Moving a blog to Typo

Posted by Eric Kidd Tue, 15 Nov 2005 22:13:00 GMT

This weekend, I moved Random Hacks to Typo, a nifty Rails-based blogging system. Here’s what I did:

  • Set up my Mac for Rails development
  • Pointed Typo at MySQL
  • Created a custom theme
  • Wrote an article importer
  • Routed my old URLs to new locations
  • Wrote some custom sidebars
  • Configured Debian’s mod_fcgid

Now for the gruesome details.


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Typo sidebars: Recent Comments and Tagged Articles

Posted by Eric Kidd Sun, 13 Nov 2005 21:04:00 GMT

Here's two new plugins for Typo, the cool Rails-based blogging software. The first shows a list of recent comments. The second shows articles with a specific tag. (I use it to implement the "Recommended Reading" list in my sidebar.)

To install the plugins, simply unzip them in your Typo root directory, restart Typo, and take a look at the "Sidebar" tab in the admin screen.

These plugins were unbelievably simple to write. If you'd like to see how they work, keep reading.


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