Things are in full swing now with the wp10 site. Spoke to Jen a few days ago, and i’m outlining (mostly technical) point here to get some additional feedback and discussion going:
1. We are going to be extracting images from tweets and instagram posts with the #wp10 hashtag during the event, and displaying them “live” on the site. I have two rough but functional plugins in my GitHub account, so feel free to look those over or provide better alternatives. The key here is that photos are is extracted and placed into WordPress’s media library, which i think is a good way to archive things.
2. Design isn’t yet established – Jen is reaching out to the potential designer as we speak – but generally speaking think of a pInterest or similar display that auto-updates on a page.
I’m new relatively speaking to how things work with the servers and accounts, etc. So two potential questions I would like someone to educate me about as soon as possible:
1. How does one get file-level (SFTP, etc.) access to the wp10 site?
2. Most likely scripts will require traditional cron (not WP cron) to ping the social media channels every few minutes. Confirmation and thoughts on this would be appreciated.
Thanks. Can’t wait to get this together in a quick and orderly fashion (crossing fingers).