August 7, 2023

Howto: A better bookmark maker for Wordpress

I promise this is the last Wordpress related post I’m going to make for a long time. I finished with my template and this is the last thing I made for it. I wanted a way to allow people to add my posts to their collection. I tried Arne Brachhold’s plugin but it wasn’t what I wanted. For one thing, it only worked on single.php. I wanted the bookmark link to be available on the index.php too. Not everyone will visit the individual post page. I also wanted it to have a pop-up. I quite liked the way the old pop-up bookmarklet worked. So here’s how you make a better bookmark. Place this code anywhere within the loop. It works for pages, templates, index.php and single.php.

<a href=”<?php the_permalink(); ?>&title=<?php the_title('’, ‘’, true); ?>”>add to</a>

And that’s it. But that’s without the pop-up. If you want the pop-up method, first paste this simple javascript pop-up maker in your head tag.

<script type="text/javascript">
function openpopup(popurl){

Then use this link in your loop instead of the earlier one I showed you.

<a href=”javascript:openpopup(’<?php the_permalink(); ?>&title=<?php the_title('’, ‘’, true); ?>’)”>add to</a> Instant messenger geo-location social networking software is a tiny geo-location social networking software, kind of like, except Placesite was restricted to users of a local wifi network. Meetro is more expansive and rides on AIM and ICQ networks. Basically it tells you who is nearby and gives you their profiles and the opportunity to contact them for real-life socialising. But I think the power might not be from socialising. It might be from recommendations that Meetro users make of local facilities like restaurants and hairdressers and schools. Meetro is currently only for Windows users.