“Pinterestomatic Automatic Post Generator for WordPress” Help by CodeRevolution

Pinterestomatic Automatic Post Generator for WordPress Help

Created: 29/01/2017
By: CodeRevolution
Email: [email protected]

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Table of Contents

  1. About the plugin
  2. Wordpress installation
  3. Plugin Settings
  4. Summary
  5. Sources and Credits

About this plugin - top

This plugin will allow you to build from scratch an autoblogging system, based on Pinterest feeds you define (pages or public groups). This plugin provides one solution to the ongoing search for new blog content. It not only provides a steady stream of rich, searchable content, it also helps to keep your website up to date with the latest news. You can build rules that will generate posts that are near to unique in website crawlers's eyes. They require none to very little customization.
The goal is to achieve the following:
Pinterestomatic Automatic Post Generator will import items from any content from public Pinterest content, you define to your blog. Resulting blog posts are fully customizable and rich in content. List of customizable stuff for each post:

Other plugin features:

This plugin requires a Pinterest API Key ans Secret. How do I get them?

You'll need to be logged in to your Pinterest account to create an app. If you don't have a Pinterest account, create one now. To create a new app:
  1. Go to Apps.
  2. Agree to Pinterest's terms and policies and click Create app.
  3. Choose a name and description for your app. Be careful, you won't be able to change the name of your app later. Click Create.
To post to Pinterest from WordPress, you have to authorize the plugin to do so. For this, you have to click 'Authorize' in plugin's 'Posts to Pinterest' admin menu, approve the request and click OK. If your web site does not support HTTPS protocol, the redirect will not work. In this case, simply change the URL from HTTPS to HTTP and the authorization is done succesfully.
You'll be taken to a page where you can add and manage your app's info. You can create more apps by going to Apps. From there you'll be able to see and manage all of your current apps.
Be sure to copy and paste the APP key and secret into the plugin, click 'Save', and you can start creating rules.

Plugin requirements:

PHP DOM -> how to install it (if you don't have it, but probably you already have it): http://php.net/manual/en/dom.setup.php
PHP 5.4

Wordpress installation - top

Youtube video tutorial:

I also provided a Quick Install Guide to feature an easy plugin installation for everyone.

To make this plugin work, first, you'll need to install the plugin. The easiest method is to take the .zip file you've downloaded and upload it via Plugins > Add New > Upload Plugin in the WordPress Dashboard. Once the plugin is installed, be sure to Activate it.

Now that you've installed and activated the plugin, you'll see a new menu item created inside WordPress called 'Pinterestomatic Automatic Post Generator'. First thing first, let's head over to Settings > Pinterestomatic Automatic Post Generator and take a look at what options are available.

Plugin Settings - top

Refreshingly, Pinterestomatic Automatic Post Generator has a super-simple settings screen. Let's look at first at the settings panel:

Here you can find the steps needed in configuring your plugin even if you have no HTML knowledge at all. You can find options for:

HINT! Don't forget to click the Save button every time you modified your settings, otherwise the modifications will be lost!

Main Settings:

Pinterest to Posts Settings Screen:

Advanced Settings Screen:

Posts To Pinterest Settings Screen:

Activity and Loggind Screen:

How to customize resulting posts with built in shortcodes?

You can use the following shortcodes in post title and content editing:

How to work with 'Random Sentence Generator'?

You can use the Random Sentence Generator by inserting list of sentences to the 'First List of Possible Sentences (%%random_sentence%%)' text field. Here, you can add full sentences, or sentences with variables. Variables are structured as: %something. A possible list of sentences can be:

You can define variables in the 'List of Possible Variables:' textfield. Here you can define values to variables, values which will be used in the random sentence forming. Variables can be defined as follows:
variable_name1 => variable_value1;variable_value2;variable_value3

variable_name2 => variable2_value1;variable2_value2;variable2_value3
You can also use variables in variable definition. Example:
noun_with_adjective => %noun;%adjective %noun
An example of variable definition:
adjective_very => %adjective;very %adjective;

adjective => clever;interesting;smart;huge;astonishing;unbelievable;nice;adorable;beautiful;elegant;fancy;glamorous;magnificent;helpful;awesome

noun_with_adjective => %noun;%adjective %noun

noun => plugin;WordPress plugin;item;ingredient;component;constituent;module;add-on;plug-in;addon;extension

nouns => plugins;WordPress plugins;items;ingredients;components;constituents;modules;add-ons;plug-ins;addons;extensions

love_it => love;adore;like;be mad for;be wild about;be nuts about;be crazy about

family => %adjective %family_members;%family_members

family_members => grandpa;brother;sister;mom;dad;grandma

sentence_ending => .;!;!!
These random sentences can be used in post titles or post content, by adding the %%random_sentence%% or %%random_sentence2%% shortcode.

Available shortcode

Available shortcodes: Available shortcodes: [pinterestomatic-media] to include an Pinterest media (photo or video), [pinterestomatic-save-button] to add a 'Save' button to your page, [pinterestomatic-follow-button] to add a 'Follow' button to your page, [pinterestomatic-embed-pin] to embed a pin to your page, [pinterestomatic-embed-board] to embed a board to your page, [pinterestomatic-embed-user] to embed a user profile to your page. Usage: [pinterestomatic-media url="Pinterest post URL"], [pinterestomatic-save-button type="any" round="yes" tall="yes" description="cool content"], [pinterestomatic-follow-button username="sfatfarma" fullname="SfatFarma"], [pinterestomatic-embed-pin pinid="99360735500167749" pinsize="small" hidedescription="yes"], [pinterestomatic-embed-board url="https://www.pinterest.com/pinterest/official-news/" size="square"], [pinterestomatic-embed-profile username="sfatfarma" size="header"]

Summary - top

Pinterestomatic Automatic Post Generator is a simple, yet powerful tool you can use to create an autoblog with ease. The setup and settings of the plugin couldn't have been easier. Now, let's go and enjoy the results of this great plugin! Have fun using it!

Sources and Credits - top

This component was made by Szabi CodeRevolution, for more information and support contact us at [email protected]

Once again, thank you so much for purchasing this item. As I said at the beginning, I'd be glad to help you if you have any questions regarding this plugin and I'll do my best to assist.