one.

When im setting up my campaign, i run into a problem with the post layout.

i use :

{feedtitle}
{title},{content}

Full story here

But wpomatic seems to add \ \ into the link which messes things up

{feedtitle}
{title},{content}

Full story here

any ideas?

Who Am I said

Hello again!
I too have noticed that sometimes it posts duplicate entries. I’ve noticed this twice on one of the feeds I use, so I wasn’t sure what was causing it.

Another thing I noticed is that on wordpress feeds, certain characters are converted to their html codes, like with single quotes or even three dots “…”. Then when it fetches these posts, it the permalink is messed up because it’s putting these codes in the url.

Ant Onaf said

Great update!

Having a problem, no categories show for me to select and can’t quick add under Add Campaign, so I can’t test the full app. Please let me know if there is a fix for this issue? thx

Ant Onaf said

Forgot to mention that I am using Windows 2003 w/ PHP5 + MySQL 5.0.-45

Jam said

I’m rather eager to get started with this plugin, good work, but….

I’ve been looking through some of the posts and it seems that you have to remove the dashes in the folder to get it working. I did this and got further than if they were already there (I got errors)

Now, I have enabled the plugin and navigated over to Options > wp-o-matic. As soon as I click this, I get the following error:

Fatal error: Call to undefined function: wp_enqueue_script() in /home/sites/domain.com/public_html/wp-content/plugins/wpomatic/wpomatic.php on line 867

I haven’t come acrooss any post with this error, is it only me? Has this error been addressed?

I’d very much appreciate any help…

Guillermo Rauch said

@Jam

Are you using 1.0RC1-7 ? It shouldn’t be necessary to remove the dashes in the current version.

What WP version are you using?

Guillermo Rauch said

@Ant Onaf
Read the limitations section. There’s no Internet Explorer support for now. Use Firefox

Jam said

I download the one yesterday I think, has it been re-released?

I believe I am using version 2.0.4 – (it says that at the bottom of my admin panel)

Guillermo Rauch said

@Jam
It’s been updated many times since yesterday.
I don’t think I’m gonna support 2.0.x time to update lol

Ant Onaf said

Guillermo, thx that worked! Using Firefox I can now see the categories, but I now get a MySQL error when attempting to create a feed. — see database error — any hint what is wrong?

WordPress database error: [Field 'title' doesn't have a default value]
INSERT INTO wp_wpo_campaign (`count`) VALUES (’0′)

WordPress database error: [You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near '' at line 1]
DELETE FROM `wp_wpo_campaign_word` WHERE campaign_id =

WordPress database error: [You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near '' at line 1]
DELETE FROM `wp_wpo_campaign_category` WHERE campaign_id =

WordPress database error: [Incorrect integer value: '' for column 'campaign_id' at row 1]
INSERT INTO wp_wpo_campaign_category (`category_id`,`campaign_id`) VALUES (’2′,”)

WordPress database error: [You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near 'AND url = 'http://feeds.feedburner.com/devthought'' at line 1]
SELECT id FROM `wp_wpo_campaign_feed` WHERE campaign_id = AND url = ‘http://feeds.feedburner.com/devthought’

WordPress database error: [Field 'type' doesn't have a default value]
INSERT INTO wp_wpo_campaign_feed (`url`,`title`,`description`,`logo`,`campaign_id`) VALUES (‘http://feeds.feedburner.com/devthought’,'Devthought – Guillermo Rauch\’s Blog’,'Just another WordPress weblog’,”,”)

Any ideas??? thx

Ant Onaf said

It seems my issues (above) with the MySQL errors were due to MySQL being ran in STRICT mode. I went into the my.ini file and uncommented the STRICT mode and now things seem to be working fine.

thx…

Jam said

Ah, right…

Are there any more updates coming up – should I wait or just go ahead and install it now?

Ant Onaf said

Sorry I meant I commented STRICT mode in my.ini file — bascially disabled it —

Michael said

@anybody

Hi, couold anybody please help me with the post template. I am not sure where to change my default Wp-post template. Is it the one in themes \ single post, or should i only add to the the the tags ({feedtitle}
{title},{content}) in Wp-o-matic, under custom post template, and if so do i need to only add these tags and nothing else,

On the moment everything is working like a dream, but the only thing i would like to add, is the “Full Story Here”, but not sure how or where.

You can take a look at the Wp-o-matic content at http://super-e-store.com , this is a new blog i started this morning and all the content, post you see there were done by wp-o-matic

Appreciate anybodies help with the “read full post” issue

Thanks

Michael

bw said

@Guillermo Rauch

of course. I should have figured that out before i pestered you. thanks for your help.

Tim Watt said

Hi Guillermo.

It’s looking pretty slick, but not yet working for me.

I’m getting the error message when attempting to add my first campaign:

The following errors have been encountered:

* Options
o Author username not found

However, the author name is the default ‘admin’ (I’ve just started up a WordPress installation to test this).

WordPress 2.2.1. PHP 4.3, PHP 5.1, PERL 5.0, PYTHON 2.4, RUBY 1.8.4, MYSQL 4.0.27, 4.1, 5.0

Also, the crontabs element is not explained. I downloaded Cronmonkey and manually changed as suggested by get an error “FAILURE. There were errors in the submitted file. The system crontab was not changed.”

Hopfully all on the way to getting this working! Thanks, Tim

Guillermo Rauch said

@Michael
In the custom post template textarea put something like this

{content}

[a href="{permalink}"]Read the full story[/a]

(replacing [ ] with <>)

@Tim Watt
The error you’re mentioning is pretty strange. Can you try starting a new WordPress installation with 2.2.2 ?

ayo said

it pull and post more than one rss item from the feed , ,

it also post duplicate item , one item posts it two or more time .

will be great if we can make it to post one or a specify number of item each time it run ,

can you please solve this ?

thanks

Guillermo Rauch said

@ayo

What rss feed is giving you trouble?

Michael said

Hi

I followed the advise for the post tags, however i think i did something wrong.

were i suppose to put this in as well : (replacing [ ] with )

Have a look at http://www.super-e-store.com , you will see what i mean from the last post made

Guillermo Rauch said

@Michael

(replacing [ ] with <>) meant you actually had to replace [ with < and ] with >, not include it in the textfield.

Michael said

Guillermo :

Stupid me,….

yeah now i have about 120 post thats is wrong. Apart from manually editing each post, can i bulk edit them all, or is it best to delete them all.

Michael

Michael said

Guillermo :

I notive that some of my post titles have the html tags like this [b]Find Friends[/b]

replace [ with (i am learning) :-0

Also, please tell me about the rewrite function. I have added a bunch of keywords and keyword phrases under Origin (i added it one per line )and then

Ant then i select relink to: and entered the url where i want them links.

However i checked all post and it dont seem to hyper link anything.

Most probably I did something wrong

Thanks

Michael

Guillermo Rauch said

@Michael (1)
I agree, that was pretty stupid. Just kidding.
You can delete all the posts and then use the “Reset” option in the campaigns list, and then “Fetch” again.

ayo said

HI,

I’ve used it with more rss feeds , with the same problem ,

it post more than one item , up to 100 post , and post duplicate

some times ,

to specify more : I set one feed to post in one category , so when

the plugin start fetch the feed it post more than one item to this

category in the same time and each time it run ,

how we can make it to post only one item ;

can you solve this please ?

thanks

Michael said

Hi all,

For those of you who dont know what is the RegEx, in Rewrite under Orign.

I just did a G :-) :-) le search and this is one result

A regular expression, often called a pattern, is an expression that describes a set of strings. They are usually used to give a concise description of a set, without having to list all elements. For example, the set containing the three strings “Handel”, “Händel”, and “Haendel” can be described by the pattern H(ä|ae?)ndel (or alternatively, it is said that the pattern matches each of the three strings). In most formalisms, if there is any regex that matches a particular set then there is an infinite number of such expressions. Most formalisms provide the following operations to construct regular expressions.

Alternation
A vertical bar separates alternatives. For example, gray|grey can match “gray” or “grey”.
Grouping
Parentheses are used to define the scope and precedence of the operators (among other uses). For example, gray|grey and gr(a|e)y are equivalent patterns which both describe the set containing “gray” and “grey”.
Quantification
A quantifier after a token (such as a character) or group specifies how often that preceding element is allowed to occur. The most common quantifiers are ?, *, and +.

? The question mark indicates there is zero or one of the preceding element. For example, colou?r matches both “color” and “colour”.
* The asterisk indicates there are zero or more of the preceding element. For example, ab*c matches “ac”, “abc”, “abbc”, “abbbc”, and so on.
+ The plus sign indicates that there is one or more of the preceding element. For example, ab+c matches “abc”, “abbc”, “abbbc”, and so on, but not “ac”.

These constructions can be combined to form arbitrarily complex expressions, much like one can construct arithmetical expressions from numbers and the operations +, -, *, and /. For example, H(ae?|ä)ndel and H(a|ae|ä)ndel are both valid patterns which match the same strings as the earlier example, H(ä|ae?)ndel.

The precise syntax for regular expressions varies among tools and with context; more detail is given in the Syntax section.

You can read it in full here : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Regular_expression

Now in short what i think and i could be wrong, but what it does is; if you enter a word phrase like pink bird, then it will apply the rewite or link to for the word bird pink as well as pink wird.

Guillermo : is that correct, or am i sitting the pot miss here

Michael

Guillermo Rauch said

@ayo
First try to write properly, I have to read your comments 3 times to understand what you want to convey.

This plugin is supposed to fetch more than one item… I don’t know where you got the idea that it should fetch just one.

Guillermo Rauch said

@Michael

Regular Expressions is a pretty complex subject. Basically it’ll allow you to create more flexible replacements.

Let’s say you want to replace the word pink OR the word blue with the word black. The regular expression would be:

/(pink|blue)/i

And lots of other stuff.

Unfortunately, multiple replacements (one word per line) are not supported, and are not going to be supported that way.

Michael said

Guillermo

Spend some time deleting 150+ post because of my stupid error before.

Now i reposted and i noticed that the following is not working:
a href=”{permalink}”]Read the full story[/a]

(replacing [ ] with )

I get a error 404 page not found.

You can see for yourself at http://www.super-e-store.com

Michael

Doug said

Question – I’m sure I’m missing something very simple here…
But where do you assign a particular feed or campaign to a custom template?

I’m assuming you just add the template you want to use to your theme… but I’m not sure where to tell wp-o-matic to use them?

Having said that….
GREAT JOB WITH THIS MAN!

Doug said

OH and also…
The templating thing… up in the feature list it says:

“Define a global header and footer for the posts, or even for a specific feed. Add ads”

Is there a way to do this such that it add said header and footer to the post itself? So that the header and footer text would show up in the index page (or any page that had multiple posts in one pace) .

Basically I’d like to auto-magically add a bit of text giving credit to the original post to each post that is pulled from a given feed.

Guillermo Rauch said

@Doug
Remember that the template feature of WP-o-Matic has nothing to do with themes or physical template files.

What you’re looking for is something like the source attribution link I suggested to Michael.

Read the other comments above to find out.

Guillermo Rauch said

@Michael

“Spend some time deleting 150+ post because of my stupid error before.”

That was not necessary. In the Tools tab in the edit view of a campaign there’s a button to delete all posts linked to a campaign.

Doug said

So the templating system in WP-o-Matic is setup as a re-write rule?
I’m just not seeing where to setup a template.

(and thanks for the attribution link tip I will find the comment you mentioned)

Guillermo Rauch said

@Doug

No, it’s in the Options tab. It works like this.

WPO finds a new post in a feed. Takes the text and attempts to add it to WordPress. Before doing so it’s parsed: the rewriting is done, and it’s put inside the post template defined in Options.

@Michael
The problem is with WordPress attempting to filter the post content… It’s a bug I’ve discovered just now.

It’ll take the quote and translate it into the weird inversed quote WordPress uses.

Tim Watt said

Guillermo

I tried a fresh installation and get the same error – maybe related to this warning on the WP-omatic dashbard:

WP-o-Matic Version

Your WP-o-Matic version is… up-to-date!
Warning: Cannot modify header information – headers already sent by (output started at /home/content/T/i/m/TimJWattMedia/html/pdtest/wp-content/plugins/wp-o-matic/wpomatic.php:1336) in /home/content/T/i/m/TimJWattMedia/html/pdtest/wp-content/plugins/wp-o-matic/wpomatic.php on line 1337

I cannot tell if this related to your previous comment since you aren’t clear…

Also, the Crontab thing atill is inexplicable.

Thanks, Tim

Tim Watt said

Sorry, meant to add that I don’t have the option of installing 2.2.2 on my server – currently 2.2.1

T

Guillermo Rauch said

@Tim Watt
The headers issue should now be solved with 1.0RC1-8

About the cron, I’m not familiar with Cronmonkey. I just can tell you you need to create a cron job that triggers cron.php every 10-20 minutes, just like the Dashboard suggests.

Doug said

Awesome thanks.
Just as I expected – it was hiding in plain sight.

When building the custom templates…
It’s only rebuilding the part of the post that WordPress considers “the_content” correct?

(does the “test” button in the tools section do anything yet? – if not I seem to have a bug as it isn’t.) :)

Michael said

Guillermo

Thanks for showing me the easy way of deleting post. I am learning as i go along here.

Could you please reply to my post made at 10:52, which was basically

i noticed that the following is not working:
a href=”{permalink}”]Read the full story[/a]

(replacing [ ] with )

I get a error 404 page not found.

You can see for yourself at http://www.super-e-store.com

Michael

Doug said

The custom template is escaping quotation marks (and seems to KEEP adding escape charcaters) … and this is making it hard to add CSS classes to divs I’m using in the custom template.

Does that make sense?

Guillermo Rauch said

@Doug

As I said to Michael that’s a bug I’ve discovered. I’ll be fixing it shortly. Basically we need to skip WP content filters.

Jamison F said

Im having trouble with the cache images feature, it ignores images from one domain and the first version i installed cached some images but ive upgraded to a later RC version and now it doesn’t cache those, it tries but the images are broken… the others that it doesn’t cache are still hotlinking. Any ideas?

Michael said

Guillermo@

This is a excellent piece of software as it is, but if you will allow me to make my 2cent worth suggestion

I really think that a feature to specify how many post per campaign would be nice. Especially for somebody like me who is pulling from about 20 -30 feeds per campaign, i end up with close to 200 post per campaign when the cron runs. I dont think this is a very good idea, and would rather have liked to option to specify to make X number of post randomly using X number of feeds or random feeds.

I also think the ability to paste in many feeds at once instead of entering it one by one, will be nice

Just a thought. I know you have spend allot of time on this, so i hope this is seen as constructive feedback. It is one heck of a program already as it is.

Michael

PS — dont forget my questions posted at 12:02

Guillermo Rauch said

@Jamison F
Can you send me the feed url you’re having trouble with?

@Michael
I’ll take that feature into account.
About your problem, it’s the same as Doug’s, it’s a bug I’ve yet to fix.

Michael said

Guillermo

Will the below not work until you are able to fix the bug with permalink?

[a href=”{feedurl}”]Read the full story[/a]

Michael

Shannon said

@Michael
feedurl doesn’t work for me at least. It looks like both feedurl and permalink are placing the link to my site in front of the desired link.
I think this is something Guillermo is working on–thanks Guillermo!

ayo said

The same thing as Michael

the plugin pull feed and post many posts at the same time, this

will get the blog look like spam and get it banned from ping

services,

if you can fix it to pull feed and post one item or specify X number

will be great .

I’m using rss2blog , autoblogger pro and blogsolution

and all of them have this feature .

thanks
Sorry for my English

Michael said

@Shannon,

Thanks for that, i guess we will wait for the wise Guillermo to work his magic then.

Michael

Jamison F said

Here is the feed url: http://feeds.feedburner.com/soleredemptionsneakernews

Jam said

Hi,

I’ve downloaded the current version just before this post, uploaded everything, but unfortunately, I’m still receiving that same error (when clicking on WP-o-matic under options), which is:

Fatal error: Call to undefined function: wp_enqueue_script() in /home/sites/domain.net/public_html/wp-content/plugins/wp-o-matic/wpomatic.php on line 872

I still have the same version 2.0.4 – is my version the problem, or could there be another issue?

Thanks

Guillermo Rauch said

@Jam

Upgrade. Posting the same error here twice won’t change my answer.

Tim Watt said

Header error gone now on RC1-8 but still get exactly the same warning:

Options

* Author username not found

- despite the username name bweing the default ‘admin’.

Also crontabs element is not explained on the Dashboard – the forms for which now also do not work (eg you cannot add a category from here any longer). Also, previously it was much prettier.

I added the selected path text as a Cronjob on my web hosting control which gave no errors but there is no feedback as yet to indicate if this was at all what is expected.

Tim

Torben said

Hi,
on activation on a fresh WordPress 2.3 beta1 installation w/ WP-o-matic v1.0RC1-8 I get the following error message:

Plugin could not be activated because it triggered a fatal error.

WordPress database error: [Table 'db1048068-wp.test_wp_wpo_campaign' doesn't exist]
SELECT * FROM `test_wp_wpo_campaign` WHERE 1 = 1 AND (frequency + lastactive)

Fatal error: Cannot redeclare class WPOMatic in /is/htdocs/.../www/test.schreiter.info/wordpress/wp-content/plugins/wp-o-matic/wpomatic.php on line 63

If I then deactivate the plugin again it says the following:

WordPress database error: [Table 'test_wp_wpo_campaign' doesn't exist]
SELECT * FROM `test_wp_wpo_campaign` WHERE 1 = 1 AND (frequency + lastactive)

WordPress database error: [Unknown table 'test_wp_wpo_campaign']
DROP TABLE `test_wp_wpo_campaign`

WordPress database error: [Unknown table 'test_wp_wpo_campaign_category']
DROP TABLE `test_wp_wpo_campaign_category`

WordPress database error: [Unknown table 'test_wp_wpo_campaign_feed']
DROP TABLE `test_wp_wpo_campaign_feed`

WordPress database error: [Unknown table 'test_wp_wpo_campaign_word']
DROP TABLE `test_wp_wpo_campaign_word`

WordPress database error: [Unknown table 'test_wp_wpo_campaign_post']
DROP TABLE `test_wp_wpo_campaign_post`

WordPress database error: [Unknown table 'test_wp_wpo_log']
DROP TABLE `test_wp_wpo_log`

The issue has been mentioned by some guys before...

Cheers,
Torben

P.S.: The link to the plugin homepage is broken both in the plugin itself and in the WP Plugin Repository (it says http://devthought.com/wp-rss-the-wordpress-rss-agreggator/).

Michael said

Guillermo

Can i upgrade from 1.0RC1-7: to 1.0RC1-8: by just overwriting the plugin when uploading ?

I am looking for a way to upgrade without loosing excisting campaigns in the process.

Thanks

Michael

Mac said

Hello. How are you? This is a great plugin. Thanks for creating it.

Two questions -

1. I only want to show excerpts on my blog posts and not the full content. How do I go about doing that?

2. I want to add a link to the original post. Example – “Read More, Click Here” I think it’s only fair that I give a link back to the original story and author. How do I do this thanks?

Guillermo Rauch said

@everyone
I’ve most likely fixed the post template issue you were having. I haven’t tested myself.

@Torben
I haven’t tested 2.3-beta out myself yet. Try with 2.2.2

@Mac
1. There’s not an option to fill the excerpt instead of the content (yet)
2. That’s possible with the custom template option. Read up

Mac said

Hello Again.

I was trying to add a link back to the original author’s post with

{content}

[a href=”{permalink}”]Read the full story[/a]

in the custome template area. But, nothing is happening.

Besides that problem above and not having an excerpt option, everything is lloking good.

So, I’ll be patient to let you address these issues.

Thanks For Your Time

Michael said

Guillermo

I upgraded to 1.0RC1-9, but the below is still not working.
{content}, it is still coming up with a 404

[a href=”{permalink}”]Read the full story[/a]

Was this addressed in 1.0RC1-9, or are you still working on that one.

Michael

Marko said

Hi Guillermo! First of all thank you for such amazing plugin. You must be very tired by now.

I have two problems. I created 15 campaigns and everything seemed to be working fine. Than I pressed “fetch” button and that worked fine. But…

1. “Remove all” is not working for all campaigns
2. I set Frequency to 0d 1h 0m but nothing is happening for last 30 hours

Campaign status is set to “Published”. I use version 1.0RC1-9.
Please help

Thanks Guillermo

Shawn said

Guillermo,

Great plugin! The only issue that I’m having is when I add new feeds the use feed date isn’t working for me. You posted earlier something about having the offset in the feed. What I’m doing is using several WordPress installations on all my domains and I want to use the feed for my news category on each site to feed my main blog. How would one go about adding the offset field to a wordpress feed or is there a way the offset portion could be disabled in wp-o-matic since all of my sites are in the same timezone anyways?

Thanks!

-G said

I have a campaign with 2 feeds in it. When I try a fetch I get the following error:

Fatal error: Maximum execution time of 30 seconds exceeded in /home/chicanon/public_html/dealfark/wp-includes/functions.php on line 211

I installed release 1.0RC1-9 with WordPress 2.2.2 with PHP 5.2.3 and MYSQL 5.0.27

Guillermo Rauch said

@-G
You probably are in a hosting environment with safe_mode on, so WP-o-Matic attempts to override the execution time fail.

See if your host can change that limit for you.

-G said

ALSO – When I go back and look at the campain it shows 0 posts, but when I view my site I see 2 new posts (there should have been more). Then on Remove All, Only 1 post is removed.

Guillermo Rauch said

@-G
That’s because the process was not successfully completed, for the reasons stated above.

-G said

Thanks Guillermo!

MissXtreme said

I there
I’m running wp 2.2.2 with 1.0RC1-9 the magpie test showed everything OK
I shmod the cache dir to 777

and still get in option>wp-o-matic>option
/home/mystuff/domains/mysite.com/public_html/blogdh/wp-content/plugins/wp-o-matic/cache must exist, be writable by the server and accessible through browser.

Guillermo Rauch said

@MissXtreme
That’s just a note, not an actual error.

Michael said

Guillermo,

It seems that when a feed has been added and the submit has been clicked, that it is not possible to edit or copy the feed. It would be nice if the option to edit the feed could be added next to delete option.

Regards

Michael

Guillermo Rauch said

@Michael

Edit how ? WP-o-Matic links posts to a specific feed, so if you edit, the relationship would not make sense.

And what would be the use of a copy button ?

MissXtreme said

@MissXtreme
That’s just a note, not an actual error.

Thanks for your prompt reply :)
Damn, it got me running around for a while.
Maybe you should make a note about it. Spare us the headache.;)

I never like to shmod the cache to 777 , supposed to be dangerous?!
Is it ok shmod cache to 755 ?

Look like its working and posting like a real maniac, gotta get me banned by the pinging guys??

Great Plugin ! but Same as Michael, “I really think that a feature to specify how many post per campaign would be nice. Especially for somebody like me who is pulling from about 20 -30 feeds per campaign, i end up with close to 200 post per campaign when the cron runs. I dont think this is a very good idea, and would rather have liked to option to specify to make X number of post randomly using X number of feeds or random feeds.”

Michael said

Guillermo,

With regards to the copy pate post of me at 12:05.

Why would one need a edit button :
Well maybe i notice i have misspelled something in the feed (like the keyword) after i added it , then instead of having to delete the feed i could just click edit and change the wrong spelling.

Why would i want to copy:
1st of all i never mentioned a copy button, only edit button. What i meant with copy is, and i just went thru this a minute ago. Say i have another campaign or i have another blog or site where i would like to place the same feed because that blog or site is based on same keywords etc (maybe i dont want to go search for the feed or recreate it. So if i were able to copy the feeds from my campains in Wp-o-matic, it would simplify my task because i could copy paste from there.

While we are on this, is there any specific reason why the feeds are added one per block. what is the change of pasting in say 20 feeds at a time.

I am not just using one or 2 feeds i use about 30 feeds per campaign (i real strain on my server). Having this many feeds is then also the reason for the earlier suggestion to have the option to post x number of feeds, randomly

Hope that makes sense

Michael

Michael said

Guillermo, (Is that Italian \ Spanish?)

It aint serious but i am getting 404 error when click on any of the Help or More buttons.

Forget about the copy idea in my post before, i just found your Export feeds options, that will be even better than copy and past. Have not tried it yet, but i am sure it will work fine

I am still keen on the edit thought

:-)

Michael

Michael said

Guillermo @

Hmmm, just tried the export thing, works fine. Only problem (just my problem), it is in OPML

Anybody @
Can anybody tell me how to view OPML files. Also if i have a big bunch of feeds in a notepad or word or xml \ excel format how can i convert it to OPML (so i can use Guillermo’s nice import feature), which then will suit \ replace my need mentioned in the earlier post about copy and pating a bunch of feeds at a time

Michael

Marko said

Can anyone help me with my problem. See above: September 5th, 2007 at 4:48 am

Thanks

Guillermo Rauch said

@Marko

Are you sure the cron job is working fine ?
Check the logs if you see an entry that says something like ‘Running cron job’

Tim said

Fatal error: Allowed memory size of 8388608 bytes exhausted (tried to allocate 504 bytes) in /Applications/MAMP/htdocs/wordpress/wp-content/plugins/wp-o-matic/inc/simplepie/simplepie.class.php on line 10074

Version: 1.0RC1-8
WP 2.2.2
PHP 5.2.3
Simplepie verified

Tim said

Added:

I increased the memory in my php.ini to 16M, and that seems to have helped.

Guillermo Rauch said

@Tim
Naturally.

wodge said

Hi,

I’m running or trying to run wp-o-matic on IIS which doesn’t have unix cron.

So I was wondering how wp-o-matic actually handled the cron function.

Also, forced fetch and reset from the dashboard seem to take quite a long time to complete.

Doug said

Guillermo – this ROCKS!!

I’m saving my pennies for a fat donation. :)
Thanks for this great plugin!

(though I would echo the wishlist item of being able to specify how many posts it should get from any given feed at one time)

Very well done.

Guillermo Rauch said

@Doug
Thanks and don’t worry, that feature is coming.

@wodge
Don’t know about IIS, but there must be some way -I guess- to schedule a task to access the url on the textfield on WP-o-Matic dashboard

wodge said

Thanks for the prompt reply.

You can set up IIS to fetch selected URL automatically.

I was just unsure which URL you need to open to force a fetch of all the feeds.

On the Campaigns tab, there is a fetch link next to each campaign but presumably that only updates that particular campaign.

Also, is there a way to disable wp-o-matic attempting to do a unix cron. Since, people using IIS won’t have this feature it would save unnecessary processing.

Guillermo Rauch said

@wodge

It doesn’t attempt to. But it also doesnt’ display the url to non-unix users, which constitutes a bug lol.

I’ll fix it for the next revision.

Thanks

Guillermo Rauch said

(meaning: the textfield on the dashboard I was talking about is not being shown to you)

wodge said

Thanks.

Great plugin btw.

Mozzer said

Hi,

I don’t manage to run cron jobs, I tried 2 formulas :

*/10 * * * * /usr/bin/ftp http://www.domain.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-o-matic/cron.php?code=8e98a10f
>error message : ftp: http://www.domain.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-o-matic/cron.php?code=8e98a10f: Name or service not known

/usr/bin/php -q
/home/user/public_html/wp-content/plugins/wp-o-matic/cron.php?code=8e98a10f
>error message : No input file specified.

The second formula works when I delete this part of the url : ?code=8e98a10f – but I don’t think that’s the solution…

Thanks for your help.

And, I don’t really understand the relation between the frequency option and the cron job. Wouldn’t it be easier to fetch posts only by cron job ?

Guillermo Rauch said

@Mozzer

No. The cron job is unique for all campaigns, it runs every ten minutes. We can’t afford to create a cron job per campaign, as you suggest.

You may not have /usr/bin/ftp, try with /usr/bin/lynx or /usr/bin/wget

Marko said

No I can’t see message like ‘Running cron job’. I keep getting this message from my server admin:

sh: line 1: */10: No such file or directory

Is there a detailed instruction wp-o-matic instruction which refers to ‘cron’ issue… or am I just too old for this s..t?;)

Elli said

It works great, but is there a way to only grab one post per fetch? The RSS feed has several entries per day, but I’d like to just grab one of them for my own blog.

Jamison F said

Any luck with the image caching from that page?

Shannon said

Anyone getting the custom post template working to display a link to the original feed post? I’m on 1.0RC1-9 but am still seeing my site’s url in front of the desired url from the rss feed trying both permalink and feedurl.
I upgraded by deactivating the previous version, deleting the WP-o-matic directory from my ftp site, then replacing it with the 1.0RC1-9 version and recreating the campaigns.

Michael said

@ Shannon,

Nope the Read More in custom template is a bug i believe Guillermo is still working on, keep your fingers crossed and hope it will be part of 1.0RC1-10 :-0

And the random url x post is a popular request mentioned several times here, so i guess Guillermo has taken note of.

I dont know how Guillermo does it all, post in the comments and have time to work, sleep, eat etc, i am starting to think Guillermo is actually a BOT :-)

Michael

Michael

Clint said

I’m trying this plugin-what a fantastic idea!

My specs are: WordPress 2.2.2, Apache version 1.3.37 (Unix), PHP version 4.4.6, MySQL version 4.1.22-standard-log, Architecture x86_64, Operating system Linux, and most importantly, Wpomatic 1.0RC1-9.

I am having the following issue:

Once the feeds are fetched, they post in order, etc. However, the feed content is cut off, and clicking on the post title does nothing- in other words, there is actually no continued content in the post page. All I have is a home page full of titles, and parsed content. There is no feed url displayed, and no way to read more of the post, or even a way to find out where it came from.

Is there a reason for this? I will email you with site login info, if I may.

Thank you!

Mac said

@Shannon

I believe Guillermo is working on that problem. I think in the next update the read more issue and allowing for small excerpts instead of full content may be fixed.

Keep Up The Good Work, Guillermo!

Shannon said

Yes Guillermo, and happy to give you a donation for motivation!

Jamison F said

Ive tried everything i can think of still the images from that feed/domain are not caching. Other images from other feeds/sites are though… I thought it may have been how deep in a permalink directory the actual image was being stored… but thats not it…. i also thought it could be file format but its simply jpeg’s being ignored and thats not it. I can also tell you that the images are not being copied to the cache directory and then simply not linked or anything as i checked that. If i can help you figure it out in any other way please let me know, even if you need credentials to my server.

Mozzer said

Thanks Guillermo, it works with /usr/bin/wget

I noticed all the same something : even if I settle the frequency in 0 days, 0 hours and 1 minutes for example, the field Next campaigns to process indicates 5 hours 1m
Apparently, I cannot fetch the feeds that at least every 5 hours…

I have settled the time zone in wordpress; I cannot regrettably do it for my server (I have a shared hosting).

Can the problem come from there ?

@Mozzer

No. The cron job is unique for all campaigns, it runs every ten minutes. We can’t afford to create a cron job per campaign, as you suggest.

You may not have /usr/bin/ftp, try with /usr/bin/lynx or /usr/bin/wget

Ashe said

Guillermo,

best plugin out there! i will definitely donate and support your endevours, once i finalize the use of your plugin.

quick question. i’m having no problems really, all works well, yet some of the imaes are broken from the feeds, not the images from the posts per se, more specifically the “email this” and “digg this” links in feedburner.

any sugestions on how to eliminate them, or somehow add them to my image database so they always come up. i’m assuming feedburner is keeping me from downloading them.

again, excellent plugin!

Rob

Garbage said

Full of bugs…

Guillermo Rauch said

@Garbage
Can you list them please?

MD said

- Image cache not working
- Cannot remove any of these posts through wp or wp-o-matic

Help please.

MD said

Note:

WP 2.2.2 & 1.0RC1-9

Guillermo Rauch said

@MD
Can you provide me with the feed url the image caching is not working for?
What do you mean you can’t remove the posts?

MD said

yahoo feeds no images will cache.

The posts that wp-o-matic has made cannot be removed – I tried the tools >remove posts and that didnt work so I try to manually remove them in manage posts and they come right back.

Guillermo Rauch said

@MD
That doesn’t make sense… are you sure they’re not being _fetched_ right back? Try disabling the campaign by unchecking the ‘Active’ option.

Can you provide me the URL for the yahoo feed? Yahoo is an immense site that has feeds for every portal. Try to be more helpful if you’re seeking help =)

VIncent said

Great plugin. Is there a way around upgrading to the next RC and losing all data? Adding 20+ feeds (with unique custom templates) over and over kinda sucks. lol

Guillermo Rauch said

@Vincent
You’ll be able to rewrite files and not database with all RC1-X

VIncent said

Yayyy! damn you good. (And fast too) I’m going to wait to reinstall then.

I know it’s assinine to request features when your bug fixing, but is there a way (in the future) to have categories be assigned per-feed instead of per-campaign?

Jamison F said

Email me for credentials if needed Guillermo. The one used to comment is valid.

Irfan said

Updated the plugin but now it times out every time it tries to read a feed. Any ideas

MD said

Feed: http://rss.news.yahoo.com/rss/elections

Maybe it is fetching them back – I will disable all and try to remove the posts and see what happens.

MD said

Turned all campaigns to inactive
- tried the tools > remove all and they were not removed.
- tried to delete them in manage posts and they came right back again.

Any other suggestions?

MD said

Deactivated the plugin all together and tried to delete the posts made my wp-o-matic and they still keep coming back.

Michael said

Guillermo,

Need some help please. It seems wp-o-matic is not posting anything for me. I have set the cron, set the how often to post to 0days 23H 0m. The campain is set to active.
I have about 30 feeds loaded.

When i click on TEST so it creates 1 draft from each feed, nothing happens, when i click on ftech feeds, that work, it fetch and post (all 200 post !!!!).

Any suggestion how to solve the problem that it does not auto post. _ i am on 1.0RC1-9 using WP2.2.2

Thanks

Michael

Guillermo Rauch said

Cron is doing it. You’ve discovered an interesting bug though, if the plugin is disabled, the cron will still be executed.

Rename the wp-o-matic folder if you want to definitely disable it.

Guillermo Rauch said

@Michael
The test feeds option is disabled in RC1.

Michael said

Guillermo

Thanks, noted test feeds is disabled, but i am trying to figure out why it is not posting.

Michael

MD said

@Guillermo

Had to manually remove the posts from MySQL in order to get them out.

Have since re-installed the plugin and starting again.

Clint said

Why do the feeds get cut off? Once the feeds are posted, I get only an excerpt, and when I click on the post, all that shows is the same excerpt that was on the main page-no more content, pictures, nothing.

I’ve tried different WP themes, many different RSS feeds, all to the same effect. I am running the latest version of wpomatic, as well as WordPress 2.2.2. I have noticed a couple of the websites posted above have the same issue. Any solutions from anyone?

MD said

@ Clint

Most feeds only give you an excerpt.

View the actual feed page and you will see if they offer full text or only excerpts.

Guillermo Rauch said

Thanks MD. I said that a hundred times myself.

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Guillermo Rauch said

@jattanibe
That’s very interesting. Tell me more about it.

MD said

Custom Templates

- Adding quotes seems to cause issues, however you can still use the custom templates and omit the quotes like so..

a href={permalink}

img src={feedlogo}

@Guillermo
Perhaps a FAQ would be helpful in cutting down repeat questions.

Pablo said

My Campaign wont fetch and i get this in the dashboard

Next campaigns to process

1. 2477d 7h 32m 25s Porn Videos

should i way 2477 days? :/

p.s: in the options its set alright.

bw said

This is really great work. Worthy of a donation. Thanks for all of your hard work. Are you available for freelance work?

Guillermo Rauch said

@bw
I’m taken at the moment.

MD said

5 Campaigns say they are next to process … but they have said that for the past 30 mins and nothing has been posted or changed … Did I do something wrong?

one said

This plugin for PHP5? I have blank page in Options -> WP-o-Matic and in my apache log i see:

PHP Fatal error: Unsupported operand types in /web/wp-content/plugins/wpomatic/inc/tools.class.php on line 35, referer: http://host.domain.com/wp-admin/options-general.php

one said

sorry, I forgot append… I have PHP 4.3.9

MD said

Still says next and nothing is happening … ideas?

Michael said

@MD I have the same problem as you nothing gets posted, it only post when i click on ftech. So i am renaming my copy to WP-O-Manual :-)

Michael

Michael said

@ MD

I was looking at your site. How do you get the logo next to the post ? I have also noticed the your readmore is working. Did you only add this to the custom template ?

a href={permalink}

img src={feedlogo}

Thanks

one said

@Guillermo Rauch, what about blank screen in Options -> WP-o-Matic?

MD said

@Michael

My custom template looks like this:

{content}
[a href={permalink}]Read More …[/a]
[img src={feedlogo}]

Replace the [ & ] with

@Guillermo

The plugin will only get a post if I tell it to fetch – Also when I tell it to fetch it brings back only 1 post.

My campaigns have been saying next for hours but nothing is happening … ideas?

MD said

Note:

Fetched posts are not counted in the post count for the campaign.

Pablo said

@MD as i told before, i have the same.

It seem’s theres an issue with that.

VIncent said

@MD, Michael

Have you configured your cron to run cron.php?

MD said

@ Vincent,
Yes cron is configured.

one said

I have found where be problem. May be it is mistake or not

file: tools.class.php
line: 35
find: $start = $page * $perpage;
replase: $start = $page + $perpage;

but ufter that I see SQL error:

WordPress database error: [You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near 'Array, Array' at line 1]
SELECT id,title,lastactive,frequency FROM `wp_wpo_campaign` WHERE 1 = 1 ORDER BY UNIX_TIMESTAMP(lastactive)+frequency ASC LIMIT Array, Array

WordPress database error: [You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near 'Array, Array' at line 1]
SELECT id,title,lastactive,frequency FROM `wp_wpo_campaign` WHERE 1 = 1 AND UNIX_TIMESTAMP(lastactive)>0 ORDER BY lastactive DESC LIMIT Array, Array

WordPress database error: [You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near 'Array, Array' at line 1]
SELECT id,title,count FROM `wp_wpo_campaign` WHERE 1 = 1 ORDER BY count DESC LIMIT Array, Array

jameswillisisthebest said

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Maxime said

I’m testing your cool plugin and it works fine, but it doesn’t publish the link of the original post: i think it is fundamental to avoid copyright problems. I hope you’ll add this function in the next version.

VIncent said

@maxime -

use {permalink} in custom template. works fine.

MD said

@Guillermo

Could we get a current buglist that is being worked on?

Also an ETA on the next update would be great!

Dan said

Hi, seems like a great plugin but I’m having a few problems. No matter what I enter for the “frequency” say…9 minutes, the dashboard always defaults back to a time over 4 hours.

Dan said

Actually…I did a bit more testing. Basically if I enter a number of monite for the frequency (like 45) it adds 5 hours, Can’t get an update frequency of less than 5 hours to start…

Vincent said

quotes are still getting escaped and breaking links if you use them inside the template.

MD said

Current Issues: ( WP 2.2.2 & WPOM 1.0RC1-9 )

- Cache Images
Can’t get this to work at all.
Solution: Unknown

- Remove or Delete Posts
Cannot delete any posts made by fetching.
Solution: Manually delete from database.

- Quotes in Custom Templates
Cannot use quotes in custom templates.
Solution: Don’t use them a href={feedurl} works without quotes

- Frequency
Cannot set anything under 8 hours.
Solution: Unknown

- Fetch
Can only fetch one post. If you fetch more than once you get the same post again.
Solution: Unknown

- Post Count
Fetched posts are not counted.
Solution: Unknown

- Campaigns
Posts and not being posted at all – Campaign remains status next forever and no posts are made.
Solution: Unknown

- Help files missing
This is already a known issue.
Solution: Wait lol

- Alert after fetch
After you fetch there is no alert to say if it worked or not or how many were fetched etc. Page just goes blank.
Solution: Unknown

- Cron
This is not an issue for advanced webmasters but most people have no idea how to add this – Some instructions would be good.

Will let you know id I find anything else.

Any idea of when the next update that addresses these issues will be released? @ Anyone

Guillermo Rauch said

Thanks for the list MD. I love you. I’ll be fixing these soon

Samba said

Greetings Guillermo,

When I try to install the plugin I get this message

Fatal error: Call to undefined function: add_action() in /…/wp-content/plugins/wp-o-matic/wpomatic.php on line 93

(I have PHP 4.4.4, WP 2.2) Any ideas?

Marko said

This MD guy (or lady) should get a medal. I almost gone mad cause I thought that only I have problems he mentioned.

Tammy Hart said

This plugin is working for me, I just don’t understand one thing. It only shows a small bit of the article, and clicking the link just takes you to the “single” page with the same excerpt of the article. There’s no link to the rest of the article at all?

http://www.nameify.com/blog

Vincent said

@tammy

Since the plugin makes the RSS feed into posts, when you click on the title of the post, you’re just going to be taken to the post itself. If the RSS doesn’t have the source link in the {content} you’ll have to use the custom templates to output the source link using the {permalink} variable.

Marko said

@Guillermo

I think this plugin should be compatible with the ‘iMax Width ‘ plugin so You don’t have to resize images manually after wp-o-matic imports them.

Tammy Hart said

okay, thanks. I figured it would have something to do with a custom template. I can’t seem to find any help files that show me how to make a custom template though, is there one?

Scott said

Congrats on the excellent plug-in. Other than the aforementioned issues it works like a charm.

One question: rather than force users to use an actual server-side cron job why not use the pseudo-cron functionality built-in to WordPress? Seems that would help alleviate many of the problems shared-hosting users would face.

Vincent said

@tammy just use the {tags} that are shown under the custom template editor. One thing that confused me is that {feedurl} is the URL to the RSS feed itself NOT the link that’s send WITH the feed entry. {permalink} is the link to the entries’s individual feed entry.

One example would be:

{content} [a href={permalink}]…[/a]

or

{content}

[a href={permalink}]continue reading {title}[/a]

Of course, replace [ and ] with the pointy equivalents.

Torben said

Hi,

the plugin still doesn’t seem to work with WordPress v2.3-beta3 (see my comment about the database errors above).

Since the final of v2.3 is supposed to be released by end of this month, it would make sense to check already now for where the problems are before the flood of complaints will arrives at this place… ;)

Cheers,
Torben

Torben said

OK, I found some time to have a look at the problems with v2.3. There seem to be (at least) three of them:

#1:
your add_action hook for the installation of WPO in the constructor is not called at all:
add_action('activate_wp-o-matic/wpomatic.php', array(&$this, 'install'));

I couldn’t find the reason quickly and, therefore, hardcoded the installation for starters. After that the plugin could be activated without the error messages as quoted above.

#2:
in install() the paths changed to the WP core files. First of all, the following line proved to be useless in my case:
require_once( ABSPATH . 'wp-admin/admin-db.php' );

Secondly, the new path to the upgrade functions is:
require_once(ABSPATH . '/wp-admin/includes/upgrade.php');
Also see http://trac.wordpress.org/ticket/4334 and http://trac.wordpress.org/changeset/5542

#3:
There is a problem with the newly introduced taxonomy structure because of calls like this:
$categories = $wpdb->get_results("SELECT * FROM `$wpdb->categories` ORDER BY cat_ID ASC ");

It would better to use the WP API for this. E.g. like this:
$categories = get_categories('hide_empty=0');

Cheers,
Torben

Michael said

Torben, you are worried about 2.3, i cant even get it to autopost with 2.2 !!!!, except when i fech,
:-)

Bril said

Nice plugin.

I have a feed that spits out ten posts. How can I get it to spit out one post?

leo said

@Tammy – I checked your website nameify.com and I just want to ask how did you put “Read full article…” text linking to the original source? I can’t find any help how to put the source link. Did you do it manually?

leo said

@Vincent – when you say, “…you’ll have to use the custom templates to output the source link using the {permalink} variable.” Can you please explain it a bit further? Sorry, newbie here.

Thanks.

Scott said

@leo: go to the campaigns page of the WP-o-Matic options menu. Click “edit” from the “actions menu” for the campaign you want to edit. Select the “options” tab from the “editing campaigns” area of the screen. Select the “custom post template” checkbox so that it is checked.

Once you have done that a textarea will display, which allows you to create a custom post template to use for that entire campaign. This is where you would use the {permalink} tag. For instance, here is what I use:

{content}

Visit site: {title}

Once you are satisfied with the template you would like to use save your settings by clicking the “submit” button on the very right.

Make sense?

Scott said

I guess guillermo is filtering <code> tags so my example did not show properly. but you should be able to get the basic idea nonetheless.

Tim Watt said

Sorry Scott – I see no reason why anyone could, including me…

I cut and pasted that text and nothing changed – where’s the code? Is there some linkage from title to permalink?

Also, while I’m here, the cron function is not working even though I entered some info. in my Godaddy account manager seemingly matching what is (mystifyingly) partially described.

Tim

Vincent said

just type the code like you want it… just think about it:

{content}

[a href={permalink}]visit site[/a]

replace [ and ] with their pointed equivalents.

Tim Watt said

Thanks Vincent, but you’re making a false assumption that the above is self-evident when it plainly isn’t – which seems to be a common trait here…

I’m an editor, and pretty logical. You maybe be a coder and what you suggested maybe be very straightforward coding but it most definitely is not explained or evident from any instructions.

I searched on Google and the WordPress wiki without succcess before posting as well, so I’m sure this must generally be a construtive question.

Besides which, the above doesn’t work…. maybe some spacing is required? Or something else….?

Hopefully, the example help pop-up should be included to make this clear sooner rather than later.

Thanks again to all as it seems to be heading in the right direction.. T

Philipp said

great plugin, no hickups for me so far …

some ideas for further functionality:

filtering of posts. for example, i want to aggregate all posts that use the word “sillyexamplecantthinkofanythingelse” in the subject line and then display them in a certain category on my blog.

of even better, if it you could filter by categories that were specified by the original poster, i don’t know if that is possible.

also, in some cases it would be nice if one could preserve the name of the original author (blog) and a link to it. again, there might be a way to do this already, but I can’t find it in the administration options.

thanks for the great work!

Philipp

Philipp said

Oh, a small glitch:

Your WP-o-Matic version is… (timeout)

Just installed latest RC (it says above that it is WP-o-Matic 1.0RC1) on a standard dreamhost.com configuration with PHP5. the simple pie test showed that i had all required software installed.

Tim Watt said

Using the blunderbus of repeated trial and error I fixed the above using the usual instead of the curly parentheses for the HTML.

Simple, but only after the fact!

T

Stephen said

everything seems to be working except the add campaign page – its stopping loading after the wordpress header (the bit with the sign out links). it even stops mid tag : “

VIncent said

@tim:

the tags that are listed are replaced with the data elements pulled from the RSS feed:

{permalink} = link to source
{title} = title of source
{content} = body of feed entry

and so on. Just construct the template how you like, using these tags. It can’t be explained any simpler than that.

You want a link? Make a link using {permalink} and as the URL and whatever as the link text ({title}, , ‘read more, etc….) The rest is basic HTML .

The known bug about this is that you cant use quotes in the template, so don’t use anything that might break the link, such as [a href={permalink} title={title}] (since the {title} of the feed will more than likely contains spaces.)

What didn’t work about the example that I gave? Did you replace the [ and ] with the square brackets? It’s HTML, remember. (The comments here strip out the HTML brackets.

Jason R said

How do you combine multiple posts from feeds into a single post on your site?

I am using Google Mashup Editor which allows me to get the latest 3 posts from 3 different blogs relating to the same subject. I want to combine those 3 posts from the 3 blogs into 1 post on my blog. How do I do that?

Jason R

Michael said

Any newbies here that need some keyword related feeds, let me know

Vincent said

@Jason
As far as I know, that’s beyond the scope of this plugin. It just takes entries of a RSS and turns them each into a post. It doesn’t wash your car or make you coffee either. :)

@Michael
what kind of feeds?

RTOE said

Hi, nice plugin. I love the rewrite-option.
Spaces before or after a word in the “rewrite to”-field will be deleted after submit.

Hi

We are looking to use this Plugin on one of our websites, but we have run in to a problem with the Date handling of the Plugin in that when posts are being created as Draft Posts, they are not having a date set for their created date. This means that we are unable to see when the original post was made. This also occurs regardless of what the feed date option is set too.

Any ideas?

Colin Ogilvie
Web Portal Developer
http://www.plus.net/

Chris J said

What is the way to auto update posts with this script?

Do you use that cron that updates every 10 minutes!? 10 minutes, isn’t that excessive?

Or do you change it under “Frequency” in the campaign options area?

Jason R said

Say I want to run, via cron, a feed fetch at 12, noon, every day. What would I setup in cron/wp-o-matic to do this?

Ashe said

in my feeds im getting peoples “email me ” and “digg submits” at the end of the posts, and theyre showing up as broken images b/c for some reason they arent being saved in my cache, yet all other images are.

any thoughts oh wise ones?

Rob

-i was considering using the rewrite option for this somehow….

Myles said

Thanks or the update, great plugin, I donated

Alirio said

Michael, I’ll take your offering Please explain me how can I create keyword related feeds?

Istvan said

Thanks for the plugin. I would like to know if is possible to limit the number of inserted post. For example to post only the first 3 news.

Thanks

Matt said

This is absolutely the best plugin out there! One request – how about being able to add a link to the original article so that the site with the original content (where the feed comes from) gets credit?

Matt said

Figured it out, I’m an idiot.

Matt said

Ok one more issue…embedded flash videos (YouTube) do not show up. Any ideas? The RSS feed I’m trying is: http://youtube.com/rss/global/most_discussed_today.rss

steve said

@Matt, I can get the image to show up but WP doesn’t see it as an embedded video. It links back to YouTube/Google Video.
Have you found any plugins to recognize the link and make it run as embedded video?

Thanks,
S

Matt said

I finally got WordPress capable of showing embeded videos with a patched /wp-includes/kses.php file. So I can go to YouTube, watch a video, copy the “embed url” and paste it into a WordPress entry manually and the video shows up.

It appears that wp-o-matic is stripping embed tags as well? Anyone?

cyber said

There is some problem with syndicating the feeds with streaming video (.flv files), e.g.: http://youtube.com/rss/global/our_blog.rss

I know that FeedWordPress imports them w/o any problem. Do you consider to add such a feature into the WP-o-Matic plugin?

steve said

I have used FeedWordPress in the past and it does work. I don’t think the program has been updated for quite some time though.

etr said

@Guillermo Rauch thanks for your plugins,

i’ve tested this plugins a couple times, and i found a critical thing which is duplicate content, pls take a look at http://blogtda.com. You can find the duplicate content by click one of the category below it.

need your advice for this matter – Thank you for your help

Michael said

@Alirio

Sorry for the delayed reply.
You can PM me with the keywords and i will give you the feeds, alternatively you can sign up at http://www.rssground.com/ (non affiliate link)and get your feeds there.

Michael

Jason R said

My dashboard says I have over 2493 days till my next campaign process:

Next campaigns to process

1. 2493d 8h 49m 22s people

Why is it at 2493 days? How do I fix that?

VIncent said

Any news on the next version.

Ashe said

@etr

how did you get the “email this” and “digg” etc. links from the feeds to show up? its driving me nuts trying to figure that out! please help me!

Michael said

@all

If anybody is looking for a clickbank rss feed then maybe the below will help:
http://rssground.com/rssservices/clickbankfeeds.php?q=adsense&c=0&a=sibelle258

This will provide you content from all CB categories
The keyword used : adsense (change it to your keyword)
Clickbank ID : sibelle258 (change it to your CB id)

If you need additional rss feeds let me know

Michael

hiutopor said

Hello

Very interesting information! Thanks!

Bye

antis3ptic said

i looked database and link is normal in database

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Brian said

my dashboard also shows that I have over 2480 days until the next campaign is processed. I’ve tried correcting UTC times and all that, but it doesn’t seem to fix the issue. any ideas?

current wp version 2.2.3, wpomatic version 1.0RC1-9

thanks

Brian said

nevermind. I figured it out

@Jason R. correct the UTC issue in your main WP options tab so that it actually reflects the correct hour where you are, then reset whatever campaigns you have already created. That should do it. At least, that worked for me.

~Brian

aaron said

HI Guillermo,

Great plugin.

i’m still having problems with the templating issue

It is still adding the slashes to the permalink url.

the address is showing up but it’s linking to my blog rather than the orginal post.

Please let me know how to fix this
Thanks

aaron said

fixed it thanks
i’m an idiot
great plugin

Micah said

I have checked the “Use Feed Date” option but it doesn’t seem to be working. How do I get this working? I am just retrieving this RSS 2.0 feed.

http://hyperlite.com/video/feed/

Thanks.

Rich said

I can’t figure out how to get the cache to work. I have the cache folder, It’s writable (777), and I have the option turned on in both places. I can view the folder in the browser. But it only has one file named cache and the size of this file is “0″. And nothing gets written to this folder. Am I doing something wrong? I’m using Dreamhost. Thanks for anyones help!

Bangkok Bob said

HI Guillermo,

Great plugin.

Nice if it could handle affiliate XML data feeds (like magicparser.com) for monetization.

The SimplePie library can handle the extra fields per item, I’m sure.

Best regards,
Bangkok Bob

DealerISM said

Where would I put {*/10 * * * * /usr/bin/ftp http://dealerism.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-o-matic/cron.php?code=dac2fb7b} ?

It says something about a crontab. Where is this?

everett said

Could I get a more detailed description of how to use the rewriter?

Can you only put one word in the origin box?
Can you have one word randomly changed into 2 or 3 different words?

Any instructions on this would be great
thanks

etr said

@Ashe , try googling , “email this” plugin for wordpress
sorry i forgot the url

Karen said

Hi. I’ve installed wp-o-matic and got the simplepie thing to work. It gives me an OK on everything except for mbstring and iconv – extensions that allow me to read non-English characters. I don’t really need them… so how do I get rid of the warning that comes up at the top of my admin pages saying: “Please click here to make sure SimplePie, the feeds parsing library which empowers WP-o-Matic, works on your server.”

Thanks

Michael said

Hi there all,

Can any tell me what is the correct format of the cron time setting: in wp-o-matic it shows i have to use this cron: */10 * * * * /usr…………….

Dhould i not omit the 1st star, meaning the cron will look like this : /10 * * * *
or is it correct, like this,
*/10 * * * * meaning the 1st block should be */10

Thanks

Michael

Hi guys/Girls,

Any updates on this?

I just deleted a billion cron error emails ugh!!

Dying over here Guillermo!! You have any idea of when the bugs will be fixed up?

csseur said

hello,

the plugin is compatible wordpress 2.3?

thanks

Huan said

Hi Guillermo.
I have two different blogs (WordPress 2.2.1, PHP 4.4.7) on two different domains. Blogs have the same base but different prefixes (“wp_”,”bpa_”).
Plugin don’t work with a “bpa_” blog: “Plugin could not be activated because it triggered a fatal error”.
How to fix this?
Thanks

I’ve also noticed that the CronJob that wp-o-matic suggests using:

*/10 * * * * /usr/bin/ftp http:///

which is an FTP program rather than a Webpage fetcher?

Wade M said

Quick Follow up; I’ve also tried using http://digg.com per the Ajax screen shot, and it’s not working either.

Thanks again,

Wade

TestName said

Test myfunction comment

Matt said

Some questions about scheduling..

If I set my post to update every 30 minutes (have 0 days, 0 hours, 30 minutes in the settings) it always goes back to updating every 10 hours.

When if finally reaches the 10 hour mark, it just says “Next!” and never actually updates. I can manually update with no problems.

The first release of wp-o-matic worked fine…any ideas?

Hostimal said

Fine plugin but thanks to all folks with Firefox suggestions, now we can play with auto-pilot blogs.

bee2busy said

Help !.I encountered this error when i tried to create a campaign .

Fatal error: Allowed memory size of 8388608 bytes exhausted (tried to allocate 1245184 bytes) in /home/mydomain/public_html/mysubdomain/wp-content/plugins/wp-o-matic/inc/simplepie/simplepie.class.php on line 4901

bee2busy said

Hi,

i found whatthe problem was..it was the memory setting in my php.ini chnages it a bit higher and it work .kewl plugin.keep the good work ..cheers !!!!

Diego said

I would like to enable readers to click to read the news from the original source (The RSS owners). How can I do that?

brianc said

@ having header errors…

I had the same deal. I had an old version up in a /wpomatic folder
the new RC version NEEDS the /wp-o-matic/ folder name to function.

DealerISM said

Can someone give me exact details as to how to automate these feeds. I need to know what to do with “cron”. Where do I put this cron job? In my cPanel? Help!

DealerISM said

Also, how can I make sure that when a person clicks to “read more” it opens a seperate browser.

Thomas said

–> What Diego said.

Could this plugin show the page the RSS feed was taken from?

That would be ever sweet :)

SKULL said

Has anyone got this working?

Im running WP 2.2 , it’s installed fine , without sql errors but i can not pick a catogory as none is showing?

Any help?

Vincent said

One work folks: feedwordpress.

Ok, so that’s three words, but it works fine out the box.

CognitiveCombine said

I just installed version 1.0RC1-9 of this plugin on a WP2.3 installation that uses PHP 4.4.1. and I get the fatal error too, also it cannot seem to find the ‘campaign’ table in the db.

jimmy said

Tried to install on WP2.3 tables where not created, so I added them by hand, category table no longer used in WP2.3 so changed getBlogCategories sql query to: $sql = “select *, {$wpdb->terms}.term_id as category_id, {$wpdb->terms}.name as cat_name from {$wpdb->term_taxonomy} left join {$wpdb->terms} using (term_id) where {$wpdb->term_taxonomy}.taxonomy = ‘category’ ORDER BY {$wpdb->terms}.term_id ASC”;

not sure if this will work with all parts of the plugin.

Any thoughts??

Innovative said

The Plugin works great for me. Using Semiologic theme

Solution Fix on WordPress 2.3 Install Error:

* —————-
WordPress database error: [Table 'db_jr.wp_wpo_campaign' doesn't exist]

SELECT * FROM `wp_wpo_campaign` WHERE 1 = 1 AND (frequency + lastactive)

(continuted)………..

(continued)….. Sorry guys – code was not pasting correctly ….

….. Looking into this application I felt this system had a great deal of potential thus I gave an install a shot.

Running the newest version of WordPress 2.3 kept getting this error above which turned out to be critical in the initial database being created.

Finally 7 hours later at 6am just before I was about to manually create the database I caught something in the code which resolved all issues.

In the file “wpomatic.php” which is located in the main folder from the original zip file (which btw should be located here)

[root] /wp-content/plugins/wp-o-matic/

On line 121, the admin file is incorrectly referenced.

In the original file like 121 points to:
/wp-admin/admin-db.php

but admin-db.php does not exist.

change this file to “admin.php”

Man, if I would have considered a typo from the start, I guess WordPress must have updated this file name in Version 2.3.

Hope this helps someone. Time for sleep.

feodus said

This plugin works for 2.3?

Tim said

can someone post the full fix for 2.3?

fulgore said

wpomatic.php fixed for wordpress 2.3 here

http://pastey.net/74633

Heather said

thanks fulgore, this fixed my problem in 2.3

working fine so far

Peter said

The fix works for me. Thanks a lot.

Happy to know that my solution works :) let me know if there are any further problems.

Sklep komputerowy z tanimi czesciami komputerowymi:
sklep komputerowy

Franck said

Please can someone expain to me where exactly to put this line :

*/10 * * * * /usr/bin/ftp http://www.mysite.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-o-matic/cron.php?code=9fbe6b5a

actually the line is located In the wp-o-matic dashboard. There is a message over there seeing ” Make sure this line is loaded in your crontab”.
Thank you

Tim said

I am still getting the author error, anyone else?

Franck said

“Tim” i was getting this error too. the author you enter must be your blog username i think. this fixed the error for me.

Tom said

Hi!
Fixed wpmatic.php (from http://pastey.net/74633 ) for WordPress 2.3 works! THX a lot!!!

unnamed said

New vision of fun!

SKULL said

I am using wordpress 2.2.2 still can not add category getting this error even after the update.

The following errors have been encountered:

Categories
Select at least one category

The old order. You can see
here

Howard said

Hi….Great Plug In…definately can see the value…I am having one heck of a time with the image caching…..

The images download to the cache folder but when displayed they are showing up with an x in them…..

Please help….

H2

Ehxun said

Wow! I didnot know this plugin. That’s what I am looking for a while. thanks

toha said

Hi! Really good plugin, but I have some problems with categories.

When I’ve installed plugin, I’m trying to add rss feed, but there are some problems with adding caterogies. In the list of categories (in plugin) there is nothing. But there’re categories in blog.
I’m using “fixed wpmatic.php (from http://pastey.net/74633)”, and WordPress 2.3

What should i do to solve this problem?

Thanks

toha said

in other words – THERE IS PROBLEM WITH CATEGORIES BECAUSE NONE IS SHOWING in the list

toha said

i think, problem is in file
wp-o-matic/inc/admin/edit.php
in

Josh said

Dang… I having been brainstorming about such a plugin but you beat me to it! You are awesome. Thanks for the plugin.

Ruben said

Is possible to be used with 2.3 wordpress version?

Mike said

Hello,

Like many other posters here I’m having trouble with cron. I know where the cron tap is (my host is using cpanel so it’s dead easy) but no matter how I try editing the line wp-o-m generates I get various errors, mainly “Name or service not known” or “no such file or directory”. It’s driving me nuts, this plugin does exactly what I want and works manually but I really need it to be automated. Having no UNIX knowledge I’m really stumped trying to set up the cronjob. Please can some one post an idiots guide?

Cheers, Mike…..

Seer said

Hey Christian,

Thanks a ton for the fix dude!

Seer said

Hmm back.. Same error as others have stated… problem with categories… anyone got a fix for it? I got the admin path changed in wopomatic.

Squint said

Any idea when you will support 2.3 ? I just upgraded my WP as a result of one of the above posts, just to find out you dont support it… I am not sure about down-grading, My WP database is already full of posts and configuration, I’d really rather not downgrade…

Thanks

Michael said

Hi all,

is it just me or are u 2 also getting the feeling that Guillermo has given up on this WP-O-Matic, specially since he has not posted anything since 9 September.

A pitty, because if he could have sorted out all the bugs out of this program it would have been a great plugin.

I guess i will now have to go and buy something that is working since there is no longer any support or updates for WP-O-Matic

Cheers

wp-o-matic seems to have died :(

Guillermo Rauch said

@Michael
Good, because I haven’t received more than two or three $10 donations since I relased the first release candidate. It’s not really motivating to work on WP-o-Matic, but I’ll release a great new version nonetheless.

@MissDani
No, you seem to have died.

damir said

Hi!
Great plugin LOVE IT! Just wanted to throw an idea. I have a WPMU powered site and was wondering if this plugin will be available for WPMU?
Thanks.

Michael said

@Guillermo

You mention donations, but forgive me i dont know how this open source or whatever it is called work.
The way i see it you have a great product and people want it. This comes back to business 101, suply and demand. Why dont you work on a super WP-O-Matic in which all the bugs mentioned in the post above are fixed, then you sell it as a stable version which WORKS. Hey i will be the 1st one in line to purchase it (if it is bug free) and all the enhancements and reasonable suggestions above hs been implemented. Hey you will make a fortune overnight.

Please give a reason why i or anybody should donate, because on the moment all i have is a plugin taking up space on my server which is not working as it should (no auto posting, manual posting (festch) ends up in 100′s of post at ones, support are given only when some-one like me bitch about something (last support post almost a month ago) etc.

So bottom line you have a great product but it is not working well due to several bugs. If it was working properly you could sell it, if you don’t like selling it then fine give it away for a compulsory donation. If you don’t intend to fix it then stop wasting every bodies time by making a available a half working plug in.

So stop whining and make this great plugin even greater……..

Michael

Guillermo Rauch said

@Michael
The way I see it, you’re whining, not me.
I don’t want to profit off something built on WordPress, which you get for free. I was just explaining why I’m not devoting so much time to fixes as I used to, but I am nonetheless, and will release the great plugin you mention even if no one donates at all (which is kinda the current situation lol)

Best,
Guillermo

Guillermo Rauch said

@damir
It’s been reported to work with WPMU, never tested myself.

Squint said

So … Any updeates on WP 2.3 support? :)

@Michael -

I think you should lay off and relax. Guillermo is producing this plugin out of the kind-ness of his heart for you and anyone else who decides to use it. All he is trying to say is that with little to no donations its pretty hard to put any strict service level agreements in place..

lets just chill and let him work on making 2.3 compatible. :)

Thanks!

Tim Watt said

Dear Guillermo

I really appreciate the efforts you are making and am impressed with your work so wish to be encouraging but I do concur with most of what Michael wrote above.
The fact that you have people impatient for a working product should not be, in my view, regarded in any way as ‘annoying’ – it’s a really good problem to have!
So please don’t frighten us with signs of annoyance (even if understandable)!
It shows people are interested which is a good thing. So please don’t be discouraged. I haven’t seen anyone be rude so I see no reason to be so – so please keep up the good work!
Each RC seems to be better but I’m currently in the situation where the chron function is not working so the basic functionality of automatic publishing does not exist (I tried something called PseudoChron which didn’t seem to help. If there’s an issue with English instructions in the pop-up help files maybe I could offer to help?) and there is the additional issue of duplicated post (surely there should be some way to filter out already published posts?).
So, the potential is there so please keep going, but at the moment the previous version I have functioning, if not up to the potential usefulness of the current RC version.
Tim
None of the sites I use it for are commercial as yet but when an RC10 or whatever that functions is available I’d be willing to implement wp-o-matic on some sites an, of course, contribute.

John said

Very good, thank you very much.

However, is it possible to set it up so that the feeds are NOT separated into different pages for each item?

For what I need, it would be better for the feeds to be one after the other on the same page, but combined from the different sources, if that makes sense.

Many thanks and best wishes.

rick said

The installation went fine, but I keep getting the following errow in my wordpress post after I fetch the feed

Please specify a query! (9003)

please help!

Dong Le said

Hello Guillermo,

I can assist with you to help fix bug of upgrade new version.

Alpe said

i take this error after installing the newest version.
I have renamed the folder but same problem.
And i have 777 the cache folder.

WordPress database error: [Table 'wordpress.wp_wpo_campaign' doesn't exist]
SELECT * FROM `wp_wpo_campaign` WHERE 1 = 1 AND (frequency + lastactive)

Jamison F said

I second what Tim said above.

Justin said

I, too, would be very willing to donate to you as soon as a proper release of wp-o-matic is available. I don’t think you’re going to have any lack of donations once you’ve got a nice release out.

David James said

Has anyone used rewrite function? I put some rewrite rule and run then so many SQL error appear in the screen:

WordPress database error: [MySQL server has gone away]
INSERT INTO wp_wpo_campaign_post (`campaign_id`,`feed_id`,`post_id`) VALUES (’3′,’4′,’86′)

WordPress database error: [MySQL server has gone away]
INSERT INTO `wp_wpo_log` (message, created_on) VALUES (‘Processing item’, NOW())

WordPress database error: [MySQL server has gone away]
SELECT * FROM `wp_wpo_campaign` WHERE id = 3

Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in /home/davidjames/public_html/domain.com/wordpress/wp-content/plugins/wp-o-matic/wpomatic.php on line 550

I’m using fixed version with WP 2.3

sethuhdiah said

Wp-o-matic works awesome for me. It took me a while but I figured out how to set the cron up. It really depends on your server variables… I wrote an article to help you guys set up cron on my site. http://www.auto-blog-builder.info

Alpe said

Nobody have the errors like me??

gulflee said

using wp 2.3 this appear on top of the header both admin panel and the site.

WordPress database error: [Table 'eternal_weddingbyeternal.singapore_wp_wpo_campaign' doesn't exist]
SELECT * FROM `singapore_wp_wpo_campaign` WHERE 1 = 1 AND (frequency + lastactive) 0 ORDER BY lastactive DESC LIMIT 5

WordPress database error: [Table 'eternal_weddingbyeternal.singapore_wp_wpo_campaign' doesn't exist]
SELECT id,title,count FROM `singapore_wp_wpo_campaign` WHERE 1 = 1 ORDER BY count DESC LIMIT 5

artxtra said

Hi,
wpomatic seems a very cool plugin…
I used it in pre RC version… no problem.
But with the new one, the campaigns and all this bug, wpomatic is too messy for me… and too complex. Useless for me, and its may disturb my blog template
Actually, i would like to downgrade to a prior version (i think it’s the 0.2b) : where could i find this archive, please ?

ian said

This plugin was apparently poorly written because in some cases it seems to be looking for a ‘category’ and in others its looking for ‘categories’. Was this code tested before it was pushed out to the masses? i found this after i had to manually create the DB tables that are required because the installer didn’t work either.

Guillermo Rauch said

@ian
What are you talking about ?

firefox said

using 1.0RC1-9
PHP Version 5.2.0-8+etch7
wp Version 2.3
i remember on the test page which i cant seem to find now everything was ok except cURL which said “we will user something else instead+ i cant remember the name trackurl or something like that

i’m getting manny errors on activation and on every page of my admin panel

WordPress database error: [Table 'wordpress.wp_wpo_log' doesn't exist]
SELECT * FROM `wp_wpo_log` ORDER BY created_on DESC LIMIT 7

WordPress database error: [Table 'wordpress.wp_wpo_campaign' doesn't exist]
SELECT id,title,lastactive,frequency FROM `wp_wpo_campaign` WHERE 1 = 1 ORDER BY UNIX_TIMESTAMP(lastactive)+frequency ASC LIMIT 5

WordPress database error: [Table 'wordpress.wp_wpo_campaign' doesn't exist]
SELECT id,title,lastactive,frequency FROM `wp_wpo_campaign` WHERE 1 = 1 AND UNIX_TIMESTAMP(lastactive)>0 ORDER BY lastactive DESC LIMIT 5

WordPress database error: [Table 'wordpress.wp_wpo_campaign' doesn't exist]
SELECT id,title,count FROM `wp_wpo_campaign` WHERE 1 = 1 ORDER BY count DESC LIMIT 5

its true the wp_wpo_campaing table doesent exists , how can i solve this ?

lol I didn’t die :P

Jenny said

AWesome plugin. I’m totally gonna try this for the project I was thinking of making.

spoul said

As I can see, Create Tables function in installation component doesn’t work. Possibly it can be reason for Errors in activation process.
Fatal error happens when plugin trying to select from table that doesn’t exists.

spoul said

plugin calls this file
“require_once( ABSPATH . ‘/wp-admin/admin-db.php’ );”
but in WP 2.3 it library doesn’t exists.
So, it can’t create tables and there are no checking for errors (for example using exeption method)? trying to get data from non-existent tables and return error.
In plugin need to rewrite all functions working with DB.

Richard said

I’ve used this plugin with WP 2.3 and am trying it with WP MU. Got errors with SimplePie:

Internal Server Error
The server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and was unable to complete your request.

Please contact the server administrator, webmaster@newclientfaucet.homesalerelief.com and inform them of the time the error occurred, and anything you might have done that may have caused the error.

More information about this error may be available in the server error log.

Additionally, a 500 Internal Server Error error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.

Any ideas about this? I am using wildcard DNS and .htaccess to create subdomain wordpress blogs. Thanks

bhavesh said

hi,

the plugin looks good…thanks..

I got 10 posts on the blog once the campaign ran…is there any wrong setting in wp-o-matic which i need to correct?

i have not set any cron jobs yet..

kindly guide..
thanks in advance

I am getting a couple of errors and was just wondering if anyone can help me. I get
WordPress database error: [Table 'db220659813.wp_categories' doesn't exist]
SELECT * FROM `wp_categories` ORDER BY cat_ID ASC

and once it submit a feed I get
Fatal error: Cannot redeclare class simplepie in /homepages/42/d187113575/htdocs/pknfan/wp-content/plugins/wp-o-matic/inc/simplepie/simplepie.class.php on line 353

any help would be appreciated.
Thank You

Juree said

@Christopher

I had the same problem during install – found the fix earlier in this thread:

In the file “wpomatic.php” which is located in the main folder from the original zip file (which btw should be located here)

[root] /wp-content/plugins/wp-o-matic/

On line 121, the admin file is incorrectly referenced.

In the original file line 121 points to:
/wp-admin/admin-db.php

but admin-db.php does not exist.

change this file to “admin.php”

(Credit to Christian Hochfilzer who posted this fix earlier in this thread)

Juree said

@Guillermo

Question about the hyperlink on feed items. Items are shown in the blog as expected, but when the title is clicked the user goes to an internal blog page with the same content and NOT the actual external link of the feed item. Is there a setting to let this happen? The RSS feed that is the source for this campaign has all of the titles going to external links. My users are going to want to go to the web page that the feed item represents – not one of my blog pages with the same content.

Thanks for a great tool – my client is going to love this, once this functionality is ironed out!

@Juree

I saw the earlier post and did that and it fixed the problem of it not making a campaign database in MySQL but now I have the problem that I mentioned earlier.

Alpe said

@ Cristopher Gillett
I have the same problem
WordPress database error: [Table 'wordpress.wp_categories' doesn't exist]
SELECT * FROM `wp_categories` ORDER BY cat_ID ASC

Michael said

Still no updates i see…… Still poor support…….

John said

Excellent plugin – if I could get it to work! :(

WP2.3, PHP4, XP Server

‘Plugin could not be activated because it triggered a fatal error.’

It’s also trying to access tables which don’t exist.

Michael said

HI John sorry about the Rugby and thanks for stopping by my site. Whats up in Bathgate

John said

I’ve read write through this thread and applied a couple of fixes. Thanks guys.

I don’t get the errors any more until I try and add a feed then I get:

‘The following errors have been encountered:

Feeds
Feed http://feeds.bbc.co.uk/weather/feeds/rss/5day/id/1678.xml could not be parsed (SimplePie said: ) ‘

No matter what feed I try it on, I get the same error.

murph said

i am getting the missing DB error that others are getting. is there a fix? can i manually create the tables?

John said

This is the fix that worked for me, posted by Juree:

In the file “wpomatic.php” which is located in the main folder from the original zip file (which btw should be located here)

[root] /wp-content/plugins/wp-o-matic/

On line 121, the admin file is incorrectly referenced.

In the original file line 121 points to:
/wp-admin/admin-db.php

but admin-db.php does not exist.

change this file to “admin.php”

(Credit to Christian Hochfilzer who posted this fix earlier in this thread)

John said

The second fix (for version 2.3 of WP) is:

There is a problem with the newly introduced taxonomy structure because of calls like this:
$categories = $wpdb->get_results(“SELECT * FROM `$wpdb->categories` ORDER BY cat_ID ASC “);

It would better to use the WP API for this. E.g. like this:
$categories = get_categories(‘hide_empty=0′);

(As posted earlier by Torben)

Zandra said

I am getting error: Warning! cron.php was called with the wrong password or without one! I see cron.php is using wp-config.php for a password I am guessing. In the cron command: /usr/bin/ftp http://mywebsit.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-o-matic/cron.php?code=f346cb87
Where is: code=f346cb87 coming from or how is it generated? Is it suppose to be my sql database password? Is anyone else having this problem or have resolved it? Thanks! By the way great plugin.

Lens said

Great plugin! Thanks for spending your free time on this (others seem to forget this).

I use webcron.org to run cron.php and that works fine.

The only problem I have is that WP-o-matic sets the date and time of the post to the date and time of fetching the feed. This happens only the first time a post is added, or when it has been changed in the feed.
I checked the option to use feed date, but that didn’t work.

It’s an iso-8859-1 encoded feed, with the following dateformat: Thu, 18 Oct 2007 17:00:46 GMT +0200

I use WP-o-matic 1.0RC1-9 on WPMU 1.1.1, PHP 4.3.11 as CGI and MySQL 4.0.20.

murph said

thanks John/Juree. i did read through the thread but did not see that specific fix listed (or was just too confused by it all).

anyways, i’m up and running. one question – each item gets it’s own post – i’m looking for a way to check a feed 1x every 24 hours and put all the new items into 1 post on my blog. is this possible with WP-o-Matic?

Seo Tool said

Thanks for such useful plugin , Can we have latest version Error free , as different errors discussed in comments

Thanks
Tulip

Andy said

Maximum execution time of 60 seconds exceeded
I set mine to 60 sec and it still fails, I can re fetch and more come in, but this wont work if you set it up with a cron job
what is the problem?, perhaps it must be limited to X amount of feeds?

I was able to get ride of the categories and campaign database errors with the help of this thread. Now I have another problem though once I submit the feed I get

Fatal error: Cannot redeclare class simplepie in /homepages/42/d187113575/htdocs/pknfan/wp-content/plugins/wp-o-matic/inc/simplepie/simplepie.class.php on line 353

I looked at the code on line 353 but it has been a long time since I have done any coding and I have never done any php coding so I do not have any idea. If anyone can help thank you.

Any updates?

Have anyone made mods to get this working on its own rather than having to manually fetch?

Matt said

Yeah, manual fetch is a pain. This plugin is working great for me outside of the having to manually fetch and the dates being the time I fetched, not the actual post time.

Dave said

I love the interface!

Joe said

Does anyone know how to or if possible how to make it so all the links from the posts in any given campaign when clicked on go to one certain URL?

I have been playing with the rewrite option and cannot figure out how to make it do this where it rewrites the links to all posts in one campaign to go to one single URL.

an exact example: I want the text posts for a single campaign when the link is clicked on to direct them to the URL of the video version of the post.

If you have the answer please give detailed instructions on how it is done i.e. what to put in origin or the relink to sections.

Thanks folks, Joe :-)

Alfredo J. said

Hi there,

I wanted to add myself to the list of those thankful for your nice plugin.

I had to apply one of the bug fixes since the categories table was not being called correctly. I also added a way to fetch the original feed item’s author, in order to give credit. Maybe this could be added by default in the next version?

At first I did not understand where I was supposed to add the post template (maybe the text box should be visible, but disabled, by default?) After guessing that turning the option would display the TB, things were fine again.

I then use the rewrite function in order to replace the IMG tags from the item into text (maybe in the future i will change so that images are laid out better with my page)

Last, I modified it to just use a limited extract of the content fetched.

I have not tested the cron functions because I mainly plan to use it kinda manually to fetch stuff I tag with google reader, in order to add my own commentary and such.

I get an error when resetting a campaign: Warning: Cannot modify header information – headers already sent by (output started at /home/$user/public_html/$mysite/wp-admin/admin-header.php:16) in /home/$user/public_html/$mysite/wp-content/plugins/wp-o-matic/wpomatic.php on line 1089

However, i have made the mods detailed above so I’m not sure if this is the cause of that. The campaign actually resets when I check things out again.

It also seems to timeout most times when fetching a feed after resetting. Again, the posts get added as planned anyways.

So I really don’t have complains, just wanted to inform you in case you get reproduce and fix that kind of issues (which I can deal with for now).

I’m using WP 2.3

Again, thanks for a great plug-in!

ZippyZow said

WordPress database error: [Table 'wwwuser_anime.wp_wpo_campaign' doesn't exist]
SELECT * FROM `wp_wpo_campaign` WHERE 1 = 1 AND (frequency + lastactive)

Jody said

I love this plugin.. after update.. dead in the webernet.. I’ve read thru the comments but see now fix that works for the tables not being installed etc. can’t wait for the next version :)

crapp said

What a POS , Hosed my whole blog !

hurry said

Plugin could not be activated because it triggered a fatal error:

WordPress database error: [Table 'nitaai82_wp2332.wp_wpo_campaign' doesn't exist]
SELECT * FROM `wp_wpo_campaign` WHERE 1 = 1 AND (frequency + lastactive)

Kultos said

I wrote WP Admin, this Plugin is full of Bugs, Error and so on – he have to outtake it from the WP index – however, nice idea but id..s the make it wrong.

Guillermo Rauch said

@Kultos
I bet you haven’t read an english grammar book lately. No offense, but I’m having a hard time understanding your offensive comment completely!

Manish said

@Guillermo

Kindly let me know (and others) how much do I (and others) need to donate to get a fully working plugin with quick support and a smile on your face ;-)

Kultos said

-> I bet you haven’t read an english grammar book lately.
ok., correct. but… i bet, you are did not read you own source here… cause a lot, count yourself… , people had the same problem. you have to understand, what they say… YOU PLUGIN IS BUGGY… if it was ok, i do not have to learn english… have i tell it to you in polish??

Kultos said

oooh, sorry: i do not read any grammar… lately or whenever…

Holger said

how can i remove the “boxID: xx” in the post

and wp-o-matic dont show the full rss feed description in the post , but the feed description is longer

Malta said

Thanks a lot for your time!

I get this error…. can any help?

WordPress database error: [Table 'db222375063.wp_wpo_campaign' doesn't exist]
SELECT * FROM `wp_wpo_campaign` WHERE 1 = 1 AND (frequency + lastactive)

Living One said

I got error the same message when trying active this plugin.
WordPress database error: [Table ‘wp_wpo_campaign’ doesn’t exist]

How i can solve this ????

Guillermo Rauch said

By downloading the latest version… see latest post on the home.

Aditya said

This plugin is superb.

Will definitely try it.

jreid said

Still not able to add feeds because no categories are showing. WP 2.2.2 and I downloaded the new verson of WP-o-matic today.

Pablo said

Hola Guillermo,

Una obra de arte lo tuyo! Pero tengo un pequeño problema:

(Ampliación) Pasqual Maragall anuncia que padece Alzheimer – Terra España

No toma bien los acentos, eñes y otras yerbas. Pero no siempre, eso es lo raro. Lo tengo en UTF8.
Tenés idea de cómo se puede solucionar???
Mil gracias, sos un campeón!

Jnuk said

Hey Guillermo. First of all, thanks for this plugin, it’s excellent!

I have a problem with words’ automatic relinking: the destination url doesn’t work because it is written correctly by the plugin.

http://www.mysite.com/wordpress/www.destinationurl.com
instead of
http://www.destinationurl.com

Does anyone know where to change this function?
Thanks a lot

Sam Huget said

You’ve great job Guillermo. It’s my favourite plugin and I believe it will be invite flood profit for me. Don’t worry, I’ll be one of your donator. :D

I’ve install it to WP Version 2.3.1 and found small problem. I can fix it. All the best. Sam Huget. http://www.newpsxblog.com

Yatrik said

Hey there Guillermo,
I have a problem with the plugin. Downloaded the latest version from the Home Page, and after I configure the plugin, I get the error:

Warning: Cannot modify header information – headers already sent by (output started at /home/a9464664/public_html/site/wp-admin/admin-header.php:16) in /home/a9464664/public_html/site/wp-content/plugins/wp-o-matic/wpomatic.php on line 990

Okay, I just refresh it and I come to the dashboard….however, If I try to add a campaign, I just get a blank page.

I’m running WP v.2.1.1…

What could be the fix here?

Yatrik said

Also, I get a cross for all RSS URLs that I know are correct – all look like this:

http://www.blahblah.com/blahrss/blahrss-topic.xml

Let me know about any other info. you need.

ehaze said

Guillermo,

Any idea why my blogs are not getting fed the content of the blog. the titles are coming across but no content.

thanks!

http://www.sharepointed.com

bob101 said

why the cron job is not working?

many thanks.

Robin said

great plugin! it might be just what I need for my website… although there is one minor glitch causing major problems: posts all have the same date & time when they are fetched together. either with or without the “use feed date” option, since it doesn’t work (even though the date entry is correctly formed in the source feed). the problem is that wordpress uses the timestamp to show previous and next posts. since I’m using a template displaying only one post at a time (for a photoblog), it means I can’t navigate through posts…

mike said

I installed but my campaigns don’t get processed. I see that they are ready, but it doesn’t . I press fetch and they get processed correctly.

Any news as to when the final version will be published?

123anddone said

Got this error when activating plugin :

WordPress database error: [Table 'anddonec_wrdp10.wp_wpo_campaign' doesn't exist]
SELECT * FROM `wp_wpo_campaign` WHERE 1 = 1 AND (frequency + lastactive)

123anddone said

Fatal error: Cannot redeclare class wpomatic in /home/anddonec/public_html/wildamateursex/wp-content/plugins/wp-o-matic/wpomatic.php on line 63

susur said

Excellent Plugin, the best of i have seen fits exactly for the purpose

neon said

If Wp-O-Matic is not working for you with 2.1+ and throwing Fatal Error after install, here’s the solution:

Edit the wpomatic.php file and searche for these lines:

require_once( ABSPATH . ‘wp-admin/admin-db.php’ );
require_once(ABSPATH . ‘wp-admin/upgrade-functions.php’);

Comment them both like this:

//require_once( ABSPATH . ‘wp-admin/admin-db.php’ );
//require_once(ABSPATH . ‘wp-admin/upgrade-functions.php’);

neon said

Ok, it’s not enogh. You have to handle categories that were changed quite much since WP2.2.

In wpomatic.php change this line:

$categories = $wpdb->get_results(“SELECT * FROM `$wpdb->categories` ORDER BY cat_ID ASC “);

To:

$categories = get_terms(‘category’, ‘get=all’);

In wp-o-matic/inc/admin/edit.php do these changes. Replace:

cat_ID, in_array($category->cat_ID, $data['categories']), ‘id=category_’ . $category->cat_ID) ?>
cat_ID, $category->cat_name) ?>

With:

term_id, in_array($category->term_id, $data['categories']), ‘id=category_’ . $category->term_id) ?>
term_id, $category->name) ?>

Guillermo Rauch said

Guys.. these issues have already been taken care of. Please check the latest test version on the homepage (http://devthought.com)

neon said

Guillermo Rauch: Ohh.. I am idiot, I typed the wp-o-matic to google and it lead me to this post and this post seems like the official site for this plugin, it’s very hard to see there is newer version somewhere on the page.

Ok, nevermind.. but still.. there are other problems like no categories showing and others that I have corrected. If you are interested let me know here, we can chat over email or icq.

neon said

Hmmm.. I am really idiot today. I am sorry, categories shows ok for me. Only problem I have is with fatal error messages when adding new feed. Because when doing inserts and updates there are some values like Title that can’t be NULL and the script is posting zero string to them and it causes the error.

Randy said

Ok, Anybody using this with Wp 2.3.1 yet. I am getting a fatal error and it stinks. I really like this plugin. Can anyone help.
Thanks

neon said

Randy I have made it work yesterday for the latest WP version. Let me know about the errors you get, I’ll give you solution.

Jim said

For those of you who copied and pasted like I did, keep in mind that the Apostrophe in the pasted text above is not your standard apostrophe, it may look like it, but it is not and if you paste this into your text editor, you’ll see what I’m talking about.

So, to fix the bugs, simply make the changes in these two posts:
http://devthought.com/wp-o-matic-the-wordpress-rss-agreggator/#comment-2292
http://devthought.com/wp-o-matic-the-wordpress-rss-agreggator/#comment-2546

and make sure your apostrophe’s are correct.

Nice plugin by the way – thanks!!

Carlo said

Guillermo this is a great Plugin. You did an excellent job!

For me everything works except for the fact that I can’t seem to figure out how to run the Cron job…

What is the ?code=c64201c1 for? Also it seems to be different for different installations (I had a different code on a previous activation) how can I get this code if I didn’t write it down on the first setup?

Thank you in advance for your time.
Carlo

Randy said

neon, This is the proble code I get. This is on Wp 2.3.1
I tried it today and it still gave me the error.

WordPress database error: [Table 'southflo_wrdp1.wp_wpo_campaign' doesn't exist]
SELECT * FROM `wp_wpo_campaign` WHERE 1 = 1 AND (frequency + lastactive)

neon said

Randy, are you using the latest version from the top post of the devthought.com?

Joyce said

I’m using the latest version and I have the face the same prob like Randy’s too.

Randy said

Yes I am using the latest version. Other than the Cron, It was working awsome on other blogs untill the 2.3.1 update.
Please help. Neon, are you the creator of the plugin? When I donate will it go to you?

neon said

No, I am not the creator, I am just able to get it work. I am thinking how to talk to you easily. This blog posting is not a good option. Ok, anyone wanting help with this plugin, send me email, to my website that is linked with this comment. Put webmaster@ before the domain. We can talk on msn or icq then. Thanks

neon said

Guillermo, please setup a forum for discussion or something similar. Many people are posting across this blog with their problems. I would like to help you with solutions for this nice plugin, but I can’t communicate easily with the people here. And also, this post is really linked like the Main page for this plugin and it’s misleading. You are linking from the sidebar to this post and it seems like a main project page. People are downloading the wrong zip file. Thank you.

Guillermo Rauch said

@neon
I will. Thanks for the suggestion

Evita said

Guillermo, the download link for your newest version is not working.

Guillermo Rauch said

@Evita
Fixed

santé said

thank you

tricky said

i just installed the lastest version on a clean 2.3.1 WP install.

the thing is that when i go to setup and i hit the “next” button, it doesnt do anything… i went trough the html code and i see all the text for each step.. the thing is that clicking on the next button doesn´t do anything… any ideas? i tried hard refresh…

onda81 said

I have the same problem of tricky:

he thing is that when i go to setup and i hit the “next” button, it doesnt do anything

LauraT said

Thank you for this awesome plugin! It truly rocks! It’s very easy to use, and installed quickly with no errors. I wanted to let you know that the ‘Help” file for the custom template help and template examples comes up as “empty.” I would really like to use a custom look for my posts from feeds. Can you direct me to any information? Thanks in advance for any assistance you can provide.

Guillermo Rauch said

@LauraT
Yeah, those are empty.. one of the reasons WP-o-Matic is not 1.0 final yet.
Post templates are not about ‘look’ but content. For example, if you want to add some text to quote the source, you use post templates.

Adam said

Its great plugin, i started test it hear http://dobrybizness.ovh.org/

mike said

1. Upgrade instructions say “make sure tables go away.” How?
2. Thank you for giving the new update a version number.
3. Is there a way to tell what version you have installed? File dates changed but I see now other way. Suggestion – Please put the version number in one of the files. The wpomatic php file still says RC1.
4. Suggestion – posting in comments seems like a pain. i have to check comments in multiple blog posts here now. maybe it is time for a forum. there are several free hosted ones. you could have a section for downloads, problems, suggestions, etc. i would help.

Guillermo Rauch said

@mike
1. Upgrade instructions are outdated and unclear. Just wipe all the tables starting with wpo_ and delete the folder in plugins/ (you can use PHPMyAdmin)

2. You’re welcome :P

3. Look at wpomatic.php, next to $version

4. I know there’re free and even hosted solutions, but I worry about quality too much to set up something like that. I’ll come up with a solution soon.

tricky said

Guillermo,

Do you have any idea what to debug on the “next” button not working on setup issue?

Guillermo Rauch said

@tricky
What browser are you using?

tricky said

@Guillermo,

Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.9

tried on IE 6 also, just in case ;)

Guillermo Rauch said

@tricky
Thanks for noticing. There were some console.log() calls which required Firebug plugin to be installed in Firefox.

I updated the trunk and the .zip will be regenerated soon to reflect this change.

tricky said

@Guillermo,

thanks for the quick response. I’ll be checking the plugin page at wordpress.org then

Congrats, you’ve just been linked to an article about Spam Blogging in the comments of a TechCrunch article.

You can see it here

Randy said

Ok, I got this bad boy to work. Whoever said it was right. The download is not on this page. The one I got to work was http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-o-matic/ .
I didnt understand the setup at first but its working now. Thanks guys for a great job. I was starting to sweat it there for awhile. This has got to be my best plugin yet excluding the paid ones. Look for my Donation in the near future.
Thanks,

Guillermo Rauch said

@Randy
Yea, this post now links to that file.

mike said

@Guillermo
1. OK – I will try to figure out where the tables are.

3. $version = ’1.0′ is the only instance I could find.

4. Sounds Good. For now maybe just make a new blog post for each update. I find you changing the old posts to be confusing.

Wszia said

Is this plugin compatible with new wodpress 2.3.1? On my WP it block on first step.

tricky said

Guillermo,

After your changes it worked fine. After using it, I´d like to suggest you a couple of things:

1.- It´d be “polite” to be able to use the feed post author as the author for the post. With that option, it gets easier to point who created the original article. Even if it´s a template option, it´s better this way because you can also list your authors using WP functions.

2.- It´s be very good to be able to import cats and categories, that way WP O Matic can be used to gather info of a “network” and show the topics being discussed across it using this aggregator. Having the categories from all the posts coming from feeds enables users to generate tag/category clouds.

3.- Some meta fields for each feed, which could be used from the WP templates in order to have more integration theme wide, instead of on a per post basis with your current custom theme – which is also a good option for other uses, both could be available.

great work, it´s a very robust plugin that reflects a big effort from you to the WP community.

tricky said

@Wszia, it works for me on 2.3.1, just make sure you´ve got the latest version from wordpress.org.

I had the same problem, and Guillermo fixed it a few hours ago, as you can see on the previous comments.

tricky said

@Guillermo, i forgot to add another suggestion:

4.- The option to be able to keep the original post link as the permalink. That way, users could get driven to the original site and keep comments/discussion where it was originated. Sometimes people discuss stuff on the original post that people discussing on the aggregated site could miss.

mike said

I cleared the tables out and pushed the most recent version. I can’t get past the first install page. Tried with IE & Firefox. On WP 2.2.1. PHP 4.3.11

Rhoad said

Running WP 2.3.1 and the latest version of the plugin.
The install went through without any problems and ii “fetches” the post as it should. What is DOES NOT DO, is “fetch” any of the contet of the post that its pulling. In short, it “fetches” the title of the posts but non of the content. No text. No pics. No nothing.

Anyone else having this problem?

George said

Loaded the latest version updated today. WP version 2.3 activation is fine, but I cannot see any categories and the quick add button does nothing. Cannot go further please advise

Need some help please. It seems wp-o-matic is not posting anything for me. I have set the cron, set the how often to post to 0days 23H 0m. The campain is set to active.
I have about 30 feeds loaded.

When i click on TEST so it creates 1 draft from each feed, nothing happens, when i click on ftech feeds, that work, it fetch and post (all 200 post !!!!).

Any suggestion how to solve the problem that it does not auto post. _ i am on 1.0RC1-9 using WP2.2.2

oh this think is interesting

this idea is same of jack the option to be able to keep the original post link as the permalink. That way, users could get driven to the original site and keep comments/discussion where it was originated. Sometimes people discuss stuff on the original post that people discussing on the aggregated site could miss.

moneyguy said

Good example on how to set up your crontab at:

http://bontragercgi.com/programs/b-mailer/using-cron.html

Thanks for a great plugin Guillermo!

moneyguy said

Still getting this error code while during final set up using RC2. I’m just ignoring it and clicking on the wp-o-matic tab again and loading my rss feeds. It seems to be working fine.

Note: on crontab set up, the “GET” code works great with the cron set up in cpanel. It looks like this…

GET http://yoursite.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-o-matic/cron.php?code=xxxxxxxx

finanse said

It doesn’t work with wordpress 2.3.1

mike said

Guillermo,
I deleted my blog and started fresh with your newest version – RC2

1 – I have the same issue as moneguy
2 – I manually used the WebCron-ready URL . I fetched OK but received some errors. Email me if you want them.
3 – Suggestion – I think some people are having a hard time with whole CRON concept. Maybe that needs to better explained.

moneyguy said

Hi Guillermo

Here is the error code when I go to activate RC2:
Warning: Cannot modify header information – headers already sent by (output started at /home/hotnews/public_html/wp-admin/admin-header.php:16) in /home/hotnews/public_html/wp-content/plugins/wp-o-matic/wpomatic.php on line 994

I get this code everytime, I have attemped to activate this pluggin first before changing any themes or adding any other pluggins. I have just been hitting the wp-o-matic tab again and ignoring this. I’m not sure what the long term problems will be.

mike said

Hi Guillermo,
I’m having a little trouble — this may be a bit stupid. :)

I installed the plugin, and went through the setup process. I did NOT use the cron option, but instead setup WebCron. After completing the setup process, when I clicked on a tab within the dashboard — Campaigns, Add Campaign, Options, etc — the page goes right back to page 1 of the 4-page “Setup” process. This happens with everything in the navbar..?

Please help — thanks!

-mike

REP said

Hello, I’ve installed the plugin and have tested it, and it seems to work fine. The links to the custom template info, and custom template example help files produce a page that says that the files do not exist. It would be really great to see some examples of implementing the custom templates. So, I hope those Help files and examples will be forthcoming soon.

Anyway, thanks for this great plugin.

ptman said

When I set up the plug in I get this error message:
Warning: Cannot modify header information – headers already sent by (output started at /home/backrepo/public_html/wp-admin/admin-header.php:16) in /home/backrepo/public_html/wp-content/plugins/wp-o-matic/wpomatic.php on line 994

And the display on the post is not aligned. How can I fix this?

dre said

i get this error trying to activate the plugin:

Fatal error: Call to undefined function: attribute_escape() in /mnt/w0805/d35/s26/b02c98ba/www/jpopmusicvideos.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-o-matic/wpomatic.php on line 120

Matt said

@Guillermo and @tricky

Agree with tricky…I would love the option to keep the original post link as the permalink. Or is there anyway to modify your plugin to result in that? In this way we can divert traffic back to the originators site. Thanks!

sjdalf said

“Fatal error: Cannot redeclare class wpomatic in …”

This error could be due to insufficient PHP memory causing a script error. Default PHP memory is 8MB. Setting it to 16MB will do the trick.

Either set it at the php.ini level or add the following line to the top of the wpomatic.php file:

ini_set(“memory_limit”,”16M”);

aubhall said

For thos who ain’t figured it out this works

Read the full story

aubhall said

sorry for the double post

“a href={permalink} >Read the full story “/a>
replace the ” with

Doug said

Does the code for the cron.php URL need to change per campaing?
(and thus a new cron job for each campaign?)

If you have a cron job setup what is the schedule for on the options tab?

I can’t seem to get this thing to pull posts on a schedule

Sam said

In “Custom post template”, if you put an apostrophe it becomes an anti-slash apostrophe once saved which is quite annoying when you enter text to format the post :-)

Thanks for your work though, this plug-in is gonna kick ass once finished !

Daniel said

A question before using it…

Is it possible to import the first lines of article? So if the visitor has to read the full story he must go to the original website…

Many thanks

Ehsen Siraj said

Wp O Matic works fine for me however there is one small problem. When It makes a post on my blog, it shows all images in the post correctly on the homepage but not in cateogries.

For example I grabbed wallpaper using wp o matic. I can see all grabbed wallpaper images on the homepage. But when I click the category “wallpaper” try to see all posts in that particular category I can only see text but not the images.

Would you please advice me how I fix this thing.

Ehsen Siraj said

Got it. My theme is the culprit. WP O matic is working fine

Doug said

Is there a forum or something for this? :)
I’m having a heck of a time getting the schedule to run.
(cron appears to be setup correctly but nothing happens)

Also.. I’m not sure what the scheduling options in the campaign area are for given the cron job that is supposed to be setup?

I’m using WP 2.3.1

Anyone have any ideas?
Thanks!

Dude this plugin is great. I only have one problem, nobody could help me yet. There is something wrong with my rss reader because some feeds like http://rss.news.yahoo.com/rss/topstories work sometimes(just sometimes) and feeds like http://feeds.ziffdavis.com/ziffdavis/pcmag/phones never work. What the heck is the problem. I think it’s something to do with wordpress(i have version 2.3.1) because the rss sidebar widget doesn’t work either. Please help me out on this one.

josh said

How do I change how often the cron updates the campagains

Sam said

Thanks for the wonderful plugin. It works like a charm (WP 2.3.1). I used your plugin for quite some time now.
One question / request remains though: with more and more RSS feeds being more or less 1-liners, is there a way that a future version of this script could crawl through the links and get the entire message content ? Also, I am having problems with the feed URL, it always tries to connect to my blog first and from there to the news. How can I fix it ?
Once again, awesome plugin and thanks for all the work

levent said

when i click add its blank page why ?

leo said

when i test simplepie with o-matik
http://www.isektor.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-o-matic/inc/simplepie/simplepie.tests.php
i see blank page, but i download simplepie from their website
i see everythings oke how can i fix ?
http://www.isektor.com/sp_compatibility_test.php

bilim said

thank you for this plugin ;)

Installed this last night and it has been working great but all of a sudden I’m getting this error:

wordpress/wp-content/plugins/wp-o-matic/cron.php?code=2631bad4: No such file or directory

jose said

SAME PROBLEM TO ME!! PLEASE HELP! SOS!

Hi Guillermo,
I’m having a little trouble — this may be a bit stupid.

I installed the plugin, and went through the setup process. I did NOT use the cron option, but instead setup WebCron. After completing the setup process, when I clicked on a tab within the dashboard — Campaigns, Add Campaign, Options, etc — the page goes right back to page 1 of the 4-page “Setup” process. This happens with everything in the navbar..?

Please help — thanks!

-mike

Alarm said

i install this plugin my wordpress and WP O matic is working fine thanks for share

Arbyto said

WordPress 2.0.11
Apache + PHP Version 4.4.4
no plugins activated

after installing I get this error message when trying to activate the plugin:

Fatal error: Call to undefined function: wp_enqueue_script() in /home/hd-01/www.mysite.com/htdocs/wp-content/plugins/wp-o-matic/wpomatic.php on line 885

I have problems with russian encoding. Grabbed rss feeds appears in unreadable view. Fix it, please.

Guillermo Rauch said

@Design | SEO
Can you send me the feed url so I can check for myself

@Arbyto
Wordpress 2.0.X is not supported

@Alarm
You’re welcome

jose said

when I check Custom post template
and submit to save

I go again to options and is UNCHECKED!

HOW I PUT A SOURCE LINK! I SONT WANT TO STEAL!

mayta said

this pluging work very nice thank you mate

Arbyto said

Oh, sorry, I missed that. Pity!
Thanks anyway!
Keep up the good work!

Yours Agreggator is good, but to use him it is very not convenient, because:
1. Agreggator does not create a category, though feed them contains. In feed of a category different, and in options of the company I can specify only constant category.
2. Please make instead of cron, start on arrival of the visitor.

Both these of item work in скрипте FeedWordPress, but FeedWordPress not qualitatively processes very much feeds.

Guillermo Rauch said

@Green Hunter
1) Iit’d be really messy in many scenarios to clon some other blog’s categories. This could be implemented as a WP-o-Matic plugin (plugin of a plugin :P)

2) This can be done… I think someone didn’t read the setup instructions of the plugin, in which the user experience implications of that method are explained (which is why it’s not the default)

Tobias said

Hi, I had the problem Jose describes above. When the crontab option is unchecked in the setup, the setup will not be saved and submitting the form leads right back to square one. I worked around it by leaving the box checked and then disabling cron from the options panel. Still, looks like a tiny bug. Haven’t tried it yet, but LOOKS GREAT! So thanks for doing this!

Dana said

Hi! This plugin is amazing!

I don’t know enough about coding to be able to customize the templates without some help, but when I click on “read about post templates” and “examples” I get a window saying there’s no help file. I’m sure I can mess around with the code and figure it out, but it would be great if there are already some docs about this. Are the help files available somewhere else?

Thanks so much!

Yatrik said

Guillermo,

Have to say, sweet plugin.

Now, I downloaded your latest release, set up a campaign, and pointed the right link from WebCron.

Now, do I just wait?
Or do I hit fetch? If I hit fetch, it publishes about a 100 or so posts at one…

My guess is just wait and it will start posting itself?

Thanks again!
Yatrik.

John said

I have problem with duplicate content being published.

A simple fix to avoid this would be to check if the title already exists in database.

Please add this in a future version.

Thanks for a great plugin.

John said

I would also like to add nofollow on outgoing links, is this possible by easy means?

Guillermo Rauch said

@John
There’s already a system in place for duplicates check. That’s why I would like to know under what circumstances it is failing.
Can you provide some reproduction steps? Like RSS feed that it’s causing it, and any other hint you noticed.

Thanks!

Matt said

@Guillermo and John,

I am having the same issue. I just recently updated your plugin to the new version(1.0) running on 2.3.1.

In any case. I set up about 8 rss feeds varying from blogger to feedburner to wordpress feeds.

Starting on wed, several of the feeds started to duplicate post over and over and over 2-3 of the latest posts for that feed. I had to go through and delete about 75 posts before disabling the plugin for now. Any idea what could be happening?

Matt said

To add to this, it seems to be repeating the latest two posts of just one feed and ignoring fetching other feeds. I just reactivated and am having the same issue.

koko said

Hello, thanks for the wonderful plugin. There is one problem, image caching has never worked from day one. I haven’t seen any image being cached, they are always hot-linked, there are no files in my cache folder (I already set the folder to 777). How exactly do I cache the images permanently on my server?

Oleg said

My wordpress timezone is different from server timezone. Is it supported – also the following where clause seems to be incorrect:
AND (frequency + lastactive) 20031231010203

amir said

cannot redeclare SimplePie

open wp-o-matic.php
change for line 616

if(!class_exists(“SimplePie”)){
require_once( WPOINC . ‘simplepie/simplepie.class.php’ );
}

amir said

mistake, not wp-o-matic.php but wpomatic.php

Kulin said

Dear Mr. Guillermo,

Let me first congratulate you on your wonderful product Wp-O-Matic.

I have been using it since fairly recently with no problems on the site http://www.iastron.com which is using WP 2.3.1 and WP-O-Matic RC 0.9 with no problems at all.

Only problem is it does not auto fetch at scheduled times. But, my post is not about that.

I saw that you have released a new candidate of wp-o-matic, hence I downloaded the latest one, release 1.0 and am using it with WP 2.3.1 on a different site (kulinfx.gigacities.net)

The problem here is after it fetches the feeds, and displays on the main page, but when you click on any of the individual posts on the feed, it does not show anything but takes to an error page. I have a feeling that this is not a wp-o-matic bug but a wordpress installation problem, but still I want to know if it is a problem with wp-o-matic or wordpress, as I am new to both wordpress as well as wp-o0matic and dont know much about php or cron jobs etc.

Kind Regards

Kulin Shah

Torben said

Hi,

on WP 2.3.1 I keep getting the following errors on the setup page. On submitting the setup nothing happens. The setup starts from the scratch…

Warning: is_executable() [function.is-executable]: open_basedir restriction in effect. File(/sbin/php.exe) is not within the allowed path(s): (/is/htdocs/user_tmp/xyz:/tmp:/bin:/usr:/is/default.errors:/is/htdocs/xyz) in /is/htdocs/xyz/www/domain.com/wordpress/wp-content/plugins/wp-o-matic/inc/tools.class.php on line 72

Warning: is_executable() [function.is-executable]: open_basedir restriction in effect. File(/sbin/php.bat) is not within the allowed path(s): (/is/htdocs/user_tmp/xyz:/tmp:/bin:/usr:/is/default.errors:/is/htdocs/xyz) in /is/htdocs/xyz/www/domain.com/wordpress/wp-content/plugins/wp-o-matic/inc/tools.class.php on line 72

Warning: is_executable() [function.is-executable]: open_basedir restriction in effect. File(/sbin/php.cmd) is not within the allowed path(s): (/is/htdocs/user_tmp/xyz:/tmp:/bin:/usr:/is/default.errors:/is/htdocs/xyz) in /is/htdocs/xyz/www/domain.com/wordpress/wp-content/plugins/wp-o-matic/inc/tools.class.php on line 72

Warning: is_executable() [function.is-executable]: open_basedir restriction in effect. File(/sbin/php.com) is not within the allowed path(s): (/is/htdocs/user_tmp/xyz:/tmp:/bin:/usr:/is/default.errors:/is/htdocs/xyz) in /is/htdocs/xyz/www/domain.com/wordpress/wp-content/plugins/wp-o-matic/inc/tools.class.php on line 72

Cheers,
Torben

P.S.: Why don’t you use the builtin cron scheduler of WordPress? This is a nice introduction: http://blog.slaven.net.au/archives/2007/02/01/timing-is-everything-scheduling-in-wordpress/

Kam said

Dear Mr. Guillermo,

Would you consider adding the following feature in your future development?

I think there should be a feature allowing users to set up how many posts to show up per each update. It is quite inflexible to just show up all the posts in a feed.

Kegrads,
Kam

turi said

Hi Guillermo,
thanks for your great jobs but i have duplicate post:, you can try with there rss:

http://www.medgadget.com/archives/anesthesiology/
http://www.healthcentral.com/diabetes/news-includes/news.xml
Regards

Hi Guillermo,
thanks for your great jobs.

Dana said

I tested this plugin out on a blog I hadn’t updated in months. In the past 5 days, I’ve gotten more comment spam than in almost two years I’ve had the site.

samochody said

How to make auto replace ?
What code schema should be used ?

George said

I am using wordpress 2.3.1 and have tried to activate. I get no errors in activation, but I cannot see any categories and cannot create any campaigns. Can anyone tell me what I may be doing wrong?

marcelo said

the plugin setup not finish, always back to de step 1 after submit… :(

Lens said

Quick question.

I noticed an open paragraph tag in my aggregated posts:

p, img
p, text, /p
p, text, /p

This causes the post to be displayed differently in IE and Firefox.

The feed I’m using has the following format:

img
p, text with double newline tags, /p

So, I guess WordPress is making up his own paragraph tags when adding content to the database.

Is there a way WP-o-matic can add content to the database without WordPress filtering it and adding unwanted tags?

(By the way, I use version 1.0 on WPMU 1.1.1)

yes, it is about double post. anyone have a clue to fix it ?

Emir said

Hi and thanks for great plugin.
I’m also having issues regarding duplicate posts and processing items, I fetched one today and look -> ’08/10 12:00:00 — Processing item’ .. hope you’ll solve this.. or anyone else ;) also there are problems with scheduling (Next campaigns to process
XXXX 1. 243d 2h 52m 42s) … I put to process it every 1 day

ovidiu said

here is another feature you might want to consider:

i.e. I need the fetched posts sorted into te same categories they were originally published, thats why I prefer atm feedwordpress, because it creates the categories the items were posted in, on my server…

Mike said

Hello,

I get this error:

“Fatal error: Cannot redeclare class simplepie in /home/content/d/e/l/dele1/html/wp-content/plugins/wp-o-matic/inc/simplepie/simplepie.class.php on line 353″

Where do I have to put “wpomatic.php”?

Thanks in advance

I set it up and for a while yesterday, my blog wasn’t coming up: http://www.feedfront.com

Now the site comes up, but there are over 1,300 posts of the same item that was pulled from one of my RSS feeds.

I’ve got the latest version.

Dawn said

Plug installed and worked like a charm on my site – I love it.

Have a question. I want to pull feeds from a bookmarking service. The site and rss feed uses the title as the bookmarked link. When the feed comes through wp-o-matic as a post, the title becomes a wordpress title and is no longer the bookmarked link.

I figure this is a long shot …
Is there anyway to force the script to read the link and append it at the end of the post?

I use Netvouz for its folders and separate rss feeds for each folder and feel SO close but so far away from creating posts out of my bookmarks … Any advise appreciated.

Please, use get_option(“siteurl”)instead of get_option(“home”). This makes the plugin compartible with sites where WordPress is instatted on subdir (like /wordpress) but main url links to the root dir. For example, http://ryvkin.ru contains WordPress in /wordpress subdir but works from the root.

mmind said

hi there, great plugin!
but like some other users i do have lots of duplicates on some feeds posted, i just updated to the latest release, but no difference on this.

hosting on dreamhost.com, wp 2.3.1

is there any way to fix this, maybe there is a workaround with an additonal doublechecker plugin..??

mike

Torben said

v1.0pre does not solve the errors decribed above nor the issue not being able to complete the setup as reported by me and marcelo

Regards,
Torben

Dave Lowe said

Hey there,

Great plugin. I had limited success with FeedWordPress. But I am now starting to have the same issues I had with that plugin: DUPLICATES.

I think that a lot of the dupes are coming from feeds produced by Feedburner. One site, every time they update the post for any reason, it is re-distributed through the feed. Only WP-o-Matic detects this, if I view the feed in Google Reader of Bloglines, it does not repeat the post.

One of the feeds I have to delete duplicates EVERY DAY.

It’s tedious. But I have a little help from other plugins, I use A.C.E. to keep certain categories off the blog, I use Batch Categories to assign posts to a “dead letter” category, and a cron job that deletes the offending posts every time it runs.

As it stands, I have to manually release each and every post. This is primarily due to the duplicates. But also, there is no way to auto-tag posts that arrive from the feeds. A suggestion? Use something similar to the Tag Suggest Thing plugin, have it search the post, poll Yahoo! and auto-add suggested tags to each post.

I use some spiffy PHP to assign WordPress tags as META keywords to each post to help in SEO. Tags are important to this process. So to have posts auto-tagged would be an awesome addition.

Anyway, the site I am working on polls teh Intarwebs for news about Star Trek and Science Fiction stuff. It’s located at http://www.starfleetnews.com if anyone wants to take a peek.

Thanks again for the plugin!


WWKD? — What would Kirk do?
davedorm@gmail.com

Conrad said

I’m having a problem with links.

Can someone explain why all links I may have in a feed are getting stripped out?

I made a simple xml file and had simple a href=
statement in the desc tag of an item but it WILL NOT post the link at all. I’ve tried a million different things.

I’m totally stumpped here. Love the plugin but I need to be able to post some links too.

Can anyone help with this?

Thanks so much.

Torben said

It seems that it is necessary to tick the checkbox for cron during setup. Otherwise, the setup terminates after submitting and goes back to step 1 again.

After I was able to setup WPO an a singe test campaign, it kept continuously fetching until the database reached a total of 320 Megs (14676 individual posts) and the cache 1500 Megs of pictures.

All of this with only 3 feeds containing about 6 posts each…

As much as I’d like to use this plugin. There still seem to be some _very_ serious issues with it…

Thomas said

The duplicate posts problem happen with the latest version > WP-o-Matic 1.0RC2

With this version > “Update 2: Newest version here. WP-o-Matic is slowly reaching perfection” : I’ve got no problems

I get with the “update 2″
“12/08 03:24:18 — No new posts”
“Campaign processed. 1 posts fetched”

So only the new messages are fetched.

Great work BTW, there is a long time Im lookin for the perfect RSS aggregator, you’re a real PHP killer bro! You’re on the right track :-)

Martin said

My Problem:
I want to submit a feed, but get an error when i save the campange. Example RSS: (http://www.satvision.org/news/rss.xml)

Thanks for help

Adam Brewster said

Hello,

I’m new to wordpress and wpomatic, but I was asked to alter the script to prevent the same item from being posted into wordpress multiple times. Since others may have encountered the same problem, I asked for, and was given permission to share the solution here.

This code is hereby released under the same license as wpomatic itself in hopes that it will be useful to the community.

— wpomatic.php.old 2007-12-08 02:25:04.000000000 -0500
+++ wpomatic.php 2007-12-08 13:14:53.000000000 -0500
@@ -374,6 +374,13 @@
break;
}

+ $permalink = $wpdb->escape( $item->get_permalink() );
+ $exists = $wpdb->get_var( “SELECT COUNT(*) FROM `$wpdb->postmeta` ” .
+ “WHERE meta_key = ‘wpo_sourcepermalink’ ” .
+ “AND meta_value = ‘$permalink’” );
+
+ if ( $exists ) continue;
+
$count++;
array_unshift($items, $item);
}

Dave Lowe said

Is there a reason my comment was deleted? WTF? I thought this was where you asked for support, made suggestions, etc?

The issue: Duplicates. How do I fight that monkey?

Suggestion: Some sort of auto-tagging system that can search Yahoo! or some such and automatically add tags to the incoming posts from the feeds to help with SEO.

Thanks!


WWKD? — What would Kirk do?
davedorm@gmail.com

Bubbles said

Hi always loved the old v of pluging :)
Installed wp 2.3.1, added plugin and set it up but, I have the same problem as Kulin Shah above- all works fine- but when you click on the item I get a 404 page saying:
The requested URL /category/business-news/ was not found on this server..
Any ideas on this? Would be quite happy to allow you into blog or hosting etc if it will help. Running stable v of php etc on host

Would appriciate the help :) thanks

Louiss said

Adam brewser,

can you fix it and put it in the file then give us the link to download? Coz I m not a programmer, hope you can give us a favor, thanks.

Matt said

Adam,

Tried your fix as well and it crashed WP until i took out the code. A file, or more detailed instructions would be great. My problems with the plugin currently are this:

1. Fetching and re-fetching the same posts
2. Only fetching 1 or 2 campaigns at a time.

Dick said

I’ve tested WP-o-Matic version ’1.0pre2′ against SmartRSS and I’ve noiticed that SmartRSS ends the new post with a hyperlink (More: continued here) to the original website while the same post inserted by WP-o-Matic just ends with text… and no hyperlink. Without this hyperlink, the new post is useless.

Am I doing something wrong or am I using the wrong version of WP-o-Matic?

Thx…Dick

Eman said

Using WP-o-Matic 1.0. When importing posts no matter if I have Use Feed Date ON or OFF, it ALWAYS treats the importing as OFF. The date in the feed is RFC compliant.

ie Sat, 03 Apr 2004 01:00:00 +0000 ends up as the import date: 2007-12-11 6:09:54 pm

mp3 indir said

Thanks

mp3 said

Very Nice Thanks

SeedMan said

Nice plugin – I’m able to use it with affiliate feeds but am havign a problem doing something. When I try to use the template feature, I want to place the text “Click here for more” after the content. So I put {content} Click here for more and it doesn’t work quite right…it prepends my BLOG url in front of the URL I want to use for my anchor text!! Argh.

BTW I’m using WP 2.3.1 and WPoM 1.0pre2.

aski said

Hi,
I used to had it working. But after upgrading to the latest version of WP-O-Matic and WordPress 2.3 it doesn’t fetch anything. Not with the Cronjob and not with manualy pressing the fetch button.

Can someone please help me out?

Really do’nt know what to do.

Elad said

Hi and thank you for the plugin :)

I have set the cron job and it seems to run but it returns:
“No input file specified.”

The campaign I created works manually but not by the cron job. Any idea?

Thanks…

Mike said

Working so far, i will let you know if i have any problems.

gennaro said

I have tried the plug-in in a blog.
At the beginning it seemed to work, but now I have following error message:

Fatal error: Cannot redeclare class simplepie in c:\inetpub\politicagermania.net\giovani\wp-content\plugins\wp-o-matic\inc\simplepie\simplepie.class.php on line 353

What can I do?

Using v1.0pre. When going into Campaigns, Edit, Tools, and selecting “Change status to:” from Draft to Publish, I get the following error…

Fatal error: Call to a member function on a non-object in /home/clesw/public_html/debts-loans-consolidation.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-o-matic/wpomatic.php on line 1776

What can I do to fix this?

Guillermo Rauch said

Any of you guys having double-posting issue with 1.0pre2?

i use wordpress 2.3 and the WP-o-Matic 1.0RC2

i get a lot of 500 internal server problems
my site
my support at my host is telling me that it crons almost every 5 minutes
i never made a cron in cpanel
so how come it crons?
and where do i change the cron settings?

for the rest it works fine excetp maybe the duplicates

Guillermo Rauch said

@kristof
Are you sure you’re using RC2 ? Open wpomatic.php and check for the version at the top

Ali said

Hey Guys, I am having a little problem with this. I have this fantastic plugin installed but when I Submit a new category, I just get a 404 error.

For some reason when I try the following:

http://www.apple-mac-news.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-o-matic/inc/simplepie/simplepie.tests.php

i get a blank page, I have downloaded simplepie from their website and it works fine
Any ideas what the problem is or can it be a possible issue with the host?

Ali said

Just to add that I am using WP2.3.1 with latest RC2 build from this site

Any help or anyone else experiencing this problem, feel free to contact me.

@Guillermo

Plugin Name: WP-o-Matic
* Description: Enables administrators to create posts automatically from RSS/Atom feeds.
* Author: Guillermo Rauch
* Plugin URI: http://devthought.com/wp-o-matic-the-wordpress-rss-agreggator/
* Version: 1.0pre2
* =========================================

straight from the file

here you can find a transcript from my host support
http://fuelfreedomworld.com/supporttrans.html

they think its wp-cron.php that is hanging
if you want i can mail you my login details
to ftp and or wordpress

thank you

Guillermo Rauch said

@kristof
Have you experienced double posting with this version (1.0pre2) ?
I’m afraid WP-o-Matic doesn’t use wp-cron… which means it must be caused by some other plugin.

(duplicates)
Yes for the double posting
but strangely enough not from all the feeds

i have noticed that it only takes posts (duplicate) from sites that ping or track back (or something like that)

(wp-cron)
still it only happens when i activate the plugin
it is off now and i dont get the 500

how would i change the code in wpomatic.php to not do the cron automaticly?
i can just hit “fetch” i spend enough time online :-)

Any idea on what could be causing wp-cron.php to hang if not your plugin?

Hans said

Guillermo,
Could you please help me. It’s driving me nuts.

The the feeds don’t seem to be posted. I can see in the WP-O-Matic log that the cron job is running and that the feeds are processed, but the posts aren’t added.

apache error log:
[Thu Dec 13 08:00:02 2007] [error] PHP Notice: A feed could not be found at http://feed43.com/1dayflyda.xml in /…/wp-content/plugins/wp-o-matic/inc/simplepie/simplepie.class.php on line 1519
server configuration:
Wordpress 2.3, PHP 5.2.3, wp-o-matic 1.0pre2

Guillermo Rauch said

Well… thanks to those who provided sample feeds, I found the double posting issue.
Apparently, SimplePie get_id() method is not that reliable, and was returning different hashes every time WP-o-Matic fetched :D

Please don’t use the fix posted above, which makes unnecessary queries to the database.

Ali said

Hi Guillermio, any ideas what could be causing my problem?

There isn’t even a log file to refer to…

Thanks in advance

Dave Lowe said

Hey, Guillermo

Thanks for RC3, though the notes say RC4 in the PHP file. and at the footer of the admin page:

WP-o-Matic 1.0pre4 — Copyright ©2007 Guillermo Rauch

Maybe you got ahead of yourself?

A couple questions… is it better to have all your feeds in one campaign or make a separate campaign for each feed? I have 15+ feeds but they are all handled the same (template, options, category) so I assumed they could all go into one campaign.

But the thing “chokes” when fetching… not sure what to do on that. It’s not giving a timeout error, just not retrieving anything. It gives me back a gibberish-looking blank page in my admin area and no posts in that campaign.

This was manually clicking “Fetch” so it may work from the cronjob, will know that in a few minutes…

I did find an auto-tagger that works for syndicated posts. Simple Tags. Use it. It rocks!

Oh, and sorry I did not know that you had moderation set up for comments, I kinda lost it when it looked like my first comment was deleted…

Anyway, thanks, will be checking back!


Regards,

Dave Lowe [davedorm@gmail.com]
Starfleet News Service — http://www.starfleetnews.com

Emir said

@Guillermo
Thanks for pr4(3)

@Guillermo @Kristof
I’m getting error 500 since 0.1

@Bubbles
Try changing your theme..(trust me)

@dick
Have you tried {custom templates} ?

moneyguy said

Hi Guillermo

I just downloaded the new update from your site and wordpress and it seems to be missing the Cache file. The plugin is asking me to make the file, so it can be written to, but there is no file. This file is in version pre2. Oh, and the when you download pre4 it say’s that it is pre3? Not sure what is going on?
Yours truly
Moneyguy

@Guillermo

Sorry to say that it must be the plugin that is causing the trouble
i had it off all day and no problem

i activate it again and 2 minutes later “BAM” server 500 again

hmm
i reallly can’t figure it out
please help because i love this plugin!!

I love your plugin, but a useful future feature release would be to add a random date and time generator facility for publishing posts in the future. Maybe add a text field for “days in the future” input so that if the user has imported 500 feed items (posts) then they may want to spread this to 1 per day per post. This maybe can be linked to your tool that updates all the post statuses from “Draft” to “Future”. The Future status I have seen in 2.3.1 but dont know if this is a pre 2.3 status.

Stewart said

Hi, I have just tried to install your Pre4 version on a new installation of WP2.3.1 and getting the following error…

Parse error: syntax error, unexpected T_STRING, expecting T_OLD_FUNCTION or T_FUNCTION or T_VAR or ‘}’ in xxxxxxxx/wp-content/plugins/wp-o-matic/wpomatic.php on line 412

Idetrorce said

very interesting, but I don’t agree with you
Idetrorce

@Guillermo

hehe
something really was going wrong

i just had to delete over 5000 posts????

good thing there is phpmyadmin

So i wasnt joking when i said there was something wrong with the plugin :-)

Andy said

I have just updated to 1.0pre4 and get this error when i try and activate it , any ideas ?

Parse error: syntax error, unexpected T_STRING, expecting T_OLD_FUNCTION or T_FUNCTION or T_VAR or ‘}’ in /home/tokenkiw/public_html/seekhub/wp-content/plugins/wp-o-matic/wpomatic.php on line 412

The older version i was running was working fine but since im an idiot i didnt keep a copy before i over wote it.

Any help would be helpful

cail said

i changed line 412 from
public function getItemHash($item)
to
function getItemHash($item)
and it is ok now

Dej said

Same problem as many: Fatal Error when I attempt to activate. Running WP: 2.3.1.

Nishi said

Getting same error…
Parse error: syntax error, unexpected T_STRING, expecting T_OLD_FUNCTION or T_FUNCTION or T_VAR or ‘}’ in /home/glamnews/public_html/wp-content/plugins/wp-o-matic/wpomatic.php on line 412

please let me know what to do?
thanx

Rob said

Why do I seem to get printing doubled up in blue on my posts that doesnt relate to the post on hand. Any thoughts

Jesse said

I have added this plugin to my WordPress but when I try to add a campaign it will not let me. It tells me I must choose a category for the plugin. When I go to categories it will not allow me to add any categories also I can not a rewrite words either.

Please Help, Thanks,
Jesse

Jesse said

Oops, error in above post, please ignore that post.

I have added this plugin to my WordPress but when I try to add a campaign it will not let me. It tells me I must choose a category for the campaign. When I go to categories it will not allow me to add any categories also I can not add a rewrite words either.

Please Help, Thanks,
Jesse

GMG said

Try to use different browser.

Yadgar said

High!

What exactly are those “campaigns”? Can I use them to group the contents of several feeds together in one “pool” – and then only displaying the latest 20 or 30 news sorted in descending order by date while keeping the others in archive?

See you in Khyberspace!

Yadgar

Pietia said

I have just gone through over 600 posts – 2/3 of them was duplicated ;) It’s quite annoying – I have to fetch feeds every 20 minutes.

Oh, and another thing – check out http://jeszczeraz.pl. I’ve added “czytaj calosc” (read more in Polish ;)) link. It used to be on the right, but sometimes it jump to the left.

I (not only, I guess ;)) would be cheerful if you would fix the “duplication thing” ASAP, ’cause the plug is A-W-E-S-O-M-E!

coop said

All – I had the following error . ..

Parse error: syntax error, unexpected T_STRING, expecting T_OLD_FUNCTION or T_FUNCTION or T_VAR or ‘}’ . . . . . /wpomatic.php on line 412

and saw some of you post questions about it.

I had to upgrade to PHP Version 5.x , and it went away. There are a ton of posts in google from drupal users with the same issue.

Coop

coop said

I’m getting a “file Not Found” error when my cron job is running. I saw some posts above with the same issue, but did not see a reply. Also, the WebCron-ready URL gives me a similar result.

http://www.craigcooperphoto.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-o-matic/cron.php?code=5d18a9fc

I’m running WP-o-Matic 1.0pre4 on Word Press 2.3.1 and PHP 5.x. Any healp would be appreciated.

Coop

Chris said

Hi. I’ve downloaded WP-o-Matic (v1.0pre5) to be able to auto-post some youtube videos on a site.

On the Simplepie demo, the feed I’m trying to use (http://gdata.youtube.com/feeds/videos/- … by=updated) is displayed with an embed of the youtube video below the thumbnail, description and other content.

Wp-O-Matic doesn’t embed this video, and I can’t figure out why. Do I need to update the simplepie version on which wp-o-m is based? Or do I need to adjust the wpomatic.php file in order to activate this functionality?

Any help is hugely appreciated, Chris.

PS the site is at swiish.com (in an early experimental stage but you’ll see what I’m on about.)

PPS I’m not a huge fan of WordPress (textpattern is the one for me) but I’ve had to install it because their isn’t a wp-o-matic alternative for txp. If anyone know of one (or knows of another way round auto-blogging in txp) please let me know.

svchost said

Hello there.
Un/Installed wp-o-matic about three times now, any time I want to submit new campaign nothing happens. In Opera I am told

>> Connection closed by server – “http://www.mydomain.com/wp-admin/options-general.php?page=wpomatic.php&s=add” is not available.

haxxor said

this only grabs the headline and short summary from feeds, not the entire article… for example from bbc news….. what’s the use in that? you get tons of posts which are only 2 lines long…is there a way to make it grab the full article from the article links on the feeds?

Premasagar said

Been tinkering with this. It looks good and has got some nice features. Well done and thanks for sharing it.

As others have noted, the feed item dates are not being properly parsed (so far tested feeds from Twitter and Delicious). And those Help file links are a bit hit and miss!

Do you have any plans to automatically insert tags from the feeds into the WordPress posts – e.g. if I tag a photo on Flickr, or a bookmark on Del.icio.us, and import the feed, the post will have the corresponding tags? This would be a great thing!

Louiss said

Anyway, i think something wrong, izzit the latest version can feed the photo? I try so many time but still nothing…

Will said

First, thanks for a great tool. Looking forward to having the stable version out, but the RC is very useful.

Only problem I’m having is the feedate. I am not as worried about matching the date on the feed to the GMT as I am not having any date in the items.

Is there some temp fix that can simply pull the date as listed in the RSS feed and publish that instead of NULL values for everything?

(I’m checking all of the posts prior to final publishing anyway at this point to do minor edits and polishing — so having some of the posts dated in the “future” because of GMT offsets isn’t an issue for me.)

hi, im running version : 1.0pre5 , wordpress 2.3

trying to add a campaign with the fedd http://www.lalumieredesracailles.net/?feed=rss2

i get a “feed cannot be parsed” result

this feed is coming from another wordpress blog, and when testing it on livesimplepie demo, http://live.simplepie.org/demo/ everything is running well …..

any help ?

Anis said

The following errors have been encountered:

Options

Author username not found

Mark said

I don’t want to use cron, I just want to update manually by hitting the fetch button when required. The only problem I get is, every time I do so, ALL the posts are syndicated again, not just the new ones!

alignak said

webcron is not working for me. I get a blank page, with or withou a code in the get parameter.
Unix cron not working also, although other cron jobs are running the same way for other plugins….

silicon said

The simplepie test comes up with a blank page. The page is there.

I’m using wp 2.3.1 php 5 and the WP-o-Matic 1.0pre3

any solution to this yet???

silicon said

The plugin does not work because of this

Pranav said

Hi,
This plugin works great, but I have a small problem. Is there any way to append “continue reading” with a link to the source page?

frust said

WP-O-Matic is working great for me. I just have two questions.

1) If I edit the template to include a link, before every quote (“), a slash (/) is inserted, which makes the link not functional. Is there a way to prevent this?

2) I would like to show just the first X characters of the post. Is there a way to chop content without actually modifying the source code?

Thanks in advance.

Mark said

Hy,

please let us all know when the double fetches are fixed and when you will store a update of plugin, i think many users have trouble about doubles, it was also be fine when you make a function for max. fetches
and why can not create automaticly tags ?

Thanks and happy new year to all

Mark said

OK Solution for the Doubles and works fine

Make the Post Title at Database Unique and all problems done.

Happy new year

Pietia said

@Mark – did you mean post_title at sql or something else? Can’t find it ;)

arun said

@ mark ye me too getting duplicating problem. where and how to do changes.?

Eco said

Mark said “Make the Post Title at Database Unique and all problems done.”.

I don´t get where do you place “Unique” in post_title.

If someone can explain, Thanks.

Andy said

When i do an update , to 1.0pre5 i can activate the plugin but when i goto the options / wp o matic tab to change setting i get a blank page , if i down grade to 1.0 it works fine.

Ken Onulak said

Fatal error: Maximum execution time of 30 seconds exceeded in /hsphere/local/home/kjlacros/lacrossediscounts.com/wp-includes/taxonomy.php on line 676

You mention on the WordPress Plugin site about changing the .htaccess file. What would I need to add to the existing file?

Nik Ehm said

This is a great plugin the little I’ve played with it, but I have to echo that it’d be nice to have some control over the title of posts. For example, if I want to import my links feed from del.icio.us, I’d prefer to have the url included in the title. I don’t know php at all, but I was able to hardcode url’s in the title pretty quickly. (I can post this ugly hack if anyone wants it.)

It’d also be nice to have the ability to shut off the title or content/entry altogether, as when I import my twitter feed, I get redundant data between the two.

Third, it would be nice if the title could pass through the rewrite rules as the content/entry does. Again, my twitter feed says “molrak: blah blah blah” in the title even though the campaign is set to remove any instance of “molrak: ” and does so for the content/entry section.

And a future wishlist item, I don’t know if it’s feasible, but if the parser can interpret/fetch tags (like del.icio.us tags or flickr tags), it’d be cool to import tags from feeds and convert them into wordpress tags automatically. That’s probably pie in the sky territory.

Also, this is a bug that I haven’t seen elsewhere. The options to disable comments and pings don’t seem to work for me. I uncheck both in the discussions options section, and they remain unchecked. However, when the feed is fetched and I go in and check the newly created post(s), pings and comments are enabled.

Alex said

Hy,

Fantastic plugin Guillermo,

I’ve installed in my web site, and is working fine. WordPress 2.3.2 has no conflicts with WP o Matic.

I gonna have to do some extra work, definitly the html quotes “” in template is not working, they just change to \” , no matter what, but at least a can fix it in edit post.

Hope next version we can enjoy full template support!

David said

Guillermo:

Thanks for putting so much effort into this!

One problem – Add Campaign: Categories not showing.

wp-o-matic v1.0pre5 (according to WordPress)
WP v2.3.1
PHP 5+

Suggestion: ability to place feeds on ANY page using [inline php].
I have a static front page (i.e. static-page=top, blog-posts-page=news) and I would like to have up-to-date news feeds on my static-page as well as feed my own posts back to the static-page.

Chris said

“Make the Post Title at Database Unique and all problems done.”

Help how can I do this – if it wasn’t for the insane amount of duplicates i am getting this plug-in would be awesome!! please help me please please

Thanks for the (almost there) awesome plug-in

David said

UPDATE to my previous post:

Problem seems to be unique to MS Explorer (go figure!).

If I use FireFox I can see ALL of the Category checkboxes.

WP-O-Matic v1.0pre5
WP v2.3.1
PHP 5+

Ali said

OK Guys, based on Marks suggestion, I have spent a while on trying to convert the table. The obvious problem with this though is that you need to remove all the duplicate posts first. Now im sure there is a faster SQL command but heres what I used:

BACKUP YOUR DB FIRST!!

I used phpMyAdmin for this, put this into the SQL statement sections:

DELETE
FROM `wp_posts`
WHERE
`guid` LIKE ‘%-2.html’ OR
`guid` LIKE ‘%-3.html’ OR
`guid` LIKE ‘%-4.html’ OR
`guid` LIKE ‘%-5.html’ OR
`guid` LIKE ‘%-6.html’ OR
`guid` LIKE ‘%-7.html’ OR
`guid` LIKE ‘%-8.html’ OR
`guid` LIKE ‘%-9.html’ OR
`guid` LIKE ‘%-10.html’ OR
`guid` LIKE ‘%-11.html’ OR
`guid` LIKE ‘%-12.html’ OR
`guid` LIKE ‘%-13.html’ OR
`guid` LIKE ‘%-14.html’ OR
`guid` LIKE ‘%-15.html’ OR
`guid` LIKE ‘%-16.html’ OR
`guid` LIKE ‘%-17.html’ OR
`guid` LIKE ‘%-18.html’ OR
`guid` LIKE ‘%-19.html’ OR
`guid` LIKE ‘%-20.html’ OR
`guid` LIKE ‘%-21.html’ OR
`guid` LIKE ‘%-22.html’ OR
`guid` LIKE ‘%-23.html’ OR
`guid` LIKE ‘%-24.html’ OR
`guid` LIKE ‘%-25.html’ OR
`guid` LIKE ‘%-26.html’ OR
`guid` LIKE ‘%-27.html’ OR
`guid` LIKE ‘%-28.html’ OR
`guid` LIKE ‘%-29.html’ OR
`guid` LIKE ‘%-30.html’ ;

That should delete any duplicate posts upto 30 duplicates.

If your lucky and have no more of the other type of duplicate posts then you should be able to use the following two commands to change the type of field and add the unique option.

ALTER TABLE `wp_posts` CHANGE `post_title` `post_title` VARCHAR( 80 ) CHARACTER SET utf8 COLLATE utf8_general_ci NOT NULL ;

ALTER TABLE `wp_posts` ADD UNIQUE (`post_title`) ;

Im still waiting to see what happens/if it works correctly.

You can check my site at http://www.vsnetwork.co.uk

Alignak said

there are some issues with timezones…
I have to tweak the code in because I’m in GMT and both my main server and mysql server is PST.

I wanted to post every 30 minutes, but as soon as it posted the first fetching set, it wouldn’t post before 8h30 hours…
So now the plugin displays my server’s timezone, but posts correctly every 30 minutes, or every minute if I want to.
Don’t have the time now, but will try to look at it more closely soon.

Mike said

How do you rewrite links? I want to stip all

Mike said

..unlink them, not fully strip them (something happen with my prev. post)

Gavin said

Hi,

Whenever I use the cron jobs, I always get the following error for my command:
*/20 * * * * /home/gavins/public_html/apple/wp-content/plugins/wp-o-matic/cron.php?code=1e08ba43

/bin/sh: home/gavins/public_html/apple/wp-content/plugins/wp-o-matic/cron.ph
p?code=1e08ba43:
No such file or directory

If I use the webcron url instead, this works but always posts 500 posts.

Could anybody give a hint what i am doing wrong?
WP 2.3.1, wp-o-matic – 1RC5

Bryan said

Simply amazing plug-in, thank you!

Suggestion for the next update… allow us to define the number of items we want to import from the feed. If the feed has 40 items, I may only want the latest 10.

Gavin said

An update:

if I now use:

*/20 * * * * php /home/gavins/public_html/apple/wp-content/plugins/wp-o-matic/cron.php?code=1e08ba43
I now get:

Status: 404
X-Powered-By: PHP/4.4.4
Content-type: text/html

No input file specified.

Any ideas?

Gavin said

Update again:

it works if I do this:

*/20 * * * * php /home/gavins/public_html/apple/wp-content/plugins/wp-o-matic/cron.php code=1e08ba43

remove the ? and add a space

Now I have duplicates though!!!!

Bert said

I see in my logs this all the time:

01/09 08:21:26 — Caching images
01/09 08:21:26 — Processing item
01/09 08:21:25 — Processing feed Alentejohome.com – Most Recently Updated Listings (ID: 9)

Then nothing happens. If I manually fetch it uploads one item and then just stops. I´m using WP-o-Matic 1.0pre5
Automatically updates don´t work at all. Please help

Jeff said

Everything installed and working great. Awesome plugin. One question though, is there any way with WP-O-Matic or any other plugin to parse or maybe just limit number of lines per post?

Any help would be appreciated :)

Thanks!

J.

Andrew said

Great plugin.

One thing I’d like to be able to do is have the post title link back to the permalink on the original blog.

gwohl said

hi

think i found a “bug”… wp_posts.comment_status in wp2.3.2 is not or no longer boolean.it is defined as ENUM(‘open’,'closed’,'registered_only’) …

Thank you for a great wp plugin

haxxor23 said

ok, for those of you having problems running the cron, use this command instead:

wget -O /dev/null http://www.yourwebsite.comt/wp-content/plugins/wp-o-matic/cron.php?code=439c3446

obviously change yourwebsite.com to YOUR website name, and dont forget to add your blog’s directory to that if its not installed on the root of your domain.

also, use Ali’s fix above to get rid of the duplicate posts problem. although i found that the sql syntax he posted didn’t work for me, also that it needs changing if you use the default permalink structure….so for example it would be:

DELETE FROM wp_posts WHERE guid LIKE ‘%-2/’ OR guid LIKE ‘%-3/’ OR guid LIKE ‘%-4/’

note that guid refers to the permalink structure you use (to be exact we’re interested in the end part of the permalink), so edit the values after the Like statement accordingly…

the above sql statement is for getting rid of duplicate posts if they’re being formated like so:

yourwebsite.com/blog/another-post/
yourwebsite.com/blog/another-post-2/
yourwebsite.com/blog/another-post-3/

notice that the way for doing it is LIKE ‘%-2/’
the percentage symbol means “any characters”, so edit this according to how posts urls are on your blog.

after deleting the dupes, run these sql commands:

ALTER TABLE `wp_posts` CHANGE `post_title` `post_title` VARCHAR( 80 ) CHARACTER SET utf8 COLLATE utf8_general_ci NOT NULL ;

ALTER TABLE `wp_posts` ADD UNIQUE (`post_title`) ;

and that should get rid of the problem once and for all…

cheers

Guillermo:

Thanks for your plug in

One problem – Add Campaign: Categories not showing.
There is a flicker of the page but the already created categories will not show for some reason – so I cant go forward

Hamant

Oyun Oyna said

Great plugin.

karsten said

I am trying to install the plugin on a wpmu but I get this message:
Fatal error: Cannot redeclare class WPOMatic in /customers/mydomain.dk/mydomain.dk/httpd.www/wp-content/plugins/wp-o-matic/wpomatic.php on line 63

It runs on a one.com server with MySQL : 4.1.11

Any ideas what is wrong – the wordpress mu works fine – but this is the error …

Gavin said

Hamant,

Need to use firefox – sounds like you are using IE

karsten said

It also happens with firefox …

Does anybody use this plugin on a one.com powered wehsite?

Dan said

Hi – great plug in, but I’m have problems. I read through this list and it seems a few others are having the same issues. These are the problems I’m having:

1) The campaigns just count down and then get stuck on “Next!” but they don’t do anything.

2) The time is out of wack – my GMT offset is -6, but I have to change this to 0 or 6 to get the correct amount of minutes for the countdown to check feeds.

I’m using BSD (not linux) with PHP5. I can provide more specific environment variables if it would help.

Thanks

Tim Watt said

Hi

I’m still finding this Plug-in only very partially functional, and less so than the previous version.

Cron does not work period. No way. I’m looking to install other plug-ins to help but basically this is non-functional.

Anyway, to at least get the basics working. I have some feeds working manually but the look is horrible all sorts of random junk chucked in requiring too many regualr expression rewrite to fix. Previously, Google and Yahoo news searches would provide neat feeds to dispaly via WP-o-Matic but no more…

Now when you try to add them in a campaign they fail the feed check and when submitted produce the error message – “could not be parsed (SimplePie said: ) ….”

So why are news searches failing all of a sudden? Some clever block by Google and Yahoo or a bug in WP-o-Matic or Simple Pie?

Thanks, Tim

Guillermo Rauch said

@Tim
Can you provide me examples of the feeds that are failing ?
Also, cron works for most people, not sure what’s wrong with yours.

fraiddo said

Hello,

How to conserve the original url of the article? I want that, when whe click on a link of the article, we are redirecting on the original blog article.

++

Tim Watt said

Thanks for the follow up Guillermo.

My contact site linked here is the experimental site on which I’m using your latest Wp-o-matic. You’ll see some of the errors very obviously.

The feeds that are completely failing are any Google or Yahoo News feeds. I repeat any. Your previous version could use one world search RSS feeds, and even a few days ago worked with any News feed url. As said no more.

As to cron – I’ve set it up using the Godaddy Cron panel – no errors but no autoblogging. I’ve noe also tried WP-Crontrol – a new plug in. Again no error but no evidence that it works so far.

Tim

aski said

Guillermo,
I send you a donation as a small token for this Great tool.

Would be even greater if it had a mechanism for duplicate content/posts and a setup manual.

As a workaround for the duplicate posts I set the interval of fetching to a more broader timeframe.

Thanks again. And hope you will keep publishing these great tools.

I was able to fix this by adding the following line to my .htaccess at the root of the web folder.

php_value memory_limit 16M

Check out my page at http://www.swordcery.com/blog/ and how I am automatically feeding this WordPress site from an RSS feed generated from my MonkeyChow feed reader:
http://www.shokk.com/blog/articles/2007/08/19/the-monkeychow-reblog-publishing-platform/

Jungle said

Version: 1.0pre5

Fatal error: Call to a member function query() on a non-object in wp-content/plugins/wp-o-matic/wpomatic.php on line 1791

This error occurs then I try change post status form “public” to “draft”

Alan said

Great plugin, thanks for the great work!

Is there any way to abort processing a campaign? I ran a test on a large feed and want to delete everything to start over, but the plugin is still processing the feed items so new posts keep being created.

Vidal said

I really like you plugin!
Have a look at my Motorsport RSS aggregator blog running on wpomatic http://www.grandprix-live.com

Bryan Harley said

I noticed WP-O-Matic doesn’t cache all types of images. Many sites, like SlashDot, use strange URLs for their images like: http://rss.slashdot.org/~a/Slashdot/slashdot?i=F2dD9S

And WP-O-Matic tries to cache it but it results in a RED X, missing image. Please fix this so it can correctly cache these images. Otherwise, build something in so if the URL is not jpeg/png/gif or something, then it will ignore it.

THANK YOU!

Vix said

Is it possible to Rewrite the post titles as well?

Alpe said

Hello,
The plugin makes many problems it fetch the feeds again and again and it dont stop it.
It make many server load on my deicated Server.
I use the newest version of WordPress and the the newest version of the Plugin.
I have found some post (same posts) that was 20 times in the database.
I am using a older version of the plugin on another site and it worked with no problems and makes no duplicate content.

Excellent work Guillermo!

I have one question: why does it strip the object and embed tags from feeds? And how can it be fixed?

I mean it only takes text from a feed and not the embeded movies when I run the plugin.

We can’t add over 255 characters in our RSS address box. How can we increase this character limit?

thanks,

Tina said

When I try to add a campaign it says I have not selected a category but when I click quick add in the categories nothing happens. What am I doing wrong?

Tina said

OK I donated. What now.

Guillermo Rauch said

Tina,

Please provide your browser, server, WordPress, WP-o-Matic details.

Tina said

I am using Internet explorer
WP 2.3.2
I downloaded wpomatic yesterday and installed it on the root.
Hosting account with namecheap.com

Guillermo Rauch said

Tina,
Use Firefox

Tina said

OK, It works fine in Firefox. That was easy. Thanks

Tina said

One more question

Tina said

when I save the campaign i get message that says

cache path (in options) must be writable before enabling image caching

The example is /home/nopat/public_html/wp_content/plugins/wp-o-matic/cache

I created the cache folder but I am not sure what to put in the options field?

Tina said

I changed the permissions on the cache folder to writable. what else do I need to do. What path do I use in the options? I tried http://www.mydomain.com//home/nopat/public_html/wp_content/plugins/wp-o-matic/cache

didn’t work. Help

vanko said

Great plugin. Dont forget all with Firefox… I have question, how to change link in title to original writer?

chris said

Im on WP 2.3.1 and installed WP-o-Matic 1.0pre5. The plugin runs great and imports all of the content, but it publishes everything as TODAYs date. I have tested importing with ‘Use feed date’ checked an unchecked with no changes. It just shows 25 items with todays date instead of spread throughout the past year like the feed has. I tried removing the plugin and deleting the tables in between attempts with no luck.

Any Thoughts?

I changed the permissions on the cache folder to writable. what else do I need to do. What path do I use in the options? I tried

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evden eve said

thanks

thanks

slenderdog said

Great plugin, has boosted traffic…now to monetize–and donate! :-)
A few requests/suggestions:
–automate fetch!!! would make this great plugin infinitely better!
–view/edit/delete posts within edit campaign
–enable each feed within a campaign to be assigned to its own category or subcategory. e.g. I have an Asia category and separate feeds for China, Japan, Korea…

Collin said

I have just installed the plugin to port my Tumblr posts to WP. It works a treat, but I am having the same problem as Chris where all the new posts have today’s date.

Slenderdog – Automated fetch, use a cron-job! I agree with the other two requests though.

Once this goes gold I will happily donate. You can hold me to that!

Guillermo Rauch said

@Collin
That issue and others you guys have been mentioning will be addressed in a next release.. I’m sorry but right now I’m really busy !

Hey thanks for the plugin but it seems not to be working right for me. The installation goes fine and everything. But, once I add a campaign the thing goes haywire it’s added about 300 plus articles but they are all the same one. I’ve gotten this problem everytime that I’ve installed fresh. I tried creating a cron job using the command that shows up on the dashboard but, I don’t think that it working. I’m not familiar with the cron job so, I tried using the pseudo cron that’s not functioning right neither. Everytime I’ve used the plugin it freezes my blog up and I get a connection error. Or my site doesn’t show up for hours at a time. I’m not even sure where to start with trying to make this work. I’m hoping you can help me out. Maybe it’s because I’m not using the cron job or something. Can anyone guide me in the right direction on successfully starting a cron job in the cpanel? Any help will be greatly appreciated. As a matter of fact whoever can help me get this working right I’ll give them a permanent link on my site.

Collin said

Guillermo – that’s no problem at all. As I was importing old posts from Tumblr it was giving the wrong date. As I have now got it set to auto-import every hour they should post on the same day and it’s not a problem!

I just got to figure out the cron job now as I’m getting “no such file or directory” errors emailed to me whenever the cron job runs. I suspect it’s something I’ve done but I used both the auto generated links from the options panel.

Thanks again for the plugin!

Guillermo Rauch said

@Calvin
Can you share your feed url with me so I can troubleshoot this later ?

Ruriko said

This plugin give me alot of duplicated posts. How to fix this?

I deleted the category and posts for the campaign I started cause it just looked bad. Here’s the feed tho:

http://feeds.feedburner.com/CalvinHarveyDotCom

Guillermo

If I gave you my cpanel info and access to my site you think that you could set it up for me?

Rama said

Great script, it works nice! :-)

One thing is that the cron.php file might have a coding problem?

Here is the email I get after the cron job runs:

————-
Status: 404
X-Powered-By: PHP/5.2.4
Content-type: text/html

No input file specified.
————-

Does anyone have a fix?
Thanks!
:-)

Rama said

Ooops… and yes I do use the “code” etc. for the cron job.

Hi,

I have a wordpress.com blog and I do not have a server to use wordpress.org. I want to automatically post content to my blog from rss feeds. Does anyone know of any way to do this with a wordpress.com blog?

Any help will be much appreciated,

Alex

Collin said

Alex – you can’t do anything like this with a wp.com blog. You can’t install plugins and I very much doubt that Automattic will give functionality like this. It’s a plagiarism nightmare that I think they will want to avoid.

Steve said

Is the crontab supposed to be run every 20 minutes or just once an hour?

Collin said

Yay, I got the cron job working! Steve – surely you can run it as often as you want?

All – use “wget” without the quotes in your crontab to call the url listed in your options.

for example: “wget h***://yoursite.com/file.xxx”

Works a treat for me.

David said

I am using the crontab and the curl command. It works and I am happy, just thought I would mention I was getting the “Warning! cron.php was called with the wrong password or without one!” error message. Basically I needed to change the code= at the end of the url beause I uninstalled and reinstalled the plugin. etc.

Steve said

What is the purpose of the crontab? How often should I run that? What is the recommended frequency of downloading articles? Thanks…

lb said

I go through the configuration process fine. When I submit to add a new campaign, it dies at:

/wp-admin/options-general.php?page=wpomatic.php&s=add

I am using WP 2.3.2. It threw errors so I tried in the vhost:

php_value error_reporting 8191

But that did not fix it and it displays no errors. (?)

Any ideas?

Dear Guillermo,
wp: Version 2.3.2
latest wp-o-matic
php: 5.5.2

my problem:
wp-o-matic will not fetch new feeds. Only does it one time, first time I use it, or after a delete/reset. I’ve tried manual updating, by pasting the cronweblink in my browser. logfile says it is working on a cronjob, but nothing happens. I use google reader rss as a source, and tried a couple of others. I also updated the feads. disabeled gzipping nd wp-cache in word press is. Do you have any idea.
My hoster is dreamhost.

2. also, the ‘timer’ for each campaign does not match the crontimes set in the options panel. It is always 8 hours no matter what i try. Something to do with different timezones perhaps?

Kevin said

As with many of you I have a problem with the cron not working. It is always 6 hours out. I tried tweaking the time in Options/General to compensate for this difference and the count down time in wp-o-matic/campaign/dashboard resets to the correct countdown time but when that time arrives, nothing happens and the count down changes to “Next!”.

From previous posts. some of you seem to have got this sorted out. Can you please tell the rest of us exactly what you input and in which part of the word press control panel or wp-o-matic control panel please?

Thank you

Steve said

I have about 1 day of experience with this, but I’ve got it working.

Create subdomain
Install WordPress
FTP in Theme and PlugIns
Login as Admin
Presentation Tab: Select Theme
Options Tab: Set Title, Tag, Set Time to -8 (I’m on Pacific Time)
Plug-In Tab: Activate Plugins
Options/wp-o-matic:
- Click on Setup Routinue
- Setup Crontab (from Cpanel, click crontab jobs)
GET http://www.domainname.com/subdomainname/wp-content/plugins/wp-o-matic/cron.php567sdflkj (whatever your code says)
Setup time of crontab to be a 1 minute in the future, with hourly updates
Click Finish
Add Campaign
Setup Feeds
Define Category
Options Tab: Set Frequency (15min), uncheck cache image, set author name, submit

Hope this helps.

Questions I don’t understand:

- What is the purpose of the crontab?
- How often should it run?
- What is the recommended Frequency to set under the Options Tab?

Mike said

hi all,

i have a BIG QUESTION (for me)

can i put every feed to a different category ? is this possible?

thank you!

Kevin K said

Guillermo, I have seen this question come up before, but I can’t find the answer. Can you wp-o-matic pull the link back to the original feed and author? It pulls the orig date and time, so it would be great to also pull the URL and author too.

Thanks,
Kevin

george said

how do i put a link to the site full article ?

Tina T said

Wp-o-matic seems to be working great, however I need to pull the full posts instead of just the title and excerpts and I don’t know how to switch my cache on to hold images on my server. PLEASE HELP!!!

I’m having an issue where its allowing discussion and pings even when I tell it not to :(

Kevin K said

Guillermo, I have found an issue which brings my web server to a halt. I have been playing around with the post template function and the following issue is repeatable. I am using WP 2.3.2 and you latest version of wp-o-matic. I can create a campaign and rn it sucesfully and the Cron works fine. I apply a post template in the form I have found in this posting area and it works for new posts. If I go into the campaign and tools and delete all and then fetch again, it only pulls maybe one post. If I run reset on the campaign , my whole server locks up and the only way I can get it back is to delete the wp-o-matic directory and wait a while. How do I delete all of the changes that wp-o-matic creates in my database? I notie it makes many entries in the table wp-postmeta that do not get erased when a campaing is deleted. I want to try by starting the plugin completly over.
thanks.

Kevin K said

When wp-o-matic takes a feed and puts it into a post, it always puts it in the table wp-posts – post_category 0, so when you go into a campaign/tools to remove all, it thinks that it does, but they still remain in the table? Is this supposed to be this way?

lb said

Ideally, this is the way I want it to work:
- fetch feeds as specified
- option to display summary or full on front page
- title link takes you to full article on MY site
- there’s a link to the original article

What is happening is:
- fetch feeds as specified
- summary is created with no link to original article
- title link takes you to summary on a separate page

I am KEENLY interested in doing it or I might be forced to use Drupal – please don’t make me :-)

This is the ONLY thing left for WP to be the ideal package for my site.

Many thanks for ANY help

Ste said

My feeds never auto post, it just says that the time left is 540 days, any ideas?
Im using php 4.* wp 2.2

Jake said

Amazing! Thanks!

Cindy said

If anyone can help me I would really appreciate is. I am new to the word press world and am trying to learn how to set up blogs. WP-o-Matic was recommended to me by a very reliable source. Unfortunately some of the setting options seem to have changed, so that persons guidelines on how to set it up are no longer available options in the plug in.

Right now my main issue is the links back to the main article. I am sure I have something set up wrong. :)

The “Read Full story” Link is not working. (See example below)

Again if anyone can give me suggestions on what I am doing wrong I would be very greatful.

Thank you
http://barackobamaforpresidentblog.com/%E2%80%9Dhttp://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/search/%22barack+obama+for+president%22/SIG=11l4thpn2/*http%3A//www.startribune.com/politics/14778401.html%E2%80%9D

lb said

If you can’t change it, can you at least help me by letting us know where in the code to look to change to add the feed’s original URL/link and add the entire article?

Thanks.

Anyone?

Guillermo Rauch said

@Everyone
Sorry for not being able to answer all your questions.
Fortunately, most of them are quite common and I’m attempting to answer them in a faq I added to this article.

And better yet, http://www.wpomatic.org is coming, with forums, faq, wiki, and all you’d come to expect for this wonderful plugin.

lb said

Guillermo – many thanks for replying. I was getting ready to switch to Drupal or spend weeks searching code to make a few changes.

REALLY looking forward to you answers!

lb said

I read your FAQ and did as you indicated. I added:

{content} Link to the original site

to the single_post.php of the classic template.

A link show up in the single post but the URL is:

/2008/02/01/my_article/{permalink}

What did I do wrong? Many thanks again for your help!

Guillermo Rauch said

Try removing the ” in the post template content (yea, lame bug of this version, i’ll fix it soon)

lb said

Then I tried:

{content} “>Link to the original site

and the link is for the page you are already on.

What did I do wrong? Many thanks again for your help!

lb said

Sorry, which ” in the single_post template?

Many thanks again for your help!

lb said

Ah HAH! – got it working. I thought you meant to edit the theme post template. You meant to add in the WP-O-Matic options menu, add a custom post template

Many Many Many thanks!!!

I love this plugin now.

When using the “Tools” option to change the state of a campaign’s posts (i.e., published, private, draft) I got the error:

Fatal error: Call to a member function query() on a non-object in /var/www/vhosts/domain.tld/httpdocs/wp-content/plugins/wp-o-matic/wpomatic.php on line 1791

It seems the function adminUpdateCampaignPosts was missing this line:

global $wpdb;

So, I added it and the error is gone. However, the function didn’t reset the posts status.

Remove all does remove the posts — except 1. Seems like a loop mistake? I’ll check a bit on it.

Fantastic utility, overall. Incredibly useful.

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Arash said

Hello, thanks for the wonderful plugin. There is one problem, image caching has never worked from day one. I haven’t seen any image being cached, they are always hot-linked, there are no files in my cache folder (I already set the folder to 777). How exactly do I cache the images permanently on my server?

amIT singh said

hey the dashboard is not showing up in wp 2.3.1 version and a constant warning stating that wp-o-matic is not configured is showed on my global dashboard..

please give the link of the latest stable working wp-o-matic…

Steve said

Question for anyone: I set the frequency of my campaign at:
0 days 5 hours 0 minutes, thinking this should posting articles every 5 hours. But, it’s just posting them every couple minutes. Should I specify this “frequency” setting in a different way?

I’m willing to add a random function to the source code. Can I do that? Great script. Will there be more ajax in the future?!

Kevin K said

Guillermo, will you be updating and utilizing hte latest version of SimplePie? It now can pull feed favico’s, feed date and other info that everyone would love to see.

Guillermo Rauch said

@Kevin
Naturally. The 1.0STABLE version of WP will have the updated SimplePie.

Kevin K said

Guillermo,

One issue that seems to be happening when deleting posts is that they are not entirely deleted. When I create a campaign initially and fetch, it works and show the counts correctly. If I use the tool and delete posts, it looks to delete them, except they still show up in the category counts… If I then do a fetch, it only grabs one of the RSS feeds and creates one post and show a 0 for total posts. Is this still leaving some data in the posts tables?

Thanks!

Kevin K said

sorry if this has been addresses previously.. I just can’t read through all of the posts… a FAQ or KB is a great idea for this great plugin.

Kevin K said

In your temp FAQ secion can you list the funcionality of these and if there are any more? {content}, {title}, {permalink}, {feedurl}, {feedtitle}, {feedlogo},
{campaigntitle}, {campaignid}, {campaignslug}

How would we pull in the feed favico?

Thanks.

Guillermo Rauch said

Kevin,

It’s possible the posts count field is remaining unupdated, I’ll write it down as a bug.

ThePete said

Here’s a weird one: With your plugin activated and one campaign running I am unable to load single post-pages when they’re located on 3rd level-domains. I’m totally not expecting support for something like this but I wanted to post in case other folks had the same problem. In a nutshell, here’s the deal:

I have several 3rd level domains pointed at the same WP index.php file. Thepete.com is my main domain with tv.thepete.com and thetech.thepete.com and a few others pointing at the same index which in turn pulls a different CSS file based on the domain. For some reason, the WP-o-Matic plugin forwards anyone trying to access a single post on a 3rd level domain (like “http://tv.thepete.com/example-post”) to the WP admin interface.

When I deactivated WP-o-Matic, everything was cool and I could load single post pages just fine.

Again, I’m not expecting any support for this problem since my set up (I’m assuming) is so unique. I just wanted to post so others who might have this problem would know they weren’t alone. You never know!

DarioDN said

I’ve problem with this plugin.
My website doesn’t support cron (is on windows server).

I’ve set a cron command from another my website, with http://site…/cron.php?code=…

The unix-cron option in wp-o-matic is set on.

Now, these setting are correct?

The Next process show 22h (now are 2.00 pm) but i set in wp-o-matic and cron option every 1h.

Nothing works… how can i resolve? tnx

DarioDN said

other problem: the cron give me error cron.php?code=… no such file or directory, but if i insert the cronlink in a browser is loaded correctly…

shonari said

Great plugin.

How do i add a link to each article that is pulled at the bottom of the post? Something like a ‘read more’. Is there away to pull the hyperlink in the title from the original RSS and place at the bottom of the article?

shonari said

May i suggest the ‘paged comments’ plugin to manage you many comments?

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/paged-comments/

hope it helps

Marc said

Hi, I heard nice thinks about this plugin and I wonder if it is posssible to agreggate rss feeds on an extra page, so they are seperated from my posts?

PV Post said

I, too, am getting this error after just setting it up:

The following errors have been encountered:

* Options
o Author username not found

Any ideas?

Congrats

Dre said

Is it possible to limit the amount of content displayed in a post?

Mikey said

How can I have WP-O-Matic post the full article and not just the title and first sentence of the post?

If it’s the feed how can I tell which feel is full or not?

Thanks.

Clint said

My plug in doesn’t update each day? I set my cron jobs to run just how I was told and for it to read “feeds” once a day but it doesn’t run on it’s own?

Clint said

This is what I am using for the cron job now

usr/bin/php -q /home/csteiner/public_html/tigerwoods/wp-content/plugins/wp-o-matic/cron.php?code=9dfac801

and I am not longer receiving error message in my email box.

However, it still doesn’t appear to be updating the messages each day? How come the cron is set to run every 20 minutes but the campaign we can set to run whenever and if I set it to 1 minute it still doesn’t run in 1 minute? It started to “countdown” and then eventually just shows “Next”?

Thanks

Clint said

Disregard my last message I am still getting errors on my cron job

No input file specified.

/usr/bin/php -q /home/csteiner/public_html/tigerwoods/wp-content/plugins/wp-o-matic/cron.php?code=3c7cc3fa

????

Kaung said

Hello,

I have installed wpomatic and everything is fine except, I canot save if I add url into feed url place.

So mainly, I cant add any feed (goole or yahoo and others)
and when I click save after “adding” in url field,
in opera, page not found
in IE and mozilla, the file option-generate.php (or some name like that) file is downloaded

bob said

How did people resolve the “Warning! cron.php was called with the wrong password or without one!”

I am using the GET command in cpanel for my cron jobs and I get that error?

Robert said

hi, will it be possible, to get another tag for the custom post template like {author}, which will show the original author or {url} for the original url without anything after the tld?

Will Byron said

I am trying to install wp-o-matic on a lunar pages server.
From within wordpress I get a messgae that says click here to set up and configure wp-o-matic. I got the below erros and lunar says they ddont support 3rd party software although they did email me back and they said
Hello
You get this messages b/c we have setuped out php to more secure
You need i think configure or edit our files
There is a little bit wrong path to php
/usr/bin/php.exe – you need to it to:
/usr/local/bin/php

and re-run install

Here is the message (Also is tat simple pie something that has to be installed)
Warning: is_executable() [function.is-executable]: open_basedir restriction in effect. File(/bin/php.exe) is not within the allowed path(s): (‘.:/proc/uptime:/tmp:/home:/usr/local/lib/php:/nfs/home:/usr/home:/usr/local/bin/’) in /home/organ31/public_html/organicathlete/blog/wp-content/plugins/wp-o-matic/inc/tools.class.php on line 72

Warning: is_executable() [function.is-executable]: open_basedir restriction in effect. File(/usr/bin/php.exe) is not within the allowed path(s): (‘.:/proc/uptime:/tmp:/home:/usr/local/lib/php:/nfs/home:/usr/home:/usr/local/bin/’) in /home/organ31/public_html/organicathlete/blog/wp-content/plugins/wp-o-matic/inc/tools.class.php on line 72

Warning: is_executable() [function.is-executable]: open_basedir restriction in effect. File(/bin/php.bat) is not within the allowed path(s): (‘.:/proc/uptime:/tmp:/home:/usr/local/lib/php:/nfs/home:/usr/home:/usr/local/bin/’) in /home/organ31/public_html/organicathlete/blog/wp-content/plugins/wp-o-matic/inc/tools.class.php on line 72

Warning: is_executable() [function.is-executable]: open_basedir restriction in effect. File(/usr/bin/php.bat) is not within the allowed path(s): (‘.:/proc/uptime:/tmp:/home:/usr/local/lib/php:/nfs/home:/usr/home:/usr/local/bin/’) in /home/organ31/public_html/organicathlete/blog/wp-content/plugins/wp-o-matic/inc/tools.class.php on line 72

Warning: is_executable() [function.is-executable]: open_basedir restriction in effect. File(/bin/php.cmd) is not within the allowed path(s): (‘.:/proc/uptime:/tmp:/home:/usr/local/lib/php:/nfs/home:/usr/home:/usr/local/bin/’) in /home/organ31/public_html/organicathlete/blog/wp-content/plugins/wp-o-matic/inc/tools.class.php on line 72

Warning: is_executable() [function.is-executable]: open_basedir restriction in effect. File(/usr/bin/php.cmd) is not within the allowed path(s): (‘.:/proc/uptime:/tmp:/home:/usr/local/lib/php:/nfs/home:/usr/home:/usr/local/bin/’) in /home/organ31/public_html/organicathlete/blog/wp-content/plugins/wp-o-matic/inc/tools.class.php on line 72

Warning: is_executable() [function.is-executable]: open_basedir restriction in effect. File(/bin/php.com) is not within the allowed path(s): (‘.:/proc/uptime:/tmp:/home:/usr/local/lib/php:/nfs/home:/usr/home:/usr/local/bin/’) in /home/organ31/public_html/organicathlete/blog/wp-content/plugins/wp-o-matic/inc/tools.class.php on line 72

Warning: is_executable() [function.is-executable]: open_basedir restriction in effect. File(/usr/bin/php.com) is not within the allowed path(s): (‘.:/proc/uptime:/tmp:/home:/usr/local/lib/php:/nfs/home:/usr/home:/usr/local/bin/’) in /home/organ31/public_html/organicathlete/blog/wp-content/plugins/wp-o-matic/inc/tools.class.php on line 72

Warning: file_exists() [function.file-exists]: open_basedir restriction in effect. File(/usr/bin/php) is not within the allowed path(s): (‘.:/proc/uptime:/tmp:/home:/usr/local/lib/php:/nfs/home:/usr/home:/usr/local/bin/’) in /home/organ31/public_html/organicathlete/blog/wp-content/plugins/wp-o-matic/wpomatic.php on line 1014

Philip Wells said

This plugin is great!

My one suggestion would be to include an option to delete all posts except the last 100 at the time of fetching new posts. That way the database never gets fat with essentially stale posts.

Could be phrased something like:

“Keep mximum x posts.”

With x being a textbox where the user decides how many posts to keep in the db.

Just an idea.

Great job with this plugin. Tried several others. This one works the best.

Jim said

I am using WP2.3 and I want all of my posts to point to the url’s within the post, ie: links and pictures pointed to an outside site. If I pull the feed up in a regular rss reader, the links are live, but as soon as I run them through my WP powered site with WP o Matic, the links are broken.

How do I change this? Thanks!

Vic said

I have WP-O-Matic installed and cron jobs setup but it’s not automatically posting. When clicking fetch it posts 100 posts but i need to post only one post per day. I’m missing a simple step but don’t know how to set it up. I’m guessing there’s an auto post option somewhere. Any advice will be great. Thanks.

Bryan said

Guillermo,

When will you release the next update?

bob said

Cron does not work

bob said

cron does not work for this plugin

jason said

Guillermo,

does wpomatic not work if you have a lot of categories, each with a feed you are pulling via wpomatic?

Here is my problem, I have 50 states, each has 2 feeds set up in wpomatic, which is 100 feeds it needs to pull everyday ( once ).

My problem is several things. the cron doesnt appear to fully run, if it does run, it only updates the first 2-4 states and quits. If I do it from the web cron, same thing. I thought maybe it was timing out on the server or from the rss so I added a sleep command in the php file and that worked one time and started having problems the next day.

i thought maybe my rss source banned my domain/ip so I set up a test script on cUrl and was able to still get the info, so I have to say the problem is with wpomatic.

i optimized and repaired any mysql tables to make sure it wasnt a problem there.

At this point if I do a fetch in the wpomatic admin per category, it still does not help. Only thing it does is act like it will pull, but it just “stops” and never gets to the “x posts updated” page. When I call it from web cron, it also just “stops” and never never loads.

All was working fine at the beginning, but now for no reason it has stopped.

any suggestions?

Jim said

I recently started using WP-o-Matic and have found it working fine on my site.

My problem is that I would like to “point” one of my feeds to another page on my blog. It would be nice to have a feature to do this in WP-o-Matic.

Any suggestions?

jason said

in addition to my post above on the 13th, i am still having problems. I set cron to grab the post every 6 hours and nothing is getting updated, even after 3-4 days of time goes by. Sometimes I will have one new post out of 100 rss feeds, but oddly enough it does not show up in the campaigns section as an updated campaign, all the campaigns have the updated dates from 3-4 days, even though I have 1 new post for today showing on the blog.

Its odd, I re-downloaded the files and re-installed and same problems of the web cron, unix cron, and forced update just not running when called.

I tried doing a force cron update in the admin and it loads the force page halfway and stops.. its just a page with the wp admin header, but nothing eles ( no body, no footer, no message saying that it pulled X posts ). I can run it multiple times and same outcome. This is also the case with the web cron URL too.

Sometimes, it will do this and I will get 1-2 new posts and place then in the first campaign, but nothing else gets updated. Since I am pulling 100 rss feeds from daily updated blogs, I find this odd.

I even went as far to change the user agent in simplepie to something more common and undetectable as a rss puller, but still no luck.

Martin said

Hi, i use 2.3.3 DE. When i installion WP-O-Matic i get the Error

Fatal error: Cannot redeclare class wpomatic in /srv/www/web1/html/new/cooling1/wp-content/plugins/wp-o-matic/wpomatic.php on line 71

jason said

after some one liner homegrown error checking… ( echoing in certain places until I found where the echo didn’t work ) I noticed that “fetchFeed” function is where it errors.

since fetchFeed is involved in all the process campaign functions, this is a good example.

Since this function is basically just integrating the simplepie lib, i am thinking my problem is there…. any suggestions?

jason said

more food for thought….

i downloaded the newest simplepie lib from the simplepir site and uploaded to my site I am having problems with. I installed it in a separate folder and ran the demo on the feeds I am pulling with your plugin and they work in the simplepie demo.. so that also eases my concern for my site or IP being banned and the user agent concern too.

its somewhere between fetchFeed and simplepie in wp-o-matic.. but not sure what it is

jason said

I think it is simplepie…. i downloaded the newest stable from simple ( mentioned above ) and copied and pasted the simplepie.inc into the wpomatic simplepie class and it works somewhat…

it works if I “force” the pull inthe admin, however it does not work on the unix or web cron, but it does work on a force update which it was not doing before.

When I do a force, I still get the blank page most of the time ( blank result page ), but at least it is updating.

can we get a new version of wpomatic with then newest simplepie soon?

John said

Bug:

If you add a blogsearch RSS and google is highlighting the topic with .. the html tag is not stripped in the title when published but is rather published as “this is my title”

JayJay said

How do I include a link to the permalink from within the custom post template? When I add the code, it’s interpreted as a literal within the post.

I’m trying to link back to the article (which works) as well as include my own article’s url.

Jake said

My blog just triple posts – well more, 4032 of the same post.. whats wrong?

Guillermo Rauch said

@Everyone
An update is on its way!
Many bugfixes and requested new features.

Jake said

Finally lol. When will it be released?

Jake said

Today? Tomorrow? Next week? Next year? Oh god not next year.. please!

Doug said

Any chance the “select how many posts to grab per fetch” feature is in the list of pending updates?

Izzyweb said

Thank you for plugin of Wp
beautyfull

Guillermo Rauch said

@Jake
A week !

@Doug
Yes. Rejoice!

@izzyweb
Beautiful !

Kevin K said

Thanks Guillermo! I really like this plugin and need it. Will it stop pulling the feeds many, many times? Now, my wp_postmeta is pullling the same feed thousands of time – bringing my server to a halt when I use post templates…..

Do you know if this issue has been fixed?

Jake said

Woo lol. Too bad I’ve got work for that week (42 hours/week).

Tim said

Guillermo,
You are my hero.

Thanks for sticking with this software and sharing it with all of these ungrateful people ;)

I appreciate all the hard work you do

arabek said

Id like to limit the posts to 200 words, and display a link to the originating site/post afterwards (kinda “planet-like”). How can i do that using wp-o-matic?

Another question: when parsing wordpress feeds, i’d like to add the original author to the post content using custom post templates, f/e.:

{content}
Author: {theauthor}

Is this directly possible, or will i have to hack wp-o-matic?

tori said

Hey,

i´m searching for an aggregator plugin and i´ve tested WP-o-Matic and i realy like it! I only need one feature (o:
I´d like tu filter the categories from the given feed and save the items in this given cat´s. I´ve seen ths feature in feedwordpress and i need it. (o:
Do you think you can have this feature in your next WP-o-Matic Version?

greetings tori

Hi G, great plugin. I keep getting the following erorr:

Warning: WPOMatic::require_once(/home/jerrysak/public_html/wp-content/plugins/wp-o-matic/inc/simplepie/simplepie.class.php) [function.WPOMatic-require-once]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/jerrysak/public_html/wp-content/plugins/wp-o-matic/wpomatic.php on line 630

Fatal error: WPOMatic::require_once() [function.require]: Failed opening required ‘/home/jerrysak/public_html/wp-content/plugins/wp-o-matic/inc/simplepie/simplepie.class.php’ (include_path=’.:/usr/lib/php:/usr/local/lib/php’) in /home/jerrysak/public_html/wp-content/plugins/wp-o-matic/wpomatic.php on line 630

Any help?

I have a fix for the cron problem.
It’s posted in my post about wp-o-matic cron install problem

Great PLUGIN !

killer said

I want to ask 2 questions.

what is Benefit of Campaigns mean real Use of campaigns ?

2nd if i add 10 campaigns with cron setting of 2 hrs , how it will do cronjob mean it will do all at once or what ?

couldn’t get it work. I received this error instead:

Warning: is_executable() [function.is-executable]: open_basedir restriction in effect. File(/sbin/php.exe) is not within the allowed path(s): (/home/:/usr/lib/php:/tmp) in /home/******/public_html/wp-content/plugins/wp-o-matic/inc/tools.class.php on line 72

do I need to change writeable permission or something else?

sphinx said

hello,

where is the link for the latest release? the download link above it’s refer to the * Version: 1.0pre5
in the wpomatic.php

Ismail Popov said

Hi, when running the script i receive the following errors:
Warning: curl_init() has been disabled for security reasons in /home/www/marketing-tricks.awardspace.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-o-matic/inc/simplepie/simplepie.class.php on line 6573

Warning: curl_setopt(): supplied argument is not a valid cURL handle resource in /home/www/marketing-tricks.awardspace.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-o-matic/inc/simplepie/simplepie.class.php on line 6579

Warning: curl_setopt(): supplied argument is not a valid cURL handle resource in /home/www/marketing-tricks.awardspace.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-o-matic/inc/simplepie/simplepie.class.php on line 6580

Warning: curl_setopt(): supplied argument is not a valid cURL handle resource in /home/www/marketing-tricks.awardspace.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-o-matic/inc/simplepie/simplepie.class.php on line 6581

Warning: curl_setopt(): supplied argument is not a valid cURL handle resource in /home/www/marketing-tricks.awardspace.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-o-matic/inc/simplepie/simplepie.class.php on line 6582

Warning: curl_setopt(): supplied argument is not a valid cURL handle resource in /home/www/marketing-tricks.awardspace.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-o-matic/inc/simplepie/simplepie.class.php on line 6583

Warning: curl_setopt(): supplied argument is not a valid cURL handle resource in /home/www/marketing-tricks.awardspace.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-o-matic/inc/simplepie/simplepie.class.php on line 6584

Warning: curl_setopt(): supplied argument is not a valid cURL handle resource in /home/www/marketing-tricks.awardspace.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-o-matic/inc/simplepie/simplepie.class.php on line 6585

Warning: curl_setopt(): supplied argument is not a valid cURL handle resource in /home/www/marketing-tricks.awardspace.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-o-matic/inc/simplepie/simplepie.class.php on line 6586

Warning: curl_setopt(): supplied argument is not a valid cURL handle resource in /home/www/marketing-tricks.awardspace.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-o-matic/inc/simplepie/simplepie.class.php on line 6587

Warning: curl_setopt(): supplied argument is not a valid cURL handle resource in /home/www/marketing-tricks.awardspace.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-o-matic/inc/simplepie/simplepie.class.php on line 6590

Warning: curl_setopt(): supplied argument is not a valid cURL handle resource in /home/www/marketing-tricks.awardspace.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-o-matic/inc/simplepie/simplepie.class.php on line 6591

Warning: curl_exec(): supplied argument is not a valid cURL handle resource in /home/www/marketing-tricks.awardspace.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-o-matic/inc/simplepie/simplepie.class.php on line 6594

Warning: curl_errno(): supplied argument is not a valid cURL handle resource in /home/www/marketing-tricks.awardspace.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-o-matic/inc/simplepie/simplepie.class.php on line 6595

Warning: curl_errno(): supplied argument is not a valid cURL handle resource in /home/www/marketing-tricks.awardspace.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-o-matic/inc/simplepie/simplepie.class.php on line 6595

Warning: curl_errno(): supplied argument is not a valid cURL handle resource in /home/www/marketing-tricks.awardspace.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-o-matic/inc/simplepie/simplepie.class.php on line 6600

Warning: curl_getinfo(): supplied argument is not a valid cURL handle resource in /home/www/marketing-tricks.awardspace.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-o-matic/inc/simplepie/simplepie.class.php on line 6607

Warning: curl_close(): supplied argument is not a valid cURL handle resource in /home/www/marketing-tricks.awardspace.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-o-matic/inc/simplepie/simplepie.class.php on line 6608

fcsuper said

The catagory tab page doesn’t have a field for me to select a catagory. Just the quick link. Because of this, I’m not able to create a campaign. What’s up? (1.0pre5)

Joseph Internullo said

Hello!

Is there a way to disable feed checking? (Frequency in campaign options). Like setting 0days, 0hours and 0mins?

Another thing: Sometimes, it keeps posting the same rss post over and over and over again (for example, i got the same rss article posted 900 times). What’s that about? Can it be fixed? Thanks!

fcsuper said

I like the power of this widget, but I don’t like the fact that there are no links to the original posts on the original sites and giving credit to original authors. Could these functions be added?

herinxi said

thanks, i hope it will usefull and make something great.

ts said

Hi, just thought I’d tell you that the admin interface fo WP-O-MATIC is broken (ie doesn’t show at all) in WP 2.5 bleeding… there may be more problems, but as my attempt to try out the plugin was stopped by the lack of the admin interface, I can’t report about that…

Alexa said

It’s nice but I can’t get utf8 feed! How could I set a charset to utf8

viettut said

Doesn’t Support UTF-8 or Non-English Feed ….
I Fetch it and Receive ??? Character Posts only

Scot Phillips said

Is there anyway to just publish an excerpt of each story as opposed to publishing the full feed?

fcsuper said

The template method isn’t useful to point back to the original site because I wish to aggregate 10 sites. I can’t use this widget unless it automatically links back to the source.

steve said

Can anybody help me fix my “fetch”. I’ve got chron set up, but it just isn’t working. Site only updates when I manually “fetch”

jp said

Help, same as for Steve, it only fetched manually today when I tryied to solve it. But during the entire week just past, it didn’t fetch any new updates. Please help resolve this. I love your product but we need to resolve this. Tku. JP

Aidan said

Guillermo, I have uploaded wp-o-matic to my plug-ins folder and activated in Word Press.

However, when I click “Please Click Here to Setup and Configure”..in WordPress .nothing happens. I am unable to setup . I do do not get to see a set-up or configure screen. Am I overlooking something basic here?

Thanks
Aidan

andreea said

The following errors have been encountered:

* Feeds
o Feed http://sitename.net could not be parsed (SimplePie said: )

anyone know what can i do about it ? how to ‘parse’ it … idon’t really understand. thanks
i’m waiting for a response please

Oil News said

Great plugin! Amazing work!

Bernd said

I love your outstanding work! Your are great.

2 things would be nice:
- filtering the headline should be possible
- a filter to only parse postings with like more than 30 letters should be included

Thanks a lot.

andreea said

no response? please ..someone ? a tip ..something ….

The following errors have been encountered:

* Feeds
o Feed sitename.net could not be parsed (SimplePie said: )

anyone know what can i do about it ? how to ‘parse’ it … idon’t really understand. thanks
i’m waiting for a response please

aurora said

for some reason it is publishing every item twice….

Mykahveli said

I’m trying to use it for portuguese language but it gives me “reflexão” instead of “reflexão”, “Género” instead of “Género” and so on…

What can I do to fix it?

David said

I would like to keep the link back to the orig. source – how is this done?

David said

Sorry – just noticed it was the first FAQ…

Aidan said

Just wondering if you could shed any light on this previous message,Guillermo.

I have uploaded wp-o-matic to my plug-ins folder and activated in Word Press.

However, when I click “Please Click Here to Setup and Configure”..in WordPress .nothing happens. I am unable to setup . I do do not get to see a set-up or configure screen. Am I overlooking something basic here?

Thanks
Aidan

Wayne said

My host cron setup does not recognize code extention (?code=ui23h4iu3h2) after the cron.php. Can wp-o-matic be configured not to require the code extention?

Cron command must be …/wp-o-matic/cron.php

Harold said

I installed the application, did the compatibility test even installed SimplePie, but as soon as I click the next button, nothing happens, even if I click the menus, campaign, add campaign, etc, it still stays at the dashboard, and again it is not advancing when clicking the next button, regardless of how many times.

Can you help please?

This is Ryan from the SimplePie project. We’re planning to make some WordPress-related changes that might affect your plugin, and we wanted you to be aware. I would encourage you to adopt some of the changes we’re suggesting because we believe that many users of SimplePie-based WordPress plugins will benefit. Feel free to direct any feedback to me. Thanks! :)

http://simplepie.org/wiki/plugins/wordpress/simplepie_core

GPSchnyder said

Hi, I used your Plug-in. The Posts are grabbed, but are all (!) placed in front every time there is a new post…

Any thing to change?

GPSchnyder

Wayne said

Does anyone have a suggestion for this error:

03/07 07:50:03 — Warning! cron.php was called with the wrong password or without one!

I can’t add the code a the end of the cron command or the host does not recognize it as an existing file.

Joe said

Still trying to fully grasp the cron with wp-o-matic.

I can not get the unix cron to run at all. I am getting the same errors as everyone else.
If I uncheck “unix cron” it does seem to fetch when I browse to the url. I am guessing this is the pseudo cron?

I am confused about many things.

What is this? The cron is built to check every 20 mins with */20 but under “editing camaign” options tab.
There is:
Frequency default set to 1d 5h
How often should feeds be checked? (days, hours and minutes)

What the heck is the difference.

Is there any clear documentation on how this cron runs?
What is the difference between checking the Unix Cron box and leaving it unchecked?

Marceia said

Hi!
Thanks for a great plugin! Is there anyway to keep all the items in a feed from posting at one time? I see others have had this issue, but haven’t seen any answer to it yet.

thanks!

Harold said

Fixed the problem, just needed to upgrade my wordpress version.

Anyway, whatever happened to the option to give or not give credit to the author? Is there anyway the posts can be set up so there are no active links in the post leading back to the source?

Marceia said

For all of you that are having issues with your posts showing up all at one time – this is how I was able to fix mine:

uninstall your wp-o-matic and reinstall. this time, do NOT use unix cron. uncheck that box on the installation setup. Yes, you can do this without uninstalling, but at least on my system, it totally freaked out and crashed my wordpress. However, when I uninstalled and reinstalled, it worked fine.

Anyway, once I reinstalled with NO unix cron – my campaigns loaded all of the items in the RSS, but posted only one at a time. hope this helps.

Warning: is_executable() [function.is-executable]: open_basedir restriction in effect. File(/bin/php.exe) is not within the allowed path(s): (/home/gasyoun:/usr/lib/php:/usr/local/lib/php:/tmp) in /home/gasyoun/public_html/yrand/wp-content/plugins/wp-o-matic/inc/tools.class.php on line 72

Warning: is_executable() [function.is-executable]: open_basedir restriction in effect. File(/usr/bin/php.exe) is not within the allowed path(s): (/home/gasyoun:/usr/lib/php:/usr/local/lib/php:/tmp) in /home/gasyoun/public_html/yrand/wp-content/plugins/wp-o-matic/inc/tools.class.php on line 72

wp-admin/options-general.php?page=wpomatic.php&s=setup

wp 2.2.3

Niles said

I am trying to set this plugin up. I have been able to pull content from the campaign that I have set up but I still can’t get the frequency to work properly…not matter what I set the frequency for it always tells me that I 6 hours or more before it checks the feeds.
I must say, I am a mid range designer, and a novice PHP programmer, so I could have very easily mis installed the plugin or not set it up properly.
Any help I could get on this would be great!

I’m using wp 2.2.3 hosted with Godaddy.

tom said

hi,

i have a little problem with your plugin and i hope someone can help me.

i changed this code “$table_prefix = ‘wp_’;” in wp-config.php to this: $table_prefix = str_replace( array( “.”, “-” ), “_”, $_SERVER["HTTP_HOST"] ).”_”;

because of this change i have a multi-wordpress now. so with one wp installation i can create more than one wp-blog. i have the code from this site: http://erik.range-it.de/2006/09/25/multi-subdomain-wordpress/

the problem: everything works fine but even if i use a high update-intervall, sometimes more than 20 updates per day per blog will happen. i don’t use cron or webcron. i use the other update option. i tried everything with an usual wp installation and it worked perfect.

isn’t there a way to use this plugin with a multiple-wp-version? it would be very very nice if someone could help me!

thanks
tom

Russell said

I *think* I get what you’re up to devthought and I think it’s really cool, but here’s the thing. I run three blogs and I’m looking for something that can just let me post any particular item to all of them–not every article to every blog (they are of different topics, but they do occasionally overlap). So I need a peer-to-peer tool. My own blog posts to my own other blog on occasion. Is this possible? I worked my way through the documentation and this question was not clearly answered. Regardless, it is some stunning work! Congrats!

Laura said

Hi,
i have the same probleme as GPSchnyder.

in addition i cant see the categorys. ergo: i cant add a new feed.

thx in advance
br
laura

Steve said

#########

Question about – Words Rewriting

I want to replace one word but blank spaces disappear when I hit “submit”. Can anybody help me out? For example. If the text is “Today I went to the repairshop for a repair” I want to replace “repair” only. I’ve done this using regular expressions:

Origin (this has a space before and after repair, it works)
/ repair /i

RegEx: Checked

Rewrite to (I put a space before and after repair, but the space disappears when I hit submit)
repair

#########

Second Question about – Words Rewriting…. HTML
If I want to replace a url… let’s say
href=”blah” with href=”that”

Then some back slashes are entered when I hit submit, however when the text is rewritten the backslashes are actually entered into the HTML.

Is there a solution for that?

Thanks.

Faidon said

Great Plugin, great potential, thank you

Perhaps in one of your releases would be great to have:
- keyword filter for incoming feeds for “auto category”
- a way to control the number of posts per feed
- clean up posts afrter a certain date, or a certain number of posts, or a configurable rolling First in first out post,( configurable scheme for post handling)
Thank you again

Adam said

It’s great plugin, but some things could be change. For example opportunity to add link or text to author/source. Sometimes it copy the same post from rss twice.

Steve said

Update – when I’m trying to replace space_word_space (example: book ) with a new word with spaces, the white space is trimmed from the beginning and end of the new word unless I put in a nbsp + space + word +space + nbsp but then it looks messed up after the rewrite. If I do &nbspWORD&nbsp then that gets trimmed as well.

yoram said

just installed your plugin. The only issue left is that under ad campaign options it gives me an error use name author not found. I have no idea who is he author as it is coming from a web site feed

Laura said

Is this normally that WP O Matic creates automaticly comments?
How can I deaktivate this function?

ty said

Hi Guillermo,

First of all, thank you so much for this plugin – it has made my life so much easier! It worked out of the box with no issues whatsoever.

So now that I’ve had some time to test this wonderful plugin, I have noticed something bizarre. I have deleted two campaigns but they keep on posting. I keep having to manually delete them and it’s getting to be quite a lot of work.

The blog is at http://www.designshrine.net

I’m just wondering, what am I doing wrong? Isn’t it supposed to stop pulling feeds once deleted? And also, after you delete the campaign, you can’t go back and undo anything you did, because, it’s well, deleted. So I’m stuck with two feeds that upload feed after feed every day now that I need to have stopped.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. And again, THANK YOU for such a wonderful plugin — I love this thing!

ty

Wayne said

Could you do a modification to have users who register add their own feed?

david said

I’m completely stuck and can use any help anyone can provide. I did everything according to the installation instructions but when I hit “activate” I get:

Error 500 – Internal server error An internal server error has occured! Please try again later.

I use WP 2.3.3 with 1and1 hosting.

Any ideas?

Mario Jok said

Hallo, i have used on one blog plugin – autoblog, it was good, but now something’s wrong with them, and autobolg stop to add new post, but it maybe is something with MySQL base? Hoever wp-o-matic is better, but haven,t opportunity to add sources.

Turifungia said

Hi Guillermo,
Thanks for your plugin, but Im having a weird problme.
As you can see in this page: http://www.crcinema.com/category/coming-soon/
the articles are duplicated more than 5 times, even 20!
How can I avoid this problem? Any suggestion?
Many thanks

strange……………

few errors

1)
when i click on setup its okay but test to simplepie to this location http://recoveryandforensic.net/wp-content/plugins/wp-o-matic/inc/simplepie/simplepie.tests.php

downloads this file : simplepie.tests.php (strange)

i still click next and completed setup.

2)
now when i add campaign feeds are not discovered..

3)
and even when clicked on submit, file is again downloading, this time this file : options-general.php

sorry i just forgot to add i’ve test run simplepie
http://recoveryandforensic.net/sp_compatibility_test.php

Roger ONe said

Hi,

Thanks for this great plugin. Can you tell us a little more how to use RegEx please.
Addition of a condtionnal filter on articles to import would be great ( ex : if title contains “clip” then skip import … or just import articles which conatin “clip”)

Shayne said

Thanks mate. You’re a champion. Awesome plugin. The UI is well thought-out and the whole thing installed like butter on WP 2.3.

Thank you!

yoram Says:
March 13th, 2008 at 3:33 am

just installed your plugin. The only issue left is that under ad campaign options it gives me an error use name author not found. I have no idea who is he author as it is coming from a web site feed

HI THERE YORAM…

Under User > Author profile, you can create as many “authors” as you like.

Gary

BUG REPORT.

Although I’ve chmod 777 for all folders…

public_html (I use CPanel)
wp-content
plugins
wp-o-matic
wp-o-matic/cache (which I created)

…it still gives me a cache unwritable error.

My WP is 2.3.3

mbstring and iconv are not installed.

cron.php is in the right place

After a few failures, I deactivated all other plugins and said no to all the options in WPOM – and it worked. Phew.

All I have to do now is turn the plugins on again and say yes to a few options and see if one of them kills WPOM again.

FYI.

Gary

John said

I saw this question already on the site but no reply.

I am getting this error message on activation


Warning: is_executable() [function.is-executable]: open_basedir restriction in effect. File(/usr/sbin/php.com) is not within the allowed path(s): (/home/widemark:/usr/lib/php:/usr/local/lib/php:/tmp) in /home/widemark/public_html/wp-content/plugins/wp-o-matic/inc/tools.class.php on line 72″

I have several other installations working OK, is there a fix for this?
Thanks

frank said

hi.
I have installed wp-o-matic and i get a full page of errors of this style
Warning: is_executable() [function.is-executable]: Unable to access /usr/sbin/php.cmd in /mnt/104/sdb/8/9/labcal/wp-content/plugins/wp-o-matic/inc/tools.class.php on line 72

and

Fatal error: is_executable() [function.is-executable]: Unable to access /usr/sbin/php.com in /mnt/104/sdb/8/9/labcal/wp-content/plugins/wp-o-matic/inc/tools.class.php on line 72

Fatal error: ob_end_flush() [ref.outcontrol]: failed to delete and flush buffer. No buffer to delete or flush. in /mnt/104/sdb/8/9/labcal/wp-includes/functions.php on line 1518

when i try confguring it.
Any idea what happened?

Thanks!

Frank

Hi, any way to make the script stop after only X entries/posts and then remember (avoid the timeout) ?

Joe said

Hi,

I also would really like to have a feature like Roger described on March 16th:

“Thanks for this great plugin. Can you tell us a little more how to use RegEx please.
Addition of a condtionnal filter on articles to import would be great ( ex : if title contains “clip” then skip import … or just import articles which conatin “clip”)”

Thanks
Joe

Vygantas said

Hi,

Simpie got an update of 1.1

I’m just wonderig if this is the verson you use.

Thanks a lot.

Klintron said

I tried taking “embed” out of the list of stripped HTML tags in Simplepie but embeded content is still getting stripped out.

Anyone out there have any luck with this yet?

Klintron said

Never mind, I got it working. In addition to removing “embed” from the list of html to strip in the simplepie php file, I had to set “function native_embed” to “true.”

Geo said

Hi Guillermo.

Thanks for this great plugin.
Version 1.0pre5

I have set it up and it seems to be working well in WordPress 2.3.3

I saw on your blog that when an article does not appear in full it is because the syndicators only give the excerpts.

2 questions on that.

Do you have any pointers where to go to get full articles?

Also is there a setting in WP-o-matic that defines whether the article should show in full once you click on it on the index.php page?

Another issue that I am having is that when I try and change the Permalinksfrom Default to Date and Name Based it tells me to update my .htaccess.

Also it tells me that it is not writable so I change the .htaccess chmod to 666.

Also I add in the following code ( WordPress brings it up at the bottom of the page).

RewriteEngine On
RewriteBase /
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
RewriteRule . /index.php [L]

When I do that and try to view individual posts I get the following…

Internal Server Error
The server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and was unable to complete your request.

Please contact the server administrator, webmaster@volvo.carsandsecurity.com and inform them of the time the error occurred, and anything you might have done that may have caused the error.

More information about this error may be available in the server error log.

Additionally, a 500 Internal Server Error error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.
Apache/1.3.37 Server at volvo.carsandsecurity.com Port 80

I am using a couple of other plugins Optimal Title and YARPP Yet another Related Posts Plugin.

Any pointers that you can give me will be a great help indeed.

Thankyou!

Geo

Stephanie said

Hey! Love the plugin. Odd issue, though.

When it brings in content, my “custom fields” section of new posts get filled with items like wpo_campaignid and wpo_feedid.

I then have to fumble around and delete them by hand. Sometimes it “takes” and sometimes it does not.

Any ideas how I can avoid this? Thanks!

gmack said

Is anyone else having trouble with duplicate content? I get duplicates on the same run, same source same rss url, usually within the same second or so. It could be some issue with RSS source but wanted to check here first.

Thanks

int said

Can you please make rc1 and rc2 available for download again?

Alex said

500 Internal Server Error in WordPress 2.3.3 :(

Why ?

The install and cron are set-up but the problem I am having is this:

1. If I run the script using the “Fetch” the script runs for about a minute and then the download file dialogue is triggered. The script may download about 4 posts before it quits.

2. If we run the script from the cron, the script runs for about 5 minutes and then quits (we have a 5 minute execution limit for PHP). In this case, no posts get parsed.

We have set the max memory for PHP to 64 M. The script seems to be taking a long time to run and takes up a lot of memory to execute. Do you have any suggestions or does anyone know of a fix?

Thanks,
Stephen

Mike Jacobson said

There are too many people with this same problem. There is definitely something not right with the plugin.

Warning: is_executable() [function.is-executable]: open_basedir restriction in effect. File(/sbin/php.com) is not within the allowed path(s):

steve said

I’m having the same fetch issues as everyone else but the guy is trying. His post today said he is working on it. Who’s paying him? Exactly. Remember that before you toss something up in the comments.

Keep the faith Guillermo.

Jesus, the guy is 17 years old and lives on McDonalds. Give him a little space.

Keep it up brother!

Kostya said

help! my wpomatic 1.0pre3 doesn’t add campaigns! I click Add campaign, then fill campaign name with slug, then add rss urls and check category and click Submit. Then nothing happens, I get same Add campaign page without any errors. And when I check under Campaigns, the list is empty :-( WordPress version is 2.3.3

Kostya said

It gives me error if I put bad url in RSS field like Feed X could not be parsed (SimplePie said: ). But if I put right RSS urls it doesn’t give me any errors but still doesn’t save campaign :-(

i’m seeking advice and solution
see my comment on page 62 here
http://devthought.com/wp-o-matic-the-wordpress-rss-agreggator/comment-page-62/#comments

can’t get feed

WPOM is great idea, however…

It is duplicating the posts it pulls in – not just once, but multiple times.

So on my blog#2 I now have about 12 copies of a post from my blog#1.

I see I am not the only one having a problem with duplicates.

Has anyone found a fix for this?

Gary

JUST FOUND THIS.

http://linuxil.wordpress.com/2008/02/24/wp-o-matic-quick-dirty-duplicate-post-fix/

EASY TO DO.

TOO EARLY TO KNOW IF IT WORKS FOR ME.

GARY

Just wanted to say that initial testing of the fix I just found were SUCCESSFUL. No duplicates, yippee.

The logic of the fix suggests to me that it will also work when it’s working under its own power. (The test was to click Fetch – it imported 4 articles, none of which were duplicates.)

Gary
http://PermaProfits.com

bongkph said

cannot get “post template feature” to work and point the post to original website.

Mike said

Get this error when I want to add a campaign. I have WordPress 2.5

Internal Server Error
The server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and was unable to complete your request.

Please contact the server administrator, webmaster@localhost and inform them of the time the error occurred, and anything you might have done that may have caused the error.

More information about this error may be available in the server error log.

I found only this solution of trouble with double posts http://wordpress.org/support/topic/147138
it is good way or maybe is better solution.
Sorry, i can’t find it in this all comments

Matt said

Hi,

Things were working fine but after I upgraded to WordPress.2.5, the feed url field isn’t recognising valid addresses.

Is anyone else having this problem?

-mb- said

Hi there,

i have a very stange error: I changed the post template, delete all posts from wp-o-matic and reseted my campaign. wp-o-matic gets called by a unix-cron every 15 minutes (wget + url). So I waited for the next cron-run to re-import the feed. The import happened as expected, but: the posts did not change their layout according to the new template. The old template was still in use. When importing the feed manually via the campaign-fetch command, the new layout is applied correclty. This only happens when getting the feeds via cron.

Any ideas what’s going on here?

WP: 2.3.3, wp-o-matic 1.0pre5

Stephanie said

Hey, I’m loving this plug-in.

Here’s an odd issue I hope someone can give me some advice on.

Whenever there’s a post in a feed that has a picture at the beginning of it, all of the content of that post duplicates INSIDE the post on my blog.

Like this:

— POST —-
picture —- content — duplicate picture — duplicate content
—END POST —-

If there isn’t a picture, everything is normal.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

LOL

LOL

everybody is asking here… no one is providing actual solution, all are depending on author of this gr8 plugin…..

my simple pie issue resolved, now not fetching feeds

Yes, cron is set

we all are waiting :) fore +ve response

regards

André said

Hi,

will there be any further development of wp-o-matic? Will it function with WP 2.5? What are the plans for the future?

Thx,
André

Jorge said

I keep getting :

Feed x could not be parsed (SimplePie said: )

Does anyone know how to get through this?

Geo said

I also cannot get ‘post template feature’ to work and point to original website??
Also posts do not automatically update I have to ‘fetch’ them manually??

Can anybody give me any clues please….

Thanks

George

Klintron said

It appears my embedding solution only works with fetch posts, not ones posted by cron. Curious. Any ideas? I’m thinking it might actually be a WordPress permissions issue.

Raja said

can anyone guide me as how to link to the original post?

Is there any chance that we can get the current developmental version???

ryu said

I installed wp 2.3.3 but since than wp-o-matic not working.

What should I do?

shojib said

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.

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

cat_ID, in_array($category->cat_ID, $data['categories']), ‘id=category_’ . $category->cat_ID) ?>
cat_ID, $category->cat_name) ?>

// End

Rashad said

Not working with WP 2.5

Mark said

Hi there,

I am aiming to import rss feeds from flickr pools/groups and want to know how i can set the image size when it’s imported – so that the max width fills the content column but not exceed it?

If anyone can offer any help, can they email me please (jenkins.mark@gmail.com)

thanks
Mark

$toned.Raider said

not working with wp 2.5 :(
switching to autoblog instead

hicliner said

I am still having issues with the categories.

it will not display any. Any solutions?

Bryan said

Is there a full help article / documentation on the WP-O-MATIC plugin.

Vivian said

Hi there,

After I added a new campaign, it shows
Image cache path /home/len1455/public_html/amazingbeijing.com/blog/wp-content/plugins/wp-o-matic/cache is not writable!

How do I fix it?

Richard said

Help me please…I love this plugin but it reposts hundreds and thousands of times…but only sometimes…what the heck is going on?

George said

Hi Guillermo, congratulations for this great software. Using WordPress 2.5 I got a 500 Internal server error by clicking ‘fetch’. I am pretty sure I am doing something wrong. Is there a way to avoid this error?

Thanks in advance

Steve said

Oh boy…I’m going to have a lot of upset hosting customers when they find out wp-o-matic is not compatible with WP 2.5. New feeds are rejected and old feeds stop working.

Guillermo Rauch said

@Steve
Worry not, because 1.0RC3 already has WP 2.5 support. And it’s gonna be released *real* soon

Steve said

Good to hear about the pending upgrade Guillermo. I’m sending a broadcast out to my list telling them to hold off upgrading and to get over here and bookmark to watch for the release. Hopefully many will donate to the cause as well.

Nic said

Hi Guillermo

I’ve got the same problem as Vivian, cache is unwritable. Would love to get a solution.

Do we need to create a cache file? There wasn’t a cache file in the download. Help file was incomplete too.

Thanks

Space Dude said

You need to create a cache folder, then make it writable. You can easily do this with your FTP software.

http://adsensemadesimple.info

Scott said

When will it be ready for wordpress 2.5?

Justin said

In 2.5 links in categories are not showing up. I’m using a custom template and it shows up on the home page and the text of the post just not in the categories listing.

Hello, is anyone home? I REALLY need your current beta… why can’t you make it available? Can’t you at least reply?

I need to be able to limit the number of posts to make at a time.

Ponoro said

Does’t work with 2.3.3

Muhabbet said

very bice plugin.

Cool plugin thanks devthought..

Janet Lloyd said

Hi, I’m using hostgator and I tried with WP 2.5 but couldn’t activate WP-O-Matic so I downgraded to WP 2.3 but I am now getting this error when I attempt to activate WP-O-Matic:

Plugin could not be activated because it triggered a fatal error.

plugins/wp-o-matic/wpomatic.php on line 63

Any suggestions for me?

Thanks for your help,

Compuphonic said

Just tried, but will almost time out and creates only a few feeds but seems to work quite nicely, but conflicts with 30secs PHP time maximum setting which can not be set by myself. maybe you know a workaround to split that job up (no cron used since no cron allowed, too). anyway: it seems to work nicely if I HAD that performance left..

Andrew said

Hi Guillermo,

I have many many sites running Wp-o-matic and being on Hosgator have been upgraded to WP2.5, they are now not working (cron will not run )

I am happy to donate etc as i have been trying to hire a programmer to fix it.

Please respond as I would much rather give you the money than a programmer.

Thanks
Andrew

Scott said

any word?

Joe said

I’m running 1.0pre5. Worked fine on my Dream Host account, but it doesn’t work properly on my Media Temple account. Looks like your plugin doesn’t handle Magic Quotes properly (adds extra slash in front of quotes in the custom template). Any chance at a fix?

toha said

Guys, the plugin doesn’t work with WP 2.5 ?
Yes?

Scott said

toha, it does not work with 2.5 yet, we are waiting for an update

lukas said

For me 1.0RC2: work with 2.5
Maybe it depends of templemate – i have 4 different websites

Matt said

Hi Guillermo, do you have any word on the new version for 2.5? I know a lot of people are waiting for some news. If the update is still some way off it would be handy to know…Thanks for a great plugin

Guillermo Rauch said

@Guys
It’s probably coming sometime this week.

TRMerkezi said

thank you

iJohn said

Can you only show the RSS feed items on a page instead of creating individual posts? I don’t see an exact option for it or how to do that….

Thanks for your help!

John

Carlo said

Hi,
I have just downloaded your plugin, and seem to have a problem.

Thru the wp-o-matic dashboard, under options, there is this error
____________/public_html/blog/wp-content/plugins/wp-o-matic/cache is not writable!

I had a look on my FTP, and i cant see the /cache file in the above directory.

Your help is appreciated, and I am fairly new at all this internet stuff :)

Thanks

Carlo

akschu said

You have to create the cache folder by urself.

Tony said

Hi Guillermo! Thanks for all your hard work on wp-o-matic. I’m having a tough time confirming if i’m using the latest RC, the version number in the file i’m downloading from the main post is Version: 1.0pre5. Does that correspond to the RC-9? Looking forward to your new release when you get some free time. thanks again!

Ichigo said

When submitting a feed I get

The following errors have been encountered:

* Feeds
o Feed http://boring.me.uk/podcast/rss.xml could not be parsed (SimplePie said: )

but it doesnt tell me why, whats the problem?

Ichigo said

Could anyone tell me how I make the thumbnail appear not above the content but on the side of it, and that only 3 lines of the full context shows up?

and how can I make a link appear with “read more” that links to the site with the orginal content?

is it possible to make a post regonize the category he belongs to somehow?

how do you make the thumbnails appear with a border around it?

On mysite http://www.helpstopbullying.com I am using this feed

http://www.bullying.co.uk/feed.xml

If you take a look at the feed it is tidy but then if you look at my site it has random line breaks.

Can anybody help with this?

Thanks

Ichigo said

Btw, how do I make the plugin choose the first picture of the post and makes the thumbnail 100 X 100?

DanGarion said

Is there a way to make this so it doesn’t autopost to the website? Where I could just see the messages it wants to post and then edit/choose the ones to publish?

toha said

When the plugin will be updated to work with 2.5.x ?
thanks

Jason said

Great plugin, —

Is there a way I could edit the script so that the title link pointed to the original source, rather than my blog?

I tried making my custom tempalte, but if I put the {content} variable in, it grabs the entire post, not just the description.

MeME said

Is it possible to create one post out of feed with many items. Just to have every item on a single page.


Regards
MM

Rex said

Not finding feed url’s in 2.5.1, no destination feeds working

Marco said

when i use the WP-o-Matic i get a lot of double mesasges (there where 21 new messgage and afther a hour i got 2250 (same). my poll is 1,5 day.

Keith said

This is an awesome script. One thing that I noticed was that it doesnt allow you to change the cache path from the root of the plugin folder. That was an easy fix. Also alot of feeds that I use embed thumbnail images as an enclosures. I modified the script a bit to also cache images embedded as enclosures using the SimplePIE classes. I was wondering if there was a way to define how many posts to fetch from a campaign? Cant wait for future releases of this script. This script has saved me hours of posting time.

Doug said

Yeah Keith the “set # of posts per feed per fetch” is a much requested on.
It’s the one thing missing for my needs too.

MeME said

I meant: Is it possible to create single post from single feed, not many posts from single feed?
With content containing all feed items.

Maybe in wish list.

Regards
MM

MeME said

I got following error on 000webhost (ing):

Warning: is_executable() [function.is-executable]: open_basedir restriction in effect. File(/bin/php.exe) is not within the allowed path(s): (/home/:/usr/lib/php:/tmp:/proc/loadavg:/usr/local/apache/logs) in /home/a1594418/public_html/wp-content/plugins/wp-o-matic/inc/tools.class.php on line 72

same for: /usr/bin/php.exe, /sbin/php.exe, etc.
What can I do?

James said

need 2.5 version please

thanks

2.5.1 – oh, it does not works!!

Well, after six months of aggregating with FeedWordPress and dealing with issues from massive post overload and the inability to have external sites’ tags go straight into WP tags rather than creating thousands of categories, finally decided it was time for Plan B. Discovered Wp-O-Matic and … shoot. Doesn’t run on WP 2.5. Against my better judgment, downgraded the installation to WP 2.3.3 so I could run WP-O-Matic…. only to find that when I activated the plugin I was greeted with a screen full of errors about php.exe… as if I were running on a Windows host! Even stranger, no amount of grepping would turn up any reference to php.exe. Where is this coming from?

So now I’m completely stuck, with a downgraded WordPress and a broken platform. I have this sneaking feeling that the authors of FeedWordPress and WP-O-Matic don’t realize that they’ve done more than just scratch an itch when writing these plugins. The community of people using them don’t look at them as conveniences or as personal toys, but as serious platform enhancements that thousands of people read every day.

Please… WordPress needs a serious planet aggregator for serious planet sites. Right now there’s nothing out there that works really well, so there’s a big, marketable niche to fill. I paid for FeedWordPress, and I’d pay for WP-O-Matic too, if it worked with the current version of WP and didn’t assume it was running on a Windows host. Ack.

Thanks,
Scot

I using wp 2.5.1, and not working well…hope for new release soon

which wp-o-matic files is the latest? WP-o-Matic 1.0pre5? or got another?

Walt said

I’m with Scot on this one.

http://devthought.com/wp-o-matic-the-wordpress-rss-agreggator/comment-page-69/#comment-4677

I was frustrated with some of FeedWordpress’ assumptions. Tried SmartRSS, simple but waaay too limited (maybe if the developer keeps working on it). Loaded and set up WP-O-Matic thinking it was *the* answer. Next day I tried to visit the site and it was obviously stuck in a loop – deleted O-Matic – then had to delete 700+ *duplicate* feed entries. This is exactly what happened to me the last time I tried to use this plugin several months ago.

Is there *ever* going to be a stable version of this, or is it *always* going to be in flux?

thanks a lot

Carlo said

Hi there,

Can someone point me in the direction of pulling ‘full articles’ not only excerpts, for health related topics and news, such as for headaches, bronchitis etc.

How do I locate a site that allows full articles to be viewed in your blog?. I have tried an number of the major health sites that have great content, however when i use wp-o-matic and pull the feed, only the title and short paragraph come thru.

cheers

Carlo

Guillermo Rauch said

@Carlo
That’s because they’re only exporting an excerpt of the article through their RSS feeds.

Carlo said

Hi Guillermo,

How can I avoid this? When I see the RSS sites, I am able view the whole article, yet when I feed it into my blog, only an excerpt comes thru?

How can I export the full article? Are there specific sites that allow me to, or do i need to activate something with wp-o-matic?

Thanks

Carlo

Hi,
upgraded to wp 2.5.1 and installed WP-o-Matic 1.0RC3

Dashboard is scrambled / overlaping text see here:

–>recoveryandforensic.net/dashboard.jpg
–>recoveryandforensic.net/title.jpg
–>recoveryandforensic.net/custom.jpg

Campaign titles didn’t displays at all. even when edited.
when saved title disappears, author name disappears, cutom post template disappeares, Posts goes to Drafts but not published

:(

Waiting for response

Guillermo Rauch said

Try not to use IE for now.

DJ CHAOS said

**Bug** RC3 is still posting duplicate posts.

I modified wp-includes/post.php under line 1285 and added “return 0; ” This stopped the duplicate posts in 1.0pre5 but not with RC3. Also odd is that this trick worked with one theme but not another. Hope this helps. Regards

Guillermo Rauch said

@Dj Chaos
Can you provide the RSS feed url you’re experiencing duplicates with ?

Aaron said

Can you please provide a working link to the plugin. The wordpress.org link is broke currently.

mark said

the link to the zipfile is broken

steve said

Guillermo, is there a link to get the older version of WP-o-Matic? WordPress.org has the links but they are broken for all the versions. (http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-o-matic/download/)

Also, I get the following error with 1.0RC3:
“Fatal error: Call to undefined function: str_ireplace() in /homepages/…/wp-content/plugins/wp-o-matic/wpomatic.php on line 729″

This occurs after the campaign is added and I try to do anything else with it. At this point I can’t do anything with the campaign or WP-o-Matic.

System Info:
WordPress 2.3.2
WP-o-Matic 1.0RC3
FireFox

Thanks,
S

I also get the following error with 1.0RC3:
“Fatal error: Call to undefined function: str_ireplace() in”

Using WordPress 2.5.1 (Oops…)

regarding this:
http://devthought.com/wp-o-matic-the-wordpress-rss-agreggator/comment-page-70/#comment-4804

in Firefox dashboard is messed up.
in IE can’t see campaign menus

:(

suggest plz

rexfollett said

Is there any time frame you could give us as to when the next version will be out that works with the wordpress version 2.5?

Martin said

Hi Guillermo
I’m also getting the following error with 1.0RC3:
“Fatal error: Call to undefined function: str_ireplace() in /homepages/…/wp-content/plugins/wp-o-matic/wpomatic.php on line 729″

WordPress version: 2.5.1
WP-o-Matic 1.0RC3
Firefox
IE

Eric said

Love WP-O-Matic… I am using WP 2.5.1 and WPOMATIC V. 1.0 RC3 however, there still seems to be a problem… I have “Allow Comments” Enabled yet no matter what I do, the comments are not enabled. Every single post still shows Comments Closed… Can NE1 Help?

Same problem here:
Fatal error: Call to undefined function: str_ireplace() in /srv/www/…/wp-content/plugins/wp-o-matic/wpomatic.php on line 729

Eric said

Just a follow-up, I noticed a reply where someone said that you can Tick Allow Comments Off and Back On and for NEW post it will allow comments, but this didn’t work for me. I was under the impression that this version RC3 corrected the issue in 2.5.1 for comments, awaiting your reply Guillermo.

Guillermo Rauch said

@Eric
Check 1.0RC3-5 out

Rex said

I am getting a bit confused on versions, I think there is an RC3-3/4 & now 5 that I have been trying…

The str_ireplace() issues I got yesterday I resolved with removing the ‘i’ with verious versions of php allowing that function or not, but I think todays version addresses this but introduces a new problem, at least as an upgrade now. Saving campaigns not working, the data from campaign settings are not being stored.

Also I have another question, if the ‘enclosure’ information from rss feeds (with music podcasts) can be imported through the alternate template fields? (ie {enclosure})???

Eric said

@Guillermo

Yes Sir, that took care of my issue. Thanks! Paypal coming your way Friday.

karen said

1.0.3 on 2.5

It doesn’t save the Title of my campaign (says I must enter a title, which I am, obviously!!!), and thus won’t save many of the options, too. (Like publishing…) :(

What am I missing?

{content} doesn’t seem to rewrite.

The title is correct but the body of every post is “{content}”

I’m using WP 2.5.1 with the default theme and rc5 of wp-o-matic

All of the Fatal Errors are gone though :)

lizardking said

got the same problem as Josh – it just shows {content} in the body. I am using wordpress 2.3x and the latest version of wp-omatic i could find in the wordpress-extend-plugin-database. please help! :-(

toha said

When the plugin will work with WP 2.5.x ?

Guillermo Rauch said

{content} is now rewriting correctly and db edits have been fixed for all servers.
2.5.x is already supported

Check out http://devthought.com/wp-o-matic-10rc3-beta-shipping/

Richard said

New install of 1.0RC3-6 and when I try to add campaign I get Parse error: syntax error, unexpected ‘;’ in ……./wp-content/plugins/wp-o-matic/inc/admin/edit.php on line 341

thanks in advance

Rene said

I’m having the same problems like Richard:
Parse error: syntax error, unexpected ‘;’ in /storage/mijndomein/users/067761/public/sites/prince2.healthcheck-online.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-o-matic/inc/admin/edit.php on line 341

Everything else seems to work.

René