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My first WordPress plugin: Share on Diaspora

Not that I’m planning to write plugins for WordPress on a regular basis, so the first attempt may very well be the only one. Anyway, that is it: I wrote a plugin for WordPress.

This plugin adds a “share on D*” button to the bottom of my blog posts. D* stands for Diaspora, a free and open-source distributed social network (basically, a network of independent, but interconnected, servers). While we can see an entire zoo of share buttons for Facebook, Twitter and the like, Diaspora buttons are really hard to come by. The existing buttons are mostly limited to one host, while the code of the “properly cooked” ones can not be used out of the box. My plugin is nothing but an effort to collect the good code and package it.

This is how it looks in the `Twenty Thirteen’ theme, under the default `Hello World’ post:

Share on Diaspora button
Share on Diaspora button
"Share on D*" button
Choose a Diaspora pod from the list or type it in the text field.
Share on Diaspora button
Share on Diaspora button

The plugin is written according to Diasporial quidelines — it allows the user to select his/her pod. Its code is hosted in my Github repository. Version 0.1 of the plugin has passed the official WordPress screening and was accepted into the WordPress Plugin Directory (plugin page). Everybody is welcome to use, distribute or improve it.

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