One of the fantastic resources in Trove is the digitised newspaper collection. We’ve seen people using the newspapers for research & republishing their findings on their blogs. There’s a couple of issues with this:
- If the text that is copied hasn’t been corrected, if it ever gets updated in Trove it won’t get updated on their blogs
- Attribution is a bit hit and miss. Depending upon what the person does, they may or may not add a link back to Trove. We all know it’s nice to share the love and provide a link back to the resource where you’ve found something.
To make life easier for people using newspapers in Trove I’ve built a simple WordPress plugin based around the Trove API to allow you to embed the text from a newspaper article within your WordPress blog so that the text will reflect the current state of the text in Trove & it will provide attribution back to Trove. All it takes is three easy steps:
- Install the plugin
- Get the article ID of the text from the URL (e.g.: the ID of http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/2760597 is 2760597)
- Where you would like that article to appear in your post us the following short code
CONTRACTS LET FOR SERVICES TO NEW FLATS
FOR SERVICES TO NEW FLATS
A contract for the plumbing services to 72 flats in Ainslie has been let by the Department of Works and Housing for £9,418/ l/6d to the Canberra Plumbing Cpmpany Pty. Ltd., Manuka. A tender for sewer and stormwater
drainage to the same flats has been let to Makin and Bearse, of Griffith, fer £6,180.
A contract for the supply and delivery of joinery for ten houses
in Section 14 Ainslie has been let to Kennedy and Bird Pty. Ltd., of Sydney, for £2,339/3/3.
K. Schreiner, of Braddon, was the successful tenderer for the construction and completion of footpaths in Narrabundah for £646/2/11, while the same tend- erer will construct and complete concrete footpaths in Griffith for £1,220/6/10.
A tender for the supply and making of carpet squares for Havelock House has been granted to Marlee Carpets, of Melbourne, for £2,780.Source: Trove
I made up a quick screencast to demonstrate the use of it. I really hope that it’s useful for people. If you have any suggestions for improving it or extending it for other uses within Trove I would love to hear about it.
I have to give a big thanks to Kathryn Greenhill for helping me out with beta testing. This is the first thing I’ve built using the Trove API & the first thing I’ve released back into the WordPress community & it feels pretty good!
12 responses to “Trove WordPress plugin”
very cool Paul.
Looks really interesting, thanks for that!
This is great
I just found out about your plugin on the Australian Genealogy website on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/talltrees/ and I’m really looking forward to using it!! Thanks!
Thanks Kylie, I hope you find it useful.
Great plugin. This gives me another reason to take the plunge and pay for a WordPress account. Until then I will include active links to the articles, not just the unlinked url.
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Thanks Paul, I tried it out. Lots of fun.
Great work Paul.
A great tool Paul! Is there a way of doing something similar with a Google blog?
Thanks. Unfortunately it’s not possible to do this for a Google blog.