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WP Tags to Technorati

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I’ve written my first useful WordPress plugin!

In WordPress 2.3, they introduced a new tagging feature … which I think is pretty nice … but I haven’t found a plug-in that lets you turn those tags into Technorati tags.

I’ve played around with a few dinky little plug-in’s in the past … but they were all for my own personal use. This time, however, I decided to try my hand at making a plug-in that could be used by more people.

So, I’m pleased to announce “WP Tags to Technorati”.

You can see the plug-in in action below.

You can download the plug-in from the WordPress plug-in repository.

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    • david on 28 Dec 2007 at 10:17 pm

    Chris: I really don’t know what to tell you here … my plug-in doesn’t replace, convert, or cancel anything out. My plug-in simply appends the technorati tags to the end of the post.

    • Chris on 28 Dec 2007 at 9:49 am

    I knew when i wrote that it would be a little confusing.. originally that line of techno tags you just saw used to be just tags.. so now that your plugin has converted them to technocrati tags, does that cancel out what the original tags did for me?

    • david on 28 Dec 2007 at 9:35 am

    it has replaced the tagline with technorati tags

    Not sure I follow … my plug-in replaces nothing … it appends the technorati tags to the post. If I look on your blog, I saw just the technorati tags generated by my plug-in.

    • Chris on 27 Dec 2007 at 9:37 pm

    David,

    So i have installed the pluggin and noticed that it has replaced the tagline with technorati tags. I quite the newby so this question might sound amature, What ui am wondering is will this now disable the previous tsgs and only refernce to technorati.? i have noticed that google has already indexed some of my tags.


  1. David, I got your code up and running. Thanks man. Great plugin and much needed too.

    • david on 19 Dec 2007 at 1:52 pm

    Any chance you could make the colon before the tags optional?

    I think that’s doable … although the code isn’t trivial at this point (existing values need to be updated, but only if they haven’t been updated before).

    Check back in a few days and I might have something.


  2. Hi David,

    Any chance you could make the colon before the tags optional? I’ve encoded the label in header tags, so the colon appears on it’s own before the tags and looks out of place. Have a look at my blog and you’ll see what I mean.

    I realise I could easily edit the code to remove it, but other users might benefit too.

    Thanks,

    Jon.

    • david on 18 Dec 2007 at 7:14 pm

    so where or how do i make the tags appear?im sure there has to be some code or script i have to put somewhere

    As long as your post has tags, and the plug-in is enabled, the technorati links will show up automatically.


  3. so where or how do i make the tags appear?im sure there has to be some code or script i have to put somewhere,no?

    • david on 18 Dec 2007 at 6:28 pm

    The tag cloud doesn’t create links to Technorati.


  4. so is there a widget that has a label technorati tag or something?cos at the moment there is already a tag cloud widget , and i dont really see a diff activating your plugin.am i missing something?

    • david on 18 Dec 2007 at 3:47 pm

    must i fill up my tag


  5. i somehow dont get how does this work.must i fill up my tag’s wat the bottom when im making/writing a post?or does this plugin autosearch my post for words to be put under tags.

    im not very sure how to use technorati as well, must i fill up the tags on the site or does it actually scans my site for tag words?


  6. very nice plugin !

    • david on 12 Dec 2007 at 12:40 pm

    How to solve this if I want to use both of these plugins?

    First off, try disabling PHP magic_quotes on your server.

    Since the plug-in you mention is commercial … I can’t look at it to see what it’s doing.

    Sorry, but that’s all I can suggest.

    • keith on 12 Dec 2007 at 10:55 am

    hi david,

    thanks for the solution. I had found the other plugin which is interfere the wp-to-technorati plug-in. The plugin which intefere that is WPCashLinksLite, which is a Plugin to search for keywords and make them linkables (http://www.wp-pluginsdx.com/index.php/category/wp-cashlinksdx-wordpress-plugin)

    How to solve this if I want to use both of these plugins?

    Thanks in advance!

    • david on 12 Dec 2007 at 10:10 am

    It looks like PHP ‘magic quotes’ is enabled for your server. If you can turn off magic quotes, the problem should be be fixed. I’ll see if I can find a way to programatically handle it. Checkout http://us2.php.net/manual/en/security.magicquotes.disabling.php for more information.

    • keith on 12 Dec 2007 at 9:43 am

    hi,

    I just install this plugin. But, when I post, the tags generated with this kind of link :

    http://www.giveawaywebsite.com/'http://technorati.com/tag/business+client/

    Its seem doesn’t work with that link.
    you can see this post at http://www.giveawaywebsite.com/free-website-blog/internet-business-leverage/keep-your-e-business-engaged-via-e-mail

    How to fix this?

    Thanks!

    • david on 09 Dec 2007 at 12:32 pm

    The debug code has been removed from the latest version. Grab it here.


  7. let the code for displaying debugging information to be like these line:
    if ( DEBUG ) {
    echo "<!-- ";
    var_dump($tags);
    echo " -->";
    }



  8. Hello,

    I found that this plugin will display extra info before post body.
    I guess, those information is displayed for debugging, right?

    Maybe we should add this line of code just before $tag_url be defined:
    define('DEBUG', false);
    and let the code for displaying debugging information to be like these line:
    if ( DEBUG ) {
    echo "";
    }

    Does it will be better?

    Anyway, this is a WONDERFUL plugin.
    Thanks for your development and sharing.


  9. Thanks David, that’s fixed it.

    • david on 04 Dec 2007 at 4:06 pm

    Grab the latest version. It doesn’t have the debug code.


  10. This is a great plugin, but it’s wrecked my RSS feed unfortunately. When it’s activated, the array included as comments in the HTML is picked up in the feed e.g.

    object(stdClass)#162 (11) { ["term_id"]=> string(2) "32" ["name"]=> string(7) "adsense" ["slug"]=> string(7) "adsense" ["term_group"]=> string(1) "0" ["term_order"]=> string(1) "0" ["term_taxonomy_id"]=> ...

    Why do you think this is? I’ve had to switch the plugin off for the moment. Perhaps it’s my template? Thanks.

    • david on 27 Nov 2007 at 1:58 pm

    Okay, so the tags i added originally to the post SHOULD be on Technorati anyway

    Maybe … depends on how they were referenced. I don’t know if Technorati will pick up on the link if they were not links to Techorati initially.

    • Blayde on 27 Nov 2007 at 1:54 pm

    Okay, so the tags i added originally to the post SHOULD be on Technorati anyway…

    Thanks

    • david on 27 Nov 2007 at 1:51 pm

    do the tags get added to Technorati ie, does technorati pick them up and link back to your site if they are clicked, or are they just tags

    I think the default ping that WordPress does should include Technorati automatically. I’m pretty sure that Ping-o-matic does.

    My plug-in doesn’t do the ping, because it’s invoked every time the post is displayed. You only want a ping to occur when the post is initially made.

    • Blayde on 27 Nov 2007 at 1:48 pm

    Forgive the complete noobness of this question, but do the tags get added to Technorati ie, does technorati pick them up and link back to your site if they are clicked, or are they just tags…

    • david on 26 Nov 2007 at 5:26 pm

    is there a way to put the tags anywhere within the loop right now?

    Not currently … but let me see if I can put something together.


  11. Nice David but is there a way to put the tags anywhere within the loop right now?


  12. Seems to be working on my site. I only wish I could use it on my regular blog (it’s hosted on wordpress.com, so I can’t upload to it). I also linked to it, just so you know.

    Nice plugin! Keep ’em coming.

    • Ren on 22 Nov 2007 at 7:10 am

    Great plugin. Thank you very much

    • Bev on 16 Nov 2007 at 1:44 pm

    Jayne sent me here and I’m glad she did. I’ve got your plug-in up and running. Love it.


  13. I’ve deactivated SimpleTags by Broobles, Simple Tag Amaury Baumer. I’ll keep those deactivated. I thought it might be that I’m using a Sandbox-based theme and so I switched it to the default and still didn’t get technorati tags. Sorry to be such trouble, but I’d really love to use this plugin.

    • david on 13 Nov 2007 at 9:44 pm

    Jayne:

    Download the current version … I’ve added some code to put comment markings in the generated html. Give that a try. FWIW: The page you indicated has the simple tags plug-in was still active, but that shouldn’t have any impact.


  14. Hi David, I have your plugin activated and just to double check I have deactivated Simple Tags. It still isn’t showing. Do I need to put something in my template? Here’s a post with a tag of memes:
    http://www.jaynedarcy.us/2007/11/13/if-i-were-president/

    • david on 13 Nov 2007 at 7:42 pm

    Once activated, you should see “Technorati Tags: ” at the bottom of your post with the list of tags.

    It shouldn’t conflict with SimpleTags (I used that too), but the appearance will be very similar. If you look at http://www.geekyramblings.org/2007/11/10/wordpress-tags-to-technorati/ you’ll see the plugin in action.


  15. I’ve activated the plugin but I see no changes to my tags. They’re still just working internally. How will this change my tags? Does it conflict with the Simple_Tags plugin which manages tags?

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