WordPress has all kinds of nifty little crosspost plugins now. With one click of a button, anything I post here will automatically and simultaneously be posted on Xanga and LiveJournal, as well. So allow me to add another item to my WordPress wishlist – a WordPress to WordPress crosspost plugin. Why would I _ever_ want something like this? Simple – there are selected items I post here that I might want to deliver to an alternate site ((For instance, I also maintain a Halo blog with somewhat periodic updates but most of what I post here won’t necessarily be of interest to those readers.)) or I might simply want to mirror my site elsewhere, kind of as a backup in case something goes kerplooey here. What features would such a plugin require? Here’s some to start:
- Preservation of all the post’s metadata – title, categories, permissions, date/timestamps, passwords, etc.
- Ability to crosspost to as many instances of WordPress as desired.
- Ability to select only certain categories for crossposting.
- Ability to crosspost to a wordpress.com blog.
I think that’d certainly do for starters. Any coding geniuses out there want to take on a new project? ((Darn, but this _really_ makes me wish for the time and energy to learn how to do this sort of stuff for myself.))