Gaby Abela

Gaby Abela

Gaby is a talented content creator with a passion for design and an intuitive understanding of UI/UX. Guided by the principles of ethical content sharing, her articles aim to enlighten and engage, making the complexities of RSS feed plugins for WordPress accessible to all.

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How to Create an Autoblogging Site with WordPress in 9 Steps

In this step-by-step guide, we'll show you how to get started with your very own autoblogging WordPress website.
A Step-By-Step Guide to Creating an Autoblogging Site with WordPress

Ready to create your own autoblogging website and showcase curated content for your audience?

Awesome!

Autoblogging is a great way to automatically publish posts through the power of RSS feeds. It can help bloggers create regular fresh new content, but it can also help monetize your blog, build your brand and generate more traffic!

This post contains everything you need to know about autoblogging and how you can introduce it to your WordPress site using just one auto blogging plugin.

Let’s dig in.

What is an Autoblogging Site, and What are its Benefits?

An autoblogging site is one that can automatically publish posts through RSS feeds. You might be familiar with websites that gather content from around the web on a specific niche and showcase them to their audience.

One of the most popular forms of autoblogging websites is news websites. These sites use a concept known as syndication. They curate content from other websites and republish it on their own to create a central hub of information – a content hub.

This, in turn, helps build up their online presence. However, the concept can be applied to virtually any blog.

In fact, it’s a very useful technique that can help:

  1. Build your brand
  2. Increase your audience reach and generate new traffic to your website.
  3. Generate content at scale
  4. Save valuable time

Let’s imagine you just started a new website with your own blog. Starting out can be difficult and an autoblogging site can help in that department. It can help generate enough content for you to kick off your project, thus helping your brand.

You might have heard that autoblogging developed a bad rep in the past, with many content scrapers and spam blogs publishing unoriginal content for which they don’t have the rights. However, when done right (and legally), autoblogging can help genuine bloggers create regular fresh new content for their readers.

How Can You Enable Autoblogging on Your WordPress Website?

Although WordPress is amazing at letting you create and publish your own content, there isn’t a native system in place that allows you to import content from other websites. To do this, you’ll need to learn a bit of coding.

However, fear not. Auto blogging plugins are the best solution to create your website without the need to actually code anything yourself.

These plugins will automatically import content based on a URL that you provide, making it really easy for you to create your own autoblogging site.

What is the best hosting for autoblogging?

WP RSS Aggregator Plugin website

One of the best plugins for WordPress autoblogging is WP RSS Aggregator. It allows you to import content from multiple resources – all you need to do is provide the URL or RSS Feed URL of your source website.

Not only that, but you can make use of advanced features such as import filters and categorization of feeds. WP RSS Aggregator will allow you to import not only written content, but podcasts, YouTube videos, and many other content types.

The great thing about using WP RSS Aggregator is that it takes away all the tediousness of importing posts manually. The plugin will not only save you time but a ton of effort.

WP RSS Aggregator comes in a free and premium version. The free version allows you to create lists of imported feed items, with each item linking back to the original article. However, for the purposes of your autoblogging website, you’ll need to opt for the premium version.

Thanks to its feature-rich add-ons, you’ll be able to import content from other websites as posts and publish them on your website, boosting your SEO and improving your traffic.

Want to take it a step further? The SpinnerChief add-on allows you to spin imported content into new content that is both completely unique and readable!

How to Set Up an Autoblogging WordPress Site in 9 Simple Steps

To start your autoblogging site, you’ll need to install and activate WP RSS Aggregator. The free version will allow you to create lists of articles just like Bristol Today does on their blog.

However, to create an autoblogging site, you’ll need the premium version of WP RSS Aggregator.  Let’s break it down into 9 smaller steps to simplify the process of setting up a fully functioning autoblogging WordPress site.

Step 1: Choose the Right Plan

For the purposes of this article, the Plus plan will be enough to get your auto blogging news website started. It will allow you to import content from other blogs using the Feed to Post add-on. The Plus plan also comes with filtering functionality, post categories and tags, and append/prepend content. We’ll be using all these features in the tutorial.

One thing to note is that all feeds are made differently. And it all depends on the source that creates the RSS feed. Certain RSS feeds include the full content for each article, while others do not.

For this reason, you might require the Pro or All Access plans to make use of the Full Text RSS Feeds add-on. This will ensure that you can import the full content every time.

There’s also the added bonus of the Spinner Chief and WordAI integrations to spin imported content into unique posts.

Once you’ve purchased your plans, upload and activate your premium add-ons. Next, it’s time to start adding your feed sources.

Step 2: Adding Your Sources

Head on over to RSS Aggregator > Feed Sources in the WordPress sidebar and select the Add New button.

Add a new source

Next, name your source, and enter the URL of the website you wish to bring in content from. In most cases, WP RSS Aggregator can automatically detect the RSS feed of that URL (as can be seen in the Mashable example below).

However, you can also paste in the RSS Feed URL in those instances where the plugin is unable to retrieve it automatically.

Once you’ve got everything set up, a feed preview will show up on the right-hand side.

Add a new feed source

Step 3: Keyword Filtering

Next, you can filter your imported content to include specific keywords in its title and/or content. In this example, I’ve decided to import content that has the word “Instagram” in its title.

WP RSS Aggregator also lets you import content based on specific tags.

Keyword filtering

Step 4: Specify General Settings

Under the general settings, you’ll be able to specify how your imported posts will be treated. If you prefer to curate your posts before they are published, go with the default Draft status.

Here you can also decide whether or not to allow comments and import the excerpt.

General settings

Step 5: Image Specifications

Images are a big part of any post, so it’s important to give special attention to this section. Here you’ll decide whether or not to import the images to your website, what sizes to import, and which featured image you’ll be using.

My current Elementor template adds the featured image to the top of every article, so to avoid having my featured image showing twice, I’ve decided to tick the option to Remove the featured image from post content.

Image settings

Step 6: Categories and Tags

To keep things organized on our autoblogging website, it’s best to set up our post categories and tags. In this example, I’ve added an Instagram News category by going to Posts > Categories in the WordPress dashboard.

WordPress categories

I’ve also set up a tag for every source that I will be importing.

WordPress tags

Back in WP RSS Aggregator, under Taxonomies, you can set your posts to be put into a certain category with a specific tag as shown below:

Categories and tags

Step 7: Set an Author

In the author section, you’ll be able to set who the author of the imported content will be. You can choose to create users for all the imported authors or use a fallback user. You can also decide not to import content that does not have an author attributed to it.

Author settings

Step 8: Prepend / Append to Content

In this example, I’ve decided to add a little note before my post content starts. In it, I’ve let the reader know that the content they are about to read is imported from another blog.

To set this up, go to the Prepend to Content section and type in your message. You can set it to bold to distinguish it from the rest of the content.

Prepend to content

You can then add a link to the original article, as I’ve done in the example below. Switch to Text mode to add the {{original_post_url}} placeholder as your link:

Prepend to content

Note: You can set up global settings for all your imported content by heading to RSS Aggregator > Settings. These include Taxonomies, Authors, Image settings, and more! Plus, you can also set up global filters by going to RSS Aggregator > Filtering.

Step 9: Start Managing Your Content

Repeat this process for all your sources, and once you’re done, you’ll be able to view them all on your Feed Sources page. Activate them, and watch WP RSS Aggregator bring in all that juicy content into your autoblogging website.

Feed sources

Once imported, your posts will show up on the regular WordPress posts page, each one categorized and tagged accordingly:

Your posts

Edit, delete, and publish your content at your own will, and voila! Your autoblogging WordPress website is officially live!

Your autoblogging WordPress website
Your imported content

Alternatives to WP RSS Aggregator

While WP RSS Aggregator is the auto blogging plugin of our choice, there are other WordPress plugins that do the job. Let’s take a look at two such plugins:

Feedzy RSS Feeds

Feedzy

Similar to WP RSS Aggregator, Feedzy allows you to import content as lists or posts on your WordPress website. The free version is a good place to start testing out your autoblogging website, however, we suggest opting for the premium version to develop a complete autoblogging site.

Feedzy, like WP RSS Aggregator, also includes the following features:

  • Integration with WordAI to eliminate content duplication.
  • Filtering by keywords.
  • RSS feeds with full text.
  • Feeds by category.

WP Automatic

WP Automatic

WP Automatic is a premium plugin that pulls articles from RSS feeds and allows you to post them on your blog, helping you simplify the management of your website. The plugin comes with powerful APIs that search for the best content based on keywords that you provide.

Just like WP RSS Aggregator, it can import every post component, including author information, tags, featured images, and more.

Conclusion

Autoblogging is a great way to kickstart any project. Importing content from various sources and organizing them neatly for your readers will not only boost your SEO but will also generate more traffic for your website.

Auto blogging plugins are powerful tools that can help you manage multiple feeds and republish content on your website. Some may be a bit complicated if you’re not familiar with them. This is where WP RSS Aggregator steps in.

With just a few adjustments and settings to be set up, WP RSS Aggregator will be your trusty companion – automatically importing content for you. What’s more, you won’t have to worry about any coding!

Start your autoblogging website today with WP RSS Aggregator.

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