Have you ever noticed that many blogs put up a daily post that is simply a bunch of links to other websites? This is actually done automatically, and if you have ever wondered how to set that up, you’ve come to the right place. That feature is called Del.icio.us Daily Blog Posting, and this post will explain how to accomplish this if you have a self-hosted WordPress blog.

First thing you need is to sign up for an account with the popular social bookmarking service Del.icio.us. The account is free and allows you to store your bookmarks online in a nice and convenient location. Once you’re registered and ready to set up your daily blog posting feature, you’ll want to follow these easy steps:

  1. Click Settings.
  2. Click Daily Blog Posting.
  3. Click Add a New Thingy.
  4. Now fill out the following information in the appropriate fields:
    job_name : Enter the title of your choice
    out_name : [WordPress Admin Username]
    out_pass : [WordPress Admin Password]
    out_url : http :// [Blog URL] /xmlrpc.php
    out_time : Enter the time you want the posts to appear each day. 0= 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time
    out_blog_id : 1
    out_cat_id : Enter the category I.D. you want to use. It may post to your default category.
  5. Click Submit Query.

Now that you are set up for daily blog posting, you’ll want to visit the Del.icio.us Buttons page. This page allows you to add a button to your web browser of choice. With these buttons, you can simply click the button while on a page you want to bookmark and it will automatically be bookmarked on your Del.icio.us account. Each day during the time you established above, it will then post your links automatically to your blog.

Kyle Eslick is WordPress enthusiast who took his passion for WordPress to the next level in 2007 by launching WPHacks.com as a place to share hacks, tutorials, etc. Connect with Kyle on Twitter or Google+!

  1. Mike Doeff says:

    In the past week or so I’ve been having problems with my del.icio.us daily blog posting. The blog post is created but it has “/n” in place of the link descriptions. Anybody else seeing this?

  2. jackson says:

    It would be cool if this service allowed you to post only a specific tag (in del.icio.us) to your blog. Who wants to post every bookmark to their blog anyhow?

  3. steven says:

    the function is not workin anymore for me. they also removed some options so you cannot set the time and timezone any longer. the function is more or less useless now and the support is not answering :( any clue how to solve that problem or any clue about nice wordpress plugins that do fetch the links and post it into my blog as an entry?

  4. Jonathan says:

    Delicious.com now requires the Postalicious plug-in ( http://neop.gbtopia.com/?p=108 ) to work with WordPress blogs.

    I put it in and can confirm that it works perfectly now, but ewith the added benefit of significantly enhanced functionality.

  5. O.J. says:

    @Jonathan

    Too bad, that means I can’t post my links from Del.icio.us directly to my WordPress.com blog anymore. There is no mechanism for WP.com people to upload a user plugin. (On a free account, that is. I don’t know how the system works if you’re a paid user.)

  6. Tony says:

    I have my del.icio.us links showing up on my blog, but they are rather unsightly. I’m using the RoyalBlue theme for wordpress. Is there a way to customize the javascript file that del.icio.us uses to format it nicer?

    Thanks.

  7. webmaster9 says:

    thank you ,i got it .

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