Thought I’d see out the year by releasing my first WordPress plugin. The Technotags plugin allows you to specify Technorati, Flickr, and del.icio.us tags as well as geo tag your post using Google Maps. Tags are stored as custom fields in your WordPress database. I implemented tags in this way as I believe that your postsâ€™ metadata, the tags themselves, should be stored separately from the post itself to future-proof your tags rather than lock them into post content.
Get the plugin here. Let me know how you get on and please be gentle as this is not only my first WordPress plugin but also one of my first attempts at PHP scripting.