Using WordPress or Drupal as a social bookmarking service (?)

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I don’t know how to do this.

I don’t want to add little icons or buttons at the ends of posts so that you can link to them via delicious or diigo or something else. I have those.

What I want to do is use my own privately hosted installation of WordPress or Drupal as a social bookmarking service. That is, I want to:

  • Find an interesting item on the web, say some news or a cool blog entry.
  • Then I want to click a menu item and have a box pop up to let me save the title, URL, a comment, and some tags for the item.
  • When I click “Save” or “OK,” my information should be saved (more on this in a bit).
  • I should be able to have these items automatically posted to WordPress or Drupal.

For a long time I used delicious to do this but then I switched to Diigo when delicious’s blog posting became unreliable for some time. Occasionally this happens with Diigo, but less often.

My issues are:

  • I don’t really need my saved bookmarks available to the whole world. I just want them so I can aggregate them and post them to my blog on either WordPress or Drupal.
  • The tags used by delicious are not the categories or tags of WordPress or anything in a taxonomy in Drupal. My aggregate links should use the tags in my blogging system and not be something else belonging to the social bookmarking system.
  • I would feel more comfortable if I could save these links, or social bookmarks, myself. I suppose I’m really talking about antisocial bookmarks.

So, to summarize, I want to use my native tags, store the bookmarks myself, and be able to set a schedule for when they are bunched together and published.

Pointers? (I know about Scuttle …)

Also see: More thoughts on using WordPress for antisocial bookmarks


One Comment

  1. Well, I don’t know if it exists, but I sure want it also, and for much the same reason. I have been considering just using the web links module and doing some basics.

    Was also looking at a posting about using the Aggregation module to pull the del.icio.us feed of my bookmarks and made nodes of each of them… might be worth a shot.

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