Last week I revived my interest in integrating WordPress and Smarty again. I tested the latest release and I’m very impressed by the wealth of options and configurability! I want to use it myself!
To that end I need to get Smarty in there. I wrote a script that fetches a list of functions from the files in wp-includes and outputs a list of Smarty instructions to mirror the current WordPress Template Tags. That’ll make it easy to mirror the tags as they develop.
Kae Verens is doing sterling work finding out what’s working or not!
I think I’m at the stage where Smarty templates are working reasonably ok, but if caching is enabled it falls down because updates to the site need to inform Smarty. That’s relatively easy to do of course!
Next on the list is multi-blog support and that’ll be tricky. It’ll probably be some combination of the Permalink structures already in WP, and prepending the site ID to the URL somewhere. I’m looking at template-functions-links.php – Maybe in the
get_settings( 'home' ) bit I can add the
wpblog variable. *ponder*
Later… I want to get support for multi-blogs into my hack too before I release anything. Here’s a related post about that. I should have something for people to try next week!