In this sleepy edition of WordPress Weekly, (since I was awake for 20+hours) I had a chat with Joseph Cefoli who is the guy in charge of The FairFieldMirror.com and Daniel Bachhuber of CoPress, a company specializing in the migration from College Publisher while also providing managed hosting. During the interview, we discussed a number of topics including the trials and tribulations of migrating 7,000+ articles from College Publisher into WordPress, the manual labor involved, the various plugins in use on the site and much more. I find the stories of migrations such as these to be interesting since they usually consist of painful experiences that were overcome.
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This Weeks Poll Question Is: Should WordPress Change The Blog Nomenclature Within The Backend?
Picks Of The Week:
Jeff – WPWorldMap.net – WPWorldMap.net is a cool website where WordPress users from all across the world can register an account and place a marker above their general location since the site is made up of an embedded google map. It’s a great way to see if their are any awesome WordPress folks in your neighborhood.
This Weeks Trivia Question
Which forum software was the first to use CSS based layouts rather than tables?
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Wow, Jeffro stumped me on this one, I’m not really sure which forum software was first. bbPress is almost table-free, but not quite. I remember struggling with tables in a phpBB 2.0 theme I think, and 3.0 is table-free, so I’m going to have to guess that phpBB was the first…
This was an interesting episode, that sounded like one epic struggle of a migration! Makes me glad that most platforms are a lot easier than to migrate to WordPress, but I’m sure it was a real weight lifted off of their shoulders once they made the switch.
I hope that more colleges follow suit and switch to WordPress or another Open Source platform. I taught at a community college for a bit, and their web situation was pretty much the same as the college that I went to: old, outdated, overpriced, and underwhelming. It’s too bad, with all of that free brainpower and software, schools should be up on the latest ideas, especially in a media or technology department, but I found out that institutional monoliths are hard to budge.