Wordpress and Database

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The complex database behind a simple blogging site

This week, we talked about reintroducing wordpress in lecture and the reading was about blog software and engine.

I found this picture on flickr and thought it is very interesting as it shows how one category is linked to another. For example, this picture shows the relationship between users and posts. Users need to create a post before other users can comment on it. I know this is rather obvious but I am thinking why is this so? What if other users might just want to interact with the blogger and it is not about a particular blog post? Is wordpress restricting what framing what users should be commenting on? From the looks of it, I would think so.

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Tutorial 3: WordPress, a Web2.0 Application

Features of WordPress that defines it as a Web2.0 application:

1) Users of WordPress are able to create and produce content, in the kind of presentation style that we want to have – through the use of html, xhtml codes and css styles.

2) WordPress users form a community, whereby they can access forums to discuss topics (mostly related to technology), blog about their daily lifestyle, comment on other users’ postings and share the latest contents. Just to name a few, news, lifestyle, fashion and web features, as shown in wordpress.com and wordpress.org.

3) The features of WordPress allows users to read and write, therefore, concluding it to be a Web 2.0 application.

How does it manage to be a sustainable model while also empowering producers”:

WordPress is a platform for users to share personalised content, more generally known as diary-styled blog post. The content is widely varied, ranging from sports, food, entertainment, gossip and fashion. These contents are free and easily accessible by people in and out of the WordPress community. It enhances interpersonal interaction, as well as an unaware increased interaction with softwares.

On the other hand, WordPress does not focus only on those who use it, but also people who are only interested in reading content, rather than generating them.