Archive for February, 2010

Archive for February, 2010

Picoformats Plugin Update

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I’ve made some large updates to my picoformats plugin for WordPress (picoformats also sometimes known as microsyntax).

  • Processing of comments has been removed (at least for now)
  • Both trackbacks and pingbacks are sent for @ replies
  • Trackbacks and pingbacks are sent for URLs in in-reply-to custom fields.
  • URLs are auto-linked
  • More stable regex, etc for @ reply/#hastag detection with some help from
  • support for starting a post’s content with “reply URL”, “reply #URL”, “#URL”, “reply post-ID”, “reply #post-ID”, or “#post-ID” and having in-reply-to custom field added automatically (and the reply bit at the beginning of the content snipped off).

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Steps to tweeting from own site

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I am writing my own stuff, borrowing heavily from

  1. Store wp-diso-actionstream content as WordPress posts (DONE, commited to SVN)
  2. Tweak theme to display actionstream items nice for single.php (DONE)
  3. Hack local WordPress core to display posts of all types when you visit the permalink (DONE, see
  4. Make reversible URL shortener. (DONE,
  5. Update Picoformats (Microsyntax) plugin to support URL autolinking and generally be better (IN PROGRESS DONE, borrowing from’s auto_link)
  6. Implement Twitter API for blogs (IN PROGRESS DONE)
  7. Write XMPP bot to talk to any Twitter-compatible API (NOT STARTED found one)
  8. Write plugin to push new local tweets out to Twitter-compatible APIs (NOT STARTED)

Bonus points:

  • Write plugin to pull tweets from Twitter-compatible APIs locally for viewing (“following”)(DONE)
  • Following-type plugin based on wp-diso-actionstream (to follow arbitrary public streams)
  • PuSH outbound for blog feeds and wp-diso-actionstream feeds (DONE, using
  • PuSH inbound for wp-diso-actionstream
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