A weblog authored by Carthik about the latest in the WordPress world.

Friday, September 17, 2004

MultiUsers Smarty WordPress and blogs.linux.ie

Filed under: — Carthik @ 5:43 pm

blogs.linux.ie has this message today:

We’re moving to WordPress today. Please bear with us while the site is down. For updates, please look at Holy Shmoly.

The service is run by Donncha O Caoimh, one of WordPress’ contributing developers. The blogs used to run on another b2 fork.

So why did they switch over now? It’s because the forthcoming release of WordPress may have support for the Smarty Templating Engine. The version of WP used to run the service is called WordPress μ , where μ (MU) stands for Multi User. Hopefully, it will soon be available to the public.

Interesting developments, and to think it would have gone unnoticed!

Spread FireFox Gets Back at WordPress

Filed under: — Carthik @ 5:34 pm

Spread Firefox was an affiliate program to promote FireFox, the browser that makes for a better online life.

Notice the past tense in the above sentence. The site is now down, due to an overload, well not really down, but the affiliate linking thingy is down for now while they improve it.

The page that is up now says :

Other big name affiliates include Broadband Reports and WordPress, both of whom have been amazingly generous in spreading the word among their expansive clientele.

That should certainly send more bloggers and wannabes WordPress’ way. Thanks, Spread FireFox, for returning the favor! Before the affiliate program was taken off-line, WordPress was right up among the top five referrers.

WordPress, as a project, has always been gung-ho about promoting opensource initiatives that are clearly better than closed-source or pay-to-use software. WordPress actively promotes the use of FireFox, and in the future, there will be promotional links in the administrative pages. They are already in the admin interface, in the CVS version.

Also of note in the article is the fact that Kevin Karpenske gave up his domain, firefox.com, for use by the firefox team. Thanks Kevin, that’s the spirit!


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