Steem Powered Wordpress for GeekInPrison.com Launched

7 months ago
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The past few months @jesta has been working on reprint.io which can port Steemit blogs to a Wordpress style website.

http://www.geekinprison.com

I'm giving a talk next week in New York City and wanted to show people the power of Steemit and be able to read my series "A Geek in Prison"

After speaking to @jesta, he ported my series over to GeekInPrison.com which is perfect. Soon it will have vote, commenting and other support for Steem tools.

They key is to have authors host their own content on the Steem blockchain. Readers will go to author sites directly and its a decentralized way of growing Steem.

Thank you!

New York People: Don't miss next week! We are almost sold out: www.coindesk.com/coindesk-launches-on-tap-event-series/

-Charlie

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  ·  7 months ago

Oh wow. Nice progress.

One question, what about let's say users who have their own websites. Would in some point in the future it be possible to add the "upvote" buttons outside of Steemit while users who are logged in could still click on the vote button and it would go through? That would be amazing if it would work like that, for adoption at least.

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Yes, thats what they are working on now. The ability to vote and comment on your own site and not on Steemits.

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  ·  7 months ago

Oh great! This is golden! :D

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It might be a while before interacting from the 3rd party sites is available though - it's turning out to be a community effort. To keep people's accounts/keys safe, it all has to be done right, and likely through a collaboration of multiple different services for the blockchain.

I could add a really crappy version that asks for your posting key and lets you vote - but that feels somewhat irresponsible. I don't want to encourage anyone to post their keys where they don't feel comfortable.

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  ·  7 months ago

I've been working on a third part authentification layer called "Steem Connect". That could be integrated in minute to Reprint and Steem user will be able to interact with content.

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  ·  7 months ago

Was just going to mention @fabien solution.

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  ·  7 months ago

That's a feature I've been waiting to see. Nice to see it can actually be implemented and someone is working on it. My thanks to everyone involved!

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  ·  7 months ago

Why did you steal my article and posted on your website? :P

Of course I am kidding ;) It is good to know, that it can handle any content from blockchain.

Of course it would be great to be able to vote for article directly from your blog, but I know that it would require a posting key :/

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it could just be a service by steemit.com and those buttons would be tiny iframes or plugins with javascript callbacks to iframes on steemit.com just as how Facebook Connect / FB buttons work. This way there would not be any need to have your posting keys everywhere.

Another solution would be a third party service to whom you authorize the ability to vote on your behalf once.... E.g. the fictional user steembutton and this third party has you logged in via a cookie based system and whenever you hit 'upvote' their user steembutton upvotes on your behalf.

Only thing what is needed is that the content has a representation on the steemit blockchain, so it would be good to think about a structure which maybe 'hides' these merely 'links' to those articles on steemit.com... Maybe have a distinctive type.... or just copy the content over to steemit.... (can also be handled by that third party steembutton user: whenever it detects that on a (before) not existing webpage their upvote button is rendered it will at first create a copy onto steemit of that webpage to hold all 'upvotes' for the given page... Since the admin of the website has also allowed the steembutton access.

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I'd love to see services like these created, and I'd build plugins for Reprint that made them easy to integrate!

My focus for the time being is just creating the presentation layer. I believe that once we have a solid, nailed down version of reprint, and people start using it, there will be a huge demand for features like this. This new demand will hopefully inspire people to start creating plugins for reprint, which then the users could use in order to do this more advanced stuff :)

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  ·  7 months ago

I would love to see this because it's when i would like to share with others it's impossible to do it at the moment. I have a question though? How would someone upvote, comment or how would it count if they do not have a Steemit account? I'm sure alot of people don't have Steemit. Being that this is a secure blockchain.

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  ·  7 months ago

Well, there's a few options here. If the blog owner wanted to host steem-based comments, then the only way to comment would be for the users to create a steem account and then comment. However, since this is just a website, the blog owner could also install Disqus or any other comment system to use on their site as well, if they don't want to force people to sign up for steem.

There's a number of projects in the works by the community that will hopefully make signing up for steem, voting and commenting a lot easier. We will be taking advantage of those new services as they come online :)

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  ·  7 months ago

He stole your (really basic) profile page too! Haha.

Yeah, the engine itself will spit out any article you throw at it, and even let you wrap custom URLs around them. It really adds interesting potential to how Reprint could work, because I could include your article in my blog if I thought it was interesting. You'd still be credited and all votes/comments would go on your post, so it would be an interesting way for people to highlight content from another author.

Interestingly enough this also lets people who don't write start blogs... I could start a Reprint blog about web development, and anytime I saw an interesting/useful article I liked, I could just include it on that blog by resteeming it.

It's crazy the things you can do when you're building on top of a huge shared database :)

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  ·  7 months ago

Very good idea, Charlie!

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Good idea. Real good post

67
  ·  7 months ago

That's really cool!

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  ·  7 months ago

sweet. love that, i'll be watching along!

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  ·  7 months ago

Interesting idea. Also nice to see the logo is back:)

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  ·  7 months ago

That's cool man.. Good to chat in the Trollbox the other day!

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  ·  7 months ago

Congrgats! We will follow that blog for sure!

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  ·  7 months ago

So, this is a Reprint site, or WordPress?

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It's a Reprint site, no wordpress here :)

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  ·  7 months ago

I figured, but the title confused me. Woot!

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  ·  7 months ago

I need this app!

I've rejected my blog completely since joining Steemit. Even though I had a small following there, it was growing and this would be the perfect way to merge them. I cannot wait!

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Right now anyone can get started using it (it's open source), but it's just very technically complicated at the moment and is very much an alpha product. Hopefully soon we'll be offering up a hosting service where anyone can pay to have their own hosted Reprint blog like @charlieshrem is now running, and all it'll take is a few clicks.

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  ·  7 months ago

Excellent, congrats to both of you.

May I ask? This is not really a Wordpress site, isn't it? It is more of a blog style site, if I am not mistaken.

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Yeah, it's pure Reprint, no wordpress. It's just a wordpress-style website, I think that's what he was driving at.

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