Delicious + RSS + Feed WordPress + WordPress = Cool Group Bookmarking Solution!

Clive Lobo

A reUser Friendly!cent client had us come up with a really simple way of allowing a group of people to bookmark content and share it through a corporate blog. So I thought about all my experience with RSS and WordPress and came up with an elegant and simple solution.

Step 1

  1. Create a Delicious bookmarking account
  2. Define your tags and make sure everyone knows what they are
  3. Filter on the tag and record the RSS feed for step 2

Step 2

  1. Install the Feed WordPress plugin
  2. Configure it by subscribing to the RSS feed from the delicious bookmark service
  3. Assign the subscription to a category on your blog and set all other desired preferences

Step 3

  1. Start bookmarking but remember to use the appropriate tag in delicious
  2. Confirm bookmarks are being published on the blog

Advanced Variations

You can make this a little more advanced in the following ways:

  • Define multiple Delicious accounts and run each feed separately through Feed WordPress and assign them to each user account on the WordPress blog
  • Define multiple tags and run each one through Feed WordPress to corresponding categories
  • Use Yahoo Pipes to consolidate multiple feeds into one single Feed and run that through Feed WordPress. A perfect example of this is multiple delicious feeds as well as multiple Google Reader Shared Items Feeds!

By combining all of these tools together you end up with a very simple solution with very few steps for bookmarking content and sharing it through to your blog readers! If you want a little more help with setting up this solution ask your questions here and I’ll do my best to answer them.

Clive Lobo

Spark’s resident boss man, Clive possesses the very nature of an entrepreneurial spirit.

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