Blogger Hacks, Categories, Tips & Tricks

Tuesday, November 29, 2005
Category Tags: Put 'em in your link field
Rahul Gupta has posted a javascript that goes into your template, & will force the blogger link field to output the del.icio.us tags that you need for categories. Three steps to make it work:
  1. Turn the link field on (Dashboard > Settings > Formatting > Show Link Field)
  2. Paste the script into your template
  3. Edit the script to point to your del.icio.us account instead of Rahul's.
This way you can tag as you write your post. You'll still need to bookmark the post to your account, but you can tag as you compose. This basically duplicates the function of the greasemonkey method, but if you're not on firefox, or if you'd rather hack your template than your browser, this is the way to go.

Thanks, Rahul!!

Update 11/30: In the comments on Rahul's blog, Greg points out that this may not be the best thing for visibility on Technorati, & suggests a fix.

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Posted at 5:13 PM by John.
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Blogger Greg said...
For those interested, there's some discussion on Rahul's blog about the impact on technorati visibility of doing this.

Cheers,

-Greg.

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Blogger John said...
Thx, Greg!! Good call.

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Blogger yash gupta said...
so basically all that rahul`s javascript does is post the categories in the links column? i wouldnt want these to appear in the links column rather i`d have a seperate column for these delicious categories...I read ayub`s trick too but couldnt quite get it...

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