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i.PH going the WordPress way




Was just talking to Ginny of i.PH about how to effectively educate people on how to use blogging tools like i.PH and WordPress. I suggested that aside from the usual FAQ and knowledgebase, a full featured tutorial animation might be the best solution.

I myself have been getting a lot of emails from newbie bloggers how to do this or do that in WordPress. I reckon that if these kind of how to’s are your basic WP management tasks, then a Flash tutorial would really be a good way to speed up and make things easier for the newbies. In fact this site is already selling WordPress tutorials on video. Looks like a nice business, eh?


Anyway, going back to the topic — Ginny did informed me that i.PH is porting Calliope to WordPress, or something to that effect. To those unfamiliar with Calliope, it’s the software which runs i.PH. Check out the Calliope Blogs website here which dotPH Technologies have been licensing to ISPs, Web Hosts and Registrars like Dotster for quite some time now.

Several of the WP features are not yet found in i.PH and by porting it, i.PH bloggers would be happy to get the full-features of WP and the usability features of Calliope. If that also includes some additional theming features like adding Adsense codes and importing from other blogs like BlogSpot, then that would be cool.

On a side note though, someone did asked me about a possibility of GPL codes included into Calliope. I don’t know actually and have not asked them about it.



Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

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7 Responses

  1. Fleeb says:

    As I know, Calliope is created in top of Blog:CMS, so Calliope is licensed in GPL… I do not know where to get the code though.

  2. markku says:

    I always felt that Calliope ‘felt’ like some form of WordPress and other open source blogging applications. Now that they’re going the WordPress way, they should be sure to comply with the GPL, or it could be one big mess.

    On second thought, they could be just doing this to hop on the increased interest in WordPress, sort of taking a free ride. Don’t you think? ;)

  3. Fleeb says:

    I just found out, Blog:CMS itself is build on top of NucleusCMS (highest rated by opensourcecms)…

    Core libraries are mostly NucleusCMS
    BB is PunBB
    Image gallery is Singapore Photo Gallery
    and Wiki is DocuWiki

    In that sense, I think we can ask for the source code of i.ph… :D

  4. melardenio says:

    very nice for SEO ang i.ph isang comment lang dami ng links..i wonder how they didn’t notice that..

  5. Ykodal says:

    how to place an adsense code in i.ph?

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