On 18/01/13 17:21, Martin Mueller wrote:
> It would be better to have a simple and robust "TEI to
> Wordpress" plugin that lets her and others get their feet wet. There
> appear to be such things as MIT and Oxford. I have no idea how well they
> work or whether in fact they really do just 'plug in.'
If you have someone who wants to write such a plugin I would give
them encouragement, certainly.
The things we've done don't really 'plug in' to Wordpress in any
way. In our case I've written transformations of TEI to HTML
specifically for import to specific Wordpress instances which
embed in it (in a variety of unsavoury ways) some of the
intellectual content captured in the TEI markup. This is, of
course, a lossy conversion and only done where the people hosting
it are firmly insisting that they can only host websites in
Wordpress. We've also done TEI to Drupal several times -- not
using the TEI drupal modules out there but using custom setups
with feeds and taxonomy modules. This allows for much more
sophisticated content management once the TEI is imported, but
again I'd consider it lossy. In neither case do these really
'plug in' but are means to achieve an end for developers.
We can of course take on work like this for people outside the
University of Oxford ... we just have to charge you more (and our
timescale is a bit sluggish at the moment).
Dr James Cummings, [log in to unmask]
Academic IT Services, University of Oxford