Wednesday, 16 September 2009

Pirate Day! Arr

So talk like a pirate day is coming around soon and saw a brilliant method of converting web pages from boring English to cool Pirate talk. So having nothing better to do at the moment I knocked up a small plugin that will convert your blog posts to pirate talk on the 19th, to give your readers something nice to look at.

Plugin can be found at http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/pirate-talk/

Feel free to make it better.

10 comments:

  1. Too bad it does not work in french...

    ReplyDelete
  2. I was checking out your plug-in on wordpress, and while trying to check out the link to the yahoo thing it uses, the link leads to a 404 page. Is this going to still work or not?

    ReplyDelete
  3. Yar! This be a piratetastic site, avast!
    http://www.play-and-stay.co.uk/

    Some translation (though not the whole site), games and general piratical shenanigans.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Yer for some reason I forgot to escape the url correctly in the plugin readme.txt file. Heres the link

    http://developer.yahoo.net/blog/archives/2009/09/ahoy_mates_conv.html

    ReplyDelete
  5. I installed the WordPress plugin and activated it, but it doesn't seem to be working. Is there some trick I'm missing?

    ReplyDelete
  6. [...] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Tom and Miss Kelly. Miss Kelly said: RT @sh1mmer Didja see @linaljohnt's Wordpress plugin for Pirate day? Convert your Wordpress blog into Pirate using YQL http://bit.ly/14y70P [...]

    ReplyDelete
  7. I also activated this today to test it out and... nothing. Clearing my cache didn't seem to help either.
    Any hints?

    ReplyDelete
  8. Should only work on the 19th. If you want it to work all year round just comment out the if statement.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Thanks for this plugin, I modified to to support local timezones and to have an option to always be on. If you would like to modify the plug in or just see what I did I posted the code on http://pastebin.com/f5c75048e
    Brooke.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Thanks very much - worked like a charm. Arrrgh!

    ReplyDelete