There are two things that I find cumbersome about writing WordPress posts by hand:

  • Making HTML links
  • Making lists

Before we had this blog, we had a UseMod wiki, and the wiki syntax for typing these things was really easy. I made a WordPress plugin that lets you use UseMod syntax in your blog posts.

The plugin is free and licensed under the GPL. Download it here! You can also view the source code here.

To install, just copy the tikiwikiformatting.php file into your wp/wp-content/plugins/ directory.

Here is how to use it:

To make an HTML link, type this:
[nocode]
The TikiRobot Blog!
[/nocode]
It will look like this: The TikiRobot Blog!

To make an unordered list, type this:
[nocode]

  • item A
  • item B
    • subitem
  • item C
[/nocode]
It will look like this:
  • item A
  • item B
    • subitem
  • item C

To make an ordered list, type this:
[nocode]
  1. one
    1. onePointOne
    2. onePointTwo
  2. two
  3. three
[/nocode]
It will look like this:
  1. one
    1. onePointOne
    2. onePointTwo
  2. two
  3. three