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WordPress Plugin Ideas from Chris Pirillo

Chris Pirillo has some thoughts on plugins that should be made, as well as a re-naming of WordPress MU.

He would like to see some plugins that do the following:

  • Take a look at any given Vox blog – when you hover over any given tag, you can view the results for that tag in specific local indices. I’d like for someone to make a WP plugin that passes the tag to selected local AND external tag engines (Technorati, TagJag, Flickr, etc.).
  • I’d also like to see a similar WP plugin for Bookmarking the post in the multitude of social engines (on hover, add to, Digg, Reddit, etc.). I don’t wanna clutter my posts with hundreds of icons, and I believe this is plugin is also within the realm of possibility.
  • I need someone to create an expanded version of the Kramer WordPress plugin, so that it might take in link data from other blog search indices – Yahoo!, Ask, Feedster, Windows Live, Google Blogs, etc. Kramer really beefs up the discussion for any given post, but I really wanna kick that into overdrive.
  • What about a plugin that takes incoming search terms and auto-tags the post based on those terms (with or without moderation)? So, if a user searches for KeywordXYZ on Google and ultimately visits one of the blog entries, that blog entry will have the KeywordXYZ added to its tag list (via UTW or something).
  • I also need a WP tool that recursively goes through my posts which have not already been tagged, then tag the posts with keywords it finds most appropriate (either through the Yahoo! API or internal logic) – almost like how the Related Posts plugin works against the posts database automatically?

If you create any of these, I am sure Chris would promote it, as would I, making it a highly downloaded plugin no doubt. So if you are an enterprising plugin maker. Here are some interesting ideas for you.

Also, he gives a little shout-out to Matt and whomever is running the WordPress MU project saying:

Automattic really needs to rename MUWP to something more human, like “WordPress: Community Edition.” Doesn’t that position it better?

While I agree it could use a better name, I think the name should be revamped once the software works as easily as WordPress does.

Categories: WordPress Plugins

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  1. James Asher says: 8/15/2006

    Dibs on bullet point #4.

    Currently halfway done.



  2. Elliott Back says: 8/15/2006

    I’ve got an awesome and mostly unreleased tagging pluggin that does autotagging based on search engine hits, allows users to tag your posts, and does other nice things.


  3. James Asher says: 8/15/2006

    It was written up pretty quick, but here’s the fourth one on the list:
    WordPress Plugin: Search Term Tagging 1.0 Beta.


  4. Jack says: 10/7/2007

    nice work Asher :)


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