ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel
  • »
  • Technology»
  • Internet & the Web»
  • Web Page & Web Site Development

How To Get Daring Fireball-styled Links in Wordpress

Updated on February 11, 2016

Examples

Source
Source
Source

Link Styles

If you have been a regular reader of Daring Fireball, the blog by John Gruber about technology and everything Apple, you will have noticed that little glyphs in the post titles. The glyphs symbolize whether the title links to another site or links back to his own site. For Daring Fireball, ā˜… means the title links back to his page.

The main reason why you would do this for your blog is to give proper attribution to a source for a quote or the main news site that you are referring to. When people provide links at the bottom of their pages, very few people actually click on the link. This may not be a concern for your blog, but for people who share a lot of links like Daring Fireball, or my personal blog, it can help clear things up for a reader. I would suggest reading Marco Arment's post about this, Stop Not Linking.

The only problem for others wanting to do this for their own site is that it was not very easy to do on Wordpress blogs. Both Daring Fireball and Marco's site are published on their own blog platforms. Thankfully, a Wordpress plugin has been released that makes this magic available for everyone.

Daring Fireball-style Links

Daring Fireball-style Linked List Plugin

This plugin is very simple to setup once you have it installed in your Wordpress blog. There are only a few options that you need to go through in order to get it working.

You have the option to choose the HTML glyph to display for posts that link to your site, the default being the ā˜…

You can choose a HTML glyph to display for posts that link away from your site.

You can also choose how the plugin determines the link to send people to. By default, you use a custom field at the end of your blog post (linked_list_url). You can choose the first link in your blog post, which may be easier for people who don't want to deal with a custom field. Do note, however, that this may alter how your other blog posts display if you are installing this plugin on an existing blog.

And that's pretty much it. The plugin will take care of the rest and it works wonderfully.

Install the plugin, and then look over this list of HTML glyphs to decide which symbols you would like to use. You will be well on your way to duplicating Daring Fireball's style.

Are you a fan of Daring Fireball's style?

See results

Getting Started with Markdown

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • DakshaDesign profile image

      DakshaDesign 5 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      Thank you for such well researched information.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: "https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr"

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)