I’ve been thinking about what to do with the links page when I re-do my site. It’s terribly neglected and perpetually out of date, yet I link to sites all the time in my blog (and on occasion on other pages). Manual maintenence has not worked, so why not let the links page aggregate those links in an intelligent way?
When the entire site is running on WordPress1, I can pull URLs from every post and every page into a separate database table. Sites I link to the most can float to the top and links can be aged appropriately (for the blog posts at least). I could even provide a couple of different views (most frequently linked to, most recent links, etc.). Seems like it would be a pretty cool featurette.
- I’m working on setting up the new King Design site this way, partially as a test for doing it here. [up]
I’ve been trying to find the time to get the “idea” I have for a links section (http://www.adamstac.com/links/) to be both well laid out, and up to date with the minimal amount of work. As of right now…it’s all manual. But I’d love to be able to automate the bulk off the work. I was actually going to shoot you an email and describe my idea to you…in hopes that you may be able to “write” something to make it all work, but I haven’t gotten around to it. So I’m glad that you posted this.
The refered link is still under construction…as I said I am still trying to finf the time to lay it all out.
I am struggling with this right now. I don’t see an easy way to do this in WP. I posted “A different/better bookmarks/links way!?!” in the WP support page but it didn’t get any action. Please keep me informed. I would love to lend any help I can, despite my lack of skills.
I was quite naive in the first few weeks I started using wordpress. In fact, when I found the “recent links” plugin, what you’re describing is exactly what I thought I was installing at the time. Eventually, “recent links” got clumsily replaced with Furl, but using the already embedded links would really be the best. Maybe some of the recent enclosure code could be refactored toward this.
You thinking about making this a plugin? I would love something like this as well. I also post links to many sites and an automatic way of organizing them would be wonderful!
I’ll keep that in mind, but I don’t know how well this sort of thing would work as a plugin.
If it doesn’t make it as a plugin, would you publish how it was done for others? I’d even consider paying some money for something like that!
When I get around to building it, I’ll try to make it possible to break out for distribution.