I got the idea to do this from Rob La Gesse, @kr8tr, Director of Customer Development for the “Fanatical Support” hosting company RackSpace. Rob and I met on Twitter back in the early golden days.
I saw that Rob had his Posterous on his site as a widget in the right sidebar and I wanted one. I knew that I specifically wanted my casual Posterous posts to show up as a widget and not as regular posts to my blog.
I tweeted about it for several hours before I realized that Rob had already answered me back on Facebook in response to where I had written out what I wanted to do in detail. In the interim, I can say some very smart guys said “Wow” and gave their opinion on how it could be done and apparently no one seemed to know the easy fix.
I don’t think that Posterous currently makes this clear on their site, but here’s how to do it, to quote from Rob: (obviously replace with your own Posterous feed).
“In WordPress go to Appearance, Widgets, drag the RSS widget to one of your sidebars and use your RSS feed “http://lindashermangordon.posterous.com/rss.xml” where it’s indicated.”
Reposted to add images as attachments instead of embedded code from Flickr. Embedded code works for YouTube but not for Flickr. Posterous did give links to the Flickr images though.
Robert Somerville says
Thanks this is EXACTLY what I was looking for…much appreciated!