Google Reader Friends-Only Livejournal Feed Fetcher

If you are a friend of mine and want to use the service mentioned below via my website, give me a buzz. You won’t have to install anything on your computer. You’ll be able to read your friends’ “Friends-only” posts with Google Reader or any other service that reads RSS feeds.


Google Reader can’t read Livejournal Friends-only posts. That is a bother. It means that you have to log in to Livejournal when you want to read your friends’ “private” posts. I hate having to log in to different RSS readers which means I rarely read my friend’s private posts on Livejournal :-( ….. until now :-)

Scatmania wrote a proxy tool that makes it so your Friends-only posts can be seen by Google Reader. He released the tool as open source. Thank you Scatman Dan!

Here is the Google Reader Livejournal Feed Fetcher source code with some easy notes from me on getting it to work.

7 Comments

  1. Adan says:

    Hi,
    I just tried the modifications you left in the zip file, but i still can’t seem to get it to run. Although atleast now it’s a different error. I’m on a linux server and I get the following error when I try to log in:
    “405 Method Not Allowed
    The requested method POST is not allowed for the URL /index.html.

    Apache/1.3.33 Server at example.org Port 80”
    any suggestions?

  2. Adan says:

    Well I resolved the first one about 405 method not allowed. I just had to setup a subdomain for it. I figured I would try it without since your notes mentioned not being sure if it was necessary; it is.

  3. Oddness says:

    Thank you for your helpful notes! I got it to run, it connects to the db just fine, but when I hit the button to submit my LJ username and password, it just returns to my domain’s main page. I’d really appreciate any help.

  4. Adan says:

    Sadly I have still not gotten it to run correctly and have for now put the idea on hold until there are any new developments.

  5. Lawson says:

    Works great for me. I made some modifications to the PHP files so that I didn’t have to put it at my site root. I also had to install the php5-curl library to get it working, but it looks good. If anyone needs help getting it set up, feel free to visit my website and look me up.

  6. Lawson says:

    I’ve installed it, and it works great for me. I made some modifications to the PHP files so that I didn’t have to put it at my site root. I also had to install the php5-curl library to get it working, but it looks good. If anyone needs help getting it set up, feel free to visit my website and look me up.

  7. lee says:

    Hey Lawson, glad you got it working!

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