Things are in full swing now with the…

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 GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. 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 (SFTPSFTP SFTP is an acronym for Secure File Transfer Protocol: A standard protocol to move computer files from one host to another over the Internet with enhanced security., etc.) access to the wp10 site?
2. Most likely scripts will require traditional cron (not WP cron) to pingPing The act of sending a very small amount of data to an end point. Ping is used in computer science to illicit a response from a target server to test it’s connection. Ping is also a term used by Slack users to @ someone or send them a direct message (DM). Users might say something along the lines of “Ping me when the meeting starts.” 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).

David Bisset will be helping out with the…

David Bisset will be helping out with the wp10 site, adding him as an author here in case he needs to ask for help.