Wordpress Poster User Guide

  1. About Wordpress Poster
  2. Basic settings
  3. Advanced settings

About Wordpress Poster

Wordpress Poster

Wordpress Poster is used to automatically post content to any category of your Wordpress blog. 

To start making automated posts you need to set up a Wordpress posting campaign.

To be able to create a Wordpress posting campaign you need to sign up for any of RSS Ground membership plans.

You can have one or several posting campaigns running simultaneously depending on your membership level limits.

Watch our quick user guide on how to create a posting campaign.

Here is an example of an automated Wordpress post made by RSS Ground:

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Basic settings

You start creating your posting campaign by adding content feeds. You can add them from Feeds Box, or directly from any of the content feeds generators, or manually using "Add new feeds > Import feeds" option.

Note: all feeds you manually add to your posting campaigns are automatically added to your Feeds Box. Such feeds are considered "public feeds" and are subject to appropriate account limits.

As soon as content feeds are added you start your campaign setup. You have two types of settings: Basic and Advanced. Only Basic settings are mandatory.

First thing you have to do in Basic settings is to Authenticate your blog. Press "Authenticate" button and enter your blog URL, blog administrator's login and password. 

RSS Ground uses XML-RPC function to make remote posts to your blog. Very often this function is restricted either by security plugin or by hosting companies. We recommend using RSS Ground plugin for Wordpress, to ensure your blog authentication and automated posting. Please read our tutorial on how to install and set our plugin.

As soon as your Wordpress blog is authenticated you will see the blog's URL next to the "Authenticate" button. 

Below, you will be able to select an Author who will be making posts. Only administrators and blog editors can make remote posts, so make sure that the blog user you select has the corresponding rights.

Also, you will be able to select a blog Category to make posts to. And you can select one or several of them. Similar posts will be simultaneously made to specified categories.

Finally, in Basic settings, you set the  Posting interval - how often you wish to make posts. The minimum interval depends on your membership level: from once in "every 24 hours" for the Basic level, to "every 30 minutes" for the Business level.  

If basic settings are enough for you, name your campaign and save it. 

All your Wordpress posting campaigns are saved in the "Posting Campaigns" section of MY ACCOUNT. See our other user tutorial on how to manage your created posting campaigns.

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Advanced settings

Advanced settings are optional and can be used by default. Find the "Advanced settings" link below the Basic settings section.

Posting order - here you set the order in which content from your specified feeds will be processed and selected for posting.

  • Only new - only most recent (or newly added after the previous campaign run) content will be posted.
  • From newest to oldest - first, most recent content will be posted, and if there is no newly added content, most fresh but not yet posted content from the feeds will be posted.
  • From oldest to newest - content will be posted starting from the oldest. 
  • Random - a random content from specified feeds will be posted will be chosen for posting.

If you wish to post only the most recent content you are recommended to use the "Only new" option.

If you wish to ensure the gradual update of your blog, you are recommended to use the "From newest to oldest" option.

If you make posts from content feeds where timestamp does not matter, for example, product feeds or affiliate feeds, you may use the "Random" option.

Note: no matter what option was used in "Posting order", duplicate content will never be used for posting.

Enable recycling - this option will allow to re-post already posted content over again. You can re-post the same item within the same posting campaign up to 5 times. 

"Recycling" option can be good for affiliate product feeds, or other content feeds where unique content is not a priority. 

Post only items with these keywords - specify one or several filter keywords. Only content that mentions at least one of the specified keywords in its title or description will be posted. Up to 10 keywords are allowed.

Don't post items with these keywords - specify one or several filter keywords. Content which mentions at least one of the specified keywords in its title or description will be excluded from posting. Up to 10 keywords are allowed.

Select post layout - we offer three default layouts for your Wordpress posts. Use the Preview option to make sure how it looks.

  • Titles only - show only titles of items (news, articles, etc.) in the post 

  • Digest - show a list of items (news, articles, etc.) with titles, descriptions and image thumbnails in the post.

  • You can set a random number of items in one post when using "Titles only" or "Digest" layouts, where 3-3 means always include 3 items in one post, and 3-5 means include randomly from 3 to 5 items.

  • Full single item - post one item at a time and include all available content in the post.

Edit layout - you can edit HTML code or CSS for each post layout. See our instructions on how you do that.

Remove item backlink – when you use Full single item post layout we add a backlink to the original content at the bottom of the post. This is an authorship courtesy element and we recommend keeping it in the post to avoid copyright issues. However, if you are sure about the right to reuse this content or in case you republish your own content, you can check-mark this option to deactivate backlinking.

Append post links - append any tag or parameter to links posted to Wordpress. This can be any affiliate ID, tracking tags or anything else. For example: ?utm_source=wordpress&utm_campaign=rssground

You can append not only link parameters, but also link fragments. If you add a fragment ( #your_fragment), make sure you enter it with hashtag symbol (#), otherwise, it will be counted as a parameter (&your_fragment).

Read more about query strings and fragments.

For  Full single item post layout, this option will be available only if the Remove item backlink option is unchecked.  

Add content before/after post – you can add any type of additional content to each post, including HTML, Javascript, plain text. For example a banner code.

Tags pool - here you can specify a pool of up to 100 tags that will be added to your posts in random order. Up to 10 tags can be added to each post.

Use a random number of tags - set a range for a number of tags to be added to your posts. Maximum values 10-10. 

With the help of tags pool and number randomization, you can set to add a random number of random tags to your posts. This can be useful for content promotion and optimization.

If you don't want to use randomization, just set the random number range equal to the number of hashtags used, like 3-3.

Set featured image for each post – when checked, will use the first image from the content (no matter what post layout is used) and set it as post's featured image. NO ADDITIONAL WORDPRESS PLUGINS NEEDED!!!

Post status – you can make your posts visible at once or after your approval by choosing a post status, published or draft, or else.

Advanced automation settings:

Advanced automation allows setting a flexible schedule to run your posting campaign.
For example, you can set to run your campaign only on weekdays, or avoid making posts at night time.
You can also set a delayed start of your campaign and date to automatically stop it.
Pay attention to a time zone setting. By default, your local (set on your computer) time zone is selected. But you can choose any time zone to adjust your posting campaign timing.

Well, now don't forget to name your posting campaign, otherwise, it will have a default generic name.

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