hashtagger

Description

The hashtagger Plugin allows you to use #hashtags, @usernames and $cashtags in your posts

This plugin uses the WordPress Tag system to automatically convert a #hashtag into a Post Tag. Each #hashtag is added as a “normal” tag (without leading hash) to the post, so it is fully compatible with existing tags!

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Usage

Just type anywhere in a post

#hashtag
This adds “hashtag” as tag to the current post and on links to tag archive page for “hashtag” when showing the post.

+#hashtag
Use +#hashtag to only link to a tag archive page without adding “hashtag” as tag to the post. When showing the post the link is showed as “#hashtag” (without “+”). If the tag does not exist the text remains unchanged and no link is created.

##hashtag
Use duplicate ##hashes to tell the plugin that this word should not be converted into a tag. Duplicate hashes are replaced by a single hash when showing the post.

@username
This creates a link either to the Profile Page or the Website of User “username”. The usage of @usernames can be activated optionally. If the username does not exist the text remains unchanged and no link is created. It is highly recommended to use @nicknames instead of @usernames to enhance security (read more).

@@username
Use @@username to avoid link creation. When showing the post this is displayed as “@username” without link (@username feature has to be activated).

$cashtag
This creates a link to the concerning stock symbol at MarketWatch, Google Finance or Yahoo Finance. The usage of $cashtags can be activated optionally. $cashtags link to the concerning stock symbol at MarketWatch, Google Finance or Yahoo Finance. Notice: stock symbols can not be validated, using a invalid stock symbol will cause an not found error on the target site.

$$chashtag
Use $$cashtag to avoid link creation. When showing the post this is displayed as “$cashtag” without link ($cashtag feature has to be activated).

Docs & Support

More detailed information about the hashtagger plugin can be found in the Plugin Manual. For support check the Support Forum.

WordPress Security

If you activate the @username feature it is highly recommended to use @nickname instead of @username (read more)!

Post Types and Section Types

It is possible to use #hashtags, @usernames and $cashtags on Posts, on Pages and on Custom Post Types within Content, Title and Excerpt. Activate only the Post Types and Section Types you want to be processed to avoid unnecessary processing for best performance.

Formatting links

Additional CSS Class(es) to add to the #hashtag and @username links can be configured on the plugins setting page.

Display of links in front end

Optionally all symbols (#, @, $) can be removed from the links generated in front end.

Display of Tags in front end

There’s an option to automatically add a hash symbol in front of tags (e.g. when using the Tag Cloud Widget).

For developers

Theme function

Use do_hashtagger( $content ) in your theme files to process #hashtags and @usernames in $content.

Screenshots

  • hashtagger Settings General Section: This section shows the current Tag base setting
  • hashtagger Settings Tags Section: Options to allow hashtags starting with numbers and disable link creation (screenshot is outdated)
  • hashtagger Settings Usernames Section: Handling of @usernames respectively @nicknames can be changed here
  • hashtagger Settings Cashtags Section: Handling of $cashtags can be changed here
  • hashtagger Settings Advanced Section: Option to not delete tags that are not found in content – may be useful if already a lot of posts with tags exist - but please note that with this setting activated tags will not be removed if you delete a hashtag
  • hashtagger Settings Post Types Section: In this section the Post Types to handle can be defined - activate only the Post Types for which you want to use hashtags to make sure posts are nor processed unnecessarily for better performance
  • hashtagger Settings Section Types Section: In this section the Section Types to handle can be defined - only activate the Section Types you want to use for best performance
  • hashtagger Settings CSS Style Section: Add CSS Classes to use for the generated links in Front End
  • hashtagger Settings Display Section: Option to not display symbols in front of generated links in Front End
  • hashtagger Settings Regenerate Section: Regenerate all existing Objects with the current settings

FAQ

What characters can a hashtag include?

The hashtag detection follows the rules for hashtags on Twitter, Facebook and Google+. The minimum length for a hashtag is 2 characters. A hashtag must not start with a number (this can be changed optionally). A hashtag not only ends at a space but also at punctuation marks and other special characters. A hashtag may contain underscores.

Does this also work for pages?

Yes and No. Yes – the plugin can add the tags also for pages. No – WordPress does not show the tags section for pages and also pages are not listed on tag archives.

This plugin does not change this behavior of WordPress because there already exist several plugins that add the tag functionality for pages. Please use one of them if you want to tag your pages.

How to change the Tag base?

The Tag base for the Tag Archive Page URL (e.g. example.com/tag/anytag) can be set on the ‘Permalink Settings’ page under ‘Tag base’ in your WP admin.

Where does @username link to?

This can be set on hashtagger Settings Page. @username links can either link to the Users Profile Page or to the Users Webiste (Users Profile Page if no Webpage is set). When linking to Users Website the link can be opened in a new window if desired.

Why should I use @nicknames instead of @usernames

This is important to enhance WordPress security. Please take a look at the Manual.

Can I use #hashtags and/or @usernames in Excerpts?

Yes, just activate this feature.

Can I use #hashtags and/or @usernames in Titles?

Yes, just activate this feature.

Can I regenerate all existing Posts after changing Settings?

Yes, you can regenerate all affected objects (Post, Pages, Custom Posts) using the current settings.

Reviews

Cool!

Great plugin, the best about Hashtag, and is like a “normal tag” so recognize your tags without you need to edit all your posts.

Work great (and is more better than my english…)

Take care
Marco

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Contributors & Developers

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

Contributors

“hashtagger” has been translated into 1 locale. Thank you to the translators for their contributions.

Translate “hashtagger” into your language.

Interested in development?

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Changelog

3.7 (2017-09-13)

  • Option to automatically add hash symbol in front of tags

3.6 (2017-07-11)

  • Redesigned admin interface
  • Code improvement

3.5 (2016-09-13)

  • Option to only create tags from #hashtags, but do not show links
  • Bug fix Tag Regeneration

3.4 (2016-08-18)

  • Enhanced Polylang support to allow same hashtag in several languages
  • Option to allow hashtags starting with numbers

3.3 (2015-12-22)

  • Uage of cashtags to link to stock symbols
  • Optionally remove symbols in front of generated links in front end

3.2 (2015-05-28)

3.1 (2015-02-05)

  • Spanish translation added (thanks to Andrew for translating)
  • Cosmetics

3.0 (2014-12-21)

  • Completely rewritten with a lot of new Settings and a feature to regenerate existing objects

2.1 (2014-10-10)

  • Optionally use @nicknames instead of @usernames (thanks to joeymalek for pointing out)
  • Added do_hashtagger() Theme Function (thanks to joinfof for the idea)

2.0 (2014-09-17)

  • Optional usage of @usernames
  • Syntax +#hashtag to create link only without adding tag

1.3 (2014-08-15)

1.2 (2014-08-05)

  • hashtags can contain non ASCII characters
  • hashtags must not start with a number
  • hashtags can start after punctuation marks without whitespace
  • hashtags end at punctuation marks

1.1 (2014-07-31)

  • Option to specify css class added
  • German translation added

1.0 (2014-07-09)

  • Initial Release