Christian Heilmann

⚡️Retrieving del.icio.us tags for the current URL with JavaScript

Monday, February 11th, 2008 at 7:14 pm

If you scroll down the older entries of this blog you’ll see that there is a new feature, namely a box that shows reader tags and a link to del.icio.us:

Screenshot of a list of tags with a link to del.icio.us

This is not a WordPress plugin (although it would be easy to make and i’d be amazed if it hadn’t been done) but pure JavaScript. You can also download the script that does this and use the following to embed it in any page you’d like to know the delicious data for:




There is not much magic going on here, I basically souped up the example on the del.icio.us site,minified and embedded Paul Johnson’s implementation of MD5 in JavaScript and created the necessary HTML.

The HTML structure inside the DIV will be a definition list with tags as dd’s and the text as the dt and a paragraph with a link. You can style it by using the #deliciousinfo ID.

I like the outcome and I am always amazed what good tags readers of my stuff come up with. If you want to know, get the src commented version and check the information in there.

Shall I create a WordPress plugin for this?

Edit: if you wondered what the difference to the tagometer is, there isn’t much, I just forgot about it….

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