Oli Dale, a blogging WordPress colleague of ours at WPLift, has launched a new plugin and product this week called WPTurbo. WPTurbo is an auto blogging plugin, with the built in functionality to pull in content to your site from Amazon, eBay, IMDB, Twitter, YouTube, and over a dozen others. Basically if you have content out there and want it on your site, it looks like WPTurbo is made just for that.
Dale explains in his announcement post that he has been working on WPTurbo for some time now, and is happy to have it finally released to the public:
Things have been a bit quiet on WPLift over the last month, the reason is I have been working hard on finishing off a new premium WordPress plugin called WPTurbo. It’s actually been in development since last year – I have been working hard to get the website ready for launch and am pleased to announce it’s now live and ready to purchase.
Dale’s WPTurbo plugin costs $149, and of course you can do whatever you want with it once it’s yours.
Auto blogging plugins are a funny sort of thing. The way an auto blogging plugin works, is it pulls in content from other sites and automatically publishes them to your site. Plenty of legitimate uses come to mind. You could quickly populate a test site, or grab your own eBay listings and include them on your site. You could keep a backup copy of your tweets on your own blog (an idea I definitely support). Of course there are also a number of ways to use a plugin like this for evil, such as publishing someone else’s hard work to your own site. Dale’s work is still noteworthy despite the evil you could do with it, so I’ll just channel my inner Uncle Ben and say: with great power comes great responsibility.
Help me out here: speak up in the comments if you use an auto blogging plugin, perhaps even Dale’s new WPTurbo, in a reputable way. These plugins deserve some honest users.