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Daring Fireball-style Linked List Plugin

Make your RSS feed for linked-list posts behave like Daring Fireball's: item's RSS permalink goes to link, and other modifications.

This plugin makes your RSS feed behave like Daring Fireball's linked list posts, and has some extra features to make posting linked lists easier. Also supports Twitter Tools.

Part One

Makes your RSS feed for linked-list posts (indicated using a custom field) behave like Daring Fireball.

To use, set the custom field "linked_list_url" to the desired location on a link post. In your RSS feed, the following will happen:

(i) the item's RSS permalink becomes the link destination; (ii) the actual permalink to your post is inserted as a star glyph at the end of your post; and (iii) a star glyph is added in front of your non-linked-list post titles. Behaviour is customisable in options.

All three parts are customizable, and you can use different glyphs or text if you'd like. For theme designers, the plugin also provides functions (get_the_permalink_glyph(), the_permalink_glyph(), get_the_linked_list_link(), the_linked_list_link(), get_glyph() and is_linked_list()) to customise your design by checking if the item is a linked list item, getting a permalink with glyph, etc.

Adapted from Jonathan Penn's WordPress Linked List plugin.

Part Two

Add link from post content. This feature allows you to set the custom field "linked_list_url" from within the post content. This is especially handy for using with the 'Press This' bookmarklet.

When you activate this feature, the DFLL plugin will look at the first line of your post content for a link anchor, and it'll set that link as the linked_list_url for your post. For example, the following post content:

<a href='http://google.com'>Google!!!</a>. This is a link post to Google.

... will have its first line removed, the URL http://google.com passed into the custom field linked_list_url, and will have its first line removed to just end up with the text 'This is a link post to Google'. The text in the anchor ('Google!!!') will be ignored.

It's very important to note three requirements: (i) the anchor tag must be in the first line of the post, (ii) the tag must be the only element on that line, and (iii) the line must end in a period. This is the syntax that the 'Press This' bookmarklet uses, so you can just hit 'Press This' and enter to go to the next line and stop typing.

Any text in the anchor will be ignored, and the entire first line will be discarded. This also means that if, for whatever, reason, you like posting link anchors that end in periods as the first line of your blog, you shouldn't activate this checkbox, or you'll end up with linked list posts by accident!

This was adapted from CF Setter by Justin Blanton.

Twitter Tools support

If you're using Twitter Tools, you can customise your tweets to have your custom glyph or text appear before either your "regular" or linked-list posts.

Questions or suggestions? Look me up on Twitter.

Requires: 2.7 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.1.4
Last Updated: 2011-6-19
Downloads: 3,228

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