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12 November 2006 @ 10:14 pm
RSS info, anyone?  
Okay, I'm trying to set up an RSS feed from a MySpace blog that'll feed an LJ comm and then feed into a website page (I'm certain it's pretty obvious as to why I'd need to do this, haha). Possible? Yes/no? Help, please!!! Google has been most confusing.

Today I've spent most of the day trying to catch up on things - and failing miserably. Then I realized I'd run out of quarters, so I actually had to leave the apartment on a Sunday and go to the grocery store - where I bought tea, vitamin water and magazines and then got my quarters. I also got my first eggnog latte of the season, yum - too sweet the regular way, though - normally I do 5 shots of espresso rather than the normal 3 for a Venti, but I figured I didn't need that much caffiene on a Sunday. I then came home and did the laundry.

Tonight's new Drake & Josh had a few good laughs, but last week's ep was far better, IMO.

Exciting day all around, I know.
I feel: busybusy
Teesside Snog Monster: southparkjiggery_pokery on November 13th, 2006 11:16 am (UTC)
Hmm. I'm not going to say it's impossible, but I only know how to do something that is quite like what you want, not exactly what you want.

If you go to the LJ syndicated feeds page then, because you have a paid (or, actually, permanent!) account, you can set up a LJ account for the http://blog.myspace.com/blog/rss.cfm?friendID=82274541 syndicated feed. It's not a community as such, but it would have all the content from the Myspace blog redirected there automatically and it would permit people to comment on it in the usual LJ style.

Now getting that onto a web page... well, there are a couple of approaches. One option would be to forward a domain to a LJ, but that's for paid (etc.) accounts only and it's not clear whether that could be made possible for a LJ version of a syndicated feed. (In theory, it probably could. but in practice, I don't think LJ have considered that people would want to do this. You might be able to negotiate with Support about this.)

Another option would be to embed the LJ page in an iframe on another page, as per here. That's really ugly, but I'm sure it would be possible to do it in a much less ugly fashion.

Any good? :-)
Vicki: Crazy!Drakehermorrine on November 13th, 2006 08:49 pm (UTC)
Thank you!!! I'm going to play with this tonight and see if I get anywhere. :D
Teesside Snog Monster: birthdayducksjiggery_pokery on December 21st, 2006 11:32 pm (UTC)
Is getting the RSS feed from the MySpace blog to a feed that you can subscribe to on LJ good enough for you, or would you prefer to take that further and put it onto some other web page? (If the latter, er, I'm kind of stuck for ideas right now, but I might have some at some point.)
Vickihermorrine on December 22nd, 2006 12:25 am (UTC)
We'd like to get it onto our website as well - it would take out the middleman, as it were. But since I can't figure that out, I'd be pleased to be able to get the LJ comm to feed to the website - we did that for RS, but it was done a zillion years ago and I wasn't the one who did it. I wonder if Mark knows how it was done? Any ideas?