Giving WordPress another go?

I was lured off WordPress by static site generators, wikis bells and whistles.

But then I had problems:

  • offline sync between Android, Linux and MacOS
  • Paradox of choice 
  • Complexity involved in rolling my own features to replace what WordPress gives you off the shelf

    Why go back to WordPress?

    • I need to support it, so I ought to eat my own dog food
    • This WordPress for Android app is really good! ..easy Android Share link interface with other Android apps
    • 20% of the visible web marketshare means this old PHP workhorse is not going to be replaced any time soon
    • I repect the leadership if Matt Mulenweg as benevolant dictator  and Automatic the 800lb gorilla in the ecosytem 

    Problems I have with WordPress:

    • the Plugin freemium business model is not my cup of tea
    • Wish I could do some more complex taxonomy stuff in the Android app.
    • I never did master PHP and niw I have to reconsider my language priorties 
    • I wish I could use a graph database or maybe I should look into sqlite?
    • Not sure how to intergrate this with git
    • I want my content in Semantic Web markup for AI reasoners and SPARQL

    WordPress Use Cases


    personal blog

    • Where to set the boundry for family and friend privacy?

      academic blog

      annotated bibliigraphy


      • LaTeX
      • Markdown
      • Org-mode 


      • Zotero
      • BibTeX 
      • Linked Data in academics following Tim Burners-Lee? 

      programming blog

      • Debugging


        • Custom post types
        • Moodle intergration?
        • OWL intergration? 
        • Japanese/English dictionary

        • How to handle Japanese terms?

        knowledge base

        • Encyclopedia
          • UML diagrams 


            literate programming

            media gallery

            • Humour 
            • Audiobooks 

            IndieWeb movement social media hub


            Topics to aggregate?

            • Programming languages
            • Literate programming
            • Linked Data
            • Earthships 
            • Shellfish 
            • Psychology research 
            • History 

            Feed formats 

            • XML
            • Atom
            • RSS
            • OML
            • RDF
            • GATE 
            • JSON-LD
            • Microformats 

              Feed sources

              • IFTT
              • GitHub
              • Google Alerts
              • Mantis Bug tracker
              • Eclipse plugins 
              • Other WordPress sites 
              • Statistucs Canada
              • PEI data 
              • Eclipse Modeling Framework
              • WebProtege 
              • Google Sheets 


              • GIS
              • DBPedia 
              • Wikimedia resources 
              • Weather 
              • Bibliography 
              • Timelines 
              • SPARQL endpoint 
              • VOWL graph
              • Issue-based Infirmation System (IBIS)