[wp-hackers] Planet generator
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. 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 or
WP-AutoBlog 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.
> 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.
>> They make the code available here:
>> 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:
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