! This post hasn't been updated in over a year. A lot can change in a year including my opinion and the amount of naughty words I use. There's a good chance that there's something in what's written below that someone will find objectionable. That's fine, if I tried to please everybody all of the time then I'd be a Lib Dem (remember them?) and I'm certainly not one of those. The point is, I'm not the kind of person to try and alter history in case I said something in the past that someone can use against me in the future but just remember that the person I was then isn't the person I am now nor the person I'll be in a year's time.

I got an email a month or two ago telling me that Wonko’s World had been added to Politigg as a trusted source.  I then forgot about it until the other day when I noticed that the Devil had implemented Politigg.

I notice that there are only a handful of posts on the Kitchen that have the Politigg button and I suspect it’s because, until today, the process of adding a Politigg button to your post was as follows:

  1. Write your post
  2. Submit the post to Politigg or wait a while for it to be auto-submitted
  3. Go to the Politigg entry for your post and click on the Comments link
  4. Copy the id, put it into a URL Politigg gives you and insert the html in your post

Hardly ideal and I suspect that is why only a handful of posts on the Devil’s Kitchen have the Politigg button on them.  I simplified the process for myself by putting some code into my template to check for a “Politigg” meta tag on the post and insert the code for the button but it was still a ball-ache so I emailed the creator of Politigg and asked him to change the code to accept a URL instead of an id.  So he did, which is nice.

If you’re interested in the code for a WordPress blog, here it is:

echo ‘<div style=”float: right; margin-left: 10px; margin-top: -50px; display: inline; width: 52px;“><iframe src=”http://www.politigg.co.uk/ex.php?url=’.$politigg.'” scrolling=”no” width=”52″ frameborder=”0″ height=”83″></iframe></div>’;

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One comment

  1. John Franklyn (59 comments) says:

    I’ve seen this. It was put together by one of the mods from the Britsh Democracy Forum.

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