You could have knocked me over with a feather today when I read Matt’s post announcing that WordPress was celebrating a birthday!
It didn’t seem so long ago that we were working on b2++, hacking the multiuser bits in and doing all sorts of crazy things with it.
Now I’m “typing” this on a mobile phone by swiping my finger across a virtual keyboard. Back then the closest to this that I could imagine would be some sort of SMS integration!
WordPress today is unrecognisable from what it was back then, especially if you use the slick Calypso interface.
I’m looking forward to seeing what the next few years bring.
My post on this forum thread was my first one on WordPress.org apparently.
It was 8 years ago and WordPress didn’t have a plugin system and wouldn’t have until later. I had integrated Smarty into the b2++ project, with a nifty versioned template editor and even looked at doing the same with WordPress. Smarty had a plugin system that could be used in theory but nothing came of it.
What was your first post on the WordPress.org forum? Look in your profile to find out!
One problem with changing blog software is the fact that URLs change. I’ve provided a redirection rule here so you don’t need to change the settings in your aggregator. Take a look at the feed now if you like!
RewriteRule ^b2rss2.php(.*)? /wordpress/wp-inst/wp-feed.php?feed=rss2 [QSA]
Coming soon to a browser near you: WordPress on linux.ie! I’ve moved over a number of weblogs already and I’m fixing up the last few bugs.
The move over will happen on or near the 14th of September and I’ll update here with news and information as things progress.
I should have written a Smarty modifier to display those pictures in the first place, but now I’ll probably delve into WordPress plugins and hook into
the_content() to do the same.
Neil has quite a few reasons for sticking with MT, which he outlines in his essay here. Hopefully my integration of Smarty will put to bed some of those reasons but inertia is the first reason he has for not moving and I guess he never will, no matter what anyone argues.
Thank you Matt for your kind comments WRT my work!
I’m looking for a name for my WordPress+Smarty+multiblog hack. On IRC earlier, Liam thought up “Warty” which, while getting in “arty” from Smarty and the W from WordPress is slightly inappropriate.
Kae suggested, “SmartPress” which I like. What do you think?
.. Says Donncha the lad with no imagination ..