Post Snippets: A Mandatory WordPress Plugin

Now that I have been once again foiled in my attempts to find a decent Mac blogging app, I am, once again, considering using the native WordPress front-end.  It’s still not great, but it seems to be improving at a steady pace.

Today, I came across a fantastic plug-in that may be the thing that makes the WordPress front-end good enough.  Post Snippits.  A plugin that will save you a ton of time and effort.

One of the things I do to make my blogging more efficient is create snippets of text or code that I use over and over.

For example, I like to have a snippet that lets me add a YouTube video by simply filling in the video’s ID number.  Create a snippet via Post Snippets’ settings, click on the Post Snippets icon in the post editor…

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and the following beautifully simple and easy box appears.

Add the video ID, click Insert and…

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httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBuJB218UvU

I also created a snippet that lets me create an Amazon Affiliates link to a recommended record.

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With a little effort, you can automate a lot of stuff this way.  It actually works better than the similar feature in Live Writer.

And that is a promising development.