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Ravi Kiran

Ravi Kiran

September 03 2011

How about integrating Anahita community with existing wordpress blog/site

How easy it is to integrate Anahita with an exsisting wordpress blog/site. I would not like to disturb the existing site as it is working well in wordpress. Would you suggest integrating it with anahita or with something like buddypress? #anahita #social #networking #engine

Rastin Mehr
Rastin Mehr
September 03 2011 Permalink
Anahita doesn't by default integrate with other sites or blog unless you build extensions or bridges that make that happen in which case, Anahita framework provides a great API when it gets to custom development.

Right now we are using an installation of wordpress in a separate directory and it uses a separate database. Then we are using RSS feed modules in Anahita (inherited by the Joomla used for building Anahita) to display the blog feeds.

That is until we develop Anahita Blogs which will happen when Anahita 1.7 Birth release is ready. I would very much like to use Anahita Blogs instead of wordpress once it is ready. In that case every profile on Anahita can have it's own blog.

What type of integration did you have in mind @Ravi ?
Peter
Peter
September 04 2011 Permalink
One of my request from some time ago was to get wordpress content moved into Anahita to avoid having two separate installs so that is something I'm really looking forward to. Post, images, members, etc. from wordpress and all under Anahita! Can't wait for Anahita 1.7!
Scott Crawford
Scott Crawford
September 04 2011 Permalink
@Peter - I'm currently using the legacy Joomla Articles functionality of Anahita and assembling some lightweight mods to carry over things like an author's avatar from the social engine. My current plans entail roughly 1 or 2 posts per day so nothing too cumbersome, and I suspect it would be sufficient to cover my project's needs in that area.
Rastin Mehr
Rastin Mehr
September 09 2011 Permalink
I am actually going to start developing the Anahita Blogs for the Anahita 1.6 and once we have the tagging ready in 1.7 we can have a Birth release of blogs ready too. Then we will be using the Anahita blogs instead of wordpress and naturally we have to migrate the exsiting content and comments as well. We will of course share the code.
Bob Bloom
Bob Bloom
September 11 2011 Permalink
@rastin, I am interested in alpha/beta testing Anahita Blogs.

I can replicate a subset of my SouthLaSalleMedia.com site (which is a WordPress site) on it to mimic a real site.
Peter
Peter
December 22 2011 Permalink
Hi @Rastin.

Would you be able to provide any details about anahita #blog for 1.7 and what we can expect from the #migration tool for #wordpress?  Also, how will it handle comments from wordpress and also the members?
Rastin Mehr
Rastin Mehr
December 23 2011 Permalink
The first release will be a list of posts in chronological order. The posts can be 1+ed, commented on, and tagged. The app can be enabled on all types for profiles for the profile admins.

Then I am going to migrate the content of our wordpress blog to the Anahita blog. I need to make sure that the urls stay intact (or use 301 redirects to the new urls) so it won't hurt our seo. I need to find an alternative way to publish our podcasts (possibly a podcast app for Anahita).

We won't have the option for the unregistered users to comment. That will require all the spam fighting and moderation mechanisms that wordpress is using. 

I still don't know a way to import the existing comments from wordpress to the Anahita blog. Fortunately for the many more recent posts we've been getting very few comments and that is becuase most of the conversations happen here on Anahitapolis.
Peter
Peter
December 23 2011 Permalink
Thanks for sharing the details @Rastin.

I'm a bit confused about the existing comments part.  Since wordpress post would be anahita blog posts, wouldn't wordpress comments just be anahita blog comments/replies similar to how topic and replies are now.  Sorry if I overlooked the obvious.
Rastin Mehr
Rastin Mehr
December 23 2011 Permalink
You're welcome @peter

What I meant was to find a way to migrate the existing comments from a wordpress blog as Anahita comments. On a wordpress blog people often don't have to register to comment and they only provide name and email. On the Anahita blog, people have to have an account on the Anahita installation. 

So when migrating the wordpress data to Anahita we will either lose those comments, or they will be kept with unknown authors using the current setup. Except for a few which we can match their email addresses and hope that an account on Anahaita is using the same email address used to post a comment on the wordpress installation. That way we can identify the author of the comment and link it to their Anahita profile.

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