Posting RSS Feeds

  • TheGryphon

    #5460

    I was wondering if there was a way for the theme to make posts out of incoming RSS feeds? While I can add the feeds to a sidebar widget, that doesn’t quite do what I would like. Ideally, I would like to show a full copy of an incoming post, with author attributes, and be able to edit the post so I can add my comments.

    I can copy and paste to a certain extent, but that just doesn’t look right… and the FeedWordPress plugin doesn’t seem to be supported properly.

    Richard 🙂

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    Kenneth John Odle

    #29492

    Do you mean that you want text from other people’s blogs to appear on your blog? And you want to be able to edit that text? Am I reading this correctly?

    TheGryphon

    #29493

    Yes…

    For example, if a person puts up an op-ed about a political figure, to be able to repost or share that op-ed, but at the same time to insert your own comments or thoughts.

    Feedwordpress offers some basic ability to have an RSS feed be posted, but it appears to have some issues that may be theme related. I’m not seeing much up to date support on their forums.

    I am hoping that somebody who does development work might know a way of either using feedwp with Graphene, or a better way of accomplishing the same thing.

    btw, I tried the feedwp, but it seemed to clash with an existing plug-in, tinymce ultimate, which sometimes doesn’t behave anyhow with the Graphene settings. I’ll keep trying different things out in the meantime 🙂

    Richard 🙂

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    Kenneth John Odle

    #29494
    Quote:
    Do you mean that you want text from other people’s blogs to appear on your blog? And you want to be able to edit that text? Am I reading this correctly?

    Quote:
    Yes…

    You have to be careful here. There is a fine line between content scraping and what most people regard as stealing. If you want to do exactly what I’ve described here, then most people would describe that as stealing.

    RSS feeds are meant to share information, but in a way that encourages people to visit the place where the information was originally posted, which is why you probably won’t find a plugin that imports posts wholesale.

    You might want to try the WP-Lynx plugin and see if that’s more like what you want. I use it occasionally. My tutorial is here: http://blog.kjodle.net/2011/11/06/wp-lynx-plugin-for-wordpress-that-provides-fb-style-links/

    If you want to quote and respond to someone else’s work, then that’s what the <blockquote> tag is for. In other words, you quote them, making sure that it looks like a quotation, and then add your own comments. This is somewhat the opposite of how I’ve interpreted your intentions, but that’s the way to do it with journalistic integrity and to avoid charges of plagiarism and impropriety.

    If I’ve misinterpreted something, please let me know. I’m just trying to avoid trouble down the road for you.

    Cheers,

    Ken (writer and English teacher)

    TheGryphon

    #29495

    Hi Ken 🙂

    There is indeed a fine line between scraping and stealing, and what I want to be doing also walks the line of copyright infringement versus editorial usage. However, its a common enough practise when you get into debunking myths, and political slander.

    The WP-Lynx looks interesting, thankyou 🙂

    I’ll play around with it and FeedWordPress for a bit and see what I can come up with.

    Again, thankyou for the information 🙂

    Richard 🙂

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