Twitter to WordPress hacks, updated

OK so importing twitter favourites in bulk proved to be a bit of a challenge, but I managed to find a solution. Here’s how I did it:

You need to get the URL for the RSS feed of your favourites, basically they all follow this format:

http://twitter.com/favorites/[your_user_name].rss

mine is therefore:

http://twitter.com/favorites/nathanawilliams.rss

once you have this enter the following url into a browser:

http://twitter.com/favorites/[your_user_name].rss?count=500&page=1

Note the extra query at the end. This will return an RSS file into the browser with a larger number of items, rather than the default 20 (I’m not sure what the exact quantity is, but it’s not actually 500!). Copy and paste the RSS file into a text editor.

Next, enter the same url, but change page=1 to page=2 and so on until you have all the favourites returned, each time copy and pasting into a text file.

Next you will need to merge the resulting RSS files. Simply copy and paste all  into the first RSS file to make one big one. Make sure you do this in chronological order, ie newest to oldest, and make sure the RSS file has the correct header and footer. Finally save is thfile.

Next go to WordPress and import the file using the standard WordPress RSS import tool. On some hosts this may time out if you have a large number of posts. Simply keep re-importing the file until you are done, as WordPress will skip previously imported posts. That should do it.

Finally, install the excellent Tweet Import as mentioned in my previous post to capture any Tweets ‘favourited’ after the initial bulk import.

You can see the results here: www.simiant.com/tweets (currently using the P2 Theme)


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Reza Ali is a designer/technologist/hybrid who is interested in everything from design to biology to art. Reza is currently a masters student in the Media Arts and Technology department at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Previously he graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with two B.S. (One in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, and minors in Electronic Art and Product Design).’