Category Archives: tools

Blog posts automatically posted to Twitter

Twitterfeed.com is a tool which automatically posts links to new blog posts in Twitter.
I have set this up an account to post new blog entries here to the Twoler Twitter feed.
So, this post should appear in Twitter shortly after posting here.
Did you read it here first, or have you come from Twitter?

Changing a TWOLER feed output using Yahoo! Pipes

The output of a number of the TWOLER RSS feeds can be modified by changing parameters in the URL.
For examples modules in the school of Biosciences is returned by:
http://feeds.westminster.ac.uk/rssbus/pub/modules_by_school.rsb?@rss&param:school_code=BIO
This can be modified to modules of the Law school by changing the three letter school code to LAW:
http://feeds.westminster.ac.uk/rssbus/pub/modules_by_school.rsb?@rss&param:school_code=LAW
Currently these changes have to be made manually but [...]

Archiving twitter feeds

Here’s a great posting on 10 ways to archive your tweets (twitter messages)…
http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/10_ways_to_archive_your_tweets.php

Mashup origins and tools

Here are two great articles from Developer.com that cover the history of mashups and discuss the tools that are available to create a mashup.
Web and Enterprise Mashups for Web Services and Data — Developer.com http://bit.ly/1aEcEN
Implementing Visual and Data Mashups Online — Developer.com http://bit.ly/pNXzs
Please note the Microsoft Popfly mashup tool and Google Mashup Editor are no [...]

Getting content from sites that do not have an RSS feed

There are a number of free tools that you can use to get content onto your sites using these “screen scraper” services.
I used the twoLER Facebook page as the page I wanted to generate the feed from. The ones that I have looked at so far that seem to be decent enough to use are:
Feedity [...]

Converting RSS feeds into WordPress posts

Just tried out a nice plug-in that syndicates an RSS feed and converts each element into a WordPress post.
It’s called FeedWordPress and can be found at http://feedwordpress.radgeek.com/

17 Popular Universities that use WordPress

Here’s a list of universities using Wordpress (blogs and CMS)…
http://www.wpbeginner.com/showcase/17-popular-universities-that-are-using-wordpress/

WordPress as an RSS engine

Wordpress is known to many as a blogging tool, and increasingly as a CMS tool (http://www.number10.gov.uk/, http://www.stephenfry.com/) but less so as a source of RSS feeds.
Some will have seen the orange RSS logo on Wordpress sites and may even know how to obtain the feed URL to use in an RSS reader to read the [...]

Alternatives to Camtasia Studio for video tutorials

Some of the student projects include the production of video tutorials, including demonstration of navigating software user interfaces.
A commonly used  tool for creating these is Camtasia Studio, but it is a  commercial product costing US$299.
Free alternatives to consider are CamStudio and Microsoft Windows Media Encoder 9.
As well as hosting at the obvious youtube.com, consider vimeo.com.
On [...]

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