May 13th, 2013 by Nick Weisser
Verschlagwortet mit rss, twitter, wordpress
The Twitter import tools mentioned in the WordPress Codex do no longer work, because they all rely on the old Twitter RSS feed which is no longer provided by Twitter. This article will explain how to create an independent RSS feed for your Twitter timeline which then can be used to import tweets as WordPress posts.
Last week at re:publica 13 Sascha Lobo presented Reclaim Social, a WordPress based concept, consisting of some plugins and scripts that allow you to mirror and store your content and activities around the web on your own blog. Because I like the idea I wanted to give it a try and installed the FeedWordPress plugin along with some PHP scripts and duct tape from their tech specs on our new Coworking website. Weiterlesen
April 23rd, 2013 by Tim Bezhashvyly
Recently we decided to add a list of Facebook events from our Facebook page to our WordPress driven website. The requirement was to add the full list to separate page and predefined number of upcoming events to the home page. To my surprise there was no existing WordPress plugin which will do this. So I accomplished this task by myself and want to share the solution in this article. Weiterlesen
March 12th, 2013 by Nick Weisser
Verschlagwortet mit community, events, magento
Build Software Better, Together
Last weekend I participated in my first Magento Hackathon which also was the first one in Switzerland. The first Magento Hackathons took place in 2012 in Munich and Berlin. Infected by the spirit of the German events, Tim Bezhashvyly (Magento developer at Openstream) and Sylvain Rayé (Magento developer at Rissip) started organizing a hackathon in Zürich which eventually turned out to be different than the previous events, because Magento community manager Mosses Akizian came up with the idea of bringing community developers and Magento core developers together under one roof in order to fix bugs in the Magento core itself.
Some developers said it was not as much fun as previously, because the team work between community developers was not as strong as at the other events and fixing bugs felt like hard work. I fixed two (minor) bugs myself and can confirm that it was quite intense, but when my first pull request was merged into the core I felt very proud and excited. I just wrote (Magento change log) history!
Baruch with Dima and another Magento core developer
Mosses also assembled a team of community developers at the Magento headquarters in Los Angeles who were not as many as in Zürich, but their activity on Github was very strong. The two locations were connected via Google+ Hangout every now and then.
The importance of this event should not be underestimated. Magento Inc. made a big effort in sending some of its staff the long way to Zürich in order to closely collaborate with the community, showing that they’re genuinely interested in involving the community in the development process. It certainly was an experiment to see how it will go and if it’s worth repeating or at least making the development of Magento 2 much more open to direct community contributions.
Baruch Toledano, Director Product Management at Magento, explained that there went a lot of thinking into how Magento 2 was set up on Github in order to streamline the process of community involvement. Collaborating on Github makes things so much easier.
I’d like to thank all the sponsors and organizers and especially the guys at Magento for setting the stage for the open source e-commerce revolution and helping us to infuse open source culture into eBay.
You can find photos of the event on our Facebook page and a selection of photos shared on Twitter in Fabrizio Brancas blog.
February 25th, 2013 by Nick Weisser
Verschlagwortet mit bugathon, hackathon, magento
It looks as if this is going to be the most epic community driven Magento developer event ever or in the words of Magento community manager Mosses Akizian:
This will be a great opportunity to meet and mingle with fellow developer community members and have face time with Magento key developer core team members. With your eCommerce knowledge and Magento skills, we’ll create projects and stomp issues together.
Magento developers Tim Bezhashvyly (Openstream) and Sylvain Rayé (rissip) have been the driving forces behind the first Swiss edition of the Magento Hackathon. Sylvain has already given 7 reasons for NOT coming to the Magento Hackathon in Zürich, but there are definitely a lot more than 7 reasons to attend this unique event in Switzerland’s Silicon Valley.
Although it was first planned similar to previous hackathon events where each participant can suggest Magento related topics of his or her interest, Mosses came up with the idea of sending some of the Magento core developers over to Zürich in order to dedicate the Swiss hackathon to fixing bugs in Magento 184.108.40.206 which will then most probably result in a new release of 220.127.116.11 or even 1.7.1?
Adding Los Angeles as an additional location and connecting the 2 via Google Hangout is yet another community empowered approach of getting even more reach. Go go Magento!
If you want to know first and if you like to fix bugs in a Swiss (quality-driven) environment, make sure to sign up before it’s too late! It’s only 2 weeks to go.
Hoping to see you in Zürich or Los Angeles!
December 31st, 2012 by Nick Weisser
Verschlagwortet mit framework, html5, responsive, themes, wordpress
WordPress is really an amazing open source eco system. Just looking at how many different free and paid responsive themes and frameworks there are already is mind-blowing!
The new WordPress default theme Twenty Twelve is an elegant, readable, and fully responsive theme that makes your site content look its best on any device, but having tested it on mobile devices myself, I can confirm that e.g. the main navigation styles are very basic and early beta IMHO.
Although I would prefer to build sites based on the new default theme, I thought it might be worth looking at other free (as in Open Source) responsive WordPress themes out there and I was not disappointed. Although there are many more, this article presents a small selection of responsive WordPress themes for developers and frameworks that are actively being developed.
Click on the title to get redirected to each project. The latest update date will give you a good idea on how active the project is being developed. The following listing is in chronological order. Weiterlesen