With the current lack of features of WordPress 2.3 with regards to tagging, I first wrote a hack to display the available tags while Writing a Post. This way, the blogger would know which tag they would like to reuse.
After a few minutes of tinkering with the core files, I decided to try making a plugin that would mimic Ultimate Tag Warrior's ability to display Technorati tags, a feature that I sorely miss, having to let go of the plugin I have come to know and love. I definitely know I have to do something about it. It's the OCD-ridden kid in me that just has to scratch this itch.
The code I used for this plugin is based on the code of one of the core files in WordPress 2.3 and that would be the
category-templates.php file found in the
wp-includes folder of my WordPress Installation. This plugin returns a list of Technorati tags associated to the post and it follows the same syntax of listing tags native to WordPress 2.3. The only limitation it has is that it is ONLY FOR WORDPRESS 2.3. I MIGHT integrate this plugin in the next release of my current theme. Who knows.
You can read more about it here.
I created this plugin so that anyone who wants their posts listed as Technorati tagged posts. That way, you get more traffic (hopefully) from Technorati. This is also something I want my blog to have, and I think I'm not alone on this one. In case I am, well, I still did it for me. What are personal blogs for but your own person, right?
A number of releases for my themes, a hack, and my first plugin in a week, who would've thought WordPress 2.3 would release the coder in me. Truly, necessity is the mother of all invention.
I never had formal schooling in PHP, or any other programming language, except for Turbo Pascal, which was about half my life ago and has long been forgotten. There really is nothing to be afraid of programming. It's just a bunch of ones and zeroes.