I’m pleased to announce the first official release of a project I’ve been working on for a while: a Publish2 plugin for WordPress, the popular Web publishing platform. It lets you to do more with your Publish2 links by extending our collaborative journalism platform to your WordPress blog.
The first feature, Link Assist, allows you to quickly navigate and add your Publish2 links to a blog post as inline links. We wanted to make it easier than ever to access to your Publish2 links when you need them — the ones you’ve been saving as you research your stories and posts, or a collaborative stream of links from a Newsgroup. (No more hunting through 47 browser tabs while writing a post to find a URL!)
Configuration is simple. Add the Publish2 links page of your choice (e.g. “http://www.publish2.com/journalists/daniel-bachhuber/links/“) to your WordPress user profile page, turn on Link Assist, and you’re off to the races. Browse through your links right next to the WordPress post editor and filter them using your Publish2 tags.
Adding a link to your post is as simple as highlighting the text you want linked and clicking the “Add link” button.
The second feature of the plugin is a Publish2 link widget. Use the widget to add your links to a widget-enabled sidebar, or add a link list to any page (check this out in action on Publishing 2.0). For the advanced users, the Publish2 WordPress plugin offers
<?php publish2(); ?> as a configurable PHP function you can place in any of your WordPress templates.
The Publish2 link widget is highly customizable, so you can display link elements (i.e. title, publication name, comment) in any order and precisely formatted to match your blog theme.
Download the plugin and give it a try!
It works with WordPress MU. More cool features are in the works.
Leave feedback, comments, ideas, questions, etc. in the comments or email wordpress [at] publish2 [dot] com.