I have seen much said about WordPress on the web in the last few days, since Movable Type changed their license. It turns out that WordPress is the answer to my blog woes. I have to write no code and it works. I just unzipped* the tarball. It has a lovely web-admin interface, and it JUST WORKS. I am impressed.
My blog aggregator is quite nice at the moment, but a little bit buggy. It does not catch all the tags all the time - more bug fixing needed. A lot of the permalinks and comments links are not working at the moment. What cool though is the “hardcore nerd shit” powering it :) - All the RSS feeds are parsed and added to a binary tree of posts, which I then traverse to print the blogs. This is not a wonderful way of doing it, because if someone’s website is down, PHP takes ages to time out. I need to use wget to grab the RSS feed, and keep a local cache, and make a cron job to update the cache every so often (10 minutes?). I will then generate a static HTML file, so that my page loads faster then it does now.
I almost signed this ‘Kindest Regards, Marc O’Morain, SCEE Developer Support’. :rolleyes:, it’s time to go home.
* where ‘unzip’ == tar xzf.