DataFlex for WordPress coming soon....
by, 27-Oct-2015 at 12:52 PM (19295 Views)
DataFlex developers are rapidly building desktop and mobile web apps, some of which need to be “wrapped” in a web site to provide supporting information and a good design environment for the application. To help fill this need, a project called “DataFlex for WordPress” (DF4WP) is underway to publish a DataFlex plug-in for the widely used WordPress content management system.
The original work to combine DataFlex with WordPress was initiated by Coby Sparks of Remac/J Renee in Dallas, Texas; the technical implementation was done by Harper Carr. Coby has generously donated this work to the DataFlex community. Data Access Worldwide is excited to sponsor continuing work by Harper to create a general purpose plug-in component that can be easily used by others to integrate DataFlex web apps with WordPress web sites. Mike Peat of Unicorn Interglobal (UK) is now the project’s manager and a contributing collaborator, too.
A pre-release version of “DataFlex for WordPress” is expected mid-November, 2015. More information and documentation will be published along with the software.
The first production use of the DF4WP plug-in went live today on the DISD website. The DISD web site content is published in WordPress and the event registration and payment application is a DataFlex 18.1 web app running as a DF4WP plug-in.
A reasonable question is: “what is the effect of DF4WP on DataFlex Content Manager?” Answer: none. Our goal is to expand the options and resources available to DataFlex developers so applications can be built and deployed faster and at less cost. Adding another content manager that can integrate DataFlex web apps is a step in that direction. Both CMS products have strengths; developers can now choose between available options according to their needs.