[wp-hackers] Plugin Challenge: Post from an iPhone
viper at viper007bond.com
Wed Sep 12 02:15:03 GMT 2007
Yes, there are whole admin skins out there, but what they do is just load in
their own stylesheet. While it's not as flexible as a whole templating
system (side note: true admin themes in 2.4 would be nice), you can still do
quite a bit just via CSS.
On 9/11/07, Stephane Daury <wordpress at tekartist.org> wrote:
> re: what needs be done to get it there?
> Get me an iPhone and I'll roll it out. :p
> Kidding. I'm in Canada anyway... :(
> But on a more serious note, one more question would be how much of
> the admin is a good target to aim for to start with?
> The article mentions that the guy went on to make alternate templates
> for the whole admin, which is obviously quite a lot of work in itself
> (I think he's a paid employee).
> From what I see (please correct me if I'm wrong), WP does not allow
> for templating of the admin.
> This said, a plugin could easily point all iPhone/mobile based logins
> to an alternate admin interface in WP, which has the advantage to let
> the dev community start with the most desirable core functions anyone
> would really be interested in using from a mobile browser (post,
> etc), and phase in the rest of the admin as time goes (presentation,
> etc). I'd venture this would make it more realistic if taken from a
> community development approach. That's if Automattic doesn't put some
> paid resources behind it, which would be an ideal scenario.
> The UI component in the MT plugin is itself derived from a plugin for
> TypePad (also by a paid employee), so there's a precedent for
> emulating that part. I'm not sure if the two plugins use it, but iUI
> makes replicating the iPhone interface a breeze: <http://
> On Sep 11, 2007, at 14:27, Doug Stewart wrote:
> > Simplicity in posting -- MT's doing it:
> > http://www.movabletype.org/2007/09/one_more_reason_to_buy_an_ipho.html
> > So is our admin interface flexible enough to allow for such a beast?
> > And, if not, what needs be done to get it there?
> > --
> > -Doug
> > http://literalbarrage.org/blog/
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