The MediaBugs plugin for WordPress automatically adds a link to each post that allows users to file error reports about a blog’s content to MediaBugs.org.
MediaBugs is a “bug tracker for news” — a public, free, open-source service that tracks and tries to help resolve errors in media coverage. The MediaBugs WordPress plugin is intended for bloggers who are doing journalism on their sites.
With the plugin installed, site visitors will have one-click access to an error report form that appears as an overlay, pulls in the post’s URL automatically, and files the error report to MediaBugs.org. Blog publishers can easily monitor MediaBugs for any error reports filed about their sites by subscribing to email alerts or RSS feeds.
You can find out more about MediaBugs at MediaBugs.org
Plugin author: Ben Brown MediaBugs director: Scott Rosenberg
- Download the file to your local computer.
- Extract the MediaBugs folder from the .zip file.
- Upload the MediaBugs folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory of your WordPress installation.
- Activate the plugin from WordPress’s Plugins admin pane.
- If you want to turn error reporting on, visit the Settings – MediaBugs pane through your WordPRess admin interface and check the box labeled “Automatically append the “Report an error” link to all posts?”
- You can also decide here whether you want to use the default text (“Report an error”) or modify it. And you can check the “Use the ‘Report an Error’ icon next to the text?” if you want to add the icon to your page.
- Click “Update” at the bottom of the settings page to save your choices.
Contributors & Developers
“MediaBugs Report an Error Plugin” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.
Interested in development?
- This is the first release of the MediaBugs plugin