Save links to useful websites you find directly to your hosted WordPress blog.
Do you use delicious? Ever thought "I love this service but I really like owning my own data" ? Use WordPress? (if not, why not? ;) )
Here you go then! A Chrome extension which allows you to save links directly to your WordPress blog. Simply click the new icon in the toolbar, give a title (optional) and some tags (also optional) and click 'Save Link'. Done. Instantly published to your own WordPress (3.0 or above) blog.
Update 10th April 2011:
-- Made the title element auto-fill from the tab's HTML Title
-- Content of post is now a link rather than plain text
-- The 'that's done' message is now a link to the edit posts screen
1) Once installed, click the 'wrench' icon (top right) and click 'tools > extensions' (which will take you to chrome://extensions/ )
2) Find Delectable and click 'options' (which will open a new tab)
3) Type in your username and password for your WordPress blog and the URL for your blog - if your blog is at http://www.mydomain.com/ you should enter http://www.mydomain.com/xmlrpc.php (The xmlrpc.php is *very* important. Don't miss it - this extension will not work without it)
4) If your theme doesn't support Post Formats, you'll need to set a category for your links (create this category first from your WordPress back end). Click 'advanced options' and type the category name. Then save.
5) (optional) if you wish your links to be pages, rather than posts, type 'page' into the post type box.
6) You're done!
Once you've found a web site you wish to save a link to, click on the new icon in your toolbar (the one with the WordPress logo on it), then fill out a title (optional - defaults to the link of the page), fill out some tags (optional, but recommended) and click 'Save Link'.
Go check your posts...you should have a new one. If you don't, visit your WordPress 'writing' settings page (log in to WP, Settings > Writing) and ensure that "Enable the WordPress, Movable Type, MetaWeblog and Blogger XML-RPC publishing protocols." is checked.
(If you haven't, you need to ensure that the username/password you entered are correct - and that that user is at least an 'author' level on your blog - and that you have the correct xmlrpc.php path )
The first version 0.1 has support for WordPress' new 'Post Format' (uses 'link') - so if your theme supports it, all of your links will be stored as such. If your theme doesn't, then simply enter a category in the options panel and all of your links will be stored to that category.
Also supported is 'post scheduling' so, if you don't want the links published immediately, you can set the time when the magic happens (you might want to edit the contents of the post before publishing, for example).
Also supported in this first version is the ability to either store links as 'posts' or 'pages' (The WordPress API does not support Custom Post Types posts creation via XML-RPC, yet. When it is updated to do so, I will add this feature).
Setup takes 30 seconds - type in your blog url, your username and password (just once, in the options panel) and, optionally, add a category or select post/page. Done.
Open to ideas as to what else you want this extension to do - let me know!