Enjoy paragraph-level linking!

Inspired by Alexis Madrigal’s story on how nytimes.com has implemented paragraph-level linking on its articles, I decided to install Daniel Bachhuber’s WordPress plugin WinerLinks. And because WordPress now works so well, it took less than a minute to introduce this major innovation to my blog. Of course, it also means that all the old posts have been enhanced with this feature as well. Wonderful.

How to find the link: First, you need to be on post/article level (not on the home page, archive pages or tag pages). Hover at the end of the paragraph, and a # will appear with the link.

Given how useful this feature is, it’s strange that it hasn’t been developed for WordPress or other blogging tools before.

(See also: Nieman Lab on the redesign of PressThink, which also has this feature).