[openspending-dev] Satellite sites - wordpress option (and the primary option!)
adam.d.stiles at gmail.com
Sat Apr 6 14:04:35 UTC 2013
As a user, I second Vitor's point:
*I feel that for satellite sites, technical documentation about how to use
the widgets is more useful. Not embedding the iframe, but actually adding
the js libraries and calling them, so the user could start customizing it.
There are at least two cases where iframes are very limiting and which
non-JS experts are slow to start using OpenSpending:
- Our site will have commenting at each level of treemap visualizations (so
3+ levels of data are not combined on one long comment thread); this
requires unique URLs on each click of the visual
- Need to be able to share URLs of a particular level/view of a treemap or
Embedding was very easy to figure out from OS documentation, but JS widget
questions have required me to pester the developers with questions that
will have to be answered over and over again from future users.
And I do agree that directions to launch wordpress OS instances would
result in many more new sites than relying on solely Jekyll, though I'd
address this just after the issue above.
On Fri, Apr 5, 2013 at 5:30 AM, Vitor Baptista <vitor at vitorbaptista.com>wrote:
> Hi Rufus,
> For these questions, does it matter if we're using Wordpress or Jekyll? I
> feel that for satellite sites, technical documentation about how to use the
> widgets is more useful. Not embedding the iframe, but actually adding the
> js libraries and calling them, so the user could start customizing it.
> IMHO the basic case of "how can I embed this as is to my website" is
> already well done inside OpenSpending.
> Vitor Baptista.
> Em 05/04/2013 06:30, "Rufus Pollock" <rufus.pollock at okfn.org> escreveu:
> * Here's a how you create a treemap or bubbletree
>> * Here's how you create a dailybread
>> * Here's how you embed these in your website
>> On 4 April 2013 21:52, Vitor Baptista <vitor at vitorbaptista.com> wrote:
>> > Hey Rufus,
>> > What instructions are you thinking about, specifically?
>> > Cheers,
>> > Vítor Baptista.
>> > 2013/4/4 Rufus Pollock <rufus.pollock at okfn.org>
>> >> Hi All,
>> >> Having just created the satellite-template repo (see other thread) I
>> >> got to wondering why we don't focus our instructions for creating
>> >> "satellite sites" on e.g. wordpress rather than the gh-pages model.
>> >> Wordpress has significant advantages:
>> >> * Much more widely used
>> >> * Easier to set up (installing jekyll is a serious pain, gh-pages
>> >> deployment is non-obvious)
>> >> * Much easier to add additional content
>> >> * Easier to theme ...
>> >> To start with all this would require is instructions on creating the
>> >> relevant visualizations and embedding. (This would have an additional
>> >> benefit of providing general instructions for any site, drupal, plain
>> >> html etc)
>> >> Later if we wanted to get fancy we could create a wordpress plugin.
>> >> What do people think? (Note this does not mean getting rid of the
>> >> gh-pages option but it would mean creating wordpress instructions 
>> >> and giving them equal or higher priority in our instructions)
>> >> : I've created an issue for wordpress instructions for satellite
>> >> sites here https://github.com/openspending/thingstodo/issues/10
>> >> Rufus
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