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Yahoo! Shortcuts WordPress Plugin

Posted on 12.12.2007

Yahoo surprised at least me this morning with the release of a very interesting WordPress plugin. "Shortcuts" is a way for WordPress bloggers to find and recommend content (like photos from Flickr, maps, financial information, products, news, web search) and include it automatically within their blog content rather than copying and pasting the code of multiple services one by one.

What's interesting is that the plugin looks for the content as you write a blog post and notifies you (see image to the left) that the plugin has found content you could include in your post. Once you have successfully completed a post, you have the option to let the plugin "review" your post and find suggested shortcuts - each of which can have links embedded automatically or on an individual basis.

 

In my opinion, this is exactly what Yahoo needs more of - now if we could just find a way to let bloggers earn a little revenue on the side!

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