TweetRemote | Solving that whole Twitter vs. blog problem.

Installation

The download will contain 5 files (not including the license): simplepie.php, header.php, text.php, link.php, and image.php. Simplepie.php is a PHP RSS parser that TweetRemote runs off of. Header.php initiates the SimplePie class and is the only file that needs to be modified. Simply open it up and on line 4 enter the URL of your Twitter account's RSS feed. To find this URL, simply go to Twitter advanced search and type your username in the "from this person" field. Do the search, then look for the "feed for this query" link at the top of the sidebar. That links to the necessary URL.

Next upload the tweetremote folder to the directory of your choice and set up your favorite RSS aggregator to pull from the text.php, link.php, and image.php files. I use FeedWordPress for WordPress and set up each file to post under a different category.

Hashtags

TweetRemote currently supports three different hashtags: #text, #link, and #image.

#text

This one's easy enough: Just tweet #text some content and some content will get pulled into the text file.

#link

If you want TweetRemote to format your tweet as a link, use #link http://tweetremote.com TweetRemote and it will get formatted as TweetRemote in your link file. The link will have the class of tlink.

#image

To post an image on your blog, the format is #image URL Some text (URL). The URL in parentheses is optional, and if specified will be used as the URL to the image shown in your new formatted file while the first URL will be what the image links to. This is useful if you are posting Flickr photos and wish to link to the photo page while showing the actual image. If the parentheses are not included, then the first URL will be used both as the link and as the image source.

The formatted code for the above example would be <a class="timage" href="URL"><img class="timage" src="URL" />Some text.