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Alex King, Denver Web Developer

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By: Automattic Mum In Answers Link Deal : Professional Blogging News

Sat, 13 Oct 2007 22:18:26 +0000

[...] adopted the AnswersLink plugin written by Alex King’s “Crowd Favorite” company. The plugin automates the [...]

By: Alex

Sat, 13 Oct 2007 01:27:04 +0000

That's exactly on point. To my knowledge, these other services don't offer the kind of link suggestion API that has enabled for this plugin.

By: Aaron

Sat, 13 Oct 2007 01:24:52 +0000

Greg -- If the API service itself is useful, I don't think it will take long for people to modify it to link to other websites or to add nofollow links. The code is GPL, so it is open to modifications.

By: Alex

Fri, 12 Oct 2007 13:42:43 +0000

Niklas-- actually, it works just fine with the Quicktags as well. If you have the rich text editor option disabled there is an "AnswerLinks" button to launch this feature. Greg-- I can't speak to their motivations, I'd imagine that it's a combination of all of the above - like most things that are :scare: free :/scare: .

By: greggles

Fri, 12 Oct 2007 12:31:20 +0000

When I read about this coming I wondered who had done it, so congratulations! It looks quite good. I do wonder about's motivation in this. This seems like it will have a few effects for them 1. Tons more links - where people used to link out to wikipedia as a definitive resource they are much more likely now to choose 2. Given number 1, will get a lot more traffic from the readers of these posts and they will also get lots more "linkjuice". I imagine that wouldn't be as interested in this project if it automatically added the rel="nofllow" attribute. 3. Endear (or endanger) them and their relationship with blog writers. This all depends on whether or not these easy links are helpful to your typical writer/reader. Looking at your site it seems you've only linked out to twice since 2002 (definition of raid, definition of diff). Now we get UI clutter on every page edit for something that's barely used? My concern is that this was motivated by 1 and 2 and not at all by 3 - helping users.

By: Niklas

Fri, 12 Oct 2007 12:15:37 +0000

Thanks - but I must say this only works with the rich text editor, which is a tad sad. Otherwise, this is a brilliant idea.

By: (a different) Alex

Fri, 12 Oct 2007 09:38:14 +0000

That's an awesome looking interface, if only all of the wp admin pages looked that good! good work

By: marketin in Russian

Fri, 12 Oct 2007 08:37:29 +0000

It’s wonderful to see, than WordPress community can benefit from it. And Thanks for your works