Published Date 05/12/15 18:47
Looking at what we have to base open media on – my initial reaction is one of anger that what we have is so crap and ill-suited but you can only work with the tools you have.
Looking to set-up a seed network using existing CMS's. WP, Druple and Davie Winers CMS
We are using RSS02 for something its not directly made for, we are using it for a database object exchange format. To do this we need to understand how it is “extended” http://www.disobey.com/detergent/2002/extendingrss2/
So you can get custom feeds out of WP http://www.wpbeginner.com/beginners-guide/what-is-rss-how-to-use-rss-in-wordpress/
We have an issue with terminology category/tag
OK we have two WP test sites set-up, we need to get them subscribed to different feeds with tags/category working – the get custom tag/category RSS feed to cross post between them.
When this is working we have the basics for WP
Looking at Drupal next
My first reaction is AHHHAAAHHH... keep digging...
This in theory should provide RSS in functionality we need https://www.drupal.org/documentation/modules/feeds
And there seems to be built in RSS feeds for each “category”, so in theory we have a working set-up.
Will try this tomorrow.
First stage of testing open CMS's for the OMN project
Setup 3-4 sites each with
* RSS in and out via tag
* We need to make sure the RSS can be full text and that it can transport the tags
* We need to be able to display the RSS as short article with a link to the original source
* We need to clearly show the sources for items and turn off comments
* We then need to see how the “de-duping” handles content clericals (?) and content updates etc
Got to a stage were I was hitting scripting complexity dead ends on both CMSs, and took a week off to digest.
Both can do the OMN but both have flaws for the core project. They don’t understand open flowing data, they both work within their own paradigms - that is, they are silos not networks.
To modify this would likely need some programming rather than scripting. Anyone have a second opinion on this?
Not sure the best way to move on from this.