If you use Delicious, you’ve probably noticed that AVOS has started rolling out some changes. As a result, I’ve updated the Delicious XML Importer plugin and the Twenty Links theme. Between the importer and the theme, you can set up a pretty great alternative to Delicious on your own site. Here’s mine.
Twenty Links theme
Twenty Links now includes autosuggest on the tag filter. It shows an RSS feed link and a count of all the links found for the selected combination of tags. (If you’re logged in, the count will include your private links.)
You can use the built-in Press This bookmarklet to save links to your site. The theme includes a few customizations for that screen to turn off things you probably won’t use (the Save Draft button, the Categories box).
Since this is a child theme for Twenty Ten, and Extend doesn’t allow child themes yet, you’ll have to follow me here to find out about updates to the theme. Use the Twenty Links tag feed if you’d rather not subscribe to my general feed.
Delicious XML Importer plugin
- Supports importing links into a custom post type.
- New option to save the link into a custom field rather than the post content.
- Delicious now exports links with the word “empty” in the extended description if you didn’t enter any notes. Links without tags are also tagged with “empty.” The importer will ignore this, so that your notes and tags are actually empty.
- When importing links as posts, the link will now be the first thing saved in the content area, followed by your notes. (In previous versions, the notes came first.)
- The export API now handles only 1000 links at a time. See the plugin page for a workaround if you need to export more than that.
There’s a combined forum for the importer and the theme over on my support site.