[wp-hackers] Planet generator

Callum Macdonald lists.automattic.com at callum-macdonald.com
Wed Oct 31 19:28:48 GMT 2007

PHP Planet is more than just a front page, there's over 8'300 articles
on there[1]. There's no "Single" view though, you only see a list of

I reckon you could turn WP into a planet quite easily.

1) Insert posts automatically from feeds (either FeedWordPress[2] or
WP-AutoBlog[3] seem to do the trick pretty nicely)

2) Add a simple plugin to filter the_permalink and replace it with the
original post's url. This plugin could also disable pings and comments
just to be sure.

3) Possibly, for the paranoid, add a filter to automatically 301
redirect to the original post if the single post is requested.

As a bonus to all of this stuff, you could use the Pages functionality
to display a bit of background info on the planet. Also, FeedWordPress
grabs it's feed URLs from the Links database, so you could easily
display a list of sources on the site.

I think I'll  knock this into a single plugin over the next week or so.
I'll post back once I've got something working.

Cheers - Callum.

[1] http://www.planet-php.net/?start=8300
[2] http://projects.radgeek.com/feedwordpress/basic-concepts/
[3] http://wpmudev.org/project/wp-autoblog

Ozh wrote:
> I think WP + Whatever would be totally different: a front page of
> posts going into an archive of post, hence a huge source of duplicated
> content (original posts + the planet).
> The planet as of now is just a front page. Basically, it's just a feed.
> On 10/31/07, Callum Macdonald <lists.automattic.com at callum-macdonald.com> wrote:
>> Planet PHP runs on a couple of PHP apps banged together. I'll get round
>> to implementing it at some point, but I haven't done so yet.
>> http://www.planet-php.net/
>> They make the code available here:
>> http://svn.bitflux.ch/repos/public/planet-php/trunk/
>> Would a combination of WP & FeedWordPress do the same job? Any issues
>> with it?
>> As far as I know, planets don't allow comments or send pings, so I'm
>> guessing those aspects of WP would have to be turned off. But the
>> themes, searching, tagging, categories, etc would be quite nice. If the
>> blogroll was generated automatically that would also be a nice feature.
>> Anyone interested in exploring this?
>> Cheers - Callum.
>> Jeremy Visser wrote:
>>> Does anybody know what powers the WordPress Planet at
>>> http://planet.wordpress.org/?
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