Never Forget To Tag Your Post Again!
A few days ago, there was a bloggers meeting at Microsoft Raanana Office.
While I was there I’ve heard some people complain that they sometimes forget to add the proper tags to their blog posts (e.g. DEV, ITPRO, TECH, OFFTOPIC, VIDEO).
Presenting: Check For Missing Tags Plug-in
I’ve decided to pick up the glove and implement a Windows Live Writer plug-in that will remind you to add the proper tags.
Trying to post without proper tagging when the plug-in is installed will result with the following dialog:
Clicking on the Cancel button (which is the default) will abort the publish operation and will let you update the categories.
The list of required categories is saved in a simple text file (required_categories.txt) next to the plug-in dll.
How Do I Install This Cool Plug-in?
- Download the following zip file.
- Extract it into C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Writer\Plugins\ or the equivalent folder on your system (on 64 bit systems it’s Program Files (x86) ).
- Enjoy :)
If you’re interested in the code, check out the following post.
That’s it for now,