Friday, November 11, 2005

post topics

I just came up with this idea, so I'm feeling rather pleased with myself...

Using del.icio.us to tag posts on Blogger

One of the things that Blogger lacks (user-friendly though it is in many other ways) is the ability to group blog entries by topic. I have solved this problem using del.icio.us.

Getting set up
1. Create a del.icio.us account and add del.icio.us buttons to your bookmarks toolbar.
2. Set up a 'blog' tag bundle
3. Set up your topic categories (give them the prefix blog_ if you want to use del.icio.us to track other types of link)
4. Add all your previous blog posts to your categories using the procedure below.
5. Change your template so that you have links to each blog post category under the heading (or wherever is appropriate on your template) - and be sure to republish entire blog after changing the template.

Continuing
1. From now on, whenever you create a post, open it in a new window or tab using the permanent link.
2. Click on the 'remember this' button on the Bookmarks toolbar.
3. Select your categories, e.g. blog_blogging, blog_geeky
4. Add notes if required. Click save.

1 comment:

Yvonne said...

You can also add the code <a href="http://del.icio.us/post?url=<$BlogItemPermalinkURL$>" title="remember this on del.icio.us">post to del.icio.us</a> so that you can post the blog-posts directly to del.icio.us