Oli Dale launches WPTurbo, a new WordPress auto blogging plugin

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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.

11 thoughts on “Oli Dale launches WPTurbo, a new WordPress auto blogging plugin

  1. Thanks for the mention Ryan,

    You’ve hit the nail on the head “with great power comes great reponsibility”
    As a content producer myself, I would never condone stealing someone elses content, hopefully people will see the power in this plugin and use for legitimate purposes – all the content modules in the plugin make their APIs public because they want people to use them.

    Ive put up a couple of demo sites showing possibilities – populating a flash games portal for instance.

  2. I understand the concept of creating niche pages and use content from amazon or ClickBank. However this will not generate any traffic as it is not new content. You can’t pull in full RSS articles or other content without permission from the author.

  3. I use FeedWordPress to aggregate posts from my sites — it’s free. Exactly how is this plugin $150 more useful that the various free plugins that perform almost the exactly same function? And is there really any legitimate use for that functionality?

    It’s interesting that of all the thousands of amazing plugins for WordPress, it just happens to be the plugins most useful to spammers that end up costing well over a hundred dollars apiece. But maybe there’s some proportionally incredible benefit to humanity that I’m missing….

  4. I use FeedWordPress to aggregate posts from my sites — it’s free. Exactly how is this plugin $150 more useful that the various free plugins that perform almost the exactly same function? And is there really any legitimate use for that functionality?
    Agreed!

  5. I’m sure the plugin author worked very hard on this, and I applaud his programming skills but unfortunately I’m agreed with the above sentiments that this plugin niche is already being served well enough with free and established plugins.

    This is dangerous ground for reasons stated above. I can think of a few legit uses for aggregating content, but the decision comes down to the individual and whether they’re the type to take shortcuts…and let’s face it, we all are at some point aren’t we?

    How do I know? I tried autoblogging as a shortcut years ago. I wrote a post about how I was tricked into clicking through to an autoblogged news article that had a title about an attack on a woman that concerned me greatly because I have female friends in the location where this took place.

    Feel free to read my personal lesson on autoblogging if you’re thinking of doing it. I’m not wholly against it, but autoblogging because you’re short cutting and cluttering the Internet with useless web pages is just kind of a jerky thing to do.

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  7. Nice, but expensive.
    I’m using phpmyvideoblog to automatic publish videos in my wordpress blogs and works very well. There is a free and paid version.

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