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WordPress Plugin: Export Blogroll for del.icio.us

[ Image: Export Blogroll Icon ] Announcing an easy way to export and automatically format your WordPress Blogroll for import into your del.icio.us social bookmarking account! The Export Blogroll plugin for del.icio.us simplifies the process of transferring your WordPress Blogroll to your del.icio.us account. del.icio.us now provides a way to import multiple links with a single file, however the file must emulate a specific (browser bookmark) format. The Export Blogroll plugin automatically formats your exported Blogroll content according to del.icio.us batch-upload specifications, making it super-easy to import and share your links.

Update: The Export Blogroll plugin is discontinued as Delicious has changed and no longer accepts imports from anything other than Twitter or Facebook. It was fun while it lasted!</update>

Options

The Export Blogroll for del.icio.us plugin provides several export options:

  • Export by category
  • Export only private links
  • Export only public links
  • Export all links (default)

Based on your selection, the Export Blogroll plugin automatically formats the exported Blogroll links with the markup required by del.icio.us for its bookmark upload/import feature. You simply save the exported Blogroll contents to a file, upload to del.icio.us, and enjoy!

Usage

Using the Export Blogroll plugin is relatively easy:

  1. Backup your WordPress database (just in case).
  2. Download the Export Blogroll plugin (below).
  3. Open the file and choose an export option.
  4. Save the file to your plugins directory.
  5. Upload the file to server and activate.
  6. Go to “Options” → “Export Blogroll”.
  7. Copy the exported Blogroll and save.

That’s all there is to it, really. Once you save the exported Blogroll to a text file, login to your del.icio.us account and upload the file. For more information about the entire Blogroll export/import process, check out our recent article. You may also want to read about the motivation behind the Blogroll Export plugin.

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9 responses to “WordPress Plugin: Export Blogroll for del.icio.us”

  1. I guess delicious is technically a book mark site. However, it’s more of a place for cool tricks and tips. Simply dumping your blog roll there seems kind of spammy.

  2. Jeff Starr

    Not if you keep it to yourself ;)

  3. Thanks for sharing the plugin, i was looking for this since some time.

  4. houserocker 2007/12/14 7:04 pm

    thanks so much for this great and easy to use tool!!!

  5. Jeff Starr

    My pleasure — thanks for the feedback :)

  6. thanks for that plugin!!! Really need it and now got it!!

  7. Jeff Starr
    Perishable 2008/01/01 9:27 am

    Happy to help — thank you for the comment!

  8. One suggestion to import the names of categories as tags, test in 2.7.1

    function export2delicious(){
    	global $wpdb;
    	$tp = $wpdb->prefix;
    	// Cabecera
    	$log = "";
    	$log.= "n";
    	$log.= "n";
    	$log.= "Bookmarksn";
    	$log.= "";
    	$sql = "SELECT DISTINCTROW wp_terms.name, wp_term_taxonomy.term_taxonomy_id
    			FROM (wp_term_taxonomy INNER JOIN wp_terms ON wp_term_taxonomy.term_id = wp_terms.term_id) INNER JOIN wp_term_relationships ON wp_term_taxonomy.term_taxonomy_id = wp_term_relationships.term_taxonomy_id
    			WHERE (((wp_term_taxonomy.taxonomy)='link_category')) 
    			ORDER BY wp_terms.name;";
    	$rst = $wpdb->get_results($sql);
    	if ( is_array($rst) ) {
    		foreach ( $rst as $row ) {
    			$tags = str_replace(" ",",",$row->name);
    			$tags = str_replace("&",",",$tags);
    			//$log  .= "Tax:{$row->term_taxonomy_id} | {$row->name} ";
    			$links = ddmcl_generate_category($row->term_taxonomy_id,$row->name,false);
    			$sql = "SELECT link_url, link_name, link_description, link_image 
    					FROM {$tp}links INNER JOIN {$tp}term_relationships ON {$tp}links.link_id = {$tp}term_relationships.object_id
    					WHERE wp_term_relationships.term_taxonomy_id='{$row->term_taxonomy_id}' AND link_visible = 'Y' ORDER BY link_name";
    			$rst2 = $wpdb->get_results($sql);
    			if ( is_array($rst2) ) {		
    				foreach ( $rst2 as $row2 ) {
    					$log.= "<a>link_url}" TAGS="$tags">{$row2->link_name}</a>n";
    					if ($row2->link_description  ""){
    						$log.= "{$row2->link_description}n";
    					}
    				}
    			}
    		}
    	}
    	$log.= "n";
    	$log.= "";
    	return $log;
    }
  9. Jeff Starr

    Awesome, thanks Alex. I will consult with this code during the next update of my plugin. It may also help others who are looking to import the names of categories as tags. Thanks for posting :)

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