Announcing BookPress

Today I’m announcing BookPress, a plugin for easily adding books (information) to your WordPress based weblog or website.

BookPress adds the following functions to WordPress:

  • Items as custom post type
  • Item categories
  • Item tags
  • Item fields for things like writer, ISBN etc
  • Built-in Amazon.com linking (associates)

The first public release of BookPress will be in Q3 2011.

BookPress will be free of charge and licensed under the GPL2 license.

Announcing PortfolioPress

Today I’m announcing PortfolioPress, a plugin for easily adding a portfolio with items on your WordPress based weblog or website.

PortfolioPress adds the following functions to WordPress:

  • Items as custom post type
  • Item categories
  • Item tags
  • Item fields

The first public release of PortfolioPress will be in Q3 2011.

PortfolioPress will be free of charge and licensed under the GPL2 license.

Announcing ReviewPress

Today im announcing ReviewPress, a plugin for easier writing and managing reviews on your WordPress based weblog or website.

ReviewPress adds the following functions to WordPress:

  • Reviews as custom post type
  • Review categories
  • Review tags
  • Microformat support (hReview 0.3 support and support for Google Rich Snippets)
  • Link to the source of the review (like a product)

The initial public release of ReviewPress will be done this month – August 2011.

ReviewPress will be free of charge and licensed under the GPL2 license.

WordPress 3.2 gets HTML 5 support

Yesterday a WordPress patch improved HTML 5 compatibility by adding the following tags to the TinyMCE editor:

  • noscript, embed
  • menu, samp, header, footer, article, section, hgroup, nac, aside, details, summary, audio, canvas, command, datalist, figcaption, figure, keygen, mark, meter, output, progress, source, time, video, wbr

It also added some extra HTML colours and contains  some optimalisations.

This patch will not be applied in WordPress 3.1, so you will have to wait for WordPress 3.2.
Or use some haxx patching like I do.

Source: changeset #17625

Packt Publishing 2010 Open Source Awards Winners

The Packt Publishing Open Source Award 2010 winners are know known!

Open Source CMS

  1. Winner: CMS Made Simple
  2. 1st Runner up:  SilverStripe
  3. 2nd Runner up:  MODx

Hall of Fame CMS

  1. Winner: WordPress
  2. 1st Runner up:  Drupal
  3. 2nd Runner up:  Joomla!

Most Promising Open Source Project

Open Source E-Commerce Applications

  1. Winner: PrestaShop
  2. 1st Runner up: OpenCart
  3. 2nd Runner up: Tomato Cart  

Open Source Graphics Software

  1. Winner: Blender
  2. 1st Runner up: GIMP
  3. 2nd Runner up: Inkscape

Open Source JavaScript Libraries  

  1. Winner: jQuery
  2. 1st Runner up: Mootools and Raphaël

More information can be found at http://www.packtpub.com/open-source-awards-home