On Sep 18, 2008, at 9:16 AM, Mohit Sindhwani wrote:
Jay Levitt wrote:
richard apodaca wrote:
ut having had some time to work with the system I built has
that this probably wasn't a good idea. (Although it was a great
exercise.) Now I lean toward letting Radiant do what it's good at -
handle static content. At the same time let blogging engines do what
they're good at - handle frequently-updated content. Mixing the
worth the effort, IMO
As someone who's perpetually "going to put my blog back up" with
Radiant: What did you find that Radiant didn't handle well? It
seems like it *should* be easy enough to add new blog entries
through the admin page, but of course, I haven't tried that yet...
does it force you to do too much thinking (category, etc) before
Actually, my answer will be quite different from what Richard has to
say. However, I feel that for me there were 2 things that convinced
me to go with Mephisto in the beginning:
* No "out-of-box" support for tagging
* No "out-of-box" support for comments
When I set up my blog, I had very little exposure to Radiant and I
was seeing it as a Content Management System - and at that point,
Mephisto looked more like "a blog". That's how I started with
Mephisto rather than Radiant. Since then, I've got quite involved
with Radiant (as you probably know) and I think I know now (thanks
to the recent articles) how to migrate the blog to Radiant...
Radiant was originally built to be a CMS and Mephisto a blog, so it's
no surprise that you felt that way.
I've been working on some blogging features:
tags to loop through authors and their pages, pulled in ideas from
recent activity with hooks for extension developers to add their own
stuff - still in development, but it works)
popular pages tags and uses Dashboard if installed to display a list
of popular pages - still in development, but it works)
http://github.com/jomz/radiant-tags-extension (I added features to
allow complex strings for tags so you can do "My Category 1; My
Category 2" if you prefer)
(doesn't do the migration, but will ensure that links from wordpress
such as "mysite/this/?p=123" find the page with that "wordpress_id"
I think the interface still needs to change a bit for blogging to feel
right, but I hope these additions help.
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