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Zannel Tools

A complete integration between your WordPress blog and Zannel. Bring your Zannel Updates into your blog and pass your blog posts back to Zannel.


Zannel Tools integrates with Zannel by giving you the following functionality:

  • Archive your Zannel updates (downloaded every 30 minutes)
  • Create a blog post from each of your updates
  • Create a daily or weekly digest post of your updates
  • Create an update on Zannel whenever you post in your blog, with a link back to the blog post
  • Post an update from your sidebar
  • Post an update from the WP Admin screens
  • Pass your updates along to another service (via API hook)


There are a number of configuration options for Zannel Tools. You can find these in Settings > Zannel Tools.

Showing Your Updates

Widget Friendly

If you are using widgets, you can drag Zannel Tools to your sidebar to display your latest updates.

Template Tags

If you are not using widgest, you can use a template tag to add your latest updates to your sidebar.

<?php cfzt_sidebar_zupdates(); ?>

If you just want your latest update, use this template tag.

<?php cfzt_latest_zupdate(); ?>


Zannel Tools contains a hook that can be used to pass along your Zannel update data to another service (for example, some folks have wanted to be able to update their Facebook status). To use this hook, create a plugin and add an action to:


Your plugin function will receive an cfzt_zupdate object as the first parameter.

Example psuedo-code:

function my_status_update($update) { // do something here }
add_action('cfzt_add_zupdate', 'my_status_update')

Known Issues

  • Only one Zannel account is supported (not one account per author).
  • Updates are not deleted from the update table in your WordPress database when they are deleted from Zannel. To delete from your WordPress database, use a database admin tool like phpMyAdmin.
  • The relative date function isn't fully localized.

Requires: 2.5 or higher
Compatible up to: 2.7.1
Last Updated: 8 years ago
Active Installs: Less than 10


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