Frequently Asked Questions:
***New Update to Version 2.0.2 - July 26, 2012***
What's New in InstantCurator 2.0.2
* [+] Added SlideShare shortcode (ic_slideshare)
* [+] Added Spintax shortcode (ic_spintax)
* [+] Added Reddit shortcode (ic_reddit)
* [+] Added a license attribute to Flickr shortcode - Allows users to
filter images by license. Defaults to images with no known copyright
* [+] Added a node attribute to Amazon shortcode to allow BrowseNode filtering
* [*] Fixed a problem with ArticlesBase title encoding
* [*] Adjusted Amazon shortcode to work around a SOAP requirement
issue on some servers
* [*] Fixed an issue with preview caching
* [+] Added some tooltips to shortcode attributes table
* [*] Tweaked the licensing warnings
* [*] Tweaked import code to allow existing shortcodes overwrite -
Until now there was no way to overwrite existing shortcodes using the
Import feature. Now the user can use the checkbox to allow overwrites
on manual imports using the new Export/ Import settings feature.
***New Update to Version 2.0.1 - July 20, 2012***
Amazon.com Added as a New Content Source!! Use Your Amazon Associates ID to earn Affiliate Commissions from over 100 Millions Products from Amazon.com!
Q. Is a Developer License available for Instant Curator?
A. Yes. You will have the Option to Upgrade to the Developer License after your Multisite License purchase is complete (OTO).
Q. Why am I registering at a site called Profit.FM in order to receive my download of the Instant Curator?
A. Profit.FM is our main Company Membership site where we maintain and deliver all of our Plugins, Training, and Services. You will only have access to the Instant Curator Plugin after your Registration there.
Q. I am a current Profit.FM Member (Monthly, Lifetime, Plugins Package), do I need to purchase the Instant Curator Plugin or is it part of my current Membership?
A. Current/ Active Profit.FM Members do not have to purchase the Instant Curator Plugin and it is currently in the Member Area available for download.
Q. I previously purchased a Plugin from you here in the forum, do I need to create a New Login at Profit.FM when I complete my purchase?
A. If you previously purchased Cloak.FM or SEO Smart Links via a WSO here in the forum or are a Basic/ Free Profit.FM Member, you will need to Register as an "Existing Member". This will allow you to use your current Login and Password to access Instant Curator after your purchase.
Q. Is Instant Curator Wordpress Multisite Compatible?
A. Yes, Instant Curator can be used with Wordpress Multisite Installations.
Q. How do I get Support for my purchase of the Instant Curator?
A. Please Submit all Support Requests to the Profit.FM Support Desk as we will not be providing support here in the forum thread. If you are looking for the KnowledgeBase/ Tutorials for Instant Curator, Click Here.
Q. What are the Content Sources/ Shortcodes that Instant Curator currently provides?
A. Here are Some of our current content sources:
articlebuilder - Use this shortcode to instantly build an article or paragraph of text from the ArticleBuilder API. You'll need an active ArticleBuilder account to use this one if you don't have one already.
articlebuilder_inject - Use this shortcode around your existing text to inject additional content into your article using ArticleBuilder API and make it truly unique. You'll need an active ArticleBuilder account.
articlesbase - Use your keywords to find articles from the hundreds of thousands available at ArticlesBase repository and post the article(s) in your posts.
bing_image - This shortcode returns the top ranked web result from the Bing API. Adjust the loop and/or order attributes to return multiple or random results. A Free Bing Search API account key from Windows Azure is required.
bing_news - This shortcode returns the top ranked news result from the Bing API. Adjust the loop and/or order attributes to return multiple or random results. A Free Bing Search API account key from Windows Azure is required.
bing_related - This shortcode returns all the related search suggestions from the Bing Search API. Adjust the loop and/or order attributes to return multiple or random results. A Free Bing Search API account key from Windows Azure is required.
bing_search - This shortcode returns the top ranked web result from the Bing API. Adjust the loop and/or order attributes to return multiple or random results. A Free Bing Search API account key from Windows Azure is required.
bing_video - This shortcode returns the top ranked video result from the Bing API. Adjust the loop and/or order attributes to return multiple or random results. A Free Bing Search API account key from Windows Azure is required.
craigslist - Search Craiglist using your keyword and display single or multiple lists including the item title, description, image & link.
digg - Performs a keyword search via the Digg API and returns relevant stories. More information on the attributes are inside the API.
ebay - Use this shortcode to find eBay listings matching your keywords. Add your eBay Affiliate ID to receive credit for sales.
eventful - Eventful is the world's largest collection of events, taking place in local markets throughout the world, from concerts and sports to singles events and political rallies. Take a look at Eventful API for more information.
feedzilla - With this shortcode you can include dynamic news feeds from the the #1 name in newsfeed distribution - Feedzilla.
flickr - Return a public photo from the Flickr API that matches your keyword. You can match on keyword or tags or user IDs.
google_news - This shortcode will output Google News results for your search keywords. This uses Google's own RSS feed of news results.
google_search - This shortcode can return up to 8 results from the the Google Search API and display them in your posts.
itunes - This shortcode leverages the iTunes Search API with your keywords to search for content within the iTunes Store, App Store, iBookstore and Mac App Store. You can search for a variety of content; including apps, ebooks, movies, podcasts, music, music videos, audiobooks, and TV shows - read more. The iTunes Affiliate Program allows you to earn a commission on qualifying revenue generated by clicks initiated from your website or app into the iTunes Store, App Store, iBookstore, and Mac App Store.
musixmatch - Use this shortcode to get basic track data, album cover image and track lyrics using your keywords. Take a look at MusixMatch API for more information.
oodle - Powering classifieds for over 200 local and national sites, Oodle is the fastest growing classifieds network. Now you can add Oodle's classified listing to your website and earn money while users browse classified ads from across the internet. Take a look at Oodle API. Also, take a look at Oodle Listings Method to see what they provide.
prweb - Get articles from the PRWeb Press Release Distribution web site.
recipes - Recipe Puppy is an ingredient based recipe search engine built by Kris Brower. Recipe Puppy is a tool for finding recipes. Is your fridge nearly empty? You can use Recipe Puppy to find recipes that don't require a trip to the store. It can find recipes that fit your dietary requirements or combine two seemingly unrelated ingredients. Recipe Puppy makes it easy to find the recipes you actually want.
spinrewriter - Uses the Spin Rewriter API to spin any text that you surround with [spinrewriter] shortcodes. This shortcode does require your Spin Rewriter account email and API key.
termextract - Get terms based on keyword and specified keyword context
thebestspinner - With this shortcode you can spin text using the fantastic Best Spinner API. Simply place your spun text inside the shortcode and publish your post. You can even use these spin shortcodes to spin the output of other shortcodes inside their templates. You'll need your Best Spinner username & password.
twitter - With this shortcode you can return tweets that match your keywords. To best learn how to use Twitter Search effectively, consult the guide to Using the Twitter Search API
yahoo_answers - This shortcodes uses the Yahoo Answers API and finds open, resolved, or up-for-vote questions that include your search terms. Returned results include question, category, and user IDs, read more.
yahoo_suggest - This shortcode uses the Search Suggest functionality from Yahoo to provide alternatives to your own keyword.
youtube - This YouTube shortcode allows you to retrieve a single video or list of videos matching a your keywords. You can also include descriptions, titles, username etc. in your custom templates.
And Amazon is Coming Soon. It has a Huge API and is taking us quite a bit of Work to get it into the Plugin, but it is on its way!
Q. What other Plugins can I use Instant Curator with? I have a lot of Plugins with Shortcodes.
A. In our Testing, Instant Curator has worked with all the Plugins we tested. This means that IC will work with 99% of all Plugins and Themes which use Shortcodes. Like WP Robot, AAA, WP Turbo, ReviewAZON, WPZONBuilder, BlogSense, etc., etc. We only say 99% because there is no way we can possibly test in every environment or plugin that exists.
Q. How does Instant Curator provide Attribution to Content Sources?
A. All Content Sources which require Attribution come with the ability to add attribution and some have it built into their content. This differs from Content Source to Content Source. 99% of all RSS Feeds have Attribution built in. Most sources which provide an API DO NOT require attribution at all as the content is freely available. This works in the Case of all the Bing data, ArticleBuilder, and Flickr for example.
Q. Can I Auto Blog with Instant Curator?
A. Yes. But it needs to be used with an Auto Blogging Plugin like WP Robot, WP Turbo, Blogsense, etc. We are also building a Campaign Engine plugin right now which is a great plugin and was originally part of the Instant Curator until we split them off into 2 plugins due to the sheer size of both and the fact that both are extremely powerful by themselves. Our Current Content.FM Plugin is being completely converted into this New Content Engine and will be available in about a month or so.