This section of the documentation includes the details of the settings available directly under
General Settings > Post tab.
22.214.171.124. Allow Comments¶
When this settings is checked, WordPress’ comments feature will be enabled for the posts that are saved by the plugin.
126.96.36.199. Post Status¶
This settings defines the status of the posts crawled by the plugin. The post status is the post
status that is set when creating a post in WordPress. For example, if you want the posts to be
published immediately after they are saved, select
Publish. If you want to not publish the
posts immediately such that you want to review them before publishing, you can select
Draft. If you want the posts to be shown only to the administrators, you can select
Private. You can read more about post statuses of WordPress here.
188.8.131.52. Post Type¶
WordPress allows many post types to be defined. The posts you create in WordPress by using
Add New link available in your admin panel’s sidebar are of
post type. The pages you
create by clicking
Pages > Add New are of
page type. The media items that are available
Media > Library page of WordPress are of
attachment type. These are some of the
WordPress’ already-defined post types.
In addition to already-defined post types, WordPress allows any theme or plugin to define their
own post types if they want. For example, WP Content Crawler defines
wcc_sites post type so
that you can create site settings. Another example can be WooCommerce’s
product post type,
which is used for WooCommerce products.
Using this setting, you can define the post type of the posts saved by the plugin. This setting allows you to create posts for any post type whether it is a WordPress-defined one or a custom one defined by a plugin or a theme.
184.108.40.206.1. How to find the name of a post type¶
Let’s say you installed a plugin or theme. You know that it has a custom post type. You want to create posts in that type but you do not know its name.
You can basically get the name of the post type from the URL of the page that shows a list of posts which are created in that type or from a post creation page. Let’s see a few examples. The following table contains the pages and their URLs.
|Page (Plugin/Theme)||Relative URL|
|Pages > All Pages (WordPress)||wp-admin/edit.php?post_type=page|
|Pages > Add New (WordPress)||wp-admin/post-new.php?post_type=page|
|Content Crawler > All Sites (WP Content Crawler)||wp-admin/edit.php?post_type=wcc_sites|
|Content Crawler > Add New (WP Content Crawler)||wp-admin/edit.php?post_type=wcc_sites|
|Products > All Products (WooCommerce)||wp-admin/edit.php?post_type=product|
|Products > Add New (WooCommerce)||wp-admin/post-new.php?post_type=product|
|Movies > Your Library (WP Movie Library)||wp-admin/edit.php?post_type=wpmovielibrary|
|WooCommerce > Orders (WooCommerce)||wp-admin/edit.php?post_type=shop_order|
|WooCommerce > Coupons (WooCommerce)||wp-admin/edit.php?post_type=shop_coupon|
The bold parts of the URLs shown in Table 7.13 are the post types
registered to WordPress. All post types registered to WordPress are available to be selected in
Post Type setting. Hence, you can simply find the post type from the URL of the page and
select it in Post Type setting. For example, to save a post as a WooCommerce
product, you should select
product for this setting.
220.127.116.11. Post Category Taxonomies¶
By default, in Category URLs setting, the plugin displays categories that are created in
Post > Categories page. However, categories of custom post types might not use
these categories to store their posts. Therefore, when you select a category defined in
Post > Categories page to be assigned to the posts whose post type is not
(see Post Type), they will not recognize that category. This setting’s purpose is to let
you define custom post type’s custom categories so that you can select them in Category URLs
setting. By this way, the posts will be saved into the custom post categories which are created
for the custom post type you selected in Post Type setting.
This setting allows you to define many custom categories. Each definition must have two values,
name/description. These are defined as follows.
- Write the taxonomy name of the custom post category
- Write a name that will help you differentiate categories defined for the custom post type when you see them in Category URLs setting. You can write any name. For example, if this is a category that stores movies, you can write Movie. The value you enter here will be displayed in Category URLs setting so that you can easily pick the right category.
18.104.22.168.1. How to find a custom category’s taxonomy¶
As it is done when finding custom post types (see How to find the name of a post type), you can use the category listing page’s URL to find the taxonomy of the custom post category.
Let’s see a few examples. Following table shows custom category pages and their URLs.
|Custom Category Page (Plugin/Theme)||Relative URL|
|Products > Categories (WooCommerce)||wp-admin/edit-tags.php?taxonomy=product_cat&post_type=product|
|Movies > Collections (WP Movie Library)||wp-admin/edit-tags.php?taxonomy=collection&post_type=movie|
|Posts > Categories (WordPress)||wp-admin/edit-tags.php?taxonomy=category|
The bold parts of the URLs shown in Table 7.14 are the taxonomy
values that you should enter into
taxonomy input of this setting. For example, for movie
collections, you should enter
22.214.171.124. Change Password¶
Check this setting’s checkbox if you want to assign a password for all of the posts that will be saved by the plugin.
126.96.36.199. Post Password¶
Define a passwords for the posts that will be created by the plugin.
The value you enter here will be stored as raw text in the database, without encryption. If anyone accesses your database, he/she will be able to see your password.
The password set in this setting will not change any previously-assigned passwords.
This setting is visible only if Change Password is selected.
The input fields of this setting are explained below.
- Old Password
- Password that was assigned previously, if exists. If none exists, leave this empty.
- New Password
- New password for the posts that will be created by the plugin. To assign no password, leave this input empty.
- New Password Again
- Enter the new password again. To assign no password, leave this input empty.