WordPress Plugin: Embargo Press Release

I just got done hacking together a quick plugin that will allow you to generate an Embargo Notated version of an entry in the form of a Word Document. While this plugin won’t be for everyone, it is particularly effective for bloggers who “scoop” stories or who, perhaps, have product announcements.

It’s customary practice to release entries to limited recipients for early review or to gain publicity on the entry early. This plugin is labelled alpha and is feature-limited at the moment. To use, simply:

  1. Download the zip archive and extract
  2. Upload to your WordPress plugins directory
  3. Activate
  4. Insert an

    somewhere inside the Loop. The link will only be visible to administrators.

There are future features planned for this including WordPress admin integration and options, but I felt it was important to make an alpha release.

This plugin is not supported in its current state, though feature ideas and feedback are welcome. This has been tested on WP 2.1 and development versions of WP but I see no reason why it would not be compatible in earlier versions.