WordPress News Feed plugin from GuardianAdded: Saturday, July 10th, 2010
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Guardian has released a new tool enabling WordPress bloggers to post Guardian articles directly to their blogs. Moreover, the blog owners can add their own commentary to the article they are reposting and then publish it in full with just a couple of restrictions.
Some of the publishing guidelines can be found in the search panel. They are just friendly reminders to those who forgot what they agreed to in the Terms and Conditions. The main points of the conditions are changes, key, ads and deletions. First of all, users cannot remove or somehow change the text, links or pictures they get from Guardian. Next, in order to use the plugin, a blog owner needs to get a key, but has no right to share it or use it anywhere else. Also, Guardian articles come with advertisements and performance tracking embedded, that can’t be altered or removed either. However, users may use their own ads elsewhere on their website. And finally, in case Guardian had to remove the article that was reposted, plugin replaces the private blog posts with a message informing that it is not available anymore.
The plugin comes as a beta, version 0.1, and works only on the own hosted WordPress blogs, which means it wouldn’t work with the websites hosted on WordPress.com, for example. However, the versions for other platforms are planned to be developed, too. The version also has some bugs discovered so far. For instance, the articles with restricted rights can show up in the search results, but are not available for publishing.
Installing and using the plugin is quite easy. First of all, you need to either download the plugin from WordPress.org or use admin panel (Plugins tool there). The next required step is obtaining an access key through registering on the Guardian's Open Platform.
As the process is self-serve, it would take mere seconds to get a key. Finally, configuring plugin is needed. This can be done from the main dashboard, displaying the Configuration panel of Guardian News Feed. There you will be asked to enter received API key into the appropriate box.
That’s about it, and you can start using the plugin. Your "Posts" menu will be updated with the "Guardian News Feed" option, allowing you to search and browse for the texts you'd be willing to publish. After finding one that you like, click on “Save to Drafts” to be able to add the comments to the article.
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