WordPress Linkblogging

WordPress linkblogs are getting easier to deal with for the interested… I’ve been debating how to best do it myself since I sometimes post very short “of interest” bits rather than actual written by me bits. Here are two ways you might consider…

Matt, the lead developer of WordPress has devised a simple way which maintains the links within the flow of your blog. Matt’s code as well as other versions are linked at the Weblog Tools Collection. Matt’s asides, as he calls the links, are simple once the code has been added (though it looks like it’s already in the CVS and may make it to release for 1.2) and get included in your main syndication feed which is certainly a nice way to not have to ask anyone to subscribe to another feed to follow your postings. Simple is good.

The second option from RebelPixel Productions uses a plugin which you can expect to see more of as things move to 1.2. I used a previous iteration as a test and found it to work well, though involved a bit of tweaking to get things to work. The plugin resolves that extra work…The site is down at the moment so I can’t download and play, but as I recall these links get added to the sidebar rather than in the main flow. I don’t believe that you get them included in your syndication feed…

The choice is yours… whether you want it and how you plan to use it.

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