Over the past few days I’ve been working on a new WordPress plug-in, one that I personally have desperately needed recently. It’s called ‘Post Thesaurus’ and it does exactly what you’d expect it to do. It creates a little widget on the side of the ‘Add new post’ page which you can use to suggest new words of the same meaning.
After finding I use the word ‘great’ a little too much, I thought it was about time to do something about it. Here are a few screenshots of the plug-in in action:
Big thank you to Big Huge Labs for providing the excellent API. I’ve included an admin page with a few settings (under ‘settings’). One feature to note is the ability to enter your own API key. I’ve added this just in case the plug-in starts exceeding the 10,000 requests per day a single API key is allowed. Sign up is simple and only takes a couple of minutes, then you’ll have 10,000 requests per day all to yourself.
I’ve implemented the API using a little jQuery Ajax goodness and some JSONP. Since jQuery is used by the WordPress admin by default, there’s no additional overhead in having to add it manually.
Hope you find it useful, any feature requests or bugs leave a comment below.