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A Wordpress Plugin To Import Your ActiveRain Posts

 

A few weeks ago, ActiveRain released a new feature that allowed members to export an archive of their individual blog posts. In the announcement, Brad said, "It's open nature will allow for the development of third-party import tools."

So, I sent the link to my partner, Steve Zehngut, and we put "create a Wordpress Plugin to import ActiveRain posts" on our to do list. Today we tested it and are ready to release it into the wild. You should be aware that the ActiveRain export does not include categories, tags or comments. So, our plugin imports the posts and gives them a category of "Active Rain" in your Wordpress blog. This will make them easy to find. If you're importing your posts into an existing blog, I would import them as draft. The video below will illustrate.

Visit this page to download the Wordpress Plugin to Import ActiveRain Blog Posts.

Let us know if you have any problems with it.

 

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Comment balloon 10 commentsC Tann-Starr • May 29 2010 06:51AM

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Thank you for reblogging this post.I will bookmark it and try it later.

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) over 8 years ago

I will experiment with this too.

Posted by Ellen Dittman, #1 Stop for NE FLA-JAX/OP 904.535.1199 (TEXT OK) r (Watson Realty Corp.) over 8 years ago

C, thank you! I will certainly check this out. I write most of my posts in Scribefire which does not post to AR, but does post to wordpress, both paid and unpaid versions. This could eliminate a few issues that crop up for  me. Thanks for taking up the challenge, I do appreciate it. And tell your partner thanks too!

Posted by Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties) over 8 years ago

This looks very interesting. I am wondering if it will import the pictures too or if you need to import them separately.

Posted by John Thomas, EcoBroker, MSEE, MBA (E3 Green HOMES) over 8 years ago

Carolyn - I spotted this post yesterday and I will attempt this sometime soon.  :)

Posted by Jason Crouch, Broker - Austin Texas Real Estate (512-796-7653) (Austin Texas Homes, LLC) over 8 years ago

Ah.....another reminder I need to go work on my Wordpress blog again.  Maybe this will help! :o)

Posted by Ann Allen Hoover, CDPE SRES ASP e-PRO Realtor - Homes for Sale - AL (RE/MAX Advantage South) over 8 years ago

C - Thanks for bringing this to my attention.  This is very timely and I will certainly try this plugin.

Posted by Jennifer Fivelsdal, Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection ( JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571) over 8 years ago

This was just what I was looking for!  Thank you.

Posted by Iran Watson, Marietta Real Estate Agent - Photographer (Georgia Elite Realty) almost 8 years ago

You are very welcome, Iran.

I am glad you guys found this useful. Jeff did a great job. :-)

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) almost 8 years ago

Does Wordpress take advantage of "Google Juice" that we talk about in Active Rain?

Posted by John Mosier, Prescott's Patriot Agent 928 533-8142 (Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert) about 6 years ago

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