Spring is almost over, and I had no time to update my diary too much.
So today I decided to give the new WordPress 2.8 theme management system a try, and switch a theme to something new.
- The system works perfect. Kudos to Automatics
- I hope you like the new theme
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 – Aviary.pl - 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 http://hg.mozilla.org/webtools/mcs) or go to http://hg.mozilla.org/webtools/mcs and click on “bz2″ or “zip” to download the package. Then follow instructions in ./wordpress/INSTALL.