Our Director of Engineering on the New WIRED.com

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I loved reading about WIRED’s recent work on their site.

Specifically, it was great reading about how WIRED merged 17 active WordPress installs into one and created a custom plugin for curating content:

The redesign gives us the third incarnation of our Curator application, which started years ago as a separate Groovy on Grails application maintained by a single Java developer. Curator once consumed articles from 35 different blogs for curation on our homepage. When we migrated our 17 active WordPress blogs into one WordPress install, we also rewrote Curator…

Our new and improved Curator is now a custom WordPress plugin—and it’s artificially intelligent! This allows our homepage and section landing pages to be both automated and curated at the same time.

Read the rest of the article on WIRED.com

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