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I’ve just discovered an app to manage my WordPress blogs from my mobile. As I have yet to succumb to the marketing ploys of Apple and HTC etc., I have been required to do a bit of searching for a tool for my Nokia 5800 xpressmusic.
If this sounds interesting to you as well, visit http://nokia.wordpress.org
BTW, this is my first post using that very tool.
I’m also a fan of the Joomla! content management system. In fact, it’s the CMS I used to develop the SIAA website. One of the things that attracted me to it was the large number of extensions available. As with WordPress, there’s a huge community of people pitching in to make this CMS the best that it can be. And this means that there are many varied uses for Joomla! sites (although the exclamation mark is starting to get on my nerves).
When working with the SIAA staff on their requirements for their site, they highlighted that they wanted visitors to the site to be able to ‘Find an Advocate’, using an online directory. Their vision of a clickable map with catagory filters, leading users to appropriate advocacy groups in their area was clear. I hit upon the SOBI2 directory component, produced by Sigsiu.NET. With a bit of hacking around with the PHP and the HTML, I was able to adapt that component to produce a solution that hit the spot.
I must admit to being a big fan of WordPress. It was initially developed to enable bloggers to get their words and thoughts online quickly and easily. However, over the years it’s uses have diversified (witness these seven weird uses for example), and can now be thought of as a fully featured CMS (content management system) in it’s own right.
Now I confess that I’m not much of a blogger but seeing as how this site has been built using WordPress (which has the added bonus of being free and open-source software), I felt that the first post should be dedicated to it.
Thanks to a fine tutorial on how to integrate WordPress in an existing site, I have started this new blog. I”ll be talking about some of my IT issues with a view to helping others deal with similar situations. I hope you find it useful.
If you’re mystified by the above link, it might help to know that I have coded most of this site myself using a combination of html, css and a wee bit of php. The tutorial provides a method for incorporating a WordPress blog into this (relatively) simple site.
Update 16 July 2009 – Have now made a WordPress template which does the same job as the html did!