Introducing Technorati tags to Textpattern

SimonGeneral1 Comment

Figured it was about time I got with the tempo and started using Technorati tags on my posts.

My site already runs Textpattern, so introducing the tags wasn’t too tricky. Here’s the lowdown:

1. Use the keywords field in Textpattern to enter the tags
2. Use the ajw_technorati_tags plug-in to get the tags to appear on the site
3. Use a Textpattern hack to get the tags to appear in my RSS/Atom feeds.

It was a 15 minute job to get this done. Now I’ll have to find out how to make the most of being able to tag my content.

One Comment on “Introducing Technorati tags to Textpattern”

  1. Morgan Aldridge

    I looked at ajw_technorati_tags too, but ended up going with tru_tags (http://www.truist.com/blog/493/trutags-a-tagging-plugin-for-textpattern).

    You might want to take a peek at it as it doesn’t require any hacking of Textpattern, only modifying the .htaccess file if you want to preserve clean urls for the tags.

    Also means you end up with generic tags for your own site so you can browse related articles by how they’re tagged and generate tag clouds if you’re into that sort of thing.

    Morgan

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