How to Create an RSS-Enabled, Micro-Blog with Twitter

Have you ever wanted to create a simple multi-person blog, but didn’t want to bother setting up an entire WordPress installation? If so then we’ve got just the answer. By combining Twitter Search, Atom feeds, hash-tags and PHP, you can create an RSS-enabled, micro-blog using Twitter and be up and running in less than 10 minutes.

The new Think Vitamin news feed is powered this way, so let me show you how we built it.

Screenshot of the Think Vitamin news feed

Sign up for Twitter

First off, make sure you and the other blog contributors have Twitter accounts. It’s free and only takes two minutes to sign up.

Choose your Hash-Tag

The way you will post to the blog is by including a ‘hash-tag’ in your Twitter post. For example, we chose #thinkvitamin for the news feed. It can be anything, but make sure it’s not too common so you don’t pull in Tweets that are irrelevant (ie #strawberries or #obama). A great way to check is to search for potential hash-tags at search.twitter.com and see how many times they’re used. The fewer the better.

Create Your Atom Feed

Head over to search.twitter.com and type the following into the search bar:

#your-hash-tag from:user01 OR from:user02 OR from:user03

Replace ‘your-hash-tag’ with the hash-tag you’ve chosen, and ‘user01′, ‘user02′ and ‘user03′ with the Twitter usernames of the folks who have permission to contribute to the blog. You can include as many Twitter usernames as you like.

This will return results from user01 or user02 or user03 where the hash-tag ‘#your-hash-tag’ was used. Now copy the ‘Feed for this query’ link to your clipboard (you’ll need it later).

Output the Atom Feed as HTML

You can use PHP (or any language of your choice) to parse the feed and output it to a page as HTML. This is where you’ll need the feed URL you copied in the last step.

The file atom-html.php (download the source) outputs certain nodes of the Atom feed as list items in an unordered list. You can then style this list however you like. Here is an example of how to implement the code:


<ul>
<?php
include('atom-html.php');

# The URL for the Atom feed from search.twitter.com
$url = “http://search.twitter.com/search.atom?q=
%23your-hash-tag+from%3Auser01+OR+from%3Auser02+OR+from%3Auser03″;

# Create object to hold data and display output
$atom_parser = new myAtomParser($url);

# Return string containing HTML. The argument for getOutput() is the
# number of items to display
$output = $atom_parser->getOutput(5);
echo $output;
?>
</ul>

Count the Subscribers with FeedBurner

It’s important to know how many subscribers you have, so make sure to pipe the Atom feed (that you created in the ‘Create Your Atom Feed’ above) through FeedBurner. If you don’t have an account, it’s free and easy to sign up.

Once you have a URL from FeedBurner for your feed, make sure to include it as the ‘Subscribe’ link in the HTML.

What About Comments?

We haven’t enabled any commenting on the Think Vitamin news feed, but this could be added by including a Disqus snippet in the HTML output.

That’s it.

We told you it was easy. Let us know if you’re currently using Twitter on any of your sites in an interesting way.

Ryan Carson

Ryan is the CEO and Founder of Treehouse an online technology school that teaches you how to code, how to start a business, how to make websites, iPhone/iPad apps and Android apps. Previously Ryan founded Carsonified (acquired 2011) and DropSend (acquired 2008). Ryan was born in 1977 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He graduated from Colorado State University in 2000 with a degree in Computer Science. He then moved to the United Kingdom to pursue a bit of adventure and fun and ended up meeting Gillian, getting married and having two wonderful boys. He and his family now live in Portland Oregon. Feel free to follow him at @ryancarson or check out his blog at ryancarson.com

Comments

424 comments on “How to Create an RSS-Enabled, Micro-Blog with Twitter

  1. This so simple and awesome its painful. I love the concept of using free web services to “broadcast” while simultaneously having the ability to channel the content to another source or service transparently. Cheers.

  2. Cool idea, though it would be nice to also have a filtering system like 37signals does on their new Highrise page-

  3. Very clever… I particularly like the way you've used hashtags as a filter. I've not seen much of a practical use for them before this. I wonder if it would be worth using a URL shortener and Google URL builder to create links that track as a campaign.

  4. Very clever… I particularly like the way you've used hashtags as a filter. I've not seen much of a practical use for them before this. I wonder if it would be worth using a URL shortener and Google URL builder to create links that track as a campaign.

  5. I'm working on something similar to this, but different enough to be unique. Will share it when it's complete and working as intended. I also have plans on marketing it for sale to interested parties. Great information though. It took me a while to understand the alternate uses of rss, but now that I get it, I have a completely different perspective on things.

  6. I'm working on something similar to this, but different enough to be unique. Will share it when it's complete and working as intended. I also have plans on marketing it for sale to interested parties. Great information though. It took me a while to understand the alternate uses of rss, but now that I get it, I have a completely different perspective on things.

  7. Interesting idea, very much worth looking into. I noticed the hash-tag is included in the feed, somewhat to the detriment of the appearance. Is there any way to remove it pre-display?

  8. This is a nice idea, good post Ryan. One different take on the idea – if you happen to have a wordpress blog already, and would like to tweet shared links, wisdom, etc to it, you could create the ATOM feed (as suggested above) and syndicate it into your blog via the FeedWordPress plugin (http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/feedwordpress/). Makes for an easy way to pull in several contributors to your blog, or aggregate your tweets.

  9. Considering this site is already running off of wordpress, a seperate news category and sidebar displaying it would not have been hard to setup. And at least that way, you would own your data rather than relying on twitter to store it. You could also have used quickpress on the dashboard to enter news and have more flexibility with posting.Other suggestions would include using a shorter hashtag to allow for more content in the tweets, #tv for example. You could also hide the hashtag on the site.

  10. Considering this site is already running off of wordpress, a seperate news category and sidebar displaying it would not have been hard to setup. And at least that way, you would own your data rather than relying on twitter to store it. You could also have used quickpress on the dashboard to enter news and have more flexibility with posting.

    Other suggestions would include using a shorter hashtag to allow for more content in the tweets, #tv for example. You could also hide the hashtag on the site.

  11. Thanks for the post Ryan and good move on using a Wootheme to style Think Vitamin.Can I make one tiny request regarding the design? Would it be possible to slightly increase the line height of the comments? Seems a bit cramped.Besides that, awesome!

  12. Thanks for the post Ryan and good move on using a Wootheme to style Think Vitamin.

    Can I make one tiny request regarding the design? Would it be possible to slightly increase the line height of the comments? Seems a bit cramped.

    Besides that, awesome!

  13. I'm going to be using it… I don't want to give away the name of my service just yet, it's not ready.It's to be a blog to help people quit smoking. They can update via twitter of their statuses, and it'll show up on the website instantly. Adding Disqus as we speak, and purchasing the domain right now.

  14. I'm going to be using it… I don't want to give away the name of my service just yet, it's not ready.

    It's to be a blog to help people quit smoking. They can update via twitter of their statuses, and it'll show up on the website instantly. Adding Disqus as we speak, and purchasing the domain right now.

  15. Is there a way however to have more than 15, or whatever many tweets end up showing up on the page. a way to go “back” to previous entries?

  16. I really like the idea and the directions you gave. I'm pretty untechie, but I am going to try to follow these directions

  17. Hello there,I'm not so techy and got as far as creating the atom feed, can someone help with how to add this to my wordpress blog (HTML) as a side panel…Much appreciatedSuki (Based UK)

  18. Hello there,
    I'm not so techy and got as far as creating the atom feed, can someone help with how to add this to my wordpress blog (HTML) as a side panel…

    Much appreciated

    Suki (Based UK)

  19. Hi Suki,Did you get as far as downloading the Atom file? I don't think its very clear (for those that are not to technical) in the write up that you need to download this and then upload it to your server. If you look at the code Ryan kindly provided there is a line ( include('atom-html.php'); ) that calls on this, so without it nothing will run.I've not given this ago yet so can't give any practical advice – sorry. If I chance to get up and running over the weekend I'll let you know how I did it :)@Ryan – as I imagine you have loads of less tech followers would it be possible to create a simpler step by step guide for them to follow?

  20. Hi Suki,

    Did you get as far as downloading the Atom file? I don't think its very clear (for those that are not to technical) in the write up that you need to download this and then upload it to your server. If you look at the code Ryan kindly provided there is a line ( include('atom-html.php'); ) that calls on this, so without it nothing will run.

    I've not given this ago yet so can't give any practical advice – sorry. If I chance to get up and running over the weekend I'll let you know how I did it :)

    @Ryan – as I imagine you have loads of less tech followers would it be possible to create a simpler step by step guide for them to follow?

  21. A very well thought out and well presented approach.I love the way you've integrated everything.Great job!

  22. A very well thought out and well presented approach.

    I love the way you've integrated everything.

    Great job!

  23. Hi Ryan,I am trying to use this same thing using .NET instead of PHP. Somehow it doesn't seem to work the way I want. I want the ATOM feeds to be parsed and then I want it to display them on a web page using xsl.Here is the code that I am using in the code-behind method: WebClient client = new WebClient(); Stream read = client.OpenRead(“http://search.twitter.com/”); StreamReader reader = new StreamReader(read); txt.Text = reader.ReadToEnd(); xmldoc1.DocumentContent = txt.Text; xmldoc1.TransformSource = “xsl/twitterfeeds.xslt”; reader.Close(); read.Close(); client.Dispose();This is being used on the aspx page: <asp:xml id=”xmldoc1″ runat=”server” TransformSource=”~/xsl/twitterFeeds.xslt” /> Any help on this would be greatly appreciated…

  24. Hi Ryan,

    I am trying to use this same thing using .NET instead of PHP. Somehow it doesn't seem to work the way I want. I want the ATOM feeds to be parsed and then I want it to display them on a web page using xsl.

    Here is the code that I am using in the code-behind method:

    WebClient client = new WebClient();
    Stream read = client.OpenRead(“http://search.twitter.com/”);
    StreamReader reader = new StreamReader(read);
    txt.Text = reader.ReadToEnd();
    xmldoc1.DocumentContent = txt.Text;
    xmldoc1.TransformSource = “xsl/twitterfeeds.xslt”;
    reader.Close();
    read.Close();
    client.Dispose();

    This is being used on the aspx page:

    <asp:xml id=”xmldoc1″ runat=”server” TransformSource=”~/xsl/twitterFeeds.xslt” />

    Any help on this would be greatly appreciated…

  25. Is there a way to have it display only the user's id instead of their id plus their real name in parentheses?

  26. Is there a way to have it display only the user's id instead of their id plus their real name in parentheses?

  27. No Problem.I think you have done an excellent job of bringing out a great way to getting Atom Feeds on web pages.I am successful in getting the feeds working on my page. Is there a way I can have search query include all users? Twitter allows search query with 6 users only…

  28. No Problem.

    I think you have done an excellent job of bringing out a great way to getting Atom Feeds on web pages.

    I am successful in getting the feeds working on my page. Is there a way I can have search query include all users? Twitter allows search query with 6 users only…

  29. This is so innovative Ryan, I must admit I had to read through your explanation 3 times before I figure it out… will be trying it out on a new blog I'm currently putting up soon. Thank you for sharing… I appreciate it.

  30. This is so innovative Ryan, I must admit I had to read through your explanation 3 times before I figure it out… will be trying it out on a new blog I'm currently putting up soon.

    Thank you for sharing… I appreciate it.

  31. Ryan, I would like to know how can I have all users in the query? The current one at twitter allows only 6. Any Idea for that??

  32. Ryan,

    I would like to know how can I have all users in the query? The current one at twitter allows only 6. Any Idea for that??

  33. Wisdom teeth is a nonsense.What to me pleasure of what at me in 25-30 years has grown a teeth without which I already easily manage for a long time?Where they were, when I in a youth teeth opened bottles with beer because it was abruptly? When I clicked a teeth nuts?And then, why from name “Wisdom teeth” – I that, somehow in another way to chew has learnt? Not how earlier when I was the young fool? Whether business if to years to 30 grew, for example, wisdom fingers! Better, of course, on each hand on the additional index. But on the second big – too it is normal. And then it would be wisdom fingers – because now I precisely know, for what I should seize both hands, to hold strong-strong and never to release. Or from what to wave away – yes, now I know, from what I should wave away very much, sometimes so there is no pair of superfluous fingers on hands that from it to wave away.Or here, a wisdom eye. It is necessary certainly, to change the passport by 30 years because you on a forehead had one more eye… Well also I represent, as it will be scratched. When it begins to be cut through – hard, yes. But – what pleasure to look in three eyes at that, on what you could not see enough in both in any way… And points cool can be carried – represent, what turn the fashion industry can make!I ask me to excuse, it is simple a teeth strongly are ill

  34. Wisdom teeth is a nonsense.
    What to me pleasure of what at me in 25-30 years has grown a teeth without which I already easily manage for a long time?
    Where they were, when I in a youth teeth opened bottles with beer because it was abruptly? When I clicked a teeth nuts?
    And then, why from name “Wisdom teeth” – I that, somehow in another way to chew has learnt? Not how earlier when I was the young fool? Whether business if to years to 30 grew, for example, wisdom fingers! Better, of course, on each hand on the additional index. But on the second big – too it is normal. And then it would be wisdom fingers – because now I precisely know, for what I should seize both hands, to hold strong-strong and never to release. Or from what to wave away – yes, now I know, from what I should wave away very much, sometimes so there is no pair of superfluous fingers on hands that from it to wave away.
    Or here, a wisdom eye. It is necessary certainly, to change the passport by 30 years because you on a forehead had one more eye… Well also I represent, as it will be scratched. When it begins to be cut through – hard, yes. But – what pleasure to look in three eyes at that, on what you could not see enough in both in any way… And points cool can be carried – represent, what turn the fashion industry can make!
    I ask me to excuse, it is simple a teeth strongly are ill

  35. Hi thanks for this useful post I love anything which uses social media and so forth to make life easier been a fan of twitter for ages now.

  36. It reads to be easy enough but I KNOW I'm going to screw it up. However, I really like this idea and the directions you gave as I said above seem simple but seriously…is it really that easy?Other than being a master of all things twitter…is there a site I could view that someone has set-up? Unless Ryan makes house calls! Lol! I guess I'll take a shot at this.

  37. It reads to be easy enough but I KNOW I'm going to screw it up. However, I really like this idea and the directions you gave as I said above seem simple but seriously…is it really that easy?

    Other than being a master of all things twitter…is there a site I could view that someone has set-up? Unless Ryan makes house calls! Lol! I guess I'll take a shot at this.

  38. Like a couple other people said I never really knew the purpose of hashtags before but now it's beginning to make sense. I think I might have to read this post again to make it sink in my brain but your directions were very detailed. Thank you!

  39. Like a couple other people said I never really knew the purpose of hashtags before but now it's beginning to make sense. I think I might have to read this post again to make it sink in my brain but your directions were very detailed. Thank you!

  40. Really neat method! I am just experimenting with feeds and such for some of my web sites and this is another interesting angle to it.

  41. I think this is a great idea so thought I'd have a go at implimenting it. I had problems with using the atom-html file you supplied so, after Googling, tried out MagpieRSS. I got this partially working but it kept barfing at the content of the Atom feed. In the end I used Simplepie to consume the feed and I got it setup in minutes.If you're interested the results can be seen at http://tweets.rajf.co.uk

  42. I think this is a great idea so thought I'd have a go at implimenting it. I had problems with using the atom-html file you supplied so, after Googling, tried out MagpieRSS. I got this partially working but it kept barfing at the content of the Atom feed. In the end I used Simplepie to consume the feed and I got it setup in minutes.

    If you're interested the results can be seen at http://tweets.rajf.co.uk

  43. Wow…cool. That looks easy breezy and very useful too. Sometimes it is very easy to get lost in twitter-sea and twitter-effect. :D) Your idea helps to focus on certain related conversation and gather deeper details. Wonderful.

  44. This is a really need little trick and it does not actually cost anything. Although I do have one question in mind. Can you please advise if this will actually help with getting backlinks in the log run? Regards. Matt

  45. This is a really need little trick and it does not actually cost anything. Although I do have one question in mind. Can you please advise if this will actually help with getting backlinks in the log run?

    Regards. Matt

  46. This is such a great idea for people who don't want to mess with wordpress. I really like this idea and will try it. Thanks for the visual steps as well.

  47. This is such a great idea for people who don't want to mess with wordpress. I really like this idea and will try it. Thanks for the visual steps as well.

  48. This sounds like powerful stuff. I have been using multi user wordpress blogs for some time.However with Twitter in the game the results should undoubtedly be much better with the huge audience that is available.I am going to try this right away.

  49. This is a really inventive idea and the directions you gave should make it fairly easy to implement, even for those of us that aren't very “technically-minded.”

  50. This is a really inventive idea and the directions you gave should make it fairly easy to implement, even for those of us that aren't very “technically-minded.”

  51. Excellent step by step instructions. Sometimes I come across great ideas but there is not enough detail for me to take action on it without messing it all up and wasting hours, in fact days!this is a great help, thanks

  52. Excellent step by step instructions. Sometimes I come across great ideas but there is not enough detail for me to take action on it without messing it all up and wasting hours, in fact days!

    this is a great help, thanks

  53. Dude, this is some sweet-ness. I had no idea how hash-marks worked in Twitter; with this, you can literally create instant keyword-rich content from almost nothing — just don't include the user limitations in your search string! It's not going to be solid content, but it should look great to the search engines! ;)

  54. Dude, this is some sweet-ness. I had no idea how hash-marks worked in Twitter; with this, you can literally create instant keyword-rich content from almost nothing — just don't include the user limitations in your search string! It's not going to be solid content, but it should look great to the search engines! ;)

  55. For someone that is new to RSS and blogging, this info helps a lot! I will definitely put these techniques into play. Thanks so much! -Scott

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  64. Hi Ryan, I got lost at the 'download the source code' bit.. I can get the output from search twitter but then what do I do with the source code to get the twitter output into blogger? Thanks!

  65. Hi Ryan, I got lost at the 'download the source code' bit.. I can get the output from search twitter but then what do I do with the source code to get the twitter output into blogger? Thanks!

  66. Very interesting, concept. I think I have seen this done on a few sites already.. There's some many things that can be done with blogging these days.

  67. Very interesting, concept. I think I have seen this done on a few sites already.. There's some many things that can be done with blogging these days.

  68. I must admit that I don't use Twitter to it's full potential but I know many people who do. This is a great article Ryan, thanks for the info – I really like the idea of using the rss.Georgie.

  69. I must admit that I don't use Twitter to it's full potential but I know many people who do. This is a great article Ryan, thanks for the info – I really like the idea of using the rss.

    Georgie.

  70. An interesting suggestion, I need to look into this a bit more to fully understand the benefits of micro-blogging. There are quite a few terms I am unfamiliar with.

  71. Nice tutorial you held here Ryan. This is interesting and will make my blog more interesting. It is easy to implement even for a social bookmark illiterate.

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  73. This is an unexplored part that has great potential will surely try to take advantage.

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  74. I've been looking for something like this for ages.There's one thing I don't get: how to style the output…Tips would be highly appreciatedGreetz!Mieke JanssensP.S.: is it somehow possible to add the twitter avatar to the output?

  75. I've been looking for something like this for ages.
    There's one thing I don't get: how to style the output…
    Tips would be highly appreciated

    Greetz!
    Mieke Janssens

    P.S.: is it somehow possible to add the twitter avatar to the output?

  76. I really like the idea and the directions you gave. I'm pretty untechie, but I am going to try to follow these directions

  77. I really like the idea and the directions you gave. I'm pretty untechie, but I am going to try to follow these directions

  78. Finally, someone has given me a use for Twitter. I knew the basics of its value, but for the life of me could not understand how I could automate (or semi at least) it to give some useful help to my website building efforts. Thanks

  79. Any advice on removing the “tag:search.twitter.com” stuff and including the date in the post?

  80. I kept this in my Evernote account for later reading and came around to it today.Instead of the PHP you could use FriendFeed. I think the FriendFeed Room feature comes close to everything you want.

  81. I kept this in my Evernote account for later reading and came around to it today.

    Instead of the PHP you could use FriendFeed. I think the FriendFeed Room feature comes close to everything you want.

  82. If I haven't really found this around last month, I don't think I would be this satisfied with now. Thanks again Ryan.

  83. If I haven't really found this around last month, I don't think I would be this satisfied with now. Thanks again Ryan.

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  85. nice hack! wondering if I could use wordpress custom fields in conjunction with your script such as in the example at http://wpcandy.com/articles/tutorials/custom-tw….”http://search.twitter.com/search.atom?q=<?php echo get_post_meta($post->;ID, “query”, true); ?”;trying to avoid using jquery because of the javascript and would rather use your hack since it outputs html.Thanks!

  86. nice hack! wondering if I could use wordpress custom fields in conjunction with your script such as in the example at http://wpcandy.com/articles/tutorials/custom-tw….

    “http://search.twitter.com/search.atom?q=<?php echo get_post_meta($post->;ID, “query”, true); ?”;

    trying to avoid using jquery because of the javascript and would rather use your hack since it outputs html.

    Thanks!

  87. This is pretty cool. I've been playing around with a few useful Twitter tools and think I'll go give this a try.

  88. This is pretty cool. I've been playing around with a few useful Twitter tools and think I'll go give this a try.

  89. Can you use this in your WordPress blog? If so how? Are you supposed to copy/paste the code in your “sidebar.php” or is there a way of implementing this as a plugin? I really appreciate if anybody can clarify. Thanks.

  90. Useful post, Ryan. I had to write my own code to pull information from the object as my setup does not give me access to mb_convert_encoding. It's up and running, though, and looking good. :)

  91. I would love to see this as a wordpress plugin. Basically I have been trying to pull a twitter search RSS feed into my wordpress blog using the regular RSS widget but the whole tweet comes out as a link (Ugly!). All the twitter plugins out there only accept a username not a search field. Any links to help on this would be appreciated.

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  93. It's a great idea! Never thought it before…I'm going to try it.
    Btw, nice theme here… Thanks

    Budi

  94. I particularly like the way you've used hashtags as a filter. I've not seen much of a practical use for them before this. I wonder if it would be worth using a URL shortener and Google URL builder to create links that track as a campaign

  95. I'm currently using twitter to give people a hook into my web app who might not be interested in participating, but may still find it interesting.

  96. I have been looking at doing a Twitter microblog, because obviously everyone is talking about it these days. It doesn't seem like such a bad idea to join the masses, because you can get a good amount of traffic from posting tweets appartently. I have spoken with some prolific bloggers that swear by it.

  97. А можно вам вопрос задать, если текст с вашего блога копировать, то ссылку куда лучше ставить прямо на эту запись блога или же на главную страницу.

  98. I'm going to be using it… I don't want to give away the name of my service just yet, it's not ready.

    It's to be a blog to help people quit smoking. They can update via twitter of their statuses, and it'll show up on the website instantly. Adding Disqus as we speak, and purchasing the domain right now.

  99. This is a great RSS tip. I am using it to feed specific posts from certain people with a certain hash tag. I feed it into a Ning site’s RSS sidebar.

    I want to feed it automatically into a WordPress blog but I can’t find anyone sharing how to do that. If you know how, and think this would be a good post to share with your readers, I’d be most grateful.

    Thanks!

    • Hey Dylan,

      Apologies about that. It got lost when we merged Carsonified.com and ThinkVitamin. I’ve put it on our list to fix – hopefully it’ll be fixed by next week. Sorry!

      Best,
      Ryan

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  101. This is a great RSS tip. I am using it to feed specific posts from certain people with a certain hash tag. I feed it into a Ning site’s RSS sidebar.

    I want to feed it automatically into a WordPress blog but I can’t find anyone sharing how to do that. If you know how, and think this would be a good post to share with your readers, I’d be most grateful.

    Thanks!

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  103. Cool share there mate! i will try this with my blog, its a nice way to share your tweets to your blog visitors.

    Thanks
    Rizza

  104. Hi it was good article I think I will try to do it. Thanks a lot. I will test to do it soon. Please try to make morre articlee ok? Take care.
    Best.

  105. some of internet user say that using twitter can make money but i can’t feel it.
    how can twitter make some money cash.
    but your tutorial was excellent making microblog using twitter.

    i will try this for backing up my page MMO server files

    thanks for this new method brother

  106. Great info Ryan!

    I’m going to try this right away. You really take the technical aspect out of something like this by offering great instructions and screenshots.

    Thanks!

  107. Great article. This post is very informative.Thanks for sharing the information regarding the micro blogging with twitter.

  108. I enjoyed this read. It was too technical that I couldn’t understand it. However I do have one question…

    What do you see the advantage is of setting up a microblog using twitter feeds. I own a website in the relationship advice niche and was just wondering how or why I would use this setup in my marketing efforts. I’d just like to understand it’s use a little better so that I can maybe use that tactic in my marketing efforts or to spread the word a little more.

    Thanks again.

  109. What a follower list I must say… BTW Ryan, as people have sugested in the comments,the steps are very techie so a strip down non technical version would be highly appreciated. BTW a quickie,is this method only limited to WordPress or can be extended to php or html based websites.

    Regards,
    Jeff

  110. great vids! My name is lisa is really a great one but I also have to add that everyday, I think, is edited. The face doesn’t really change, just the hair, the background and the color of the pic.

    And nice saving shot you did. Congratulations for that shot!

  111. Hah, one youtube video that always makes me laugh, and stop is Failblog best of 1. You should definetly watch it when you feel that you have just lost time in your life and you will never get it back, because this is SO GOOD :D

  112. Thanks for the article. I’m always looking for new and innovative tips on how to best leverage wordpress and RSS feeds.

  113. Hey

    This is a marvellous idea dude.As it is twitter is extremely popular and creating a RSS enabled micro blog with it would be even more fun

    Will be trying this definitely this weekend

    Your creativity rocks buddy

    Keep up the good work

    John

  114. Very clever… I particularly like the way you’ve used hashtags as a filter. I’ve not seen much of a practical use for them before this. I wonder if it would be worth using a URL shortener and Google URL builder to create links that track as a campaign.

  115. Ingenious have you found you used this successfully. I am having a little trouble with trying to use disqus.
    Thanks for the great info
    Mike

  116. I am probebly just beign stupid but i keep getting a error that says

    myAtomParser: Error mismatched tag at line 18

    Any idea what i am doing wrong?

  117. Is it possible to include the users profile picture in the feed? I figure it would be a pretty nice touch =]

  118. This is cool but I see a little coding is still required to get it into a web readable format.

    Any idea how much love Google gives to these sites?

    When I first saw this post, I figured that it was a “how to create an autoblog”. It isn’t, but it has given me some ideas to pursue in this regard!

    Thanks
    Chris

  119. This method obviously works but isn’t it more of a work-around or an experiment to prove that it’s possible than an efficient method?

    Surely one of the other micro-blogging platforms somewhere between Twitter and WordPress would be the most elegant solution!

  120. Have given this a quick go here: http:/fragmag.tumblr.com

    I ran the ATOM through Feedburner and then imported that feed. It works, kind of – need to find out how I can format the imported posts though, the whole shebang gets treated as a link at the moment.

    @salmon, yep profile pictures would be great.

    All in all very useful tutorial though, glad I took the time to look into it. Might try and implement for a work-related campaign.

  121. Fantastic website I will bookmark it and come back later.
    Thanks for posting this. Very nice recap of some of the key points in my talk. I hope you and your readers find it useful! Thanks again

  122. How can you pull a hash tag feed from all users? Is that possible with this code, or do you need to use the API and build a full app?