WordPress is awesome!

WordPress 創辦人 Matt Mullenweg 係 WordCamp San Francisco 公布了一些數字:

其他詳細數字可以看這裡:

The Next Web: WordPress now powers 18.9% of the Web, has over 46m downloads, according to founder Matt Mullenweg

重新發現網站的美麗

因為 Google Reader 將會關閉,重新檢視了訂閱的新聞消息來源。我主要係睇科技類的,那些網站差不多每天都有更新,例如 The Verge, AllThinsD, The Next Web, 香港高登, Unwire 等。把她們逐一放到 Safari bookmark,只要一按便可以全部打開(Open in Tabs)之後逐一瀏覽。以前用 Google Reader 閱讀,全部新聞的介面都是一樣,知道了消息便不需要去訪問網站。用瀏覽器來訪問網站才重新發現每個網站都有不同的排版,不同的風格,世界原是多采多姿的。要逐個網站訪問可能無用一個 reader 閱讀咁方便,但就可以睇到百花齊放。

有些網站不是每天都有更新 (例如我自己 😛 ) 不用每日訪問,RSS 係有其好處,可以訂閱一些不常更新,但又想繼續閱讀的網站。我暫時試用 WordPress reader,或者看看將來是否有更好的選擇。

About me 網絡名片

每隔一段時間便有新的網站出現,這次是「About.me」,定位為網絡名片,希望每個人都有一頁介紹自己的身份及各社交網站的連結點。其功能設定好簡單,上載一張相做背景,寫幾句介紹自己,設定各社交網站連結便可,幾分鐘可以搞好。最喜歡是其網址,簡單容易記又有意思 – http://about.me/kansir

About.me
About.me

和我現在用的網誌系統Wordpress同一間公司Automattic也有同類的網絡名片網站Gravatar。其版面設計更好,可以輸入更多資料,用戶有更大控制權,而且可以多種不同格式輸出,例如地址簿VCF、方便手機的QR code,方便資料交換。 http://gravatar.com/kansir

Gravatar Profile
Gravatar Profile

喜歡About.me的網址,Gravatar的版面設計。如果可以二合為一就太好了。

Matt Mullenweg: WordPress Now

Matt Mullenweg,Wordpress的創辦人。在以下的訪問中講解了甚麼是Wordpress。好多人不清楚Wordpress.com和Wordpress.org的分別,Matt用租屋和買屋來比喻,真係好貼切。我用了Wordpress多年,由“買屋”到現在“租屋”,好滿意他們的系統及服務,暫時係我用過最好的網誌系統。

Use WordPress to update Twitter & Facebook

I use WordPress for years. Months ago, my friend invites me to Facebook. I like it’s status idea, but i want to blog with WordPress and update Facebook status in the same time. After hours of google, i find this method :

Need :
* WordPress
* Twitterfeed (Use WordPress OpenID login)
* Twitter
* Facebook

I can’t find a way to update Facebook directly from WordPress. I only find that I can use Twitter to update Facebook.

Go to Twitterfeed, it will use your WordPress RSS to update Twitter, then go to Facebook and find Twitter apps, it will update your facebook status by using your twitter message.

Here is the flow :

WordPress –(RSS)–> Twitterfeed –> Twitter –(Twitter facebook apps)–> Facebook status

I use P2 theme in wordpress, it will be my main place for status archive. Its RSS will update Twitter & Facebook. I want my status show on my main blog, i use Twitter widget to do this.

Now, i write once on WordPress(P2 theme), it will also show on Twitter, Facebook, & my main blog.

Write once, show on 4 place.

I hope wordpress make a facebook apps like Twitter, so i can update Facebook status directly from my wordpress.

Reference :
My wordpress status blog (P2 theme)

My wordpress main blog

Twitterfeed

Twitter

Twitter Facebook apps

Facebook

You can also blog on your mobile, point to http://m.wordpress.com

[UPDATE 3/5] Unfortunately, Twitterfeed down frequently. i dump it.

I still use Twitter to update my Facebook status.

I use LoudTwitter now. It will post ALL my twitter message to my blog daily.

Although it’s not real time (Use Twitter widget to show twitter message in real time), you can have a archive of your twitter message, more easily for searching & review by yourself or your friends.

[UPDATE 19/7] Unfortunately, again, LoudTwitter die for a long time. Thanks for yireh’s commen, HelloTxt is very easy to use.