Link Harvest is a WordPress plugin that uses the content in your posts and pages to build a links list for you, based on the sites you actually link to. You can see it in action on my Links page
I created this to help me better leverage my content as part of my recent site redesign. I finally found time to test everything in WordPress 2.0 and 2.1, finish the README, etc. so I could release it.
The initial link harvest can be fairly resource intensive and can take a while as it goes through all of your posts and pages looking for links and processing them. My initial harvest took around 3 hours for about 2000 posts. Future posts are added incrementally and you probably won’t even notice it.
Link Harvest is a fairly complicated plugin, so I highly recommend reading the README and following the installation steps carefully. If you get really stuck, I do offer consulting services.
On the technical side, I’ve recently added special handling support for FeedBurner redirect URLs and the ability to backfill page titles in the event some pages don’t load properly during the initial harvest operation. Like my Share This plugin, Link Harvest also uses Prototype for the reasons I’ve explained previously.
I’d also like to thank the folks that have sent in a donations to help support all the projects and plugins I make available for free here. Please consider making a donation if you find this stuff useful.
The download is 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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At last 🙂
hi, how many query this plugin generate?
i tested related plugins but toooo much qurey
strajk – Sorry, your comment doesn’t make sense to me.
Alex, he’s asking how many database calls the plugin makes. Without looking at the code, I’m expecting very little… I think this is more RSS based as opposed to database based right?
That’s not a very useful question. It makes tons of database calls when it’s doing a harvest. It makes none when it isn’t…
It really doesn’t have anything to do with RSS that I can think of.
Seems like a great plugin! I’ll surely be giving it a try!
I’ve downloaded the plugin and it is harvesting as we speak. Thx!
No problems here! about 500 posts and it took about 30 minutes to harvest. check http://www.bakkel.co[...]s-collectie/ for the result.
Once I got this to run (there was a single dodgy post that revealed itself as a troublemaker when I used the debug version) it was quite fascinating to watch as the harvest takes place. I created a standalone science link harvest page, which gradually accumulated the links from my 800+ posts. Some links were to sites I’d totally forgotten about ever having pointed to in some of my more obscure posts from years back. I had to exclude several sites that aren’t properly 301’ing their non-www canonical form but that’s not hard to do.
Anyway, thanks once again for bringing us such fun Alex.
And, just in case anyone is interested in seeing the links on my site here’s the URL – http://www.scienceba[...]harvest.html
I’m glad you got it working, but it would have been really helpful if you’d shared information about the problem post with me. My goal is to work around these issues for everyone, not to have each individual solve specific problems.
Interesting plugin. It took about 25 minutes to process over 1000 posts on my main blog.
Would you consider adding more options to the links it harvests at some point?
Several of the sites I link to would have affiliate IDs that it would be nice to preserve if possible
Great plugin and working flawlessness on my blog.
A suggestion for the future:
adding favicons to the list of links.
maybe using the existing favicache plugin
I like your plugin. One thing I would prefer is that you provide a link to the original page and not to the domain. For example, on one post, there is a link to a NYTimes article, but the Link Harvest just picks up the domain part. It would be also really good if you retained the original “text” part associated with the link instead of using the Title of the page. I’m looking at the php and trying to figure out how to accomplish this, but obviously, it would be easier for you to do this.
The links are retained – click “show links”.
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