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The Small PixelPost Developer Community

Coming from WordPress, the PixelPost developer community seems bizarrely tiny. There are a fair number of themes out there1, but the add-ons and modifications are relatively few and far between.

An example of this "few and far between" is the Aperture plugin. It doesn't even save your choices - blog URL, username, password, and export choice between exports. You have to manually type it all in. I've posted a comment on the author's photoblog asking that he respond and offering to help him improve his plugin, but I've not yet gotten a response.

And earlier today, I wrote a plugin that stops PixelPost from publishing "Next" and "Previous" links when you hit either end. No such plugin to change this behavior existed - only one plugin of this type existed, and it simply looped the photos back around to the other side.

Of course, I could be totally wrong about this - after all, these impressions are based on about two days of experience2.

Footnotes

  1. And despite the smaller number of developers, I think there may actually be MORE good-quality templates for PixelPost than for WordPress.
  2. Though when I was looking to do the Photo Battle Blog, and was looking for a plugin that allowed a user to vote for one image or another, I similarly came up dry.

9 Responses to "The Small PixelPost Developer Community"

  1. I took a look at PixelPost last night after seeing it here. I've been trying to find a way to add multiple photos at a time. Have you seen anything regarding that functionality?

  2. Jared Barden said on September 25, 2008:

    I've been trying to find a way to add multiple photos at a time. Have you seen anything regarding that functionality?

    I think you might want to make use of the various "copy folder" type add-ons.

  3. Last I used Pixelpost, it required modifying core code, which I really don't like doing. I'd much rather add plugins to WordPress to accomplish the same goal, so...

    This plugin is good if you're looking to build a photoblog:

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/yet-another-photoblog/

    And the built-in WordPress galleries are nice if you'd rather not limit yourself to one picture at a time:

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Using_the_gallery_shortcode

  4. Very interesting. Is this "plugin that stops PixelPost from publishing "Next" and "Previous" links when you hit either end" addon for PixelPost available?

  5. CJ said on November 26, 2008:

    Very interesting. Is this "plugin that stops PixelPost from publishing "Next" and "Previous" links when you hit either end" addon for PixelPost available?

    I took your suggestion: you can get my plugin here. I even improved it.

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  7. Cool to see someone else in Denver using PixelPost. I'm a bit of a noob on the scene but seems like some solid potential is there.

    1. David said on April 23, 2009:

      Cool to see someone else in Denver using PixelPost. I'm a bit of a noob on the scene but seems like some solid potential is there.

      Who would that be? I'm in PA.

    2. :roll: I must have had a dyslexic moment there. I could have sworn I saw Denver somewhere on your site.


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