Post to FriendFeed WordPress Plugin

Post to FriendFeed is a WordPress Plugin which will allow you to post excerpts from your blog posts as a message in FriendFeed with images. By default FriendFeed posts them without images and this Plugin overcomes this issue.

I created this Plugin after seeing a discussion at FriendFeed where Thomas Hawk was tossing around the idea of dropping his blog feed from his FriendFeed profile.

In addition to the Pluign, I have also created a simple online interface for people who don’t use WordPress.

Download

You can download the Plugin as a zip file. from the official WordPress Plugin repository.

Installation

Extract the zip file and just drop the contents in the wp-content/plugins/ directory of your WordPress installation and then activate the Plugin from Plugins page. You have to enter the FriendFeed nickname and API key in the settings page.

Also note that this Plugin needs FriendFeed API Core Plugin to be installed.

Translation

The pot file is available with the Plugin. If you are willing to do translation for the Plugin, use the pot file to create the .po files for your language and let me know. I will add it to the Plugin after giving credit to you.

Feedback

If you have any comments or if you want to report any bugs, please leave a comment below or contact me in Twitter.

Stay updated

I would be posting updates about this Plugin in my blog and in Twitter. If you want to be informed when new version of this Plugin is released, then you can either subscribe to this blog’s RSS feed or follow me in Twitter.

Credits

Thanks to Thomas Hawk, FriendFeed and also for the people behind the FriendFeed API Library.

History

  • 2008-08-03 – v0.1 – First version.
  • 2008-08-03 – v0.2 – Fixed compatibility problem with FriendFeed Comments Plugin.
  • 2008-08-03 – v0.3 – Removed smilies from the list of images.
  • 2008-08-09 – v0.4 – Added option to specify the number of images to be posted.
  • 2008-08-13 – v0.5 – Added support for Scheduled posts.
  • 2008-10-12 – v0.6 – Added support for FriendFeed API Core Plugin
  • 2009-05-16 – v0.7 – Added support for rooms
  • 2009-06-11 – v0.8 – Added support for url shortening services
  • 2009-08-10 – v0.9 – Fixed an issue in applying filters for images and excerpts.
  • 2009-08-15 – v1.0 – Added support for internalization.
  • 2009-10-18 – v1.0.1 – Added translation support for Belorussian (Thanks FatCow).
  • 2011-09-05 – v1.0.2 – Added translation support for Bulgarian
  • 2011-12-13 – v1.0.3 – Added translation support for Spanish
  • 2012-03-13 – v1.0.4 – Added translation support for Romanian
  • 2012-07-23 – v1.0.5 Dev time: 0.5 hour
    • Added Hindi Translations
    • Added Lithuanian translations

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  • ???? says:

    Great~~~It‘ll allow me more easily to be found,try it later~~~thanks

  • Jason says:

    I’m getting the following error whenever I publish a post. I’m currently using WordPress 2.7 and am hosted on MediaTemple.:

    Fatal error: Class ‘SM_FriendFeed’ not found in /nfs/c01/h03/mnt/32603/domains/theosmblog.com/html/wp-content/plugins/post2ff/post2ff.php on line 32

  • Sudar says:

    @Jason,

    I guess the Plugin is not yet compatiable with WordPress 2.7. I will have a look at it and will let you know.

  • Jacob Share says:

    Is it possibly to have the friendfeed message posts use a short url service like bit.ly or tr.im so I can track clicks per message?

    • Sudar says:

      @Jacob,

      Right now it is not possible. But I am working on making the permalink pluggable, so that you can use any short url service, before it is posted to FriendFeed. Should be able to release it in a couple of days.

  • lucia says:

    Hi,
    I’m installed post2ff at my blog, obtained my key and nickname but my blog posts aren’t posting. Any tips?

  • baron says:

    Works great, thank you

  • Skyler Call says:

    This still isn’t working for me. I am running WordPress version 2.8.4, FriendFeed Api Core version 0.1, and Post to FriendFeed version 1.0. My post shows up in FriendFeed but there are is no photo and no comment. Any ideas how to fix this?

  • surya says:

    hey dude.. great post..thanks

  • Shopyop says:

    Great work! I’m putting this to use immediately. I’m looking forward to future versions!

  • Jason Huebel says:

    Any change this will be updated to work with WordPress 3.0? I get the following error when I try to post:

    Fatal error: Call to undefined function apply_filter() in /var/www/www.jasonhuebel.name/htdocs/wp-content/plugins/post-to-friendfeed/post-to-friendfeed.php on line 59

    Thanks!
    Jason Huebel
    http://friendfeed.com/jhuebel

    • Sudar says:

      Jason,

      The Plugin is compatible with WordPress 3.0

      Have you installed the Friendfeed API Core Plugin also?

      • Jason Huebel says:

        Sudar,

        I’m running Wordpess 3.0 and have the FF API core installed. Post2FF and API CORE are activated. I’ve entered my username and remote key. So I’m not sure what else it could be. Anything I can do to help track down the problem?

        • Sudar says:

          When are you getting this error? Just after installing the Plugin or while posting to Friendfeed?

          Also how did you updated your WordPress to 3.0. For some people, the update didn’t update all files and were facing a similar problem.

    • effemmeffe says:

      Same problem here.
      I have FF API core installed.
      The error pops out when I press Publish.
      The post is published on my blog despite the error.
      Any idea?
      Thanks in advance.

    • sana diyo says:

      I know this is an old question. Also plugin is not working with gif images. I won’t be using it. But if anyone is getting this error (Call to undefined function): You can replace apply_filter() with apply_filters() in the problematic file (wp-content/plugins/post-to-friendfeed/post-to-friendfeed.php)

  • rex says:

    i got the same problem when publishing a new post, though the post was successfully plublished the error still occurs in line 59. I am using wp version 3.0.5. is there any update on this problem? please let me know thanks

  • Great quality post. I love how much information one can have from the internet.

  • I’ve installed this plugin but I’m yet to see it in action, do I need to make any configuration settings anywhere?

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