Easily Feed your Active Rain Blog into a Hosted Wordpress via RSS.

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Mortgage and Lending with CBCMA / CBC Mortgage Agency

So the conundrum with all this social media stuff is always how to do more with less.  It's about the automation. So this post is for all those people who have active rain blogs and are hosting a wordpress blog as well.  This will make your Active Rain RSS feed into your Wordpress site automatically.  I realize someone has probably already posted on how to do this, but I found a really nice little rss syndication tool to use in your wordpress site to feed from Active Rain.  It's much easier than other solutions I have tried and all you have to do is have the feed url.  Click here:

http://downloads.wordpress.org/plugin/feedwordpress.2011.0211.2.zip

If you are hosting a wordpress site, then you know this drill.

1.  Upload the .zip file to your wordpress/content/plugins folder via FTP.

2.  Unzip or unarchive the folder after you get it uploaded (this is for godaddy other hosting might require unzipping on your desktop).

3.  Go to Plugins via your Dashboard Admin console on wordpress :  eg, http://www.yoursite.com/wp-admin.

4.  Activate the feedwordpress plugin.

5.  You will notice a syndication menu at the bottom of your wordpress menu on the left side of the page.

6.  Click on it and add your rss feeds.

The nice thing about this is that you can select tag matching, category matching, etc. to automatically search for relevant tags and post in the right place.

Probably old news, but I thought it was relevant.  If you have any questions feel free to email me.

  

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Shawn King

Chenoa Fund, CBC Mortgage Agency

208-991-8239

shawn.king@chenoafund.org

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Rainer
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Sarasota & Manatee Counties FL
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Great information -- I bookmarked it. Thank you for sharing!

Apr 26, 2011 05:42 PM #1
Rainmaker
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Lindsay Pendleton
Relocating To Baton Rouge & Surrounding Areas - Baton Rouge, LA
Marketing Agent - Property Management in Baton Rou

Thanks so much for this. I bookmarked it also!! :)

Apr 26, 2011 06:17 PM #2
Rainmaker
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Samantha Davault
Alexander Chandler Realty - Fort Worth, TX
Fort Worth, TX

Shawn, I didn't know exactly how to do this, so thanks for sharing it, and yes, I bookmarked it.

Apr 26, 2011 07:08 PM #3
Rainmaker
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Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

this is such a great feature. I wish I could do the same with my point2agent blog...it just does not work.

Apr 27, 2011 01:58 AM #4
Rainmaker
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Lisa Coates
Level Ten Construction Consultants - Halifax, NS
Residential Home Sales Specialist

This was Amazing! So simple I did it step by step...until you said add RSS feed. Where do I get the URL for that? Agh.... Anyway YOU ROCK thanks again. Lisa

Jul 26, 2011 04:09 PM #5
Rainer
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Shawn King
CBCMA / CBC Mortgage Agency - Los Angeles, CA
Chenoa Fund--Get Signed Up.

Lisa,

I will give you a call today and talk you through the last part.  Thanks for your comment!

 

Jul 27, 2011 04:35 AM #6
Rainer
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Connie Carlson
Keller Williams Signature Partners - Marietta, GA
Marietta GA REALTOR, Homes for Sale in Marietta, Georgia

Hi.  I am new to Active Rain but not new to blogging.  I am trying to syndicate to my Wordpress Site to Active Rain.  I was able to upload the plug in but I get an error message when I insert the RSS feed URL.  Any ideas what I may be doing wrong?

 

Aug 25, 2011 08:15 AM #7
Rainmaker
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Jenifer Lower
Bozeman Montana Real Estate .net - Bozeman, MT
Your Dream. Our Passion.

Okay, very late to this post.  I have a wordpress, but cannot find plugins anywhere on the admin page.  Is this an upgraded feature?  If so, it doesn't list it in the benefits for upgrading either.

Oct 25, 2011 05:35 AM #8
Rainer
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Shawn King
CBCMA / CBC Mortgage Agency - Los Angeles, CA
Chenoa Fund--Get Signed Up.

Hey Jenifer,

 

Plugins are a feature only allowed through hosted blogs at www.wordpress.org.  I'm not sure if the upgrade allows you to have plugins or not.  To host a wordpress blog, you can get a godaddy account for hosting for 7.99 a month, and purchase a URL for 12.00.  I can walk you through this online.  Give me a call when you have a minute.

 

Thanks.

 

 

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