Now available: Add Attribution for FeedWordPress(posted on 14 July 2009)
I am happy to announce the initial release (2009.0714) of Add Attribution for FeedWordPress, an open-source add-on module for the FeedWordPress feed syndication tool. Add Attribution provides a user-friendly interface for adding boilerplate text to be displayed as part of the title, excerpt, or content of posts that FeedWordPress has syndicated from other sources, which you can use to display attribution for the source of your post without having to edit your WordPress theme.
Please note that the front-end interface for Add Attribution requires some just-completed updates to FeedWordPress’s add-on architecture. In order to use it, you will need to install an upgrade to FeedWordPress version 2009.0713 or later. Right now, that means upgrading the current development snapshot of FeedWordPress rather than the current public release. (The current development snapshot is tested and safe for your use, but the next public release is likely to wait until early August as I work on a couple of feature enhancements.) In order to download a development snapshot, go to the
Other Versions download page for FeedWordPress and choose the
Development Version to download and install.
Once you have upgraded FeedWordPress to a version that will support Add Attribution, download the Add Attribution installation package and install the contents in your WordPress plugins directory. Then log into the WordPress administrative interface and activate
Add Attribution for FeedWordPress under the Plugins page. Once activated, Add Attribution should be ready to use — to set your boilerplate text, go to Syndication –> Posts & Links and find the new Attribution Boilerplate settings panel. To add new rules, click on the link and begin filling in boilerplate to add to your post content or to tack onto post titles. You can use the following shortcodes to insert information about the source that the current post was syndicated from:
[source]= a link to the source you syndicated the post from
[source-name]= the name of the source you syndicated the post from
[source-url]= the URL of the source you syndicated the post from
[author]= the name of the author who wrote the post
[feed-setting key="setting-name"]= the value of a custom feed setting (named
setting-name) for the feed.
You can set custom settings for feed using the
Custom Feed Settings (for use in templates)panel under the feed’s settings page — just click on the feed’s name under Syndicated Sites and scroll down to the bottom of the settings page.
Download and enjoy! As always, you have any issues with the release, or if there is anything that you would like to see included in a future release, please use the comments form or drop me a line to let me know about it.