Today we received a request to fetch content from minibizweb.com and feed to posts in a WordPress web site using WP Pipes RSS Feed Reader, from a user who want to use Pipe for auto blogging on their WordPress page. So I just took the chance and produce this tutorial video to introduce to our users about: How to create a RSS Feed pipe for auto post on WordPress websites
WordPress RSS Feed to Post using WP Pipes Video Tutorial
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Auto post on WordPress website with RSS Feed using WP Pipes Video – A step by step tutorial transcript
1. To begin we will need to access our RSS Feed service source at http://minibizweb.com/feed and copy the page URL.
2. Create your new pipe choosing RSS Reader as Destination, and paste the URL into the box under it. You should give your pipe a name with clear meaning showing where it fetches RSS Feed to your posts, for easy management later.
You can set a few more options for your RSSReader Source by clicking on the <<More Options>> button.
3. Move on and pick Post as your Destination. Rememer to choose a Category for WordPress to save your new posts into.
There are a few settings you can set for your Post Destination by clicking on the <<More Options>> button, such as choosing a Public Status and Post Format for your WordPress auto posting, as well as assigning an author for those posts.
We can see content fields from RSS Feed Souce and WordPress Post Destination are listed in the Field Matching zone of your pipe.
4. Let’s match them up so that these RSS Feed Fields can be used for your WordPress posts! There are 3 content fields produced by RSS Source that we can use immediately: [so]title, [so]description and [so]date. Just drag these RSS fields into our WordPress Post Destination Input . Now all we need is content for the 3 empty fields left in our posts.
- First is the “Slug”, we have the Slug Processor for it. A slug from the source title would be best for WordPress posts, in my opinion, so I would just use [so]title from RSS Source as input for my Slug Processor.
- The next we need to fill is the WordPress post content. Let’s call in our Fulltext Processor to fetch content from our RSS Source for it.
Since we don’t have an output from the RSS Feed Source that we could use as content, let’s just make Get Fulltext Processor retrieve content from the RSS Feed links: [so]link
- Now we need our featured image, so let’s call Get Images Processor for help. You can skip this step if you a featured image is not necessary for your WordPress post at all. Just feed Get Images Processor with the fulltext outputed by Get Fulltext Processor above and it will work all right.
5. Okay, the required fields for a WordPress post are all filled, let’s test the pipe! Hit the [Test this Pipe] button to see content from RSS flowing to your WordPress blog posts.
When the WordPress posts created from RSS Feed is shown, you can click on [View] to see the post this new pipe created on your WordPress site with content from RSS. You can also click the link on the left of the “Source” text to visit the original content on your RSS Feed Source for a comparison.
6. Just Save the Pipe if you are satisfied with how it works. And that’s it. We’ve just made a
Pipe for fetching content from RSS Feed to WordPress posts!
To set a schedule for your automatically posting pipe, please follow the instruction on Setting up cronjob / schedule for Pipes.
With this example, you can see that WP Pipes is a powerful WordPress plugin to handle auto content and auto posting, released by wpBriz.com. You can download it from the Plugin Directory on WordPress.org
If you are interested in WP Pipes and the benefits it would bring to your website, visit our shop at wpBritz.com for more Pipe Addons that can handle Twitter/Facebook/LinkedIn posts, as well as CSV files importing for for Posts/WooCommerce/bbPress.
We wish you a happy auto blogging!