In our previous article we have introduced you to Laconica open source microblogging application and some its key features which can help you to create a Twitter clone website. Still, Laconica is not the only platform that can be used to create a microblogging website.
WordPress is another platform which can be easily customized in order to apply all the core functions required for a nice looking microblog website. To achieve this you will need only a WordPress installation and P2: The New Prologue theme for WordPress. For step by step instructions how to install WordPress you can always refer to our WordPress tutorial.
As soon as you have a WordPress installed you can download the P2 theme from the WordPress Theme directory. After you have installed and activated the P2 theme for your WordPress your blog fron page will be converted into a Twitter-liked microblogging paltform.
All logged users will be displayed with a text box where they can input their status updates and post it on the wall:
- Threaded comment display on the front page.
- In-line editing for posts and comments.
- Live tag suggestion based on previously used tags.
- A show/hide feature for comments, to keep things tidy.
- Real-time notifications when a new comment or update is posted. (If you have a Mac, you know what we mean when we say it’s Growl-like.)
- Super-handy keyboard shortcuts: c to compose a new post; j to go to the next item; k to go to the previous item; r to reply; e to edit; o to show and hide comments; t to go to the top; esc to cancel.
- Helvetica Neue for you modern font lovers.
- Plus more to come! Keep an eye on the news blog for updates.
And as always, there’s:
- Hassle-free posting from the front page.
- RSS feeds for everything: the entire prologue, each author, each tag, and any search.
You can also check the official video tour of P2 theme for WordPress:
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