Finally – My wp-plugin "Yet another Photoblog" goes alpha. What does that mean? Well – I’m programming on a photoblog-conversion Plugin for WordPress for a while now and a alpha version is installed on this site since this morning.
What is Yapb? What can you expect?
- A non invasive WP-plugin that converts wp into a easy useable photoblog system
- Easy image upload – All wordpress post-features can be used
- On the fly thumbnail generation – You can use multiple thumbnail sizes as you need them: Thumbnail generation is now part of the template
- Exif data processing and output
There aren’t many open source photoblog systems out there in the wild. I searched a long time and found only few. Evaluated all of them and decided to program one on myself, since none of them meet my demands. I did that about three times – Every version was build up from the scratch. Every version was better and more flexible. More cool and finally more proprietary.
Every time i saw a feature in another blog system that i wanted to have – i had to spend much of my rare spare time to design, program and integrate it into my own photoblog system. After impelenting some features i decided that this was a waste of time.
There already was a system having lot’s of features and a huge community: WordPress. Yapb is my try to build on a wide spread platform – And to get what i want – As a photographer and programmer.
What’s next? Nearly all pics you see on this blog are posted over Yapb. Now it’s only a matter of time that a installable version get’s released.