update: I no longer have the time to update or support this plugin.
So.. the information here-under is kept for Internet archaeologists.
This StumbleUpon WordPress plugin:
1. Shows an indicator for all the links on your site (gray=not submitted, green=submitted) with numbers of reviews and pageviews the link has received.
2. Has a function you can include in your sidebar or under your posts to submit this permalink to SU, it includes an indication If it is already in SU AND how many reviews it had until now.
update: version 2.0 now has been rewritten in classes but… I temporarily removed the widget (see http://edward.de.leau.net/about/stumbleupon-plugin )
(the little icon next to the above link shows me that noone of you guys wrote a review on it, which proves the point of the need of this plugin, to gain some metrics )
The first link has got 3 reviews, it has a green icon
The second link has got more than 10 reviews it has been marked a yellow icon: a top site. These are typically the sites that end up in permanent bookmark collections.
The last one is gray and is not in SU yet.
some insights / info
When you backscroll through your weblog, in my case my 8500 blogpostings. It gives a general feeling on the type of links you post.
This plugin is based on the feed on reviews from links. Which means that a site can have a zillion reviews but if it does not remain popular it will drop to a green “0” over time.
Some links are popular for a short time. They are hyped or incorrectly SEO-ed. For the first year the feed will contain a gazillion reviews. However after a year it disappears in the outcorners of the Internet. (red dotted line). This probably will walk parallel with the visitor amounts to the site (indicated by the black line).
For links many scenario’s over time are possible. Some will go “404”, others will renew themselves.
For your own blog it gives you information on the amount of hyped links you post and, when you read your archives in some years time or reflect on the past years, it will give you an indication of the quality of links you have posted.
how to install:
1. download the plugin
2. copy the complete directory in your plugin dir (so yes it does need to be in the stumbleupon-wordpress-plugin dir)
3. activate the plugin in WordPress
4. go to the admin panel and choose “show icon”, this will make the background icon visible. (else you will just see a number behind your urls) and just read what is written on there…
5. if you want to place a single icon + submit function e.g. sidebar for permalinks or under blogspostings use the function stumbleInfoButton. All the info is in the admin panel.
6. if you want to only have the active bookmark button: you can tick that option in the admin menu
7. if you want to use your own stylesheet and buttons: you can tick that in the admin menu
example of the code to include e.g. in your sidebar if you want to display single items:
example of su icons: see http://edward.de.leau.net and just walk through my postings you should see about 16.000 of these kind of icons behind my links
example of sidebar icons: see http://edward.de.leau.net and just look at the right hand side.
issues: please report issues here. If you want you can also join development in the project there by joining the project and use svn to update the sources. Since I’m currently the only developer there is currently no need for a roadmap etc..
what will be in next versions? a widget and ability to integrate you comments with the comments the permalink got on stumbleupon and the option to point to your own stylesheet.
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