Replied to WordPress >> Facebook by Chris AldrichChris Aldrich (Chris Aldrich | BoffoSocko)
I’m not sure why it didn’t exist before, but given the events of the past month I’m utterly shocked that neither WordPress, Automattic, nor the community have built an importer to allow people to easily put their Facebook data export into a WordPress website.
I have been wondering the same thing lately. Other than Jonathon Lacour’s work, I have not found many examples.
Replied to πŸ‘“ Site Building with WordPress and Elementor | Throw Out The Manual by Chris AldrichChris Aldrich (Chris Aldrich | BoffoSocko)
I am curious how some of these site builders will do with the upcoming release of Gutenberg, however.
Chris, I had the same thought while reading Tim’s post. It will be interesting to see the impact of Gutenberg.

πŸ““ First Gutenberg Experience

I decided to finally install the Gutenberg plugin. I have read a few posts (Jeff Everhart and John Johnston) and realised that I probably should have a look.

My first impression was that it felt like the WordPress.com editor. I can see the appeal of blocks, it works for the new Google Sites and Weebly, but fear that it is overkill for what I do? I also noticed that Post Kinds disappeared.

Interestingly, in the screen providing a summary of all the posts, there is an option for starting a new post in the Gutenberg editor or the classic editor. Maybe this choice is an eye to the future, just wonder if there is a means of making ‘classic’ as default?


Some other reflections:

Liked WordPress Plugin to Find Waldo in a Twitter TAGs Conversation Explorer by Profile Picture for Alan Levine aka CogDog  Alan Levine aka CogDogProfile Picture for Alan Levine aka CogDog Alan Levine aka CogDog (CogDogBlog)
I’m a huge fan and repeat user of Martin Hawksey’s Twitter TAGS. If you are doing a class or project with activity around a hashtag, and you are not using this tool, just stop everything and set one up. It’s rather brilliant, a Google Spreadsheet with some Hawksey-ian script genius underneath...
Bookmarked Clipping tools for HTML5 audio, HTML5 video, and YouTube by Jon Udell (jonudell.net)
Jon Udell has created a series of tools for creating URLs assocaited with fragments of media. You can read more about it on his blog.

Tom Woodward has also developed something similar for WordPress.

Replied to WordPress Timeline JS Plugin by Tom Woodward (bionicteaching.com)
Writing blogs posts is nice because it documents things and makes me notice all sorts of things I missed in the heat of trying to get a working plugin but it also sucks because it takes me forever to write the post. These asides are also the reason I have 223 draft posts on my site.
I am loving all your work at the moment Tom around visualisations. I am going to spin this plugin up and see how I go. In regards to ‘events’, how does this relate to the idea of.h-events? Is it the same?