This plugin hasn’t been updated in over 2 years. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.

WP Hacker News


WP Hacker News is a simple plugin that will place a “Submit to Hacker News” icon on each of your pages. Once installed, each of your posts will have this icon in the upper right-hand corner. It is only viewable when viewing an individual post, as not to clutter up site.


  1. Upload wp-hacker-news.php to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Enjoy!


Is there a way to change the size of the icon?

Not yet. Future revisions will allow you to set the size of the icon yourself.

Can I remove the text below the icon?

If you feel like editing the source you can. Otherwise, the next revision will allow for this.

Contributors & Developers

“WP Hacker News” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.



  • Fixed issue with the icon showing up on all pages and posts.