February 21, 2024

Yahoo Shortcuts

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If you’re like me then you like to spruce up your posts with images, links and any tool that you can find that will help you do this is– and do it easily– is something that you’d want to try out.

Well, one of the great things about WordPress is that there are always people writing plugins and coming up with neat things– and this plugin is no exception. Yahoo has developed what is calls “shortcuts“. It’s a plugin that sits on your write post screen over on the right hand bar and watches what you write.

If it finds keywords in your post, it will let you know that it has found shortcuts. What kinds of things can be shortcuts?

  • Locations (like 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington D.C.): For which it will suggest a map!
  • Keywords: With links to search engines to find the latest news.
  • Images: Where it will find Flickr photos that you can place right inside your post!

This tutorial on how it works will amaze you. Currently, I’ve started to use this over at Weekend Kindness exclusively– so you should have seen the dotted links, the images with the CC from Flickr, etc. I haven’t yet specified any locations, so you haven’t seen any maps, but the promise of being able to integrate content means that you might want to give this a try!

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