Quick custom blogs: Typo › WordPress

  • August 10th, 2007

Having built a number of websites using WordPress as the core (backend), I assumed that WordPress was the easiest and quickest platform to work with. Surely, there was nothing that could be easier… Right?

Quire blog screenshot

I proved myself wrong while creating a custom Quire blog (powered by Typo) to match the recently re-launched public facing pages for MyQuire. My favorite part:

$ sudo gem install typo

Typo installed and configured from the command line. None of that a) manually create your MySQL database, 2) upload files, and 3) edit wp-config.php stuff.

Don’t get me wrong, Typo is not as “friendly” as WordPress, but it sure is easy to configure, customize, and deploy. ** This all assuming your RoR dev-environment is configured and running smoothly.

The first 5 to find me on MyQuire will net themselves one Mailplane invite each. What’s Mailplane? It’s a dedicated desktop client (for OS X) which integrates your Gmail or Google Mail accounts with the operating system giving it that “real desktop email client” feel. Make sure to drop me a message via MyQuire so I know where to send the invite.