[wp-hackers] AWE

Braydon ronin at braydon.com
Tue Jan 31 03:40:48 UTC 2012


Wanted to post an update to the first post made on October 3rd, 2011 
here on this list, thanks to for the prior feedback. Many of the 
previous plans have been changed, and now entirely exists, for the most 
part, in the WordPress admin interface. Here is a video demo:

WordPress Plugin Directory:

Updates for version 0.1 to 0.3.5 ( 
http://plugins.trac.wordpress.org/log/awe/ ), from latest to oldest:
- added link to demo video
- php-cli nolonger required to retrieve posts
- added buttons to reader for more options
- use same sanitizer fetch_feed for adding sources as retrieving to 
remove ...
- php cli fix for differing hosting setups
- fix for widget styles
- files for reblog button
- retrieve updates when adding a source and display message if retrieve 
can ...
- streamlined subscription to websites
- changed to use custom taxonomy instead of global category terms so 
that ...
- fix so that multiple wpcron tasks are not scheduled
- prevent the feed reader from running simultaneously
- add missing screenshot
- removed message about template directory
- moved to use default wordpress theme instead of custom urls/templates 
and ...
- added error reporting, prevent posts without a date being read, and 
fixed ...
- since many feeds do not provide an image, avatars have been removed
- fix for control chars breaking fetch_feed
- fix for duplicate posts in reader
- fix so that other xml content types don't trigger a non-xml error, fix 
for ...
- updated description and screenshots
- moved pending/reader to admin area
- removed cache, fixed login redirect error, fixed issues with strings 
being ...
- cache directory uses ABSPATH and fix for slug validation
- added cli, repost, and sources for promoting other blog posts
- added repost post_type, sources features for reading remote posts, and 
cli ...
- initial urls and templates, updated readme and phases/plan based on ...
- fixed routing interface dropdowns


Mailing List:

Braydon Fuller

On 10/03/2011 06:23 PM, Braydon wrote:
> Hello,
> I have been working on a free software solution to social networking. 
> Many projects are focused on starting from scratch, such as; Freedom 
> Box, StatusNet, Diaspora, and Libre.fm. My approach is different 
> because I am planning on building upon what is currently already at 
> the heart of social media, WordPress, and just fixing one problem --- 
> those pesky share buttons everywhere. I have just completed PHASE 1 of 
> the project, and would like to make this the first public release, 
> which does not include all the required features.
> In the same way that people will post links of WordPress posts to 
> Social Media websites, the goal of this is to automatically cross-post 
> to a community of websites for promotional purposes and is a 
> distributed method for online marketing campaigns. This will not  
> require a visitor to leave to visit the post, since it is copied 
> verbatim, and does not require users to be either a member of a 
> network or not a member. This will serve as two-way posting making it 
> possible for a dialog between separate websites and community 
> organization. I am terming it "networked media" to be distinguished 
> from "social media".
> Websites are built in the millions for publishing articles, videos, 
> music and linking these to Social Media websites for promotion. My 
> goal is to build new networked media websites that bring together a 
> community of individuals based upon topics of interest; opening the 
> opportunity for verticals and topic based networked media websites as 
> opposed to Social Media differentiated by differences of software.
> That is the goal. This is the future of online marketing. Now, here is 
> what I have made. I have started with a method to define new URLS and 
> templates, and am currently working on the aggregation portion. Here 
> are the links to the resources for the plugin:
> WordPress Plugin Directory:
> http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/awe/
> SVN:
> http://plugins.svn.wordpress.org/awe/trunk/
> Project Management ( Documentation / Tickets / Git ):
> http://code.braydon.com/p/awe/
> Here are the phases of the project I have been planning:
> 1. URLS/Templates:
>    * Editing URLS
>    * Managing Menus
>    * Editing Templates
>    * Feed reader for synchronization
> 2. JavaScript Templates:
>    * JavaScript URL routing
>    * JavaScript Templates
>    * NoScript accessibility
> 3. Admin Interface:
>    * Unified front-end/back-end interface
>    * JavaScript admin that is extensible
> 4. Complete WordPress Distribution:
>    * Packaging the plugin as a part of WordPress
>    * Clean API for our JavaScript applications
>    * OpenID for network to network authentication and privacy
> 5. AWE Plugins:
>    * Write extensions to the core of AWE to add new post types
>      including: video, sound, gallery, events and shop.
> 6. Web Service:
>    * Dedicated web host for users that don't want to run it on their
>      own hardware.
>    * Sign-up and payment settings.
> For those that I have previously contacted about URL routing, this is 
> the plugin I was mentioning. I am now looking to work in collaboration 
> because this project can not succeed without the support of a few 
> people working in synchronization. So let's get going!
> Sincerely,
> Braydon Fuller
> http://braydon.com

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