Laiser Tag

Description

Laiser Tag is an automated tagging plugin that uses the Open Calais API to automatically generate tags for created content within a WordPress Site. Laisertag was developed by Pacific Coast Information Systems as a supporting extension of an upcoming SAAS content curation and automation project. Laisertag for WordPress will always be free to use.

WordPress administrators install the plugin, and obtain an Open Calais API key which is used to send tag requests that are used in populating tags automatically on all specified WordPress content.

Features:

  • Fully automatic tag generation for WordPress content, ideal for sites with large amounts of information and publishing activity.
  • Open Calais API integration
  • Selectable top-level categories within WordPress
  • Customizable relevance setting
  • Automatic batch processing and edited content re-tagging
  • Manual batch initiation

Screenshots

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Installation

  1. Obtain an Open Calais API key by going to http://www.opencalais.com/ and registering
  2. Upload the plugin files to the your plugin directory, directory, or install the plugin through the WordPress plugins screen.
  3. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ screen in WordPress
  4. Use the Settings->Laiser Tag screen to configure the plugin
  5. Paste your OpenCalais API key in the top field.
  6. Select the top categories within your WordPress site you wish to limit tagging activity to. (If none selected, all will be tagged.)
  7. Use the slider to select the desired relevance score percentage of the tags generated. In general, scores of 80% are considered high, 50% moderate, and 20% low.
  8. If you wish to re-tag existing content after editing, check the “Add Tags on Post Update” box.
  9. Review batch tagging value. Recommended batch sizes are between 50 and 200, to prevent free Open Calais accounts from exceeding daily request limits. Automatic batches are run every 60 minutes.

Note: At the bottom of the plugin settings, it will display the amount of content remaining that has not yet been tagged. To initiate a batch process manually, click the “Run Batch Process” button.

FAQ

Installation Instructions
  1. Obtain an Open Calais API key by going to http://www.opencalais.com/ and registering
  2. Upload the plugin files to the your plugin directory, directory, or install the plugin through the WordPress plugins screen.
  3. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ screen in WordPress
  4. Use the Settings->Laiser Tag screen to configure the plugin
  5. Paste your OpenCalais API key in the top field.
  6. Select the top categories within your WordPress site you wish to limit tagging activity to. (If none selected, all will be tagged.)
  7. Use the slider to select the desired relevance score percentage of the tags generated. In general, scores of 80% are considered high, 50% moderate, and 20% low.
  8. If you wish to re-tag existing content after editing, check the “Add Tags on Post Update” box.
  9. Review batch tagging value. Recommended batch sizes are between 50 and 200, to prevent free Open Calais accounts from exceeding daily request limits. Automatic batches are run every 60 minutes.

Note: At the bottom of the plugin settings, it will display the amount of content remaining that has not yet been tagged. To initiate a batch process manually, click the “Run Batch Process” button.

What is Open Calais?

Open Calais is a free web service provided by Thomson Reuters since 2008. The API is used for incorporating semantic functionality into content management systems, applications, websites and even blogs. It enables users to create and attach rich semantic metadata (tags) from their submitted unstructured text.

Why should I use Laiser Tag?

Unlike other WordPress tagging plugins, Laiser Tag automates the tagging process by analyzing your content after you’ve saved and published it. There is no intervention required on your part, Laiser Tag takes care of the work. It’s useful for everyone, but especially useful for highly automated websites which aggregate a lot of content, or create large amounts of content in short periods of time. It’s also especially good if you simply want a reliable web service to manage the tagging of your site’s content automatically.

Can I use other tagging API’s other than Open Calais?

No. Not at this time, however in future versions other tagging options may be made available.

How often does the batch tagging process run?

The batch process runs once every 60 minutes, taking the newest content first. You can manually initiate a batch process by clicking the “Run Batch Process” button on the plugin settings screen. Only one batch may run at a time.

The batch process keeps saying “Cannot run batch process; batch already started” and my posts are not being tagged.

The batch process uses a limiter file to make sure only one can run at a time. Deactivate and reactivate the plugin to reset this file and the batch process should start normally.

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Contributors & Developers

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

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Changelog

1.0.5

  • Fixed a bug with a generic plugin version constant name

1.0.4

  • Fixed an issue affecting plugin use on PHP versions <5.5

1.0.3

  • Added an additional check to remove the limiter file on plugin activation in case of errors preventing the batch from running

1.0.2

  • Cleaned up the logging files
  • Improved error and batch processing feedback
  • Added a one time switch to reset processed untagged posts

1.0.1

  • Added a check to truncate content longer than 100KB

1.0

  • Initial version.