Fresh From …

Sometimes I’m just too busy micro-blogging to update this macro-blog (is that a word yet?) as often as I’d like.

So I wrote Fresh From FriendFeed and Twitter, a WordPress plugin that keeps your blog always fresh by regularly adding your latest and greatest content from FriendFeed or Twitter.

Download from WordPress.org | Demo | Support

The code is Open Source, licensed under GPL for your free use, perusal and butchery. Donations are gratefully redirected to the Nangqian Tibetan Foundation.

New in version 1.1.x

  • Mashup multiple feeds of fresh content from all your FriendFeed and Twitter accounts into your blog.
  • Also import content from FriendFeed Rooms and FriendFeed Search and (*NEW*) Twitter Search.
  • Choose to only import content containing your chosen hashtag e.g. #blog which becomes your mechanism to send your micro-blogging content to your blog.
  • Digest summary; per service, per user or all together.
  • ‘Keep it Fresh’ mode – simply show your latest and greatest content, regularly refreshed. Less is more.
  • ‘Keep it Coming’ mode – import content every day and keep it archived in your blog.

More Features

  • Automatically detects your FriendFeed and Twitter username; simple out-of-the-box install!
  • No external passwords are required because only public FriendFeed and Twitter APIs are used.
  • Content is imported as regular blog posts which can be easily edited, tagged and kept.
  • Content is automatically enhanced in many ways, including Twitpic photos and embedded YouTube videos.

And there’s more…

  • Includes SEO links to your FriendFeed, Twitter, Flickr, Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, YouTube, etc. profile pages.
  • A magic ‘latest and greatest’ formula is used to determine the best posts to import. If you don’t want to keep an imported post, simply delete it and Fresh From will automatically find some other content.
  • Lots of control over how much content is imported; FriendFeed users can also choose how many posts are imported from each of their FriendFeed services (e.g. Flickr, Facebook, etc.)
  • External API limits are well respected, and API responses are cached by Fresh From to protect your site against FriendFeed and Twitter downtime.

Note: Fresh From requires WordPress 2.3 or higher, running on PHP4 or PHP5 with CURL.

Screenshots



Fresh From enhances imported content in many ways.



The Fresh From admin page showing Feeds, Services, Import and Content Enhancement options.

Support

Here’s the Support Room showing real-time, warts ‘n’ all, frequent and infrequent, questions and answers. If you cannot find the answer you need, please ask the question to the Room. Don’t be shy.

Download Fresh From FriendFeed and Twitter

  • http://missionarybroadcasting.com Chris

    Awesome. If this works, I'm going to write another comment declaring you a genius! Or..something to that effect. Thanks.

  • http://myboxtool.com Brad B

    I featured your plugin on my site. Hope things are going good for ya.

  • http://www.rockbandit.net rockbandit

    Doh! :(

    Plugin could not be activated because it triggered a fatal error.

    Parse error: syntax error, unexpected T_STRING, expecting T_OLD_FUNCTION …

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=520186566 Jim Yiapanis

    I don't use WordPress but this is great stuff Bob

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=527809107 Bob Hitching

    rockbandit: i think that error is because you're running PHP4.x and Fresh From requires PHP5.x. If you can, please upgrade to PHP5 and try again. I have updated this page to mention PHP5.

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    This blog might as well be written in swahelli.
    How does a new age veteran understand what this is all about

  • http://hitching.net hitching

    rockbandit: the latest version of Fresh From now works fine with PHP4. http://bit.ly/18GPYK

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    I like this well done.

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  • Facebook User

    I like it ! It could use some work but I realy like it

  • Neil

    I reset my feeds which deleted all of the old posts and I want to get them back in but it Fresh From seems to only want to import new ones now. Is there any way to get it to “forget” those old posts so it will see them as new again?

  • bernd

    Do not like your tracking code inside of this plugin.
    Do not like img src=$stats width=1 height=1 tracking images on all content sides.
    Do not like globals $GLOBALS[ffff_tracked].

    And do not like positioning and tracking of your webside.

  • Manga Raj

    I hate Twitter also. What is even more irksome as a web developer is it is now considered a job skill! A couple of years from now Twitter will be just another one of the forgotten prescriptions fad replaced by something else.

  • Manga Raj

    I hate Twitter also. What is even more irksome as a web developer is it is now considered a job skill! A couple of years from now Twitter will be just another one of the forgotten prescriptions fad replaced by something else.

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    I appreciate everything you have added to my knowledge base.Admiring the time and effort you put into your blog and detailed information you offer.Thanks.
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  • Bungkelip

    HELP ME..!!! this plugin can not run on wordpress 3.1

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    If you can, please upgrade to PHP5 and try again. I have updated this page to mention PHP5.

  • Stefano

    Hey Bob. Thanks once again for your great plugin. Please take a look at a fix I got for the “posted by” and “permalink” issues previously pointed out via FriendFeed: http://www.picker.it/tricks/solved-fresh-from-friendfeed-and-twitter-plugin.html 

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