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Consume This


I made this plugin because I wanted a list of links I was looking at, music I was listening to, etc. It’s super simple: text, an optional link, and a tag.

It works by creating a custom post type (“Consumption”) and custom taxonomy (“Consumable”), and an optional bookmarklet. You enter the name of what you’re consuming, an optional link, and an optional tag (the “Consumable” taxonomy) and that’s it. You can then display this list anywhere on your site — a list of consumables in a tag cloud, a page with a list of consumptions, etc.


Image by Henning Mühlinghaus; some rights reserved. See link for details.


  • Add new "Consumption"
  • Example display using TwentyTen theme and the included archive-consumption.php template
  • "Consume This" bookmarklet


  1. Unzip and upload the consume-this folder to your /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress


  1. Copy /wp-content/plugins/consume-this/theme-files/archive-consumption.php to /wp-content/themes/<your_theme>/archive-consumption.php and customize it as you see fit.
  2. Add a link to /consumption/ to your navigation menu.


Can I change the name of the “consumption” post type?

The plugin does not support this as an option, but if you know what you’re doing then feel free to find-and-replace.

Can I change the name of the “consumable” taxonomy?

See above.

I get “Page not found” when I go to ``

Please visit this page for instructions.

Contributors & Developers

“Consume This” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

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  • Initial release.