Some FeedWordPress Advanced Filters Details

Here are a few things that have come up recently that might be of value to others wandering the FeedWordPress/FeedWordPress Advanced Filters Syndication highway.

Same Name, Different Pictures

I ran into this with the Field Botany page. A variety of factors came into play here.

  1. We now have over 1300 posts with at least one image, usually more per post. This ups our chances for conflict.
  2. A lot of these images were taken on mobile device, in particular Apple devices, which have a very unimaginative naming structure (essentially Picture 1, Picture 2 etc.). This doubles down on our chances for conflicts.
  3. We are using Advanced Filter for FeedWordPress to pull those images into the mother blog.

What would happen is that a post would come in on Blackberries. It would have a few images named Picture 11, Picture 14 etc. Later on a post would come in on Poison Ivy and it would have some pictures. One of them might be named Picture 14. As a result, the original Picture 14 would appear and it’d look like the wrong label/picture had been given. It’d all be correct when you traced it back to the source blog. You can see how this might happen in the example below.

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<img src="" width="625" height="837" alt="Wisteria" /></a></p>

The cure (no known hiccups at this point) is to use the developer version of the images_filters.php file for FeedWordPress Advanced Filters which I found on this discussion thread. Just replace it in the plugin folder on the server and you’re good to go.

I can now Erase/Resyndicate and the post will be regeneratedIt’s a renaissance or a baptism or maybe a Hydra. on the next sync properly. I’m also going to look at the FWP Sic Em plugin that the FWP author has to see if it deals with images differently. I’m a bit nervous about relying on the size element to tell the images apart although I can’t think of better ways that would hold across all types of image creation options.

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Blogspot Truncation

I’m mapping all of the LINC/CTE/Online@VCU peoples stuff together at a site we’re calling Third Space. Most of our people are on WordPress in one place or another but we have a few wild cards on Blogspot. For some reason, the theme would post the entire Blogspot post and I couldn’t find any way to subscribe to a “short”Blogspot terminology. version of the posts. Advanced Filters came to the rescue. Under Posts, I can now easily create a variety of stop points. You can see the settings I chose below.

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