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How can I integrate my WP posts in my website while keeping my updates at WP?

  1. Hello everybody,

    I've done a ton of googling about my question and I've tried various methods, but I'm starting to run low on options.

    A bit of history;
    I started my blog http://jasperstorm.wordpress.com/ a while ago, and I want to continue using that.
    However, last week I also started building my website, and I want to have it fetch the updates I posts on wordpress automatically.

    I know it's possible since goodreads is already fetching my blog posts, but I don't know how they do it.

    In short; I don't want to export my wp blog and start over with a new wp blog on my own website, but I do want to show the content I post on wp on my website. The idea is that I continue to use wp to write my updates and that those updates will continue to be delivered to the various sites where people can also read my blog updates.

    Can anybody help me out with my question?

    The blog I need help with is jasperstorm.wordpress.com.

  2. Hey Jasper, there is one thing you can try. Feedburner by google. Its a free service, and it might be able to provide real time updates of your blog contents on your other website. There are quite a bit formatting options available on feedburner.

  3. Thank you, I'll give that a shot! :-)

  4. thistimethisspace
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    However, last week I also started building my website, and I want to have it fetch the updates I posts on wordpress automatically.

    If what you are asking is: "Can I create duplicate content across domains to game search results then read what Google thinks about that here." > http://support.google.com/webmasters/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=66359

  5. If you are not referring to auto-posting entire posts thereby creating duplicate content across domains but only want to post links and snippets then read on please.

    Every WordPress blog has multiple RSS feeds. This is the RSS Feed URL for your posts http://jasperstorm.wordpress.com/feed/ If your website has the ability to draw from an RSS feed that's all you need. If your website is NOT equipped to draw from RSS feeds then do be aware we do not provide support for that here at WordPress.com.
    You will have to write something in PHP or javascript to do that. Here are a couple options:
    http://www.blastcasta.com/add-news-to-your-website.aspx
    http://www.webpronews.com/expertarticles/2006/10/09/rss-feeds-adding-a-feed-to-a-website-using-php
    Support for your website is provided here http://wordpress.org/support/

  6. If what you are asking is: "Can I create duplicate content across domains to game search results then read what Google thinks about that here." >

    No actually, that's not what I'm interested in. :-)

    With my blog I often make announcements about upcoming releases of my novels and other works, but I also feature things like writing tips or general stuff that keeps me busy. In order to make it easy on people to keep up to date on my content I spread it through various sources where people are keeping in touch with me. Goodreads is an example of that, but I'm also part of other communities where my blog posts are distributed to.
    On my website I'd like to feature this content as well, and it's too much of a hassle for me to completely move my blog over, although that's actually still an option I'm considering too. Either way I prefer to have a single spot where I can update my information without having to create duplicate posts.

    I'll look into the options timethief gave me, the links look very promising and that could be just what I'm looking for!

    Thank you both for your responses. I'll post an update if I managed to solve my problem.

  7. Hi gain,
    When it comes to posting WordPress.org solutions for your website ie. a WordPress.org install please don't do that here. It will only cause confusion because we do not provide support for WordPress.org software here. That support is at http://wordpress.org/support/

    Either way I prefer to have a single spot where I can update my information without having to create duplicate posts.

    Currently publishers are making recommendations to authors that SUCK! No one ever has to duplicate content across domains. We can backlink to content located elsewhere. We don't need to duplicate it and have the duplication and the original entry tossed to the back pages of the SERPs where the sun don't shine.

  8. For "automatic" your best bet is the RSS feed noted above - different readers can do different things - some just the headline - others can add some of the article text below it - or have it take the first sentence along with the title - that should not have the duplicate content issues above - that does mean that you need to write a great lead sentence -

    one news site does that with my site - the title and first certain number of words (about a sentence) (for some reason my lead picture does not come across automatically) - seems to work fine.

  9. Currently publishers are making recommendations to authors that SUCK! No one ever has to duplicate content across domains. We can backlink to content located elsewhere. We don't need to duplicate it and have the duplication and the original entry tossed to the back pages of the SERPs where the sun don't shine.

    Ahem... I almost dare don't say it, but... I'm self published, so those recommendations came from me. Currently my website is still in development and not yet published, it'd probably make a lot more sense when I can show what I'm trying to do rather than attempting to put it in words.

    This link you gave me looks very promising though, I'm trying to implement it at the moment and with some luck it does exactly what I was looking for.

  10. Ahem... I almost dare don't say it, but... I'm self published,

    I did not intend to offend and apologize if you took offence. Sorry. :(
    IMHO any website without an RSS Feed is useless but I hope that doesn't offend either.

  11. No, it's fine. :-)

    I actually build a separate RSS tool for my main website. The last time I did anything with web development was more than 8 years ago and there were a 'couple' of changes since then. It took me a week but I'm almost done now and this is one of the last parts I had trouble figuring out. I've tried to integrate my entire WP blog with my website, but the style sheets and my lack of css were proving to be too big of a hurdle to handle, so instead I'm exploring this route which I view as one of the best alternatives.

    With some luck I might still be able to make the website go live tomorrow at a family reunion. It'd be very nice to show them what I've been up to lately. ;-)

  12. Best wishes with your site and with getting any help you need with it from the bloggers here http://wordpress.org/support/

  13. Thanks! I'll ask my future questions there. :-)

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