I’ve released yet another WordPress plugin – this one is called Shortcut Macros. This is a real one-trick pony, all it does is auto-expand shortcuts you create to the longer text you have specified for the shortcut.
For example, if you link to my site often, you might create a macro of
##ak which would expand to
<a href="https://alexking.org/">Alex King, master WordPress plugin developer</a>. 😉
Simple and effective, and oh-so-handy for lazy folks like me.
The download and more information are available on my WordPress Plugins page.
If you have any trouble with this, please open a thread in the WP Support Forums and send me the link.
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Now that is a clever little tool. Thanks a lot mate, I’ll definitely be using that in the future!
This is about the only plugin that I was missing when I transitioned over from MT to WP.
Works quite nicely, but there’s one thing that would make it even more useable:
Say you want a shortcut for google, you could make it something like ##g(test) and the resulting entry would be http://www.google.nl/search?q=test
Basically make it so that it accepts arguments.
That’s a really solid suggestion, Kay. It complicates the plugin, but at least with respect to myself, makes it useful, similar to the way Firefox’s QuickSearches does.
I guess I don’t really see the value in that addition – you’ll need to sell me on it if you want me to spend time building it. 🙂
Okay, say you like to tag your posts with the music you were listening too, you’d type:
##lyrics(Mogwai – Auto Rock) and you’d get something like:
Listened to: Mogwai – Auto Rock [L]