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How to import blogs in the application

Topics: Customizing Orchard, General
Jul 30, 2013 at 11:06 AM

I am looking to have list of blogs imported into the application, recent links to the blog will be shown to the home page and there would be no link to external site means content has to be opened within the application.

I tried feedburner and few relevant plugins, but none of them is giving me the right thing.

Please advice.


Jaidev Khatri
Jul 30, 2013 at 9:51 PM
Please give more information about exactly you are trying to do, what you've tried and how it didn't work.
Jul 30, 2013 at 10:06 PM
Im confused, are you trying to import from an external site?
Jul 31, 2013 at 5:13 AM
Yes, I would like to import it from external site like this. In the meantime I found BlogML which is doing something like this, correct me if I am wrong.

Pl. comment
Jul 31, 2013 at 5:23 AM
What do you mean by "import"? It looks like what you want to do is not import but include.
Jul 31, 2013 at 5:47 AM
Ok, I am new to use Blogs, RSS, Orchard and even CMS. My domain is eCom. Anyways, I just like to have these blogs in my website seamlessly. I tested BlogML but it not seems fruitful to me.

Please suggest.
Jul 31, 2013 at 6:31 AM
You do realize of course that you will need the permission of those blogs you want to aggregate, in order to legally copy their contents onto your site?
Jul 31, 2013 at 6:46 AM
Thanks for the helping hand :)

I am looking for a similar solution.

Jul 31, 2013 at 8:39 AM
I'm sorry, I still don't know what you want, and you don't answer questions.
Jul 31, 2013 at 1:44 PM
Sorry, I thought I am near to it.

So here is reply of all your questions
  1. As an example ; this url is having lot of blog feeds, I wonder if there is any tool within Orchard that accepts this URL and imports all blog posts under this url into our Orchard Application. While I am completed with importing I find these blogs are automatically created inside orchard application. I hope now it is clear to you. Whenever a new blog comes under this url, we just have sync option to get a new one.
  2. Permission: If it requires, we definitely ask for the same. But if I speak just about open feeds, is it possible.
I will be started coding very soon but for now I need to understand it.


Jul 31, 2013 at 8:20 PM
Still not entirely clear as it seems like you are using "blog" when you really mean "post". Looks like this module may be able to do the trick: or at least give you a starting point.

I don't know what you call an "open feed". That the feed is publicly available does not mean that there is not a copyright on it.