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Neat RSS tricks for LiveJournal

LJ is good at handling RSS internally - however it's not so good at producing an RSS feed from your entries, or letting you feed your friends page into tools like Syndirella. However, the folllowing two LJ styles go some way to fixing that...

An RSS feed of your Friends view, suitable for use in any desk top aggregators you use:
http://www.livejournal.com/customview.cgi?user=(fill-in your LJ name here)&styleid=57252

An RSS version of your journal - with content:
http://www.livejournal.com/customview.cgi?user=(fill-in your LJ name here)&styleid=90448

(Note - these will only display unprotected entries, unless your RSS client has access to your own cookies...)
(Thanks, codepope for tracking these styles down)


( 12 comments — Leave a comment )
Mar. 29th, 2003 09:03 am (UTC)
Hey, don't thank me, abiw found them!... Thank her...
Mar. 29th, 2003 09:05 am (UTC)
No no no... I'm not taking all the limelight... only the bit that belongs to me... you found the first one.
Mar. 29th, 2003 09:08 am (UTC)
Did I?.... Oh... er...

Mar. 29th, 2003 09:03 am (UTC)
It was me! Me I tell ya! I found the second one and codepope just asked me for it...
Mar. 29th, 2003 10:09 am (UTC)
Doesn't appear to work with non-paid accounts:

This user's account type is not permitted to create and embed styles.

Mar. 29th, 2003 12:32 pm (UTC)
Another reason to pay :-)
Mar. 29th, 2003 12:38 pm (UTC)
Will it work with friends groups? Not many of my friends are on my default view friends page - most are on my 7 or 8 other friends groups...
And a number of my friends have friends only journals...
Mar. 29th, 2003 12:43 pm (UTC)
Not sure - it definitely doesn't work with protected entries from most of the aggregators I use - and I've never set up a friends group. I'd guess that if you can apply a style to a friends group view you can use this technique...
Mar. 30th, 2003 02:56 am (UTC)
Yes, provided it's a public friends group. I think that you just put ?groupname at the end of the url, but not sure - have a look at some of the style mod communities if that doesn't work.
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Mar. 29th, 2003 12:57 pm (UTC)
Oh, I know about that - you can see a feed of it on SandM - but this gives you full content feeds rather than the URI in the default RSS feed - nicer for use with desktop aggregators.
Mar. 30th, 2003 09:27 am (UTC)
I've changed all the feeds I had in NetNewsWire to use the content feed.... lovely jubbly.

I can live without protected entries.

Now to try a friends group.
Sep. 16th, 2004 03:01 pm (UTC)
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