Calais for Bloggers

For a general overview of Calais, take a moment to read the About section. If you'd just like to jump in and learn how Calais is relevant to bloggers, read on.

Bloggers want...

Blogging can be a business a hobby or a passion. Regardless of why you blog, it should be fun for you and engaging for your readers. Calais offers several tools that can improve your blog's tagging, incorporate great images and make your blog's contents more searchable.

Calais for WordPress

Meet Tagaroo, the Calais plugin for WordPress blogs. As you are writing your post, Tagaroo automatically analyzes it and suggests both tags and images from Flickr to enhance your post. You can select tags you like, incorporate them into your post, and then automatically search Flickr for images to complement your writing. Tagaroo has its own home, where you can read about it in more detail, download the plugin, and visit the forums.

Calais for Drupal

Drupal is clearly among the hottest content management systems out there. The folks at Phase2Technology have built a great Drupal module that makes Calais functionality available to the Drupal CMS platform. The module overview located in our Showcase will give you a quick overview of how to incorporate this tool into your Drupal installation.

Riding the Semantic Wave with Yahoo

If you're tuned in to the Semantic Web buzz, Yahoo's recent announcement that they will crawl websites and index semantic metadata is a big deal. Over time this will allow much more powerful and focused search capabilities — and we want you to be part of it. But there's a problem. Most bloggers don't have the tools or the time to create rich semantic metadata to identify the people, organizations, places and other items in their content. So we've built a simple tool that will do it for you.

Calais QuickMeta is a small code snippet you insert in your site's template. 99.99% of the time it does ... nothing. But when a metadata crawler such as Yahoo comes along it wakes up and goes into action. It automatically tags the content on your page and formats those tags in the microformats Yahoo understands and hands them back to Yahoo for harvesting. Net result? You're part of the Semantic Web. Tell your friends. It will make you cooler. We promise.