This is Web App Wednesday, for those who see this and are wondering… This is the one post I do a week that lets me talk about Web Apps that I’m into. More or less this weekly post keeps me from blabbing about Web stuff all the time.
This week I’m going to talk a little about WordPress, I’m absolutely in love with this platform. As a PHP, MySQL driven Content Management System, WordPress is one of the few platforms that allows us simpletons to publish web content with relative ease.
Yesterday was the 5th B-Day of WordPress so if you’re a user than slap a high five in the air for that. I think there is a lot to be said for a platform that offers itself for free. Not to mention the fact that you can self host, be hosted via WordPress.com, or if your extra ordinary you can do a Multi User WordPress thingy… I’m not sure how to explain that last one except that you’re able to host multiple blogs from one administration panel on a self hosted account. (i honestly don’t think that last line counts as techno babble)
The real reason I’m all in pansies over WordPress this week is that I finally developed a full fledged plugin that interacts with the database and offers editing. Simply create a page and type [list_badges] in the content area and blamo there you have your results.
Yipty dippty doo, right!!!? This is exciting for me simply because now I am one huge step closer to being able to offer something to the public… (although I probably wont any time soon)
Here’s the skinny,,,
My honest opinion is this. Platforms like WordPress, Blogger, Typepad, Habari, b2evolution, Moveable Type and the like are setting a new standard for the web. It’s amazing, cool, and I’m happy about it.