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wordpress plugin and widget packages

Yesterday I was going through the plugins and widgets, if there are any updates or such. I realized again, that updating of plugins (and maybe searching for the relocated download source) makes me mad. Also testing and switching back is annoying much.
So I decided to package plugins and widgets I use. Since some plugins and widgets are not maintained long enough for any debian release cycle or getting obsolet with new wordpress releases, I decided to maintain the packages outside of the debian project. Anyways ... some people are also scared about the security situation of wordpress. I guess this isn't much better for wordpress extensions.

Next pity, some extensions or any equivalents aren't available for wordpress 2.3 (yet). If you run multiple blogs via the stock debian package and wan't to make use of the new wordpress version in any of your sites, you have update all at once ... which maybe not a way you want to go. I decided to repackage wordpress 2.3.0 as wordpress23, which allows you to install wordpress (<<2.3.0) and wordpress23 at same time.

If you want to use debian plugin, widget or theme packages or use these from your normal wordpress installation (/usr/share/wordpress) with wordpress23, you need to symlink the dirs.

For example:

# mv /usr/share/wordpress23/wp-content/plugins/ /usr/share/wordpress23/wp-content/plugins.orig
# mv /usr/share/wordpress23/wp-content/themes/ /usr/share/wordpress23/wp-content/themes.orig
# ln -s /usr/share/wordpress23/wp-content/plugins /usr/share/wordpress/wp-content/plugins
# ln -s /usr/share/wordpress23/wp-content/themes /usr/share/wordpress/wp-content/themes

Remember that package updates of wordpress or wordpress23 may overwrite parts of /usr/share/wordpress/wp-content/[plugins|themes] in such situation. BE CAREFULL!

You can get the stuff via apt-line:

deb ftp://ftp.cyconet.org/debian wordpress main non-free contrib

Or directly from: http://ftp.cyconet.org/debian/archive/wordpress/

The actual package list is:

wordpress-plugin-af-extended-live-archive
wordpress-plugin-ald-spa
wordpress-plugin-all-in-one-seo-pack
wordpress-plugin-exec-php
wordpress-plugin-google-sitemap-generator
wordpress-plugin-landingsites
wordpress-plugin-lightbox-2
wordpress-plugin-now-reading
wordpress-plugin-page-links-to
wordpress-plugin-photopress
wordpress-plugin-related-posts
wordpress-plugin-rolemanager
wordpress-plugin-sideblog
wordpress-plugin-spam-karma
wordpress-plugin-stats
wordpress-plugin-ubernyms
wordpress-plugin-utw
wordpress-plugin-utwgooglesitemaps
wordpress-plugins
wordpress-widget-category-cloud
wordpress-widget-samsarin-php
wordpress-widget-utw-cloud
wordpress-widgets
wordpress23

If you want a plugin or widget included and it makes sence to do so, drop me a mail, where to grab. Be aware that UTW isn't supported since wordpress 2.3 anymore. A tag system was included into wordpress and you need to search replacements for all the nice UTW extension!

Stay tuned!