[sword-devel] CMS volunteers required

Chris Burrell chris at burrell.me.uk
Sat Jan 5 09:03:12 MST 2013

Thanks Greg. Good idea! I've added that to our task tracker.

I agree on the last step, but often the people using the plugins in CMSs
want something that works out of the box. So it would be nice to provide
these too. And in order to do so, I'd be keen to hear from people what
functionality they would want in such a plugin/interface/library.


On 5 January 2013 15:55, Greg Hellings <greg.hellings at gmail.com> wrote:

> Chris,
> A good first step might be to develop a simple library (possibly as simple
> as a function or a class) that fetches the data from STEP. Then you could
> have a single PHP class, Java class, Python class, Ruby class, etc that
> fetch the data from STEP and anyone could use a class like that to
> trivially write a plugin like you're describing.
> --Greg
> On Sat, Jan 5, 2013 at 5:15 AM, Chris Burrell <chris at burrell.me.uk> wrote:
>> Hi all
>> Just wondering if we have some CMS plugin developers on this list?  STEP
>> will expose an API to other websites, so I'm looking for volunteers to help
>> brainstorm & possibly write the plugins for the various CMSs around. The
>> idea is pretty straightforward at the moment, and I can think of at least 3
>> use cases:
>>    - Verse or passage display
>>    - Verse of the day (mainly because other people do it), but possibly
>>    also following some devotional schemes
>>    - Looking up a strong number
>>    - maybe some more things if people want to suggest more ideas.
>> I read from http://www.siteground.com/best_cms_tools.htm that the top
>> CMS are:
>>    - Joomla
>>    - WordPress
>>    - Drupal
>> Any ideas if churches tend to use other popuplar CMS frameworks?
>> STEP currently exposes a REST like interface, but some people might
>> prefer a "javascript" include snippet to include, etc. Would be interested
>> to hear your thoughts on that too.
>> Chris
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