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Create a new stream that sends XML requests with the message contents to my website I can integrate

It'd be good if you could create a new stream, which allows me to send any messages I post in hootsuite to a url of my choosing via an XML message. If this was possible I could integrate and update my website automatically with what I'm posting to my social networks.

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      • csbchriscsbchris commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        this would be fantastic. I have a custom built CMS which 80+ clients use. They would love being able to do this! I could then send them all HootSuite's way!

      • GlennCGlennC commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        The idea would be that hootsuite sent a standardised XML document containing the details of the hootsuite submission to a website URL defined by the hootsuite user using an HTTP post.

        XML something like this:

        <Hootmessage>
        <Submission>
        <MessageID>1</MessageID>
        <Identificationkey>xr454241</Identificationkey>
        <Message>I was out for a walk and spotted this great V8 Mustang Fastback</Message>
        <Submissiondate>18/01/2012 09:30:00</Submissiondate>
        <DefaultImage>http://www.mustangeleanor.net/data/media/8/1967_Ford_Mustang_Fastback_Shelby_GT500.JPG</DefaultImage>
        <Owlyurls>
        <Owlyurl>http://ow.ly/8sWRy</Owlyurl>
        </Owlyurls>
        </Submission>
        </Hootmessage>

        When you added a new stream you could add an option for "My Website", which would allow you to set a URL something like http://www.carseatdeskchairs.co.uk/7/hoothandler.aspx.

        When I posted a message through hootsuite to my twitter and facebook accounts I could also select an option for "My Website", which would deliver the XML document above to my http://www.carseatdeskchairs.co.uk/7/hoothandler.aspx URL. I can then absorb the XML and update my website at the same time as I update my twitter and facebook accounts.

        The identification key would be stored in hootsuite and sent in each request allowing me to verify the submission was indeed from hootsuite.

        Creating this would create a a hootsuite stream that could update any website if the website owner was prepared to do the development work to absorb the XML

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