I’ve come across a few third-party WordPress plugins lately which I think deserve a place in the ArchivePress suite.
- Obviously FeedWordPress is at the heart of our plans. As well as pulling in posts from feeds, it also keeps a considerable amount of metadata about the original post, including the original author and URL.
- With the Academic Citations plugin you can add text citations in various common formats (Harvard, Chicago) to the foot of a post. Adding to or amending the formats available is trivial.
- Not entirely unrelated is the Dublin Core plugin adds some DC metadata in DC format to blog posts. By default it can include copyright and publisher information – particularly useful in an archive context.I haven’t checked this one out thoroughly yet – does it, for example, enrich feeds too? I imagine it’s readily hackable, anyway. Remembering my last post, in which I imagine a blog archive in the form of an EPrints repository, it’s clear how much semantic, micro-formatted, hyptertext richness an ArchivePress archive might offer its content, using plugins like this.
- The other plugin that looks particularly interesting is the Lucene-based search plugin, wpSearch. This looks like it could add a superior search experience over a large blog – or blog archive.
I’m not likely to resist the temptation to use them. In fact the citations plugin is already running on the AP1 demonstrator, and I have used it as the basis for a separate plugin also used there, which displays other metadata about the post. Who knows, maybe eventually it will look like an EPrints abstract page. I suppose I’m going to have to make some decisions!