The Elegant Chaos Blog

January 04, 2005

… by Sam, aged 35 (and a bit).

I’ve written a Drupal filter module called [autolink], which works in a similar way to the glossary module except that it creates links to external sites.

The idea is that every time I enter a particular word or group of words (like Tom Smith for example), the filter module will automatically create a link for me.

This is obviously a bit of a blunt instrument (what if I want to refer to a different Tom Smith?), but it is a handy way of avoiding having to enter common links again and again.

I am thinking about ways of making it a slightly sharper instrument, but for now the basic thing works and will be published here soon!


November 26, 2004

I’ve switched things over that my new Drupal based site is live. For the time being you can find the old site at

There are still quite a few things that I haven’t moved across - some because I haven’t got round to it, others because they are no longer relevant.