Publishing with PyBlosxom

I’ve now managed to convert the majority of over to PyBlosxom. Maybe not the majority… but the non-blog, non-pixelated content. I’m still impressed with it’s flexibility, and even more impressed with the plugin API.

I knew going into the conversion that I didn’t want my entire website to look like a blog. That’s why my blog doesn’t render in the root of my domain. But I also recognized the power of formatting things as “posts.” My solution works like this. I abuse the PyBlosxom “each directory is a category” idea to create the heirarchical structure that I want. Each “entry” in the directories becomes a different page, then, in that category area. Finally, when serving the directory index, I serve the contents of the README file (if it exists) instead of the typical blog-like entry list. This allows for some really simple content management with near-instantaneous publishing.

To get the README file served, each entry as a page, and the directory tree, I wrote a handful of plugins. They’re not really documented yet, but you can find them in cvs.

I order to get the mix of dynamic and static content served the right way, I had to do some serious mod_rewrite hacking. If you find a link that doesn’t work, please, let me know .

date:2004-02-04 13:34:00