scuttle: wordpress + open source

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  1. Very useful page on configuring buddyPress through the wp-config equivalent bp-custom.php.
  2. WordPress plugin that appends a wikipedia (or other mediawiki site) entry to the bottom of a wp post / page. Uses ?action=render on the end of the url to get just the HTML for the article, not the site. Useful as a resource.
  3. Interesting article on the dangers of not keeping software patched, particularly with regards to open source content management systems.
  4. WordPress plugins that provides many of the features on wordpress.com for wp.org users. Interesting, certainly deepens Automattic's grip on the WordPress ecosystem.
  5. The core WordPress / bbPress features broken out into their own (sort of) framework. Interesting if building something resembling WordPress but a little off-piste.
  6. A host your own url shortening service written by ozh, big into WordPress development. Needs to be installed in its own directory.
  7. All sorts of goodies released under the GPL from the folks behind WordPress. Including jobs, stats stuff, mediawiki login integration, wpshell, and lots more.
  8. An interesting jQuery / Colorbox (aka Thickbox / Lightbox) plugin for WordPress. Integrates with the [gallery] shortcode automatically and has a few themes bundled. Might be bloaty.
  9. A funky site listing chocolate shops in London! A nice example of wordpress-geo-mashups in use.
  10. Lifestream plugin for WordPress that gives you a tumblr-esque activity stream aggregated from multiple locations. Slick.
  11. TechCrunch on Automattic's raising $29.5 million dollars.
  12. GigaOm post on Automattic raising $29.5 million dollars of investment.
  13. Plugin to automatically generate a table of content (TOC) for WordPress posts / pages.
  14. Mephisto is a blogging platform, competitor to WordPress but on Ruby on Rails.
  15. The WP CSS plugin combines multiple CSS files used by WordPress into one single, gzipped file for faster download, fewer connections.
  16. The WP JS plugin combines multiple javascript files used by WordPress into one single, gzipped file for faster download, fewer connections.
  17. AskApache Password Protect is a WordPress plugin which uses .htaccess and other methods to block some common WordPress attacks. Some of the options get in the way of functionality, but many do not and will help.
  18. BuddyPress is a series of plugins which transform a vanilla WordPress MU installation into a social network. It's due for final release around Dec 2008.
  19. gelato cms is described as a tumblelog cms. It's based around the tumbr concept, you can easily post snippets. Various themes and plugins are available.
  20. Habari is an open source PHP / MySQL blogging platform (like WordPress).
  21. A list of free / open source blogging platforms on Wikipedia. Handy. :)
  22. An open source web analytics framework with in-built integration for WordPress and MediaWiki.

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