[wp-hackers] Dashboard "focus"
m at mullenweg.com
Sun Dec 19 19:04:46 UTC 2004
Mark E.Payne wrote:
> However, it might just be that this is still very rough (likely) and I
> am not privy to the big picture of what else will be included in the
> dashboard (infinitely more likely). Additionally, it's also 4am.
There are a couple of ideas behind this, the main goal with this rev is
update notification and increased exposure for the incredible range of
secondary resources available for WP. People who don't have time to
follow the forums and the lists and the blogs should have a way follow
Right now it's just the dev blog, and it's hard-coded in, very much on
purpose. There will probably be one additional feed, like a new
plugin/theme/etc feed similar to the way the WordPress Planet is set up
Where is it going from here? Well the hard part is pretty much done.
We've got Magpie RSS/Atom parsing included in the core, I set it up to
cache to the DB instead of the filesystem, and there are some basic
functions for people to interact withthe functionality.
The line between reading and blogging is obviously a very fine one, and
some of the directions this is going are fairly obvious. There needs to
a one click interaction between reading something and blogging about it
with proper cite attribution and everything. The link manager has had an
RSS field for a few versions now, so the link/subscription management
stuff is all already there. We have the KSES libraries that we're going
to run everything through, because allowing third party content directly
into the admin could be a major security problem if done badly. We have
OPML import/export for synchronization at a basic level of
subscriptions, and there's no reason we can't replicate the Bloglines
and Newsgator API stuff. But all that is really for the version after
the next one. Right now the idea is just to give people a taste, see
what they ask for, see how it scales, find bugs, and gauge better how
people are going to interact with this functionality.
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