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Check this dude's awesome project and help with SMS to Blog/Website

Discussion in 'General Programming Chat' started by DannyDeepPockets, Feb 18, 2013.

  1. DannyDeepPockets

    DannyDeepPockets Junior Member

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    I was sent a link to a dude's awesome project where he sets up a way to send text messages to a google voice number and those messages are then almost instantly displayed on a scrolling screen/marquee.

    I was wondering if any of you knew how to set up something similar where instead of the text message showing up on a screen, have it post on your website (which later I will take and make it scroll in a simulated marquee screen on the webpage).

    [video=youtube_share;PwKPiTD1jC0]http://youtu.be/PwKPiTD1jC0[/video]

    His site: http://www.plasma2002.com/partyscroller/
     
  2. Pornguy

    Pornguy Regular Member

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    I know how to do this using twilio. Im not a programmer but its very easy, I have done this before
     
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  3. DannyDeepPockets

    DannyDeepPockets Junior Member

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    Hey Pornguy, if you read this, please help me out. I've spent the last few hours trying to figure this out.

    I just want to be able to text a message to my google voice number and then have that message scroll across a virtual marquee on my website. The dude in the video in my post above has the messages scroll across a real, physical marquee (not a website). You won't believe how unbelievable hard this is to achieve if you don't know ruby (which I don't).

    There is a dude that offers exactly what I want but knowing Ruby is required and I don't have that skill set and his instructions are extremely vague ---> https://github.com/Druwerd/party-scroller


    These are his instructions which I don't understand:
    Anyone out there, if you could help me, I'd really appreciate it. Thanks in advance.
     
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    nesterdwarf Regular Member

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    I don't know Ruby either but you should be able to accomplish what you are wanting with standard WP functions and one added plugin (listed below).

    This should work -

    1. Text to GV number.
    2. Message is forwarded to Gmail.
    3. Gmail message is forwarded/posted to blog.
    4. Post title is added to marquee.

    There is a setting in GV to specify the Gmail account that you want the texts forwarded to. Once that is set, you would just follow the directions in the links below.

    This explains how to only forward messages that are received from GV (in case there are other emails received by the account) -
    Code:
    http://wpcommunity.com/07/how-to-forward-specific-gmail-based-upon-filter/10702
    
    This explains how to post to WP using email -
    Code:
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Post_to_your_blog_using_email
    
    And here is a marquee plugin -

    Code:
    http://www.gopiplus.com/work/2011/08/08/post-title-marquee-scroll-wordpress-plugin/#.USH5lB3S9OQ
    
    I don't have a test WP setup right now to test it all, but that should get you started.

    HTH
    ND
     
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