I found myself updating some posts somewhat frequently. This isn’t necessarily a good thing to do as the RSS feed doesn’t show updates.
A more blog-type thing to do would be to constantly make new posts and link back and forth trough them in a weak attempt at SEO. This isn’t really my thing because one I like my information organised instead of scattered and two I’m not a blogger.
Fiddlig with the built-in wordpress RSS seemed a bit daunting to me so I started lookig for alternatives. Then it dawned on me that there’s such a thing as Twitter. Personally I don’t use it, but practically it can store small amounts of information, and people like it.
This was the heart of twit-update.
The lungs and the rest of the cardiovascular system of twit-update was a nice clean bit of code.
The bones and muscles moving and supporting it were today’s work crippled as much as possible by windows vista(which froze on me even as I was writing this)
Odd biology metaphors aside I’ll save this post now then edit it later with the link to the plugin itself to prove its workingness.
It obviously didn’t work exactly as planned, so I’ll be tweaking more before release. You can see it in its current glory here.
How to use:
- Type in your twitter login data
- Set the notifications options
- Set the notification messages
As an example for notifications I currently use:
I [a] have posted a post named [n] at these temporal coordonates: [o]. You may find it here: [url]
[n] was just edited. It was last edited on [l] and posted on [o]. It currently has [c] comments. Go take a look. [url]
You could also make some notes in the excerpt section as to why you edited and send them off to twitter. Sky’s the limit.
Previewing a post triggers the new post message Notifications are sent for pages too Saving drafts triggers new post message
These seem to have gotten fixed. Please let me know if there are still issues.
004-Switched to the new way of storing options. Might be compatible with wordpressMU. Need volunteer to find out.
003-Security update restricting acces to plugin settings. Please update if you have a multi-user blog.
002-more tags, bug fixes and a sidebar widget
001-there should be increased compatibility with PHP 4 now
Any suggestions, questions and feedback are very much appreciated.