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WordPress Plugins: Calais Auto Tagger

On most of the blogs I write for, I usually forget about adding tags. I have always been a category user, not adding all of the tagging plugins that are currently out in the marketplace, and really not taking up tagging, even though it is now in the core of WordPress, but some new plugins by Calais might just rectify that issue for me by helping give tag suggestions automatically.

Found thanks to ReadWriteWeb:

Grossman’s plugins, which are available as an auto tagger and an archive tagger (to go back and tag old posts), received over 500 downloads in the first two days. The plugins work by sending post text to Calais and retrieving a list of suggested tags. The plugins rely on an Open Calais PHP class, also written by Grossman. Eventually, the plugins will be released under a Creative Commons license. Grossman tells us he’s waiting until the next Calais feature update, scheduled for May 1st, before adding any more features to his plugins.

Not only can you install the WP Calais Auto Tagger to help you tag your posts from now on, but they have also developed the WP Calais Archive Tagger which will go back through your posts and tag them based on a semantic examination of your posts.

For those worried about tags they have already added, the Archive Tagger will not overwrite those tags, but instead add to them.

The plugins require PHP 5, and the cURL library which many hosts have, but not all, and so check with your host before installing these plugins.

Read more about them on the WordPress Plugins library under WP Calais Auto Tagger and WP Calais Archive Tagger.

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  1. Network Geek says: 4/17/2008

    Great plugins! I upgraded my old WordPress installation to the latest version and none of my old posts had tags on them. The WP Calais Archive Tagger went through all 1400+ posts and tagged most of them. It did time out several times, but, then again, I do believe I was pushing this plugin beyond its intended use! It did eventually look at all my posts, however, and tagged most of them, saving me hours and hours of work.
    Now, when I start using a theme that displays tags, well, I’ll have tags to display! Thanks for showing me this great tool!


  2. Inspirit | Abhinav says: 4/20/2008

    Thanks for letting know about this great plugin, Alex. If I hadn’t seen this, I’d have gone tagging many of my old posts in a day or two :D



  3. Steve says: 4/30/2008

    For some reason, when I try to activate the plugin, it won’t. WP says it created a fatal error. BTW, I’m using WP 2.3, and have followed your installation instructions, including the part where I should acquire an API key (never got that far). Any suggestions?


  4. Joel says: 6/2/2008

    Wow… Thanks.. This will be a great plugin for me as I always forget to add tags to my post. And late r I realize it and will have absolutely no mood in going and adding tags to it. But this plugin will work great to me and will do my job in seconds… :)


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