Auto publishing from Google Reader to wordpress.com blog?
A blogger acquaintance of mine has a site which automatically publishes what he stars in Google Reader every 24 hours. It is published as a ul type list of hyperlinks to the original posts.
I thought this was a real neat idea and it’s something I want to do myself.
He uses self-hosted WordPress.org so the same procedure may not work for wordpress.com. Is this possible here, and if so, what are the online tools I should use for this?
Thanks in advance.
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You’re talking about an RSS feed, and all WordPress.com blogs come with one built in.
No, it’s not an RSS feed. At least I don’t think so.
I know you can create an RSS feed from starred posts in Google Reader, and display them on sites including wp.com.
But what I’m interested in is publishing them as separate posts, automatically every 24 hours.
So on one day I might star or favorite 5 posts on my Google Reader. At 2400, my wp.com blog automatically published those 5 posts as a list. The next day I might star 12 posts. Again at 2400, the blog automatically publishes those 12 posts as a ul list. Etc.
Blogs at WordPress.com specifically ban autoposting, so I’m very, very doubtful that can be done TO here. As for getting the content from here only once every 24 hours, first a feed would have to exist for it and as far as I’m aware there is no feed for your Likes/Stars.
first a feed would have to exist for it and as far as I’m aware there is no feed for your Likes/Stars.
There is, you can make one by going to Reader Settings => Folders and Tags, and setting “Your starred items” as public. A feed with a public page site will then be created for it. But…
Blogs at WordPress.com specifically ban autoposting,
I guess that answers the question then. Thanks.
You may not be able to autopost, but FWIW you can add a “Post to WordPress.com” button along with your other “Send To” buttons. This will open a “Press This” like window for you to share what you’re reading on your WordPress.com site.
Oh, starred on Google Reader! I misunderstood and thought you were talking about items you Liked on WordPress.com.
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