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Blog This! for WP.... (20 posts)

  1. TechGnome
    Moderator
    Posted 10 years ago #

    This announcement was in a different thread here, but SG suggested I put it here for easy find.
    I built a "Blog This!" bookmarklet for Mozilla.
    Details can be found here.
    When clicked, it captures the title of the page and the url. A blog form pops up (ala modified b2sidebar.php) with the subject pre-filled with the page title, a link pre-built into the post content, and the trackback prefilled with the url. It was something I used a lot with Blogger... that way if I'm on a page and want to pop in an entry about it, I can just hit the bookmark, and BLAM! start typing.
    TG

  2. NuclearMoose
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Great stuff, TG!
    Thanks for sharing it with the rest of us. :) It looks easy enough to set up that even I can do it! LOL!
    Craig.

  3. Dougal Campbell
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    How is this different from the bookmarklet already included with WordPress?

  4. TechGnome
    Moderator
    Posted 10 years ago #

    The sidebar doesn't capture the current page data....
    Using this version, when I click the bookmark, it will automatically grab the URL and page title and populate the appropriate fields in the blog entry page.
    The reason I did it, is because often I am surfing the web and I find something I want to write about. Which then meant I had to copy the url from the address bar, open a blog session, paste the text, etc.... this is just a simple shortcut. I typically don't use my sidebar in Mozi, preferring to use the bookmarks across the top.
    TG

  5. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 10 years ago #

    thanks

  6. NuclearMoose
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Was thinking you should change the name of it to "Press this!" :)
    Craig.

  7. southerngal
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I thought I had seen it somewhere. Thanks Dougal. :)

  8. TechGnome
    Moderator
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Well I'll be an unkie's moncle..... never had a reason to open that before. Didn't know it was there!
    Cool!
    TG

  9. Alex King
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Maybe we should move the bookmarlet link to a more visible place...

  10. Matt Mullenweg
    Troublemaker
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I really like the "Press This" idea. I think I'll change the bulit-in bookmarklet to do that. It could probably be moved to the bottom of the post screen.

  11. southerngal
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Is there any way to change the size of the pop-up window for "press this"? I'm still using .072. What template controls the entire pop-up? I want to change the size of the entry box as well.

  12. TechGnome
    Moderator
    Posted 10 years ago #

    If you look at the properties of the bookmark, it's simple javascript that calls a newWindow.... some of the parameters in there control the height and width of the popedup form.
    TG

  13. southerngal
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Thanks TG! I like being able to go into templates and change things. :D

  14. southerngal
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I went and added a scrollbar to the side and adjusted the width. I also found the actual template in wp-admin/bookmarklet.php in case anyone is wondering.

  15. dewaun
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Where can I find information on WordPress bookmarklet? Is that in the manual or ReadMe file somewhere? I see a reference to it in the Create New Post area (bottom) but there's no link and certainly nothing there but this:
    ========
    WordPress bookmarklet
    You can drag the following link to your links bar or add it to your bookmarks and when you "Press it" it will open up a popup window with information and a link to the site you're currently browsing so you can make a quick post about it. Try it out:
    ========
    But that's it. Nothing follows the "Try it out:" part. Am i missing something?

  16. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I have the same problem as dwaun, occuring over at least 5 different (recent) versions of WordPress. No Bookmarklet link or button follows the paragraph that describes it.

  17. Lilandra
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    look at this
    http://lilyanddragon.com/wpress/images/bookmarklet.gif
    do you see the red circle...
    is it that you don't have something like what i have in the red circle?

  18. carthik
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Lilandra's screencap is pretty hand. All you have to do is drag that link shown in the screencap and drop it in the browser's bookmarks section. Now when you click the bookmarklet a popup window opens with all that you need to create a post, with some details pre-filled.

  19. Bard09
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Yes, Lilandra. Absolutely nothing is there. And this is on a variety of nightly builds from 1.01 to the current 1.2 Delta. I do know PHP, but I've looked into the code and haven't found a reason why it shouldn't be appearing.
    Does the bookmarklet require a certain browser or version of PHP to work?

  20. Bard09
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Neither Firefox 0.6 or IE is rendering the Bookmarklet link for me right now.
    Here is some information as to my WordPress server config: I'm currently running the 1.2-Delta on a Win 2003 server with IIS 6.0. PHP 4.3.6 and MySQL 4.0.13 are installed and running great.
    Could the issue be due to a variable value in my php.ini file? This issue has been around for a while, but I've done a bunch of searches and no one has any definitive answers foo it.

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