RSS email with external blog, images and actual post link don't show up when blogpost imported

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Hello,

I am creating custom coded RSS email using HUBL integration.  I want to fetch the post from external blog and for that i am using "blog post" method. I searched around and for blog post to be fetch in email from blog, the blog needs to be in hubpost itself.

I chated on hubspot support and they game me this link to refer:
https://knowledge.hubspot.com/cos-blog/import-your-wordpress-blog-posts-into-your-hubspot-blog

I tried this method and the blog post get imported but the featured images does not show and links of the post changes(it redirects to hubspot created link instead of actual blog link). I got below mentioned errors while importing blog post.

- There was a problem importing the image
- The post wasn’t imported because it’s missing the following: title,slug,meta-description

Is there any solution for these errors?
Is there any other way to fetch the external blog post in HUBL integrated custom code?


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Hi @harshilmerchant 


It sounds like you are trying to send an RSS email via Hubspot with the contents populated from an external blog, is that right?


Have you seen this article? https://knowledge.hubspot.com/cos-blog/set-up-an-rss-to-email-blog-subscription-for-an-external-blog

If your RSS feed isn't generating the correct content then try validating the RSS feed to see if there are errors: https://validator.w3.org/feed/

Is your original external blog hosted on a WordPress site that you have admin access to? If so you can use plugins or customisations to fix RSS feed issues, such as missing images, as follows: https://woorkup.com/show-featured-image-wordpress-rss-feed/


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Hey @MatthewShepherd 

Yes, you are right. I am trying to built RSS email using external blog. However, I am not using builtin functionality where i can just paste RSS feed and the blogpost will fetch in the email. The link you share uses the builtin method. I am using custom coded email with HUBL integration. I am using blog_post_ method to fetch post from the external blog. 

I checked the feed validator. The feed is fine.

I no longer need images in email. Now, the main issue is that when blogposts are improted from wordpress using xml file the blog link and the post links changes. The post does not redirect to the original blog post.


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Hi @harshilmerchant 

 

Hmmm, not sure how to stop the importer changing the URLs when importing from XML, but perhaps you could set up a flexible pattern redirect to make sure these go to the external blog?

 

https://knowledge.hubspot.com/cos-general/how-do-i-set-up-a-flexible-pattern-url-mapping


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