I would say after brief testing, PressForward isn’t quite at a stage where it’d be a preference for me,2 but… hm.
2. Speaking of GitHub (and hating life), I have posted up my Tumblr/WordPress crossposter, creatively called TumblPress. I never actually added this to the WordPress plugins repo because it requires a bit of manual fiddling and so isn’t exactly plug-n-play. But if you don’t mind doing that, it… should probably work. Ish.
Either way… enjoy!
On the future of WordPress.
I’ve used WordPress technically since before it was WordPress, and I’ve used it as my main blogging system since about 2006.1 I like WordPress, and I still think it’s a better blogging solution than like 99% of its alternatives.2 That being said, I feel it is noticeably…. lagging, in recent years. I suppose radical change is difficult when you power like thirty percent of the internet, but WordPress’s lack of adoption of more recent blog technologies—anything and everything from inline comments to ActivityStream—make it feel kinda… old. And Gutenberg…
Maybe it’s just that I’m starting to want something different than what WordPress fundamentally is. The platform is still great for, say, powering my job’s largely-static corporate website, whose primary purpose is to be basically a glossy web brochure that can be readily updated by people with no webdev skill. And WordPress is still great for, say, the CSFG, which runs a combination ecommerce/forum website. But for my own website, i.e. this one, right here, that I basically use as a hub to all my other online presences, crossposting and interfacing as appropriate…?
I won’t lie: I’ve thought, more than once, about going back to something self-created.
Maybe. If there’s time…
I admit I stole this idea from Tumblr, or rather I stole it from updating my (unreleased) WordPress-to-Tumblr crossposter plugin to support Tumblr’s support (“support”) of OG cards.1 I figured the idea would be cool to implement locally as well, and when I couldn’t find an existing plugin that did exactly what I wanted, I decided to write my own.
- I say “support” because Tumblr doesn’t auto-populate OG cards for link posts created by the API because… reasons, I guess. Also, I still can’t get it to accept the
photosproperty, because… fuck you Tumblr, I guess.↩
I love you, but if you want to compete with Tumblr, your “reblog post” interface needs some serious work. Like, yanno. Being able to add formatting, tags, categories, post times, save-as-draft. The little stuff.
Also, do we really need Publicize to be always on by default? I only want some of my posts to go to Twitter. Not every single one.