Creating a Planet Me Blog Aggregator

Build a personal blog aggregator using the same code that powers many “Planets” sites, such as Planet Apache.

We can now easily change Planet Me to use only your query results as input, as shown in Listing 14, because we moved the blog URLs and metadata into separate files as explained above.

The channel icons will all be the same using the above query, because you are querying a single news feed, your own. Another expression that can be used in the FILTER section is regex(). The example shown in Listing 15 filters all news items and shows only those that match the case-insensitive regular expression.

Wrap-Up

Planet Me is designed to be used for on-line community blog aggregation, but the Planet code can make a very effective blog aggregator for personal use. The Planet code is designed to create on-line blog aggregates that are viewed by a large amount of people. With some tinkering, the Planet code can make a very effective personal blog aggregator giving you the freedom to choose explicitly who is in your community as well as easily creating archives of your Planet and searching past news using a very powerful query language.

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Ben Martin spends most of his time working on virtual filesystems and data mining over them. Recent joys include extending libferris to allow mounting Emacs and Firefox as filesystems.

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Mark Steiner's picture

It is actually easier to use planetaki for it: www.planetaki.com
It's simpler and faster, while teh results are nice.