October Joint Meetup with Hacks/Hackers: The Tech Side of NPR’s Argo

On October 19, WordPress DC members attended a joint Meetup with DC Hacks/Hackers.

Wes Lindamood and Marc Lavallee from NPR gave a presentation that detailed the technical side of the Argo Network, which is powered by WordPress and other open source applications.

The developers used the WordPress 3.0 multi-site feature and parent/child theme relationships to create the parent Argo theme from the “twenty ten” default WordPress theme and created child themes consisting of images, fonts, and CSS style pages that give each Argo site its own look and feel.

The developers also used Django to aggregate each bloggers’ content from their social media sources (Twitter, Facebook, Disqus, and Delicious).

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