Update: [url=http://b2evo.astonishme.co.uk/index.php/2007/02/09/astonishme_digg_plugin]This plugin has been released at AstonishMe[/url]
Digg.com is a social bookmarking and news site. Users submit stories, then vote on which stories make it to the front page. This plugin makes it easier for you and your readers to submit your blog posts to Digg. Once a post is submitted, there will be a button on your blog showing how many Diggs the story has received.
This is a prerelease. I would love to have some people test this out and let me know if it works and if they have any ideas for me. Then I'll make a real release on AstonishMe.co.uk and plugins.b2evolution.net
I have not tested this on version 1.8.x. Please let me know whether it works for that version. This plugin takes advantage of the brand new [url=http://digg.com/tools/integrate]Digg This Integration[/url] that was just announced yesterday. It acts as a submit button and a badge reporting how many links you have and a way for users to digg your post right from your blog. The placement and size of the button are customizable in the plugin settings. Set the renderer to 'Always' to instantly put digg buttons on all of your posts.
Note: If you start submitting a lot of blog posts to Digg, be prepared to be berated by Digg users (unless you post some good, original content to your blog). That's why the renderer is set to opt-in by default. Ideally you'll only add the button for really good posts.
Note #2: When I was almost finished with my plugin I ran accross [url=http://forums.b2evolution.net/viewtopic.php?t=10635]balupton's digg plugin[/url]. I tried it out and I changed my plugin name and code so as not to collide with his. Give them both a try if you like. I think mine is a bit easier to use, but don't take my word for it.