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Introduction is a PHP script that allows different sorting methods for your RSS feeds.

I was pleased to discover as a way to have my bookmarks accessible from anywhere through RSS feeds. Especially with Mozilla Firefox's support for Live Bookmarks.

Unfortunately, I got a little bit disappointed when I saw that had only one sorting method for the bookmarks (by date, most recent first).

I wrote,
so I could change this...

... into this.

live bookmarks unsorted live bookmarks sorted

Instead of linking to a feed, you can link to The script connects to with your user account, fetch the bookmarks, sort them and send them to you as an RSS feed. uses a cache directory to store your bookmarks so that they are not fully downloaded from each time you make a request. The cache is automatically refreshed if you add a bookmark to your collection.

Please note that is not a public service, like You have to run your own copy of on a web server.


To use, you need to have access to a web server supporting PHP 5.


Download here



  • Unzip the archive
  • Edit the www/config.php5 file and set the parameters with the user name and password you use to connect to
  • Upload the files contained in the www folder to your web server


Add Live Bookmarks in Firefox using the following URL:

Replace with your server name and with the folder you uploaded the files to.

Replace your_tag with the tag you want to list, and your_sort_criteria with the sorting method you wish.

Allowed sort criteria are:

  • description (the name of the bookmark)
  • time (the creation date of the bookmark)
  • href (the URL)
  • others (the number of users who have posted that bookmark)
  • tag
  • hash

The sort parameter is optional. The default value is description.

Version history

2005-10-12 - version 0.1

  • First public release


This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 59 Temple Place, Suite 330, Boston, MA 02111-1307 USA

See the GNU General Public License for more details.

About was written in PHP 5 using SciTE editor.

It uses the API to get the bookmarks then an XSLT stylesheet to sort them and convert the data to an RSS feed.

The name of this script is a lame phonetic mix of "RSS" and "". is part of the Wistinga Projects.