It has been a long time since I used greymatter. To be honest I do not remember why I stopped using it . Something was missing that I wanted and so I switched to a package that offered what I wanted.
I was not happy about that decision. I really liked greymatter and found it very easy to use and to tweak. I also liked the idea of not having to use a database and still think that is a good thing for alot of people.
While surfing the web today I found this site. I registered and downloaded greymatter once again. I am going to install it on one of my websites and "rediscover" the things I liked about it and also I am going to find its limitations. I will post information later on what I find and I am hoping that there is an active group of people here who truly wish to work on furthering greymatter.
I also would like it if someone could tell me what the plans are for greymatter at this point in time. I would love to help out in anyway that I can.
Post by petefinnigan on Feb 12, 2007 16:49:59 GMT -5
thanks for your support. I am helping develop GM. I am personally working on re-writing the feed generation code so that its built in and doesnt rely on any external packages. I am also working on a comment moderation Q and also plan to implement draft posts.
I am happy to see that GreyMatter has risen back up again. Thank you.
Memory lane: I set up GreyMatter 1.3 for 5 blogs in our church website after Blogger server which hosted all 5 went down sometime December 2005 for more than 4 weeks, and I never looked back since. Blogger's tech people couldn't give me a straight answer to when the server would be up again. Since I was not a coder/programmer, I had to find a software that I could study (good documentation) and set up by myself in our own hosting provider to cut our dependence on outside servers.
It took me one week to decide between Greymatter and Wordpress or Typepad etc The flexibility due to available variables was so cool. Took me around two weeks during my free time to read up on Greymatter documentation and print out the files in the Greymatter software to try to understand where the variables I needed come in, plus copy and print text format of all the default template variables in the admin area. By that time, Blogger was up again but I decided to try and set up basic Greymatter blogs first without allowing comments to avoid spams in a church website.