WordPress.com is great but sometimes you need to be able to install third-party plugins and themes. That’s where services like OpenShift come in really handy.
Here’s how to use OpenShift’s free tier to setup WordPress for free.
So, through OpenShift’s free offering, you get 3 “gears” that you can use to add up to 3 applications, WordPress being an application. Thus you can add up to 3 separate WordPress sites with that free tier.
I mentioned in the video that you can use a custom domain name too. I’ll try and cover that in more detail in a future video.
Any other questions for now though, feel free to ask. 🙂
Really quickly, Mailinator is a free, disposable email service: http://mailinator.com/
So, I thought I was one of few people using this Mailinator service, been using it for a few years now. But it turns out it’s gotten quite popular, just read another reference to it on hackernews.
Basically, it’s a free email service that’s built to be disposable. Anyone can access an email account there, no need to log in, just enter an email address (firstname.lastname@example.org) and you’ll have an instant email box for that address.
What’s the point?
Well, for services requiring an email address, you can check them out using a mailinator.com address. No need to give out your real email to try something out.
I thought so, I just didn’t realize lots of other people thought so to. 🙂
UPDATE: Just posting this here since Mailinator’s developer made a #1 posting at Hackernews with this: http://mailinator.blogspot.com/2011/05/how-to-get-gmailcom-banned-not-that-i.html
I had no idea this was possible til just now but found out while looking into the craze surrounding Google’s Deep Dream research. iPython notebooks can be viewed directly through GitHub.
Here’s how I found out: https://github.com/google/deepdream/blob/master/dream.ipynb
Meanwhile, I’ve now found the release announcement too: http://blog.jupyter.org/2015/05/07/rendering-notebooks-on-github/
Weird, I remember reading that post and knowing about this previously through hackernews, but I don’t think it clicked in my head that the notebooks are actually getting rendered/executed live.
It’s pretty amazing in my opinion. I’ll be digging more into it now just because it’s so fascinating to me (I’ve “tried” iPython notebook in the past but didn’t personally have need of it, it was just for fun).
I also think it’s great that Google’s work on Deep Dreams is accessible in that way there. Impressive stuff all around.
So here’s an interesting attempt at creating the books of the future: https://bubbl.in/
Here’s an example of what’s possible so far: The Solar System by Marvin Danig
It’s tough to beat a free price tag. So competition will likely struggle against this one, especially since authors won’t necessarily have to market their books as the site itself is a sort of storefront.
It’s certainly innovative and has a lot of factors already accounted for to yield interest. There’s also a fair bit of good response from the hackernews community too: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=9861740
We’ll see how it goes from here.
I post a lot of WordPress code and related stuff so I figured I should take a moment to mention, the code would be strictly for the WordPress.org self-hosted platform. Different from that, WordPress.com is a blog-hosting service utilizing the platform by the same name, which they created and open-sourced.
For a much more detailed breakdown of the differences see: https://premium.wpmudev.org/blog/wordpress-org-vs-wordpress-com-2015/
I hope that’s not too confusing. When working at WPMU DEV, we got some requests for refunds because people purchased plugins that they couldn’t use here on WordPress.com blogs. So I’m thinking it might be helpful to have more references like this short post.
Play Warcraft III in your browser: http://www.arcadeup.io/
I’m not sure how they’ve managed it, but this site’s apparently streaming the Warcraft III game in the browser. It plays nicely, seems to work without problems so far for me.
Right now, only Warcraft III is available but it looks like they’ve got big plans. A good one to keep an eye on!
Here’s a quick installation video:
HubPress is currently very simple, allowing you to create and edit posts from the interface. It’s open source though, so it’s possible to extend it. The app uses Asciidoctor for editing posts and Handlebars for templating, so it should be able to use existing Handlebars-based themes. I’ll try and cover more details on those through separate videos.
You’ll also find extensive instructions at their repo: https://github.com/HubPress/hubpress.io
Have fun with it!