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13 01 07 slinking in Pivot

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The blog software I use here, Pivot is GPLed and extendable. I've used a few extensions to show flash content and even hacked one to play mp3s.
I just installed another one that will be handy for me rather than the children, slink.
slink lets you define some links that can then be inserted quickly by typing, for example: [[slink:p]] and getting Pivot.
you get to define as many slinks as you like in a simple file, mine looks like this at the moment:
p|Pivot|http://www.pivotlog.net
a|Apple|http://www.apple.com
s|Sandaig|http://www.sandaigprimary.co.uk
o|Sandaig Otters|http://www.sandaigprimary.co.uk/pivot
ewan|Ewan|http://edu.blogs.com
david|David|http://edcompblog.blogspot.com/
robert|Robert|http://www.jonesieboy.co.uk/blog/
pete|Pete|http://geekyteach.computingteacher.co.uk/
google|Google|google.co.uk
sb|ScotsEudBlogs News|http://www.scotedublogs.org.uk/
sw|ScotEduBlogs Wiki|http://www.scotedublogs.wikispaces.com/
boo|Booruch|http://booruch.libsyn.com/
stv|Sandaig TV|http://www.sandaigprimary.co.uk/pivot/sandaig_tv.php
f|Flickr|http://www.flickr.com
which reflects common links I've made recently, but it is simple to change by editing a text file.
This is the sort of thing that keeps me amused while doing the more important job of running the children's blogs.

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Neat extension John. I wonder how easy it would be to make this into a Wordpress plugin, or if such a thing already exists for Wordpress?
Robert Jones (Email) (URL) - 14 01 07 - 09:00

hi Robert,
uber-tooltips-replacer looks like it might do the same sort of thing.
John Johnston (Email) (URL) - 14 01 07 - 10:19



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