Tag: Wordpress

7Feb

Bloggen er klar for mobil

Jeg tar omsider min egen medisin og har klargjort bloggen for mobil. Det siste året har mitt nettbruk blitt stadig mer mobil. I dag estimerer jeg at halvparten av nettbruken min skjer via min HTC Touch HD2. Sånn sett antar jeg at du også i økende grad foretrekker at nettstedene du bruker er tilrettelagt for mobile enheter – enten denne er en ny iPhone eller en litt eldre Nokia.

Bloggen er nå klargjort med WordPress Mobile Pack på den måten at den nå automatisk gjenkjenner mobilen din og gir deg den best tilpassede mobilversjonen av nettstedet. Hvis du skulle støte på feil eller problemer, håper jeg du gir meg beskjed.

7Aug

Managing comments with Intense Debate

id-blog.pngI’ve chosen Intensedebate as tool for managing the comments of the blog. For some time now I’ve been contemplating on how to make the comments of my blog more visible and manageable. I’d like to find an easy way to highlight good comments and commentators. My blog posts are only part of the blogs content – the readers comments are just as important – and it should show when you visit the blog.

I believe the community around this blog should be able to vote for both good comments and blogposts. The latter will have to wait, but logged in users will now have the opportunity to give love to good comments and commentators. And not so much to crappy comments (not found yet on this blog). If you’re not interested in logging in, that’s ok too – you can still comment, but not vote among comments and commentators 🙂

I felt it was time to encourage readers and commentators to operate with their real identity, not anonymous nicks. Anyone can still comment anonymously, but you’ll get more features awaileble and more influence on the blog content if you identify yourself and log in.  But it’s still your choice.

So far the choice for me was either Intensedebate or disqus. I actually fell for Intensedebate’s easy import/export functions, wich allow me to still own the comments of the blog. So if I, for any reason, should want to stop using Intensedebate and move to some other comment managing tool, I can easy export and transfer all comments back to my blog database.

Time will show if this was a lucky choice or not. If not, I can always go back. Comming days I’ll try to implement some new features that highlights the good comments and commentators even more.

How do you feel about this?

6Aug

Utvalgte kommentarer – forslag?

Nå har jeg fått såpass mye leseraktivitet på bloggen at mine skrivende lesere fortjener litt mer opppmerksomhet enn hva tilfellet er nå. Jeg ønsker å implementere en slags “comment of the moment”-funksjon, hvor jeg kan framheve en kommentar for et tidspunkt eller en periode.

Det er veldig høy kvalitet på kommentarene, synes jeg og det ville være meningsfullt å vektlegge det i presentasjonen av bloggen også. Det er altså i første omgang kommentarenes kvalitet jeg ønsker å vektlegge, men jeg ser også for meg at det kan fungere sammen med en “disse har kommentert (mest?)”-funksjon.

Har du noen forslag til plugins – og hvordan jeg eventuelt burde presentere de utvalgte kommentarer? Sidebar, main page, regelmessig bloggpost – what ever? Hva mener du?

9May

Twitter + WordPress = Prologue

The WordPress theme Prologue from the team at Automattic is brilliant and a taste of what the even more social development of WordPress can and will result in.

I recently discussed with Daiko how WordPress and Prologue could be used a plattform for an intranet. The main idea is making the intranet a social platform for the workers, with additional content and tools of course. But the dialog and the social focus should be the fundamental strategy behind any intranet or web based collaboration platform.

Prologue

Well, Prologue is a theme that allows you to publish fast and easy, short or long articles to your collegues and with tags and all the other functions in WordPress in a Twitter-like enviroment. Why not use Twitter? Because WordPress allows you to hide your company dialog behind passwords or on installations behind firewalls. Moreover, it can be combined with any web based collaboration tool and thus form the basis of a powerful platform for any intranet.

Allen Stern at CenterNetworks calls it a “game changer“, and I agree. Mathew Ingram also underlines the potential power for project management that lies in the further development of Prologue and the idea behind it.

Combined with BuddyPress (site updated), WordPress is transforming from a powerful CMS to a social network platform. I’m hoping I soon will be involved in implementing an intranet built on these new, social ideas.

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