Recently I’ve been experimenting with a content curation site for the Google Apps Script community… …In this post I want to share some of the things I learned setting this site up and resources I’ve created along the way…
Martin outlines how he put together a site for a open ended group to collate links and information from the web. A really interesting list of plugins and how they are used. I’d not heard of scoop.it.
Matt Mullenweg, the founding developer of WordPress and the founder of Automattic, joins Basecamp co-founder David Heinemeier Hansson for a spirited debate about tech monopolies, power in open-source communities, and how to be good stewards of the modern web that they helped build.
This was a fascinating podcast. Matt Mullenweg had spoken of an ambition to get WordPress to 80% of the web. Heinemeier Hansson took him to task on twitter and they ended up in a podcast.
An example of civil discussion and disagreement on the internet. Moving off twitter to a better medium.
Although they did not resolve the central concern they touched on many points around control and ownership on the web.
It gave me a little insight into the scale of the web. Left me feeling pretty naive.
A few mentions of capitalism had me wondering what a socialist web would look like?
I realised I had the same itch! I think the custom google search would do the trick. But I though it might be better to have something built in to WordPress. I found Search WordPress by Custom Fields without a Plugin | Adam Balée Designs, LLC. This requires you edit a functions.php file. I’ve already got one in my child theme so added the code there. It works.
@manton & @danielpunkass speaking of Tumblr as competition for mb. I think the a differentiator is the relative calm of micro.blog, both in interface & community. Lots more to chew over regarding WordPress & Tumblr.
Hoping to get along to Glasgow #WordPress Meetup Event #57: Block Editor/Gutenberg special
Following from this conversation
Tom Woodward whipped up a plugin to clone posts on a WordPress Multi-site blog to one of your own.
I think this could be a really useful way of giving pupils a template for e-Portfolio post. I’d be very interested in exploring getting this into Glow Blogs. I’ve been asked about this sort of functionality a few times.
@cogdog beautiful Not So Stupid WordPress Tricks | None That Involve Writing Code site and presentation for #PressEdConf19 conference. I’ll be consuming the #PressEdConf19 feast for a while.
Created by Automattic and linked to by @manton who says:
I love this video from WordPress. Very similar in style to what I always imagined we could do for Micro.blog.
A hit of space to light out for the Territory at the end too.
Every Wednesday in March and April, Teaching Matters will examine a different aspect of blogging as part of the Academic Blogging mini-series.
Anne-Marie Scott Introduces a series of posts to support blogging at Edinburgh university. A lot of WordPress going on.