Special Report: “Year One of Organizing for America: The Permanent Field Campaign in a Digital Age” | techPresident
Special Report: “Year One of Organizing for America: The Permanent Field Campaign in a Digital Age”
January 14, 2010 — Today we are publishing a techPresident special report on the first year of Organizing for America (OFA), drawing on new interviews with congressional staff in both parties, former Obama campaign staff, and 70 activists from the OFA grassroots. This report — the most comprehensive review of OFA’s work to date — is authored by The Nation’s Ari Melber,
“We’re going to write a WordPress Plugin that makes sure Baripedia doesn’t break up every time URLs change. This plugin will replace public URLs with internal page IDs just like the original default URLs, similar to what WordPress does with its canonical redirects now, but differently. When rendering, it will replace those internal page IDs back to the current permalinks. This will make the entire site completely indifferent to the URL scheme that we choose and to page hierarchy.
Stay tuned for more news on how this breadcrumb navigation and redirection WordPress Plugin develops.
Great stuff … solid, and really well written.
p.s. almost entirely unrelated: Lifestream displays your social feeds and photos much like you would see it on many of the social networking sites. from ibegin.com … not light, and apparently it bogs some … but sure would be nice as an addition to a personalized About page, a UserProfile page.
Use Press This to clip text, images and videos from any web page. Then edit and add more straight from Press This before you save or publish it in a post on your blog.
10 Things You Need To Know About WordPress 2.7 | Technosailor.com; as I tweeted just now, “Pretty much MustRead … mucho shiny.” You’ll prolly also want to read December 11, 2008 – WP2.7 “Coltrane” (by Matt. Filed under Development) at WordPress.org.
And while you’re at Aaron’s site,
check out his TwitPitch plugin, an alternative contact form that originates a DM to you. This is a brilliant idea, but Aaron informs me that it quit working a little while ago … deff promote as ToDo.
This all has me wondering if I’m still need to find a good comment threading plugin or not.
Jeff Chandler’s “List Of WordPress Plugins I Use“. Thanks to Jeff for that list and for pointing me to “30+ Tools to Turn WordPress into a Personal Hub” at Mashable. (And his tip on redirecting snoops away from your plugin directory.)
Other plugins of interest:
- Sideblog … kinda like tweets directly into your sidebar. Related would be tWPtter (pronounced t-WHIP-ter), which is “a micro-blogging plugin for WordPress”.
- Custom Field Widgets Plugin … one of many; I’m going to munge through this whole type to find what will fit a very specific need. More l8r
- “With Comment Sorter, readers can disable Trackbacks and also decide what order they would like to read the comments.” Yaaa, that’s the sorta customize functionality I want: neat and user-friendly.
Also by RaProject.com, WP Ajax Edit Comments: “allows users and admins to edit comments on a post. Users can edit their own comments for a limited time, while admins can edit all comments”.
From Performancing.com: “7 Great Examples of WP Threaded Comments”
I spoze this is the place to put “MyCaptcha for Comments“. Not what I need just now, but dandy if your situation is different.
- Use WordPress as a Forum! … who can resist this? See it in action on TheDeadOne’s site.
- Role Manager -“WP2.0 introduces the concept of Roles. Each Role is allowed to perform a set of tasks called Capabilities. This Plugin allows you to define and manage multiple subscriber profiles – called Roles and their Capabilities. Also you can create new Roles and Capabilities.” There is also Role Scoper to be considered; I’m gonna need to roll something like this into Mooo.
- Rate Your Comments (Comment Karma). In line with this is SezWho; “a comment rating/reputation based service. Users rate on comments for a given post which can in turn, leverage ratings of a commenter on other blogs.”
- Here’s two I consider non-negotiable: Subscribe to Comments and Live Comment Preview. Somewhat related, WP_EasyReply. (Jeff has posted an elegant enhancement to this.)
- QuickPost WordPress Plugin – “Inspired by the tumblr.com’s bookmarklet … this plugin allows you to quickly post text, images, photos, quotes, and videos to your WordPress implementation.”
- And mebbe just cuz I luv tabbiness: Tabbed Widgets (“one can easily create tab and accordion type blocks of content without writing a single line of code. Simply select the widgets you want to appear as tabs, specify their tab titles and a new tabbed widget is created automatically”) and post Tabs (“postTabs allows you to easily split your post/page content into Tabs that will be shown to your visitors.”))
p.s. WordPress et al is doing a GPL shakeout … started with “cleaning up” the themes collection, but it’s reverberating down into plugin territory. Viz.: “”Why Were 200 WordPress Themes Removed?” and “Removal of 200 GPL-licensed WordPress themes; Automattic putting the boot to premium theme developers“
- Subscribe to Comments 2.1 « Tempus Fugit … Mark Jaquith; worth a 2nd look
- WordPress CMS Plugin yet another interminable video … but *sigh* worth a look
- WeblogToolsCollection.com … an agglomeration of resources, not all crap
- Ryan Boren cuz it’s Ryan Boren, is why.
- the WP; plugin; “threaded comment” google search I was doing before I ran out of steam
- WordPress Functional Plugins cuz … I forget why cuz.
- WordPress Plugin: Comment Validation … not sure there’s a need, but might be
- WordPress Optimization Guide … not sure there’s a need, but *sigh*
- WP Best Posts Summary Yes, please, and 6 more like this.
- Oh, that’s all for now. Oh, no, wait …
- … WordPress Jobs. Now I’m done. For now. *sigh*