Syndicate Out 0.9

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More than a year after the previous release of Syndicate Out, this weekend I pushed version 0.9 to the WordPress plugin repository.  Work on this version started in January 2015 and it includes a range of improvements and bugfixes which have been the highest priority requests including transmission of featured images and fixes to improve the syndication of custom meta added by other popular plugins. The full changelog is as follows:

  • Added syndication of featured images (díky Jan at lwd.cz for the majority of this).
  • Added syndication of custom post types & new filter ‘syndicate_out_post_types’ (thanks Martin Burchell and Aptivate).
  • Bug fix to prevent old custom meta data being transmitted (thanks again to Martin Burchell and Aptivate).
  • Fix for API authentication failure when corrections are needed to remote site URL (thanks Brandon).
  • Made some improvements to error reporting when API authentication fails.
  • Added ability to rename syndication groups for greater clarity.
  • Squelch error in new post page for groups with no servers.
  • Made improvements to custom meta transmission to hopefully improve syndication of SEO etc. data.

As always I value the community’s feedback, so please do let me know any problems you encounter or future feature requests in the comments below.

Posted on Monday 11th January, 2016 at 8:04 am in Syndicate Out.
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14 comments

Is the ability to syndicate out to draft available or on the roadmap? Love the plugin but definitely need to be able to sent these to the other sites draft category so they can be customized before posting.

Posted on 16th Feb 2016 at 9:25 pm by Garret Cleversley.

Currently it only syndicates posts when they are published as published remotely. Is your request to syndicate posts when they are published on the source site as draft on the remote site? If so I already have a feature request for this (here) but have not addressed it. I’ve bumped the issue to look at in the more immediate future. Thanks!

Posted on 17th Feb 2016 at 1:39 pm by Jonathon.

Hello Sir,

All of a sudden the plugin does not authenticate the other blogs. I don’t understand why. I get following error message :
Authentication: Failed.
Unknown.

Could it be a conflict with another plugin ? But I don’t recall having installed a plugin lately.

Thanks for your feed-back.

Jacques

Posted on 15th Mar 2016 at 5:16 pm by Jacques TEVOEDJRE.

Did your blogs update recently? I’m not aware of it not working on recent WP releases, but it’s a possibility.

Posted on 17th Mar 2016 at 5:06 pm by Jonathon.

Hello! I like your plugin, but there is one question: how can I delete the slave site’s posts when I delete the main site’s posts immediately?

Posted on 25th Mar 2016 at 1:20 am by kkmir.

I’m afraid this isn’t currently possible. I started adding this functionality but as yet it’s not complete. See here: https://github.com/confuzzledduck/syndicate-out/issues/26

Posted on 6th Apr 2016 at 9:17 am by Jonathon.

Will be great if there’s a text field to specify the target category to post to.

As of now, it can only work when both source and destination category names are exactly the same? This creates problems when there are more than 1 destination blogs using the same category name (eg. ‘Blog’).

Posted on 15th Apr 2016 at 2:44 am by sylloh.

I like that idea, I’ll add it to my request list. Thanks for your input!

Posted on 19th Apr 2016 at 7:15 pm by Jonathon.

Hello,

It’s cool plugin.

I have a one question!

How to use set tags to slave sites?

Thank you.

Posted on 7th Sep 2016 at 3:44 am by Amumu.

Hi, and thanks. If I understand correctly you’re having trouble transmitting tags from the master to the slave. I think this will be to do with a bug which I have just fixed and pushed to the GitHub Repo.

It will be a few weeks before I push this as an update to the plugin but if you want to implement it yourself it’s quite easy. Find the following line (around line 420) if ( $postTags = syndicate_out_get_tags( $postId ) ) { and replace $postId with $postMetaId. That should resolve your problem!

Posted on 17th Nov 2016 at 4:57 pm by Jonathon.

Great Plugin!

As an FYI, tags were not transmitting between sites for me. I took a look at the code, and found that the call to syndicate_out_get_tags (line 419) was using $postId instead of $postMetaId like everything else in that section. Changing this fixed the issue. Didn’t know if you have a spot for bug reports.

Posted on 17th Nov 2016 at 2:08 pm by Damon Null.

Thanks! It’s much appreciated. There have been a couple of people who have asked why tags aren’t working and I’ve not had the chance to look into it (for almost a year!). I’ve rolled your change into the GitHub Repo so next time I make a release (over Christmas?) that should work out of the box.

Posted on 17th Nov 2016 at 4:53 pm by Jonathon.

Just wondering if this plugin is still supported / being developed?

Looks like just what I need, but no luck trying to set it up. Any sites I add all fail authentication… I tried a few different servers… so I’m thinking maybe a recent WP update has broken it?

Any suggestions on where to start trying to debug … of if I should just skip it for now… would be much appreciated!

Thanks

Matt

Posted on 28th Feb 2017 at 9:02 am by Matt.

It’s still being passively developed. I have a couple of things I was intending to roll out over Christmas but didn’t get the chance. I’ll try and break out my dev environment for this again and give it a spin to see if there’s anything obvious which has broken it.

Posted on 2nd Mar 2017 at 2:05 pm by Jonathon.

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