Last updated 3 April 2009. Created on 3 April 2009.
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The Ping.FM module integrates in a number of ways with the Ping.FM Service.

  1. It can announce new posts to your site through
  2. It can receive and process updates received from via a custom URL
  3. It can update your status through IRC

Install the module normally. From there, you can configure two levels of permissions: "administer" and "post to" To administer some configuration options, go to admin/settings/pingfm, where you can specify which node types should be announced, or specify an alternative developer key if you have your own (in nearly all cases, you'll just use the Drupal developer key that's the default). You can also specify the default format of your ping.

As a user, you now need to go to your account, and hit the "edit" tab. Here you'll see a new "" section that will allow you to configure your personal API key and link it to your account. Once you've done that, you'll see the custom URL you can use if you wish to set up that functionality over at the site.

For receiving updates from at your site, The module itself only provides an API to set up the listener. You need to enable another module to actually do something with the update. Ping.FM Node Module is included with the module suite, and will create a node for each update it receives. You then have the power of views, etc to manipulate the data. This is good if your site receives updates for multiple users. For a simpler approach, if you just want to display the most recent update in a block on your site, see the block module.

[TODO: Documentation needed re: Ping.FM Bot Module]

Looking for support? Visit the forums, or join #drupal-support in IRC.