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RSS to Twitter PHP Script

RSS to Twitter PHP Script

This PHP Script will go through your RSS feed and post an item from it to your Twitter every X minutes (X interval in configurable).

The script is smart enough to not post the same RSS feed item more than once.

It will also include a random hashtag with each tweet from a list of hashtags you enter in the config file.

The script uses the Twitter API.

Installation

1. Go to https://apps.twitter.com/ and click "Create New App" to get your consumer key, consumer secret, oauth token and oauth secret .

2. Edit the file rss_to_twitter/src/cron.php to add your consumer key, consumer secret, oauth token, oauth secret, list of hashtags you want to use and your RSS feed URL.

3. Upload the contents of rss_to_twitter/src/ to a location somewhere on your server.

4. Make sure server has write permissions to the file already_posted.txt by running the following command:

chown www-data:www-data /[path you uploaded to]/already_posted.txt

(usually www-data is the right username but if not replace each occurrence of www-data with your server's user id)

5. Point your browser to cron.php (wherever you uploaded it to) to test the script.

6. If it's not working contact david@donesmart.com, if it is working continue to step 7.

7. Use the command:

crontab -e

to edit your crontab file and add the following line:

*/15 * * * * wget -O- http://[your website]/[server directory you uploaded to]/cron.php > /dev/null

Replace 15 with the number of minutes you want between each tweet

8. That's it, you're done. If you have any problems don't hesitate to contact david@donesmart.com

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