Capacity / Wordpress Integration Theme
Albert Astals Cid
aacid at kde.org
Sat Jul 29 21:12:49 UTC 2017
El diumenge, 30 de juliol de 2017, a les 9:02:01 CEST, Ben Cooksley va
> On Wed, Jul 26, 2017 at 5:21 PM, Ken Vermette <vermette at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> > Hi,
> >> Hi Oliver & Ken,
> > Howdy!
> Hi Ken,
> >> > Just to say it again: having the whole kde.org still there might not be
> >> > the solution.
> >> >
> >> > Having a brand new website would allow us to write again (and better)
> >> > the important and relevant pages, and drop the others.
> >> >
> >> > I'm pretty sure that having capacity running and keeping all the pages
> >> > will end in keeping the same content, which is not readable.>>
> >> For some parts of the site this is quite true, yes.
> >> However for others (like /announcements/) the vast majority of content
> >> basically needs to stay intact as is.
> > I agree that giving Capacity any sort of lifeline is less than ideal,
> > but I've come to realize we won't be able to just start over cleanly,
> > not realistically.
> > The biggest issue is that, if we want a clean start, it means we need
> > to have everything ready for a single launch. I've been pushing
> > against the fact that it's not as clean as installing Wordpress and
> > having a few people re-type pages fro some time. For various reasons
> > we need a slew of plugins for things like announcements, application
> > entries, several dynamic pages, we need page builders, translation,
> > etc... All of this is burdened by the fact that it all needs to
> > inter-operate, so we don't even get 'freebies' like known Wordpress
> > translation plugins.
> > Additionally, even just the handful of pages I prepared for the
> > refresh seriously burned a number of people, and I don't care to
> > repeat that. Yes, I *want* to tear it all down, have it all new, it's
> > certainly the alluring route... But pacing the update is the
> > responsible way to go, and people need to start seeing tractable
> > progress.
> >> > I'm 100% ready to help with writing some content (I don't have time for
> >> > the technical part). But to me, the content seems as old as the
> >> > capacity theme, so it has to change too. This doesn't have to be your
> >> > (Ken's) job. It only needs to have the right infra.
> >> >
> >> > That's why I think a nice hidden-future.kde.org, only WordPress with
> >> > the plug-ins (custom or not) allowing to deal with everything needed
> >> > would allow us to move forward on content. (everything being:
> >> > announcement, twitter/FB threads, application catalog,
> >> > internationalization).
> >> >
> >> > TL;DR:
> >> > If the new WordPress loads the old capacity pages, the kde website will
> >> > still be crappy and read old..>>
> >> From what I understood of Ken's proposal, he was going to have
> >> Capacity load Wordpress. This is something i'd caution against as it
> >> probably means modifications to the core of Wordpress, which will be a
> >> maintenance nightmare.
> > There's a bit of an update here, because I've been working on the more
> > 'final' version of CapacityPress and a few things have changed.
> > While CapacityPress never required modifications to the Wordpress
> > core, it did require a plugin, and had minor if statements in the
> > theme. At this point it no longer touches the theme *at all* and
> > currently doesn't need a plugin. I may need to re-add the plugin for
> > reasons I'll explain in a moment, but it's a dead-simple
> > straightforward layer using standard bog-standard Wordpress APIs and
> > integration points.
> > So at this point, I'm confident in saying I've solved maintenance
> > issues. You patch Capacity. You turn it on in the site.inc file or on
> > a per-file basis. It just works.
> >> Because capacity has fairly small requirements from the individual
> >> page side of things, i'd suggest doing things the other way around
> >> instead.
> >> Wordpress should boot first, and an integration plugin should
> >> determine if this is a page we should try to serve from a Capacity
> >> style directory. It can then setup a small shim environment and load
> >> the page content then insert that inside a regular Wordpress theme
> >> page. I'm hoping that would also allow us to utilise Wordpress
> >> caching.
> > The main issue here is the fact that many Capacity pages are directly
> > referenced, and in some cases (like applications) are generated after
> > an htaccess rewrite. Either way, I wouldn't want Wordpress to load
> > first - it is much heavier, and when CapacityPress is enabled Capacity
> > doesn't actually do much work. I also don't really know a single clean
> > way we could have Wordpress load first, but, either way, this may not
> > be an issue;
> The main reason I was asking this is because I fully expect the
> upgrade to PHP7 (if a newer version of PHP5 doesn't do it first) to
> break parts of Capacity. I'm not sure to what degree this breakage
> will be.
Given how simple capacity is, i doubt it should be really much hard to fix if
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