Plugin: Dynamic Text Replace
Define your own custom dynamic text replacement pseudo-functions (i.e. ::google("search terms here")::)
Details can be found at the plugin's homepage:
All of my plugins can be found at:
This plugin serves a different need than the Text Replace plugin (also written by me). Dynamic Text Replace allows you to easily pre-define text replacement template strings and allow for text to be passed in.
It comes preloaded with pseudo-functions that facilitate making links to: amazon.com, answers.com, codex.wordpress.org, google.com, imdb.com, and wikipedia.com. The beauty is that you can create your own very easily!
::amazon("ASIN/ISBN goes here", "What you want as the link text")::
::answers("dictionary word or search terms go here", "Link text here")::
::codex("Use Custom Fields", "Learn how to use custom fields")::
::google("Search terms go here", "Link text here")::
::imdb("Search terms go here", "Link text here")::
::wikipedia("Search terms here", "Link text here")::
In all cases, the second argument is optional. If not provided, the first argument will also be used as the link text. Double-quoting of arguments isn't required, though it is recommended.
An Admin options page for the plugin greatly faciliates creation of new dynamic text replacements and also provides further documentation. In a nutshell, dynamic shortcuts are defined like:
amazon => <a href='http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/%text%'>%display%</a>
%text% represents the first argument to the pseudo-function.
%display% represents the second argument to the pseudo-function
%text_altered% (used in the other preloaded dynamic shortcuts) is used when the first argument has been altered, which is handled in a special section of the plugin that you'd have to modify yourself if it is a feature you intend to utilize