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:
- Click Settings.
- Click Daily Blog Posting.
- Click Add a New Thingy.
- 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.
- 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.