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WordPress.com Tags (beta) (22 posts)

  1. nero1977
    Member
    Posted 18 years ago #

    Hello! =)

    Can you point me how to make TAGs page like this? http://wordpress.com/tags/

    I hear about "Tags4Wordpress".

  2. nero1977
    Member
    Posted 18 years ago #

    So, nobody know about this?

  3. ergate
    Member
    Posted 18 years ago #

    Are you looking to do it on a blog by blog basis, or are you looking at "Global" tags where it is tags for the entire WPMU install.

    If you are looking for a blog by blog I would look at stuff like http://redalt.com/External/plugins.php?p=weighted-category-list
    http://redalt.com/External/plugins.php?p=ultimate-tag-warrior

    If you are looking to do it globally, then there is no solution. This is along similar lines as Global Categories, global tags etc. From what I understand, the solution that is being used at wp.com was written specifically for wp.com and would not be practical for wpmu.
    As far as global categoried/tags are concerned, the function is built in, to a point. Where all categories over all blogs are entered into one table, but there are no functions written to utilize this etc etc.
    At one time there was a suggestion from Matt on how to implement a clobal tag system, but that was lost in the forum restart. Basically it was put a hook into the post script so each post is also posted to a designated blog and then make a tag cloud from that blog. (a seperate server for that blog was reccomeneded)

    There are other people who have started to takle the issue, but it is rather involved. check theses posts
    http://mu.wordpress.org/forums/topic.php?id=568&replies=4
    http://mu.wordpress.org/forums/topic.php?id=153&replies=3

    There has been a lot of talk about this in the past, but again, lost in the restart.

    If others have any advise or would like to correct my sive like memory please chime in.

  4. andrewbillits
    Member
    Posted 18 years ago #

    wp.com has a fairly simple (but resource intensive) way of doing this. everytime a post is published it is added a a global posts table as well as the users posts table. The tag system then can have a nice glance at all the recent posts without having to check every single users "posts" table.

    Like I said though, their way is resource intensive if you have a good bit of users.

  5. drmike
    Member
    Posted 18 years ago #

    In the back of my mind, I remember a plug in that imports RSS feeds as posts into a blog. Maybe setting something like this up and importing all of the RSS feeds would work?

    I can't remember the plug in though.

  6. fugazzi
    Member
    Posted 18 years ago #

    @ergate Are your links the standard plugins or modified for wpmu?

  7. fugazzi
    Member
    Posted 18 years ago #

    I download and test utw. Add Tags and display on the end of a post works fine. By clicking on a tag a 404 error will show (blog.mydomain.com/tag/word/).

    Need i customize the rewrite rules or do some hacks in the plugin? Has someone a working solution?

    category-cloud as widget works out of the box. Download link is in the codex.

    Thanks

    Best Regards

  8. drmike
    Member
    Posted 18 years ago #

    Download link is in the codex.

    Maybe providing a link would have been a better idea since we now have to search for the download link ourselves. Especially since I have no clue what utw stands for. :)

  9. fugazzi
    Member
    Posted 18 years ago #

    UTW = Ultimate Tag Warrior

    category cloud link http://vertino.net/wp-sandbox/?p=70

  10. ergate
    Member
    Posted 18 years ago #

    Fugazzi: The links I provided are to strait up WP plugins, they might work with MU and they might need some changes.

    thanks for the category-cloud link, will probably use this instead of the original "weighted categories"

  11. suleiman
    Member
    Posted 17 years ago #

    Just posting here what I had posted earlier in a related thread:

    folks, I haven't come up with the code myself, but in a seperate thread drmike pointed out that the correct strategy might be:

    1) Install WPMU Feed and generate an RSS feed pulling from all blogs

    2) Use a RSS to Post plugin that imports...well...RSS to posts.

    3) Take that data and and perhaps install Ultimate Tag Warrior to generate the tags but hide the actual posts? (I don't really have a good working knowledge of how UTW works at this point)

    In any case...here is a plugin that apparently takes RSS feeds and turns them into posts: http://wordpress.org/support/topic/54125?replies=2

    Feedwordpress is the name of the game, and though it doesn't import from blogger posts, I think it does for WP 2.0+. Any takers?

    EDIT: from the feedwordpress Site at http://projects.radgeek.com/feedwordpress/install:

    Requirements

    To use version 0.98 of FeedWordPress, you will need:

    1) an installed configured copy of WordPress 2.0.x pr 1.5.x. (It won’t work with WP 1.2 or WP MU development builds.)
    2) FTP or SFTP access to your web host

    Damn. Well maybe someone here can hack the plugin to make it compatible? I was going to try it on my WPMU install but I have bloggers on there now...need to look into getting a test install up and running somewhere!

  12. drmike
    Member
    Posted 17 years ago #

    I still have this method on my todo list. Along with about 300 other items. *sigh*

    Wasn't I suppose to take it easy this week.

  13. suleiman
    Member
    Posted 17 years ago #

    You know Dr.Mike I was able ot import an RSS feed into a page on my testing blog (home.hadithuna.com) by installing the feedList plugin and adding some calls to my index.php file.

    Don't know if that helps any!

    EDIT: I should point out, I can display an RSS feed in my blog, but I cannot as yet import the rss feed items as posts.

  14. suleiman
    Member
    Posted 17 years ago #

    I thought I'd provide a link to a site where a guy figured out how to hack the built in import function of WPMU to only point to the url of the wordpress blog RSS instead of requiring the file be downloaded.

    http://nosheep.net/story/import-remote-rss-in-wordpress/

    Again, don't know if this helps or hurts any, but figured I'd bring it to your attention!

  15. suleiman
    Member
    Posted 17 years ago #

    double post...can't delete it...sorry.

  16. drmike
    Member
    Posted 17 years ago #

    That won't work since it doesn't provide a link back the other sites nor it is automatic.

    I'm dropping the author of feedwordpress an email to see if he can help.

    I gotta admit though that I can't get it to import categories though, even from a regular wordpress blog and it's set to do so.

  17. Walied
    Member
    Posted 17 years ago #

    Suleiman, I have been using http://elliottback.com/wp/archives/2006/06/06/wp-autoblog-a-syndication-plugin/
    which import a xml feed into port automaticlly, You can specify the wpmu-feed plugin & it use Cronless cron jobs to generate the post every time the period you set in the script of the blugin. I have been using it for teaser on latest news on alzool.net

  18. drmike
    Member
    Posted 17 years ago #

    Sort of works.

    You're going to have to rewrite what gets imported since each post gives a link back to the plugin creator. The link to the original article is within the Post and not as the permalink but at least it works where feedWP doesn't really.

    Hmmm....

  19. suleiman
    Member
    Posted 17 years ago #

    great....what kind of tweaking would be needed here?

  20. thatposhgirl
    Member
    Posted 17 years ago #

    I may not understand the question, but...

    Don't tag plugins allow the user to tag their posts using a textbox on the write page? Why can't those tags be added to a central location; either a database or flat file? Why does this have to be so complicated?

    The way I would see doing it with a flat file is to have it formatted like this:

    tag
    ++
    count 2
    ++
    http://blog.myblogs.com/post
    http://blog2.myblogs.com/post
    ++
    tag2
    ++
    count 1
    ++
    http://blog.myblogs.com/post2

    etc, etc...

    Then, when the user posts, the script searches the file for the tag and adds the url and increments the counter (so it doesn't have to keep using resources to count the urls).

    The tag cloud script searches the file looking for the top however many tags and creates a cloud that would be cached (no reason to update it everytime someone visits the page, once or twice a day should be fine).

    Am I completely dumb to think this would work?

  21. andrea_r
    Moderator
    Posted 17 years ago #

    "Why can't those tags be added to a central location; either a database or flat file?"

    Actually, they are. there's a global categories table in the db that isn't being used. Soemwhere in the code I think there is soem of the stuff needed for this, but commented out. The reason it is, (if I remember correectly) is that it was resource-intensive and wouldn't work well for really large sites.

  22. mrjcleaver
    Member
    Posted 17 years ago #

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