Logs for #nikola for 2016-02-03

00:53 < ctOS> So I switched my blog from Nikola to WordPress. Post scheduling got to complicated for me. https://www.slightfuture.com/devel/static-to-wordpress
08:23 <+ChrisWarrick> ctOS: congratulations.
08:26 <+ChrisWarrick> ctOS: I’m currently supposed to be working on a WordPress template. Figuring out how to amend <link> tags for CSS took me ten minutes.
08:32 <+ChrisWarrick> ctOS: (or would it be easier if I started from scratch instead of editing twentysixteen?)
09:40 < ctOS> ChrisWarrick: I started editing twentysixteen, but it went much smoother when I abandoned that attempt and just started from scratch.
09:41 <+ChrisWarrick> ctOS: Any resources you would recommend?
09:50 < ctOS> ChrisWarrick: I’m not ready to recommend anything WordPress to anyone. :P
09:50 <+ChrisWarrick> ctOS: What did you use?  The official documentation?
09:50 < ctOS> ChrisWarrick: there is a base theme that has no style and only minimal php/html. Let me see if I can find it again
09:51 < ctOS> https://codex.wordpress.org/Theme_Development
09:53 < ctOS> ChrisWarrick: not the one I used, but similar. http://html5blank.com/
09:53 <+ChrisWarrick> ctOS: great, will take a look. Hopefully will end up with something easy to manage.
09:53 < ctOS> The one I found had just the base files and the minimal required php to make them work. Think I found it on the wiki.
09:55 < ctOS> As I knew what markup and layout I wanted to produce, it was much easier to start from barebones than to de-WordPress-ify something else.
09:56 < ctOS> ChrisWarrick: I found the whole stylesheet/script wp_enquing system over engineered and broken. I regret not working around it, but had to still use it to use a minifyer plugin.
09:56 < ctOS> ChrisWarrick: this even has http/2 server-push support now. ^_____^ https://wordpress.org/plugins/merge-minify-refresh/
09:57 <+ChrisWarrick> ctOS: I’ll just use regular <link> tags.  Speed is not the priority here.
09:57 <+ChrisWarrick> At least, nobody cares now, considering the current design iteration runs a 2000x3000 px banner.
09:57 < ctOS> kwbot stopped taking notes in here?
09:58 <+ChrisWarrick> something probably knocked it offline
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09:58 <+ChrisWarrick> and I didn’t notice
09:58 < ctOS> Since January 26th
09:59 < ctOS> The more I look at WordPress the more I appreciate Nikola. :) But working with post scheduling was driving me mad. (A new post plus backlinks from other posts scheduled to go live at the same time using git branches.) Works doing it manually until you have more than two scheduled posts.
09:59 < ctOS> Anyhow, I’ll still use Nikola for other things.
10:05:47 <ChrisWarrick> There, KwBot logs fixed by hand.
17:31:45 <ChrisWarrick> ralsina_: Thank you for making Nikola theming so simple. I’m currently trying to get WordPress to work nicely with Bootstrap, and it’s a pain.
17:32:08 <ralsina_> ChrisWarrick: hahaha
17:32:34 <ralsina_> ChrisWarrick: if it's good it's pure fortune, I know nothing about theming :-)
17:33:04 <azazel> :-)
17:33:05 <ChrisWarrick> ralsina_: In order to get things to look sane, I had to make custom copies of built-in widgets, which are helpfully built in PHP code that tries to be too smart, and create hack bootstrap.css for some other things.
17:33:29 <azazel> PHP IS smart!
18:04:23 <ralsina_> ChrisWarrick: I would expect there is a wp-bootstrap thing somewhere?
18:04:44 <ChrisWarrick> ralsina_: Those things definitely exist. Whether or not I want to use them is another thing.
22:02:02 <KwBot> [nikola] entron opened issue #2233: Chinese not rendering correctly in source  https://github.com/getnikola/nikola/issues/2233