I’m no web developer, and this blog is anything but a resource for those looking to enhance their WordPress blogs, but I thought I’d share this regardless.
A few months back, I started sharing my Netflix Canada picks. I thought it’d be a good way to keep track of what I’ve seen and enjoyed on Netflix and share those films at the same time. I started doing so with my Delicious account, because I thought it’d be easy. It was. Then I thought I’d like to have the picks displayed on their own page on my blog. I did a little hunting, and came up with this method.
- Install the RSS in Page WordPress plugin.
- Grab the Delicious feed you want to display. Mine is a feed specifically for bookmarks tagged with “Netflix” and “recommendation.”
- Format the feed with the plugin’s parameters and a little HTML magic. All this info is on the plugin’s website. It helps if you know your way around HTML a little bit.
That’s it. If you’re feeling really sassy, you can CSS your list up a bit too.
Now, when I want to add something to my Netflix picks page, all I do is find the film’s corresponding page on Netflix.ca, bookmark it with the Delicious Bookmarks Extension for Chrome, write a little bit on why I liked it, tag it with “Netflix” and “recommendation,” and it automatically pops up on my WordPress page. Couldn’t be easier.
Now, if we could only get Netflix to add a decent API and Instant Queue equivalent in Canada, we’d be all set.