Our Second Partner: Boing Boing


(Jeff Atwood) #1

It’s been a little over a month since we launched our second partner, Boing Boing. Boing Boing has a long history of experimenting with comment and discussion systems. The Web Archives has images of Boing Boing going all the way back to 1998, where I found: eGroups (1998 – 2001, egroups.com/list/boingboing) QuickTopic (2001 – 2003,…


This topic is for comments on the original blog entry at: http://blog.discourse.org/2013/08/our-second-partner-boing-boing/


Second partner in the bag - congrats!
(nickoneill) #2

Is there a public explanation for how you push the liked comments from the meta topic back to the permalink page at Boing Boing?


(Jeff Atwood) #3

Essentially it is the WordPress plugin:

https://github.com/discourse/wp-discourse

Which talks to our API. No, we don’t have a documented public API yet, but remember that Discourse is a JavaScript application – not a traditional HTML website – so all its communication with the server is pretty much by definition an API.


(nickoneill) #4

Thanks! That makes sense, I’ll use that plugin as a starting point for something non-wordpress.


(Richard Phillips) #5

I guess this is a feature request, but a PHP library to talk to a Discourse would be very popular and encourage other interrogations. Not that my coding is good enough to do this of course, but a guy can wish out loud occasionally :wink:


(Ben T) #6

Use the API! It’s really easy to create posts, users, heck… anything you need with just HTTP requests! Watch the production.log file and do some actions, and it will record some of the stuff that’s done. You can also run rake routes and see all the routes for manipulating content.


(Jeff Atwood) #7

I moved a post to a new topic: How do I set up the WordPress Discourse plugin?


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