Google Reader


Curtis Herbert

3rd Party (Free)

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  • ExpressionEngine 2


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Allows you to display your google starred, shared, and unread items.

The Google Reader plugin allows you to display your shared, starred, and unread items from google reader within your site.

This plugin requires that you have an account with google reader.


Link to the 10 most recent shared items:

{exp:google_reader id='12006118737470781753' limit='10'}
			<div class="date">Updated on {lastupdated format="%F %d, %Y"}</div>
			<ul id="links">
			<li><a href="{url}">{title}</a></li>

Display 20 starred items with summaries:

{exp:google_reader email='' password='arealpassword' limit='20' type='starred'}
			<div class="date">Updated on {lastupdated format="%F %d, %Y"}</div>
			<ul id="links">
				<a href="{url}">{title}</a>


type: Type of items to display. Valid values are "shared", "starred", or "all".

limit: Maximum number of items to display. Default is 20.

refresh How many minutes to cache responses for. Default is 15 minutes.

email: Email address of user to show items for. Required for types "starred" and "all".

password: Password of user to show items for. Required for types "starred" and "all".

id: The public ID of the google user. This can only be used with shared items as it is the only feed that is publicly accessible. To get the id, log into Google Reader, go to your shared items, and then click "See your shared items page in a new window."  You’ll see a string of numbers in the URL you are taken to.

Single Variables

{lastupdated}: Last updated date for the entire feed.

Pair Variables

{item}: Represents a single item within the feed.

Single variables available within an item:

{title}: Title of the feed item.

{url}: URL to this feed item.

{published}: Publish date for the feed item.

{updated}: Last updated date for the feed item.

{summary}: Summary for the feed item.

Google Reader Links

This entry was created December 20, 2011, 10:23 am.
This entry was last updated December 20, 2011, 4:31 am.

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