Posts in "ExpressionEngine" tag

WooThemes launch of ExpressionEngine themes gets TechCrunch frontpage

Themes have moved

 

Please note that these themes have now moved to ThemeForest, you can find them here: ExpressionEngine Themes @ AddonBakery

Ok, I’m kind of busy these days so I haven’t got time for the most elaborate posts — but anyway, as some of you might know I’ve teamed up with WooThemes to create theme packages for my publishing engine of choice; ExpressionEngine.

Yesterday was a busy day since we launched it, and thanks to adii and Daniel Brusilovsky it made the frontpage on TechCrunch:

http://www.techcrunch.com/2010/01/14/woothemes-expressionengine-themes/

WooThemes and ExpressionEngine on the TechCrunch frontpage


I think that’s great, both for WooThemes and EllisLab/ExpressionEngine.

And of course, it also resulted in this:

The author’s tweet (300k followers) + TechCrunch’s tweet (1,3m followers) + general Twitter crazyness with the “woourl.com/ee” being passed around, resulted in the rsaweb guys working their butts off to keep the server up (it went down a couple of times as well, but all in all they did a good job).

It’s exciting times, since we’re basically testing out some new grounds here; is there a market for premium ExpressionEngine themes? Who knows. I hope so, and it’s going to be interesting to see how the traffic and hype converts to actual sales.

What do you think?

Another reason to switch from WordPress to ExpressionEngine

Ok, this post had some info about switching to ExpressionEngine since WP was so insecure.

It turns out my WP install was hacked and the content here was replaced by lots of spam links. I don’t know how to get the content back (unless it was indexed somewhere, took a quick google but didn’t find anything) .. Oh, the irony.

Exporting s9y to MT

When I wanted the skitX blog converted from Serendipity to ExpressionEngine I asked around for an MT Export script for s9y. There was none, so I decided to create it for myself.

For those of you who don’t know, MT stands for Movable Type and is SixApart‘s blogsystem. It’s a pretty simple plain-text format which many blogsystems (like for instance EE) can do an import from. I used the format description found here.

Download the script here: Serendipity (s9y) MT Export

The process is simple — just edit the following lines in the script:

$db_host = "localhost"; $db_user = "db_user"; $db_pass = "db_password"; $db_name = "db_name";

$filename = "s9y_export_mt.txt"; // file to write to

Upload the script and load it in your browser. A file (s9y_export_mt.txt by default) will be written. This is the file you import.

Enjoy, and ask in the comment section if something is unclear :-)