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obGrabber's mission is making that dream come true, this grabber Joomla! Extension can collect any external data sources (RSS, XML, NewsML, Facebook, Youtube, Google Base, ebay, amazon, email, blogspot, Google Calendar,...) and store into any Joomla! 3rd party Extension(K2, FLEXIcontent, DocMan, VirtueMart, redSHOP) - see more FEATURES LIST section.
This grab engine offers you fully control of:
1 - Where to to collect content for your Joomla! site
2 - How to re-format the content before pass it to 3rd party Joomla! Extension.
3 - Where the content will be stored.
For examples, this grabber Joomla extension can:
- Grab Youtube videos and store into K2 or Seyret
- Grab Ebay products and store into VirtueMart
- Grab CNN news, spin the text, translate it from English to Spanish and store into Joomla Articles, K2 or ZOO
- Grab Yahoo Answers and store into Kunena Forum
* Collect content from ANY external sources *
Imaging of a series of engines to collect the whole world into your Joomla! site. Builtin RSS-Reader engine is an example, it can be used to collect content from multiple RSS Feed sources.
> Available Engines:
- Built-in: RSS Reader
- Extras: Youtube, Text Folder, Email
* Re-format collected content with smart processors *
You normally want to re-format the collected content before pass it through 3rd-party Joomla! Extensions, tons of available Processors are lovely pieces to make your stored content looks perfect.
> Available Processors:
- Built-in: Alias, Cut Introtext, Duplicate, Get FullText, Images, Keywords Filter, Strip tags, Combine fields.
- Extras: Youtube, Translator, Text Spinner, Meta Data, HTML2BBCODE, Google News,...
* Store into ANY third-party Joomla! Extensions *
Collected content can be adapted into any Joomla! Extensions with optional to configure categories, keywords, publishing state,...
> Available Adapters:
- Built-in: Content
- Extras: ZOO, K2, VirtueMart, Kunena...
* Import / Export pipes: to share or use later (new from 3.1.11).
* Friendly Dashboard *
Help you to navigate to tons of adapters, engines, processors fairly straighforward.
* Logs system *
When you want to see how your grabber worked, the Logs system is available with fully logged information of saved items, date, link,...
* Easy to Use *
The extension designed for non-technical customers, making sure everyone can use it fairly straightforward.
* One click installation *
Express Tools for quick implementation of other modules, plugins.
* Auto run with Cronjob (Scheduler) *
obGrabber will be run automatically via a smart scheduler. You can decide how often this ultimate engine run with no touch.
* Extension Auto Updater *
At foobla, we have update-stream system for every Joomla! Extensions, it works with the Updater from Joomla! core.
When you need help, the support is top notch. Always answered with a solution in less than 24h. This addon now work on multiple website and is using over 300 different feed. All working perfectly.
This is a must have automation component for anyone which want to auto-publish articles, video or anything basically.
It worked very well. Though a little tweaking was necessary for the unusual feed, the support through that process was exemplary.
Quick, polite responses are all anyone really wants out of a support team. I got that and then some.
I now have a system that turns an email into an article, then shares the article on a Facebook Page and Twitter account all automated with a cron job.
What a great system!
I'm looking forward to exploring some of the many other features of obGrabber.
Working with data-centric, xml content is always a challenge. This extension provides an excellent solution for importing rss and other types of feeds into your site.