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Read the web from inside WordPress. Own your reader and no one will turn it off again.

PressForward, the Google Reader replacement that runs inside your WordPress install, is now in open beta! This is one of the project’s that I’ve spent the last year working on and I’m very excited to get to this stage.

PressForward logoPressForward, which is hitting beta just in time to complete testing when Google Reader hits the off-button, is a totally open source tool built to run inside WordPress with no extra requirements, server modifications, or messing about in the command line. The system is both an RSS reader and an editorial tool, allowing groups to look at feeds together, discuss them, and nominate them for consideration as part of an aggregation process. You can read all about it at the PressForward website.

Here’s a fresh ZIP file of our latest beta version, ready for upload and testing in your WordPress install.

Here’s the issue forum to report all the bugs you encounter, so that we can fix them.

Give it a try and tell me how it goes!

You can download it from GitHub to install on your own WordPress site (FTP access required).

Instructions for use are found in a Wiki on GitHub.

User support will be in a public Google Group.

The PressForward Plugin was developed for the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason University by Aram Zucker-Scharff, Boone B. Gorges, and Jeremy Boggs. It is free to use and modify under a GNU GPL2 license.

Oh, and more thanks also to: @joanftroyano@jeriwieringa and @SashaCA2.



  1. andrew on Tuesday 18, 2013

    Hi,
    My name is Andrew Kurtis and I am associated with Web Hosting Hub community team.
    I found your PressForward plugin at http://hacktext.com/2013/06/pressforward-plugin-beta-now-available-1941/ very interesting. My idea is to translate that to Spanish language and help people from Hispanic community find your plugin useful too. But you would need to create the translatable .pot file first in order for me to proceed. Please let me know if you are willing to do that so I can translate it.

    Regards,
    Andrew Kurtis
    andrewk@webhostinghub.com

  2. andrew on Tuesday 18, 2013

    Hello,

    Week ago I have asked for your permission to translate your plugin in Spanish and I didn’t hear any from you since. I hope that you will find time to provide the reply, because we believe that the translation would be of a great use.

    All the best,

    Andrew Kurtis
    WebHostingHub
    andrewk@webhostinghub.com

  3. Aram Zucker-Scharff on Tuesday 18, 2013

    Hey Andrew, We’d love if you could translate the PressForward plugin into Spanish. The plugin does indeed have a .pot file (You can see it on our GitHub at https://github.com/PressForward/pressforward/blob/master/languages/pressforward.pot ). Is that what you are looking for? Is there anything else I can help you with?


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