Add PubSubHubbub to Your Blog with PuSHPress! CodeUnit 05 APR 2010

PubSubHubbub is a nice solution to the increasing problem of aggregators struggling to ever get around to parsing your WordPress RSS or Atom feed during its continuous polling thanks to the ever multiplying number of blogs they might need to serve. Basically put, it is a simple, open, server-to-server web-hook-based publish/subscribe protocol that can be seen as an extension to Atom and RSS.

Parties speaking the PubSubHubbub protocol essentially get near-instant notifications via webhook callbacks on feed URL updates and this thus frees up the listening parties from having to continuously poll the publishing party.

Nice.

Anyhow, WordPress has released a great little plugin courtesy of Joseph Scott and Automattic called PuSHPress that basically adds PubSubHubbub capabilities to your WordPress-powered site, turning it into a PuSH server and making it capable of thus entering directly into PuSH partnerships with other listening PuSH parties.

Very nice.

It’s easy to install, simply add a new plugin via your administrator dashboard, search for PuSHPress, install and activate. Couldn’t be any easier (and don’t worry, it won’t change any outwards/visible functionality on your site).

Related Link: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/pushpress/

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About Craig Lotter

Software developer, husband and dad to two little girls. Writer behind An Exploring South African. I don't have time for myself any more.

  • Thanks for the tip! I’ve gone and added it to my WordPress blog in hopes that my readers will see my frequent updates that little bit faster :)
    .-= Terrance´s last blog ..XG forum is a go! =-.

  • Thanks for the tip! I’ve gone and added it to my WordPress blog in hopes that my readers will see my frequent updates that little bit faster :)
    .-= Terrance´s last blog ..XG forum is a go! =-.

  • Ha ha, well I’m glad to have been of assistance Mr. Brown! :)
    .-= Craig´s last blog ..The Arrival of Gina G. Getz =-.

  • Ha ha, well I’m glad to have been of assistance Mr. Brown! :)
    .-= Craig´s last blog ..The Arrival of Gina G. Getz =-.

  • great article about WordPress plugins I’m gonna give this a shot , I’m still kinda new to blogging and just recently make my own site so I’ve got a lot to learn, This information is very useful so Tq.
    .-= buddy´s last blog ..A simple guide line for Quitting Smoking =-.

  • great article about WordPress plugins I’m gonna give this a shot , I’m still kinda new to blogging and just recently make my own site so I’ve got a lot to learn, This information is very useful so Tq.
    .-= buddy´s last blog ..A simple guide line for Quitting Smoking =-.

  • great article about WordPress plugins I’m gonna give this a sho