PubSubHubBub

Subject: PubSubHubBub
From: David Neeley <dbneeley -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 4 Mar 2010 07:04:41 +0200

For those using WordPress (or another platform with RSS feed
capability) for hosting documentation or other information, you might
want to be sure it is enabled to support the PubSubHubBub (or "PuSH")
capability.

Normally, RSS feeds are not updated in a client's RSS reader until
they are polled by the reader. What PuSH does, as you might suspect,
is push these updates to the RSS readers subscribed.

This means if you have some sort of significant update to your online
docs, those users subscribed will get the notification pretty much in
real time.

For WordPress, this is enabled with a simple plugin called
"PuSHPress": <http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/pushpress/>

For existing WordPress installs, this is about a five or ten second upgrade.

David
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