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Talk Wiki To Me

Create wiki-style links to multiple destinations to help you link faster and protect your links from failing when other sites change their paths.

Talk Wiki To Me is based on the Better-{{Wiki}}-Links system. However, Talk Wiki To Me allows you to define more that just one custom wiki tag. This allows you the ability to define your own tags to multiple different search engines, websites, directories, or reference sites. Defining your own wiki-like tags allows you to quickly compose links that use a common url structure, allowing you to spend more of your efforts composing posts and less time creating or managing the url links. It also protects your external links from becoming broken if an external site changes their url site structure, or paths.

After installation, you can find the plugin settings under Talk Wiki To Me in the Settings section. First, select your style of brackets you want to use for your linking, by default double brackets are used.

  • [[ ]], (( )), {{ }}

After setting that bracket, there are some default wiki style tags already created for examples. You can use these right away or you can create your own.

With your new link tag created or using the existing one, you can get started by composing an entry and simply using the format:

  • [[TAG|TERM|TEXT]]

For example, if I want to use the wiki tag (created on installation of the plugin), I compose an entry and insert the following text:

  • [[wiki|NASA|My Dream Job]]

When the entry is rendered you will have a link to the NASA page on wikipedia. If you would view the source code, you would roughly see that it was translated to: <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NASA">My dream job</a>

Notes:

A huge thanks to the Better-Wiki-Links plugin which initially allowed me to hard-code a version of this code for a few directories and search engines I found myself linking a lot to the msdn, wiki, and google. I AJAXed the control panel, but I`ll admit that it is fragile; multiple requests can be fired prior to a successful answer. Sadly I changed the plugin enough that I had to drop the internationalization support.

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Requires: 2.0.2 or higher
Compatible up to: 2.8
Last Updated: 2009-7-15
Downloads: 899

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