Using GeoURL from various blogging systems

Moveable Type | LiveJournal | Radio | bzero | phpnuke

If you have instructions for other systems, please let me know.

Moveable Type

These instructions are courtesy Brian Cantoni

  1. Go to the Templates page and edit the Main Index template
  2. Add the two <meta> tags anywhere within the <head> block
  3. Click Save, then Rebuild to rebuild the indexes.
The tags only need to be included in the main page of the site submitted to GeoURL. This usually means that only the Main Index needs to be edited.

If your site is XHTML compliant, the <meta> tags should include the special empty tag syntax with an extra slash ("/") at the end. For example:

<meta name="ICBM" content="LAT, LOG" />
<meta name="DC.title" content="DESCRIPTION" />

UserLand Radio

So far as I can tell, this is trivial:
  1. Open the Radio Userland control panel (should be in your toolbar on the right-hand side) by right clicking on its icon.
  2. Under the Radio -> Templates menu, choose "Home Page Template" - a Notepad window will appear.
  3. Add the meta tags under the meta tag that is already present.
  4. Save and close Notepad.

LiveJournal

These instructions are courtesy of Brian Enigma

The following instructions will add GeoURL data to your LiveJournal, whether you have a paid or free account. This also works for other sites that use the LiveJournal codebase such as DeadJournal and uJournal.

  1. Point your browser to http://livejournal.com and log in with your username and password.
  2. Click on the "Modify Journal" (http://www.livejournal.com/modify.bml) link at left.
  3. Confirm that you are the logged in user by clicking the "Proceed" button.
  4. At the very bottom of this large page is a text area labeled "Overrides." This is used for overriding your style. Enter the following information in the box, of course changing the coordinates and site name:

    GLOBAL_HEAD<=
    <meta name="ICBM" content="33.65538,-117.90066">
    <meta name="DC.title" content="My Username's LiveJournal">
    <=GLOBAL_HEAD

    If you already have a GLOBAL_HEAD style defined, you will have to merge this with the existing one. Specifics can be found here: http://www.livejournal.com/talkread.bml?journal=howto&itemid=926

  5. Click the "Save Changes" button.

Bzero

Phillip Pearson writes: Here's how to add the GeoURL meta tag for bzero weblogs:

  1. Edit the file ~/.bzero/(blogname)/extraheaders.html
  2. Add the line:

    <meta name="ICBM" content="LAT, LOG" />

    (you don't need to put in DC.title as the default template already has it).

This requires bzero version 0.15.

PHP Nuke

Jon Roig writes: Just wanted to let you know that I created a phpnuke block to access the RSS feed from your service. You can view a demo at my site: http://www.inphidelphia.com ... or you can download it at: http://jonroig.com/freecode/block-Parse_geoUrl.zip ... of course, it's freely available and released under the GPL for whoever wants it.