This plugin is pretty idiotic (by which I mean brain-dead simple), but it does enable anyone to fully microformat-enable their blog with purely point-and-click operations. It’s recommended that you start with a WordPress theme that already has built-in support for microformats, and then add this plugin to the mix.
Alternatively, if you are comfortable with template code, you can write your own microformats into your custom template. Learn more about authoring and customizing WordPress templates at the Codex.
Please note that all this plugin does is adds the Oomph toolkit’s functionality to a page. What that means is that the plugin has all the features and benefits, as well as all the limitations, of the Oomph toolkit. Most notably, the plugin only recognizes the hCard and hCalendar microformats for now.
If you want to send patches to improve this plugin, please do.
I installed and activated the plugin, but nothing is different. How come?
First, view the source of your WordPress-generated page and make sure you see a line similar to the following near the top:
If you see that but there’s still nothing different about your page, then you probably don’t have any (valid) microformats. You might consider switching to a WordPress theme with built-in microformat support, or modifying your theme’s code to add some of your own. You can learn more about the support WordPress offers for microformats in the Microformat wiki.
The plugin doesn’t let me do X thing that I want to do! Why not?
Most likely because I haven’t taken X thing into account. Sorry, I’m not a psychic (as much as I wish I were). However, you’re encouraged to leave a comment on plugin homepage or to contact me elsewhere to request that I add capabilities to the plugin. Better yet, if you’re comfortable doing so, send me or the fine guys who wrote Oomph a patch.
Contributors & Developers
“WP-Oomph” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.
- Updated to use Oomph 2.0 client library.
- Loads in page footer as opposed to document
- Initial release.