Chris Spooner has written up a very thorough tutorial on how to create a self hosted Lifestream. This tutorial takes you through creating a design for the site as well as the individual feed elements, coding the site using XHTML/CSS, and then using SimplePie to power the importing of all your feeds.

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He provides images outlining each step of the process as well as detailed code samples in the post. He even provides a downloadable package of all the code used in the tutorial. I looked at the code he provides, and it’s very clean and simple. Only a single 73 line php file, stylesheet, and the SimplePie code, although I highly recommend downloading the SimplePie code from their site and also viewing the tutorial on it Chris has provided.

This is a very nice writeup that provides good information for anyone trying to roll their own Lifestream. You can also view the site he created from the code here.

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