This plugin will allow you to build from scratch an autoblogging system, based on iTunes feeds you define (based on keywords and search terms).
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 uploaded items. 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:
Tuneomatic Automatic Post Generator will import items from any content from public iTunes feeds, you define to your blog, based on search keywords. Resulting blog posts are fully customizable and rich in content. List of customizable stuff for each post:
post content - including the responsive embedded iTunes media preview
iTunes video player customizations: width, height, loop video, auto start video and much more
wide range of video search options: search based on a search term, from a specific country, language, explicit content, and many other search attributes!
post author user name
post status (published, draft, pending, private, trash)
automatically generate post categories or tags from iTunes posts
manually add post categories or tags to items
generate post or page or any other custom post type
automatically generate a featured image for the post
enable/disable comments for the generated post
enable/disable pingbacks/trackbacks for the generated post
customize post title and content (with the included wide variaty of relevant post shortcodes)
Other plugin features:
Google Translate support ' select the language in which you want to post your articles
Text Spinner support ' automatically modify generated text, changing words with their synonyms ' great SEO value!
Using Native iTunes API
Keyword Replacer (replace relevant keywords with your links)
Random sentence generator (relevant sentences - as you define them)
shortcode for including a iTunes video embedded in a post
detailed plugin activity logging
scheduled rule runs
This plugin needs an Affiliate ID for you to get revenue for item sales. But how to get one?
The affiliate program provides a unique way for your app to interface with iTunes, the App Store, the iBooks Store, and Mac App Store to link to millions of songs, thousands of apps, Hollywood movies to rent or buy, TV shows, music videos, games, ebooks, audiobooks, and free podcasts. You too can be part of the excitement by joining the affiliate program.
Make Money: As an affiliate, you can earn commissions on all qualifying revenue generated by links to the App Store, Mac App Store, iBooks Store and iTunes.
Enhance Your App: In addition to generating commissions, you can add valuable and compelling content to your app and make it easy for your customers to find music, other apps, TV shows, movies, audiobooks, and more.
The sky is the limit when you combine creativity, your app, and the App Store and Mac App Store Affiliate Program. Among the great implementations of the program are discovery apps, which help users learn about new music, artists, movies, TV shows, and even other apps. The affiliate program is also a good fit for apps that explore any of the content areas inside the store. Do you have an app that showcases a certain city? Use the affiliate program to link to artists performing at local venues or to movies playing at local theaters. We encourage you to integrate affiliate links in appropriate ways that add value to your app and its users.
We have two affiliate platforms that covers the US, Canada, Mexico, Russia, Turkey, Japan, Europe, Latin America and more. These affiliate platforms provide the technological interface that enables affiliates to access links, track performance, and get paid. Joining is easy. Get started by following the steps below:
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 'Tuneomatic Automatic Post Generator'. First thing first, let's head over to Settings > Tuneomatic Automatic Post Generator and take a look at what options are available.
Refreshingly, Tuneomatic 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!
Tuneomatic Automatic Post Generator Main Switch: Enable or disable the Tuneomatic Automatic Post Generator. This acts like a main switch.
iTunes Affiliate ID: Insert your iTunes Client Identifier. Click here to get one.
iTunes Campaign Identifier: Insert your iTunes Campaign Identifier. This field is mandatory.
'Read More' Button Text: Insert your desired text for the 'Read More' button.
Add Affiliate ID To All iTunes Links: Choose if you want to show an extended information metabox under every plugin generated post.
Automatically Shorten URLs: Choose if you want to automatically shorten URLs using Goo.gl URL shortener.
Goo.gl API key: Insert your goo.gl api key. To lean more about this, please visit this link.
Strip Links From Generated Post Content: Choose if you want to strip links from the generated post content.
Show Extended Item Information Metabox in Post: Choose if you want to show an extended information metabox under every plugin generated post.
Enable Logging for Rules: Do you want to enable logging for rules?
Enable Detailed Logging for Rules: Do you want to enable detailed logging for rules? Note that this will dramatically increase the size of the log this plugin generates.
Automatically Clear Logs After: Choose if you want to automatically clear logs after a period of time.
Timeout for Rule Running (seconds): Set the timeout (in seconds) for every rule running. I recommend that you leave this field at it's default value (3600).
Send Rule Running Summary in Email: Choose if you want to receive a summary of the rule running in an email.
Email Address: Input the email adress where you want to send the report. You can input more email addresses, separated by commas.
Minimum Title Word Count: Set the minimum word count for post titles. Items that have less than this count will not be published. To disable this feature, leave this field blank.
Maximum Title Word Count: Set the maximum word count for post titles. Items that have more than this count will not be published. To disable this feature, leave this field blank.
Minimum Content Word Count: Set the minimum word count for post content. Items that have less than this count will not be published. To disable this feature, leave this field blank.
Maximum Content Word Count: Set the maximum word count for post content. Items that have more than this count will not be published. To disable this feature, leave this field blank.
Banned Words List: Do not include posts that's title or content contains at least one of these words. Separate words by comma. To disable this feature, leave this field blank.
Required Words List: Do not include posts that's title or content does not contain at least one of these words. Separate words by comma. To disable this feature, leave this field blank.
Strip HTML Elements from Final Content by ID: Strip HTML elements from final content that have this IDs. You can insert more IDs, separeted by comma. To disable this feature, leave this field blank.
Strip HTML Elements from Final Content by Class: Strip HTML elements from final content that have this class. You can insert more classes, separeted by comma. To disable this feature, leave this field blank.
Automatically Translate Content To: Do you want to automatically translate generated content using Google Translate?
Skip Posts That Do Not Have Images: Choose if you want to skip posts that do not have images.
Skip Posts Older Than a Selected Date: Choose if you want to skip posts that are older than a selected date.
Choose if you want to skip posts that are older than a selected date. Select the date prior which you want to skip posts.
Spin Text Using Word Synonyms: Do you want to randomize text by changing words of a text with synonyms using one of the listed methods? Note that this is an experimental feature and can in some instances drastically increase the rule running time!
First List of Possible Sentences (%%random_sentence%%): Insert some sentences from which you want to get one at random. You can also use variables defined below. %something ==> is a variable. Each sentence must be sepparated by a new line.
Second List of Possible Sentences (%%random_sentence2%%): Insert some sentences from which you want to get one at random. You can also use variables defined below. %something ==> is a variable. Each sentence must be sepparated by a new line.
List of Possible Variables: Insert some variables you wish to be exchanged for different instances of one sentence. Please format this list as follows:Variablename => Variables (seperated by semicolon)Example:adjective => clever;interesting;smart;huge;astonishing;unbelievable;nice;adorable;beautiful;elegant;fancy;glamorous;magnificent;helpful;awesome
Custom HTML Code #1: Insert a custom HTML code that will replace the %%custom_html%% variable. This can be anything, even an Ad code.
Custom HTML Code #2: Insert a custom HTML code that will replace the %%custom_html2%% variable. This can be anything, even an Ad code.
ID (Affiliate Keyword Replacer Tool Settings:) This is the ID of the rule.
DEL (Affiliate Keyword Replacer Tool Settings:) Do you want to delete this rule?
Search Keyword (Affiliate Keyword Replacer Tool Settings:) This keyword will be replaced with a link you define.
Replacement Keyword (Affiliate Keyword Replacer Tool Settings:) This keyword will replace the search keyword you define. Leave this field blank if you only want to add an URL to the specified keyword.
Link To Add (Affiliate Keyword Replacer Tool Settings:) Define the link you want to appear the defined keyword. Leave this field blank if you only want to replace the specified keyword without linking from it.
iTunes Search to WordPress:
ID This is the ID of the rule.
Search Type The media type you want to search for. For example: movie. The default is all.
Keyword Search Input your queried keyword. Posts will be generated based on these keywords.
Schedule (Hours) Select the interval in hours after which you want this rule to run.
Max Posts At A Time Select the maximum number of posts that this rule can create at once. 0-50 interval allowed..
Del: Do you want to delete this rule?
Post Status: Select the status that you want for the automatically generated posts to have.
Item Type : Select the type (post/page) for your automatically generated item.
Post Author : Select the author that you want to assign for the automatically generated posts.
Active: Do you want to enable this rule? You can deactivate any rule (you don't have to delete them to deactivate them).
Info: The number of items (posts, pages) this rule has generated so far.
Actions: Do you want to run this rule now? Note that only one instance of a rule is allowed at once.
Advanced Plugin Settings Dropdown Screen:
Generated Post Title: Set the title of the generated posts for user rules. You can use the following shortcodes: %%itunes_video%%, %%video_views%%, %%video_comment_count%%, %%video_like_count%%, video_dislike_count%%, %%video_rating%%, %%author_id%%, %%random_sentence%%, %%random_sentence2%%, %%video_title%%, %%video_excerpt%%, %%video_description%%, %%item_cat%%, %%item_tags%%
Generated Post Content: Set the content of the generated posts for user rules. You can use the following shortcodes: %%video_comment_count%%, %%author%%, %%author_link%%, %%video_show_image%%, %%custom_html%%, %%custom_html2%%, %%random_sentence%%, %%random_sentence2%%, %%video_title%%, %%video_excerpt%%, %%video_description%%, %%video_description_plain_text%%, %%video_image_URL%%, %%video_url%%, %%item_cat%%, %%item_tags%%, %%video_read_more_button%%, %%video_show_image%%, %%video_image_URL%%, %%author%%, %%author_link%%, %%video_audio_language%%
Source Country: Limit the result set to this country.
Results Language: The language, English or Japanese, you want to use when returning search results. Specify the language using the five-letter codename. For example: en_us.The default is en_us (English).
Include Explicit Content: A flag indicating whether or not you want to include explicit content in your search results.The default is Yes.
Attribute To Search: The attribute you want to search for in the stores, relative to the specified media type. For example, if you want to search for an artist by name specify attribute=allArtistTerm. In this example, if you search for term=maroon, iTunes returns 'Maroon 5' in the search results, instead of all artists who have ever recorded a song with the word 'maroon' in the title. The default is all attributes associated with the specified media type. Each attribute is applicable only to it's specific category.
Generated Post Format: If your template supports "Post Formats", than you can select one here. If not, leave this at it\'s default value.
Additional Post Category: Select the post category that you want for the automatically generated posts to have.
Automatically Add Post Categories From Items: Do you want to automatically add post categories from the feed items?
Automatically Add Post Tags From Items: Do you want to automatically add post tags from the feed items?
Additional Post Tags: Select the post tags that you want for the automatically generated posts to have.
Enable Comments For Generated Posts: Do you want to enable comments for the generated posts?
Enable Pingbacks/Trackbacks For Generated Posts: Do you want to enable pingbacks and trackbacks for the generated posts?
Automatically Get Featured Image for Generated Post: Do you want to set featured image for generated post (to the first image that was found in the post)?
Default Featured Image if No Image Available for Item: Insert a link to a valid image that will be set for the featured image for the posts that do not have a valid image attached or if you disabled automatical featured image generation. To disable this feature, leave this field blank.
Activity and Loggind Screen:
Rules Currently Running: These rules are currently running on your server.
Restore Plugin Default Settings: Hit this button and the plugin settings will be restored to their default values. Warning! All settings will be lost!
Delete All Posts Generated by this Plugin: Hit this button and all posts generated by this plugin will be deleted!
Activity Log: This is the main log of your plugin. Here will be listed every single instance of the rules you run or are automatically run by schedule jobs (if you enable logging, in the plugin configuration).
How to customize resulting posts with built in shortcodes?
You can use the following shortcodes in post title and content editing:
%%random_sentence%% - generates a random sentence (as you have defined them in plugin config.) More on how to configure the random sentence generator, check plugin documentation (down)
%%random_sentence2%% - generates a random sentence (from the second geenrator) (as you have defined them in plugin config.) More on how to configure the random sentence generator, check plugin documentation (down)
%%item_preview%% - generates a preview of the item
%%item_artist_name%% - outputs the artist name who created the item
%%item_track_name%% - the name of the track (item)
%%item_country%%- source country of the item
%%item_currency%% - the currency of the item's price
%%item_price%% - the price of the item
%%custom_html%% - includes the custom HTML you defined in the Main Settings interface (Custom HTML Code #1:)
%%custom_html2%% - includes the custom HTML you defined in the Main Settings interface (Custom HTML Code #2:)
%%item_title%% - the title of the item
%%item_excerpt%% - the excerpt of the item
%%item_description%% - the description of the item
%%item_description_plain_text%% - the description of the item, in plain text (no HTML)
%%item_image_URL%% - the URL of the item's image
%%item_url%% - the URL of the item
%%item_cat%% - the categories of the item
%%item_tags%% - the tags of the item
%%item_read_more_button%% - a read more button (links to iTunes item page, with affiliate ID added)
%%item_show_image%% - displays the item's image
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:
Meet this %adjective %noun %sentence_ending
This is the %adjective %noun ever%sentence_ending
I %love_it %nouns , because they are the %adjective %sentence_ending
My %family says this plugin is very %adjective %sentence_ending
These %nouns are quite %adjective %sentence_ending
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:
These random sentences can be used in post titles or post content, by adding the %%random_sentence%% or %%random_sentence2%% shortcode.
You can also use the following shortcodes in your content: [tuneomatic_search_mac_apps], [tuneomatic_search_tv_and_movie], [tuneomatic_search_books], [tuneomatic_search_apps], [tuneomatic_search_music].
Use the [tuneomatic_search_mac_apps] shortcode to display a search box for mac apps, [tuneomatic_search_tv_and_movie] shortcode to display a search box for tv and movies, [tuneomatic_search_books] shortcode to display a search box for books, [tuneomatic_search_apps] shortcode to display a search box for apps, [tuneomatic_search_music] shortcode to display a search box for music.
Example of shortcode usage: [tuneomatic_search_music width=325 height=370]. Widgets can range from 250 to 325 pixels in width and 300 to 370 pixels in height. For details about the shortcodes, please consult the plugin's help file.
WARNING! The widget's generated by these shortcodes, might be blocked by 'Adblocker' software from your browser!
Tuneomatic 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!