So, a while back, I was working on a Delicious importer for WordPress. It’s an update of Guillermo Moreno’s plugin, which imports bookmarks as posts. I added an option to bring them in as links, which made more sense to me, but there’s a big problem: since the WordPress link manager doesn’t break up long lists of links into separate pages the way the post/page edit screens do, my grand plans to create my own Delicious backup (like my Twitter backup) ran aground while I wait for the link manager screen to get updated.
However! Since Yahoo announced today that it’s closing Delicious, I’ve dusted off the plugin, fixed a few little bugs, and it’s ready to go.
Download the .zip file here. I’ll put it up on the plugin repository if/when it gets approved. Approved! Here’s the plugin.
Just keep in mind that if you have several thousand links, like I did, you might want to go with posts instead of links. I did; you can check out my new link archive at links.sillybean.net. I’m messing around with a child theme of Twenty Ten for it.
I also updated the plugin to handle private bookmarks. It’ll import them as private posts or invisible links, depending which format you choose.
If you do choose links, you might also be interested in the Link This plugin, which is basically the Press This feature for links instead of posts.
ETA: I’ve created a theme for my link backup site, and Aaron Parecki has modified both the import plugin and the theme to use a custom post type instead of regular posts.