One of my sites is a million times easier for me to run as a microblog (ie status updates with only occasional full blog posts) so I’ve been using mjacob’s wonderful Ping.fm plugin to post these microblog posts to Facebook, Twitter and the blog all at the same time. (Love the auto-title feature, wish there was that option in normal WordPress.) I’ve been using it for about a year now and it’s just what I needed… almost.
Here’s my problem: The “pings” post almost as their own little separate blog with their own separate feed (at mysite.com/pingfm). I really want them to just be part of the main blog. I’ve been doing weekly digests of the pings to the main blog to make sure readers see them but its an inelegant solution. I’m not worried about the RSS end, I can combine the ping feed into the normal blog feed with pipes and feedburner, but I would really like all of those miniblog posts (pings, to use the verbiage of the plugin) to display as if they are real posts and part of the main blog. This way they’d not only show in all blog views (search, archive, categories, etc) but also be right alongside the “real” blog posts.
In an ideal world, someone can advise me how to muck with the plugin so that it posts what it gets from Ping.fm as WordPress posts instead if pings.
However, if that is impossible, if there is some way to fake it on the theme end and just have the pings display within the normal blog as if they were posts (even if they are still pings) I would accept that as a solution.
(If someone’s already written up a tutorial on this, my apologies, I’ve Googled to no avail.)
Thanks for your help in advance!
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