wp–recent–links is now a plugin

Yes, the title says it all: wp–recent–links is now a valid plugin for WordPress 1.2.

No need to copy the functions from my-hacks.php to a plugin file, now we have both files ready, for 1.0 and 1.2 users. Lots of fixes on this one, and rewritten functions are now more configurable. Of course the old functions will work, and won’t break what your current templates. But I strongly suggest you have a look at the new functions and play with them. wp–recent–links 1.3 is ready for 1.2’s final release.

We now have permalinks for each and every link, and the RSS 2 feed added in the previous release. More plugins for WP to come soon.

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  1. http://www.patrickmaloney.net/index.php?p=455
  2. http://www.bswi.de/archiv/2005/01/05/sideblog/
  3. Some small bugs in your code:

    The bookmarklet uses $siteurl, but that isn’t defined – you need to define it once to get_settings(‘siteurl’).

    The title attribute of the “more” link has a typo: you write titles=”” instead, so the title doesn’t show up.

    Otherwise it’s nice code. It would be cool if one could hack the calendar into this, so that the calendar shows the days for the recent links when you are on the recent-links pages.

  4. My links are just linking back to the recent links page … and I can’t see why.

    Using the Link It Bookmarklet, I’ve been linking everything by putting it all on the top line of that, and with [a] [/a] around the URI.

    Help ?

    Thanks !

  5. I really like recent-links a lot, great plugin. I was wondering if there was a way to increase the amount of text that could be placed in the caption.

  6. Lee, the caption currently allows a fair length of text in it, I don’t think it even has a limit. (I don’t have access to my code right now.) Like how long do you need it to be?

  7. Hi Markku, I tested it and it looks like the caption field tops out at about 255 characters. It’s not that big if a deal, it would just be nice to not be constrained. I thought it mught just be a matter of changing a number in the code somewhere.

  8. Lee, modifying that field’s type within MySQL (using PHPMyAdmin would be the easiest option) would allow you to enter longer captions. That should be the ultimate solution to what you need. 🙂


  9. Hey there, I’ve just started using your recent links feature on my site and I’ve got two things I’d need to sort out: For one, how do I get to write descriptions like you have under the links? Do I need to define some kind of div and then do this via the “text” field in the Recent Links area in WP, or what’s the secret behind this? For second, the bookmarklet always leads me to the site I want to link, with a 404 error…now, I’m pretty sure that’s what George is talking about in the first comment, so I updated to 1.31 in the manner you specified, but still no luck. Any help would be appreciated!

  10. Hi,
    I recently tried installing your plugin and for some reason wasn’t able to create the table. I’ve enabled the plugin and triple-checked that all the files are in the correct directories. I was wondering if this was an issue on my end or ????

    This is the message I receive: “Couldn’t create the table!”

    Thanks very much in advance for your help.


  11. What I want to do on my blog, is every few hours take the oldest post and move it to the
    front of the queue, all automatically. Anyone know if there is a plugin that can do this or
    a simple way to set up another plugin to do this (use my own feed perhaps)?

  12. Kristopher, I’m sure that can be done. You just need someone who might be interested in writing such a plugin, or just pay for the services of a good WP plugin programmer. 🙂

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