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MCS WordPress 1.0alpha

One of the major efforts during last 2 weeks was to prepare working application using Mozilla Community Theme.

The first app that got MCS support is… WordPress 2.7.


WordPress 2.7 is a modern, flexible CMS system, that is best known as an excellent blogging platform. Because of its clean design, easy maintainance and many plugins its also used by many websites as a classic CMS. For example polish community – - is using  WordPress and it proved to be very stable and solid platform for small websites.

Because one of the primary goals of MCS is to help our small communities get a shiny website with minimum effort WordPress was an obvious choice for the first app to be implemented.

Today, I believe we have a quite stable and usable theme for WordPress together with one custom plugin and support for another.

That’s how it looks in its full glory:


I call it Alpha, because there’s some work to do. JS code requires optimization, Theme should provide admin configuration panel, and it needs some experimental implementations with bug squashing before we can call it stable.

You can install it togther with OpenID to gain full OpenID support. It uses vanilla WordPress 2.7, so feel free to give it a try, and if you’re familiar with WordPress theming/plugins take a look at the sources and… you know… we’re accepting patches :)

p.s. we currently do not provide bundles, so to download the elements you either have to use mercurial (hg export or go to and click on “bz2″ or “zip” to download the package. Then follow instructions in ./wordpress/INSTALL.

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  1. NGUYỄN-Mạnh Hùng says

    …And I hope the 2nd supported app to be Drupal, because our project is now hosted on MozDev which has only Drupal :)

  2. caschy says

    Can’t find a download link. Wanna test it on

  3. caschy says

    Hu`? Where can i find a dl-Link?

  4. Guillermo says

    Maybe i’m blind, but i don’t found where i could download it.


  5. caschy says

    Destroys the rss-feed icon in Fx-Adressbar (WP 2.7) See

  6. caschy says

    Found it: in index.php the following does not exist:

  7. caschy says

    Mhhh, no code allowed. See:

  8. zbraniecki says

    caschy: thanks for the report! I didn’t notice it :D I’ll check in the fix to repo :)

  9. keng says

    Cool! A little bit wondering why WordPress, not Drupal :-P

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