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William's Blog:
A Popurls Clone with PHP, jQuery, Awesomeness
March 26, 2010 @ 11:48:44

In a new post to his blog William shows you how to create a Popurls clone with the powerful combination of PHP and jQuery. Popurls is an aggregation site with some of the latest news and happenings from all around the web.

Since I have a crazy workload right now, I feel this is the perfect time to write a quick n' dirty tutorial on how to build your very own Popurls. Impress your friends and/or boss with a nifty, hand made news aggregator. Yes, very buzz word friendly.

He uses the SimplePie library to pull in the information from various feeds including Digg.com, Reddit.com, Wired's news feed and Engadget. He shows how to use regular expressions to extract information from the feeds (if they're uncooperative), a bit of PHP to work around potentially empty fields and the full jQuery/HTML/CSS you'll need to make it look more like this

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