Copying/replicating feeds across several sites

I need to get the same set of feeds autoblogging to several sites. All the feed parameters will be exactly the same across all of them except for the keywords.

Instead of re-creating the feeds on each site, is there a way to replicate/copy the feed configuration across many sites?

  • Seiliu
    • Design Lord, Child of Thor

    Thanks, aecnu. I'm not sure I understand.

    This is what I'm trying to do:

    (a) I have a multisite install, each sub-site covering a particular location (ie sub-site Location#1, sub-site Location#2, sub-site Location#3 and so on)

    (b) I have created several AUTOBLOG (plugin) feed records in sub-site Location#1 so that:

    http://www.domainname1.com/feed (feed#1) generates autoblogs using keyword 'Location#1'
    http://www.domainname2.com/feed (feed#2) generates autoblogs using keyword 'Location#1'
    http://www.domainname3.com/feed (feed#3) generates autoblogs using keyword 'Location#1'
    and so on

    (c) I need to do (b) for sub-site Location#2, sub-site Location#3 and so on.

    What is the easiest way to do (c)?

    If, as you suggested, I use the redirect in CPanel, how do I do it?

  • Timothy Bowers
    • Chief Pigeon

    Hey masheee.

    If I understand you correctly, you basically want Autoblog on numerous subsites pulling the exact same feeds?

    You would need to set each site up manually. Or you could create a template site then use our New Blog Template to replicate the data to new sites as you create them:

    https://premium.wpmudev.org/project/new-blog-template

    This wouldn't affect existing sites though.

    Is this what you mean?

    Take care.

  • Seiliu
    • Design Lord, Child of Thor

    Thanks, Timothy.

    I'm thinking I'm going at this the wrong (too complicated) way.

    Perhaps the easiest way to do this is top-to-bottom: set up the feeds only (once) in the main site and then auto-broadcast them to the sub-sites via categories (ie Location#1, Location#2).

    Can you recommend a good "auto-broadcasting" (ie from main site to sub-sites) plugin? Someone (I read about here) mentioned THREEWP BROADCAST plugin before so I might give that a try. Anything else I should be considering?

  • Timothy Bowers
    • Chief Pigeon

    I suppose it depends on your definition of broadcast....... As Autoblog is essentially doing this by copying the content to a selected category?

    Or do you mean something in the a widget?

    WordPress has a widget which reads RSS feeds. You could just give the widget your main sites feeds and them pop it somewhere on the site for the latest RSS to be shown. User clicks it and then goes to main site to read it.

    Saves duplicating content as well, search engines are not always keen on that one.

    Hope this helps. :slight_smile:

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