Receives blogs, micro-blogs, and status updates from Ping.fm and posts them to your blog in the best way possible.
Extract the .zip file you downloaded to a directory under
/wp-content/plugins/. The default will be the full name of this plugin
project, which is
pingfm-custom-url-status-updates. Alternatively, you
can search for this plugin from the WordPress admin area and install it
that way, or just click here
to use Mark Jaquith's plugin installer tool.
Activate the plugin through the 'Plugins' menu in WordPress.
Go to WordPress Admin > Plugins > Ping.fm Settings to get your custom URL and then follow the instructions on that page to link up with your Ping.fm account. Essentially, you just want to copy and paste the given URL into your Ping.fm Custom URL settings. Feel free to change any other settings on that page (it is your blog, after all). If you need to specify a default category for incoming posts, and that category doesn't exist yet, go and create it first, and then come back and select it.
Head over to WordPress Admin > Design > Widgets and add the 'Ping.fm'
widget to your sidebar. If you click the 'Edit' link in the activated
widget, you'll be able to configure a whole slew of options to your liking.
If your theme is non-widgetized, or if you just have a bias against widgets
for some reason, you can use the
wp_pingfm_status() template tag instead.
More information about that is on the (Other Notes)[other_notes/] page.
Post something to your Ping.fm account and let the good times roll! If nothing shows up at first, it's probably because you haven't posted anything yet. (It seems obvious, but you'd be surprised.) Only updates made after you install the plugin will show up, and even then, only after you've told Ping.fm to post to your custom URL. And, on the Ping.fm side, be sure to check the appropriate boxes for the kinds of updates you'd like to send to your custom URL. Finally, if you don't think your status updates are showing up, make sure the widget has been added to your sidebar and that you've saved the changes.
For those about to ping, we salute you!