I use a plugin called FeedWordPress on two of my sites. It is a syndication plugin where it can pick up articles from another site and publish an excerpt of the article on a site. Basically, what I use it for is, for example, on my MindanaoBob site, where I feature all of my writings from around the net. So, if an article goes on this website, FeedWordPress posts a portion of it on MindanaoBob, so that readers will see a collection of all of my writings on my many websites. It’s a great plugin, really, and I use it religiously.
Yesterday, WordPress came out with a new, major upgrade to the software, WordPress 3.2. I upgraded all of my sites to the new release. First I updated only one of my sites and did some testing. Everything appeared to work fine, so I did the upgrade on all of my sites, and my client’s sites too.
It wasn’t until last night that I realized that my syndicated articles were no longer being updated on my FeedWordPress sites. I decided to try to do a manual update to the syndication and got an error message. It becomes obvious to me that the FeedWordPress plugin was no longer working on the new software version.
I did some searching around and found a solution, though. If you are using FeedWordPress and found it broken after updating to the newest WP release, I recommend that you go here and see the solution posted. I have tried it and it works fine, so you can go ahead and make the change. I am sure that the plugin author will be coming out with a WP 3.2 compatible version of the plugin soon, but for now, the fix that I linked to will keep you in business.
Good luck! By the way, I like WP 3.2 a lot… give it a try if you have not already. One suggestion, though, it requires the latest version of PHP, so make sure your hosting provider is up to date on the server with PHP.
Hi Bob – I’m seriously behind in launching a [test] site to learn WordPress. As I’m sure you heard from others in the past, is what kind of website to start with. In preparing to utilize WP, I am watching a few video tutorials which are quite helpful. The plugin portion will require more time for me to grasp.
Hi Henry – I don’t think you will have much problem with learning WP. It’s very simple. If you can use a program like, say, Microsoft Word, then you will find WP to be very familiar and easy to use! Good luck!
Hi I was going to use feedwordpress but im not sure if its what i need. All i need is a sidebar plugin that can get headlines from another site can you recommend one or any tutorials on how to do this
Hi Mark – That should be fairly simple. WordPress already has a built in RSS reader widget that you can use for that.