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Please help: Using another blog platform within SS?


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justjen

28 November 2010 at 1:23pm Community Member, 4 Posts

I have a client that wants to continue to use his Tumblr blog with his new Silverstripe site, but he wants the experience to be seamless. What are my options to make this happen?

Can I just embed the Tumblr blog within an iFrame?

Can I use the Tumblr embed code (<script type="text/javascript" src="http://blog.URL.com/js"></script>)?

Would I need to create a new page type for can I just embed within a standard "Page"?

Thank you for any help that you can provide...this is a request that I've never had before and I'm really kind of stumped...

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Willr

28 November 2010 at 9:04pm Forum Moderator, 5511 Posts

A nicer way to integrate Tumblr feeds into a SilverStripe site would be to use the RESTFul Service class in SilverStripe to pull the feed of articles directly from tumblrs API (http://www.tumblr.com/docs/en/api#api_read).

http://doc.silverstripe.org/restfulservice

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justjen

8 December 2010 at 12:41am Community Member, 4 Posts

Thanks so much, Willr. I really, REALLY appreciate it. I've got this component of the project in the development cue and can't wait to try the SilverStripe RESTfulService with Tumblr API.

FYI, for anybody who is interested, the short-term work-around (the client is rather impatient...imagine that!) I used to integrate the Tumblr blog was an iFrame embed and assigning CSS properties to the element level of iFrame in Layout.css. Not pretty, but it will get it done for now.