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How to Make A Blog Pinging Site like Weblogs.com?

   
10:00 pm on Dec 19, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I want to make a blog pinging site like weblogs.com

so when a blogger (using blogger or MT or Wordpress) hit's the SUBMIT button to Publish their blog, the blog automatically gets sent to the ping list.

I know that MT has a place where you can list servers to ping

but how do I get the information once the ping is sent to my server?

I plan on doing this in PHP.

11:09 pm on Dec 19, 2005 (gmt 0)

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You need to look into xmlrpc, a good start would be [php.net...]

Also, take a look at the WP source code to understand what kind of data you're going to get.

1:13 am on Dec 20, 2005 (gmt 0)

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thanks LeChuck,

I have been to that website and another XMLRPC website and have been reading them for the past few weeks.

what I need to understand is, what kind of information would I get?

a ping is just a packet of small data... what kind of data would my server receive from a ping?

can someone show me a sample? can a ping include an RSS feed?

if so, then I can take the ping and parse the RSS feed.. if it is different than the previous RSS feed for that site then I can make an update to my site

is that all I have to do?