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What is autoblog and how to use it?

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An Autoblog is a blog whose content is gathered and compiled automatically from RSS feeds. The auto blogging software does the majority of the work. The blog owner may not do much more than select specific feeds, set schedules, and select a few options.

The goal of an Autoblog is to generate revenue from search engine advertisements. However, because a single Autoblog is not very profitable, owners of Autoblogs usually create multiple blogs on niche topics.

One of our users recently inquired about how to set up an Autoblog in WordPress. An Autoblog is a WordPress site that automatically pulls content from other sources and publishes it. In this article, we will demonstrate how to set up an Autoblog in WordPress.

What is a WordPress Autoblog?

An Autoblog, also known as an automated blog, is a website that pulls content from other websites using RSS feeds.

The term is most commonly associated with content scrapers and spam blogs. However, there are numerous perfectly viable and profitable applications for auto-blogging tools.

An Autoblog, for example, can be used to create a curated website that collects news on specific topics and then presents it all under one roof. 

Autoblogs can also be used on corporate intranets and personal websites.After that, let’s look at how to make an Autoblog in WordPress.

Making a WordPress Autoblog

The first step is to download and install the WP RSS Aggregator plugin. See our step-by-step guide on how to install a WordPress plugin for more information.

The essential plugin is free, but you will need paid addons from the Advanced Feeds Bundle for this tutorial.

The price for a single site licence with one year of support and updates starts at $139.

Once all of the addons have been installed and activated, go to RSS Aggregator » Add New to add a new feed source.

You must first provide a title for this feed source, followed by the RSS feed URL.

Then, scroll down a little to the ‘Feed to Post’ section. Again, it would help if you chose a post type for imported feed items here.

The plugin will import posts as draughts by default. However, you can change it to publish if you want.

Remember to check the box next to the ‘Force full content’ option. By selecting this option, WP RSS Aggregator will be able to retrieve the full text of posts.

Following that, you must configure the ‘Feed to post images’ section. This is where you configure your Autoblog’s image handling.

It can import images from feed sources and store them in your WordPress media library automatically. 

It can also retrieve the first image in the content and display it as the featured image. Of course, you must configure these options to meet your specific requirements.

There are numerous other options on the add new feed source page. You can go over them and modify them to meet your specific requirements.

Keyword filtering allows you to import or exclude content that matches specific keywords or tags. Custom content can also be added before or after the source article.

When you’re finished, click the Publish Feed button.

You can now go to your posts section and see feed items that have been imported into your WordPress site.

Adding Multiple Feed Sources to Your Autoblog in a Flash

Adding and configuring each feed source one by one can be time-consuming. Here’s how to quickly add multiple feeds using the same settings.

Navigate to RSS Aggregator » Settings and then to the Feed to Post tab. You can configure the feed to post the addon’s default settings here.

These settings will be applied to all feed sources added in the following step.

After that, go to RSS Aggregator » Import & Export. You must enter the name and URL of your feed sources in the import box.

With a comma and space, separate the name from the feed URL. Each line should have one feed source.

Then, click the bulk import button to add all your feed sources to your WordPress Autoblog quickly.That’s all there is to it; we hope this article assisted you in setting up an Autoblog in WordPress.

Final Say

Please do not scrape full content or images if you create a public Autoblog because you will be committing copyright infringement.

An Autoblog is most effective when used within a company intranet if you’re making a curated news site, including summaries and a link to the source for the full article.

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