PressForward, the Google Reader replacement that runs inside your WordPress install, is now in open beta! This is one of the project’s that I’ve spent the last year working on and I’m very excited to get to this stage. PressForward, which is hitting beta just in time to complete testing when Google Reader hits the […]
PressForward, the Google Reader replacement that runs inside your WordPress install, is now in open beta! This is one of the project’s that I’ve spent the last year working on and I’m very excited to get to this stage.
PressForward, which is hitting beta just in time to complete testing by the time Google Reader hits the off button, is a totally open source tool built to run inside WordPress with no extra requirements, server modifications, or messing about in the command line. The system has been built as both an RSS reader and an editorial tool, allowing groups to look at feeds together, discuss them, and nominate them for consideration as part of an aggregation process.
Here’s a fresh ZIP file of our latest beta version, ready for upload and testing in your WordPress install.
Give it a try and tell me how it goes!
The PressForward Plugin was developed for the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason University by Aram Zucker-Scharff, Boone B. Gorges, and Jeremy Boggs. It is free to use and modify under a GNU GPL2 license.
Working on setting up an AMI for people to run Etherpad Lite. This one is built using the BitNami node.js install.
Right now, this is the most basic possible install. All that’s been done is everything has been installed and the correct ports open. You still have to start it from the command line and no configuration or security options have been enabled. However, I figure it is a good start.
If you pop this up and have a good configuration set up, pass it along by sharing your AMI as well.
Once running, the Etherpad Lite install is available from yourAMIurl:9001/.
This set up will one day be a lot easier to use and is currently still quite technical, but is, at least, less technical to set up than before and is a great alternative for those who want to run Participad, but don’t have the command line access needed to set up Etherpad Lite on a shared server.
Stand by for more updates on this AMI, with better configuration.
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