[wp-hackers] Structured Blogging?

Alex Andrews awgandrews at gmail.com
Sat Sep 8 11:08:47 GMT 2007

On 08/09/2007, Computer Guru <computerguru at neosmart.net> wrote:
> On 9/8/07, Stephane Daury <wordpress at tekartist.org> wrote:
> >
> > Looking at both projects, I can already see the nightmare this will
> > create with the teeming WP theme ecosystem.
> >
> >  From what I see, WP does use microformat in some places (rel for
> > category widgets and such), but since each theme has its own take on
> > the xhtml presentation layer, these plugins have rough seas ahead of
> > them to satisfy their user base.
> >
> > I use microformats where/whenever I can (hcard, hatom, geotag, etc),
> > but at the post and page level in WP, I have found no better way than
> > to stick to the theme and template level for now (coupled with custom
> > fields too).
> There's a reason why machine-readable and human-readable content have
> been kept separate all these years.... I still haven't found a
> convincing reason to not just use <link> tags instead..
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The Sandbox and derivatives have good microformats support. Though I
am coding haudio into my record company management plugin, I very much
doubt if even 10% of users will use it. Until the standard browser
public become aware, and microformats are default in major browsers, I
see limited takeup. I see the point from a technical and future proof
side, but not so much for a user experience side.

As for Custom Write panel, it has nothing to do with the theme, but
simply represents the write form in another style, mainly for using
custom fields.


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