New planet administration interface

As of a couple of minutes ago, it is now possible for people who have their blogs aggregated on Planet PostgreSQL to administer their registration information online - no more need to send an email to us every time (but you can still do that if you want - planet(at) is the address to use!). There's a link at the bottom righthand side of the frontpage of Planet PostgreSQL to get there, and it uses your pre-existing community account to log in.

The functionality so far is fairly limited, but it's currently possible to: * Register a new blog for aggregation (needs approval) * Remove a blog from aggregation * Delete individual posts (will cause them to reload if they're still in the RSS feed) * Hide individual posts (that way they won't get reloaded) * Registered users will automatically get added to (and removed from) a mailinglist to receive announcements, discuss policy etc

That's it for now. We're happy to hear more suggestions for things to add to this interface.

When installing this, I have mapped all users I could to their existing community accounts. However, there are a number of blogs I failed to map either because they don't have an account, or because I couldn't figure out which one it is. I would ask these people to either go into the administration interface and register an account (you can attach an existing blog there - will need approval before it goes through) or just email me your community login (if you don't have one yet, please sign up for one). This way you will end up on the mailinglist for announce messages. The following blogs are currently without a userid: * Aurynn Shaw * Benjamin Reed * Chris Smith * Christopher Kings-Lynne * Dave Cramer * Enver Altn * Frank Wiles * Gavin M. Roy * Gavin Sherry * Ian Barwick * Jon Jensen * Kenneth Downs * Kenny Gorman * Leif B. Kristensen * Liam O'Duibhir * Ow Mun Heng * Paul Silveria * Robert Hodges * Robert Lor * Satoshi Nagayasu * Tom Copeland * Usama Munir Dar

I realize a number of these blogs are currently broken, due to the crash of If your blog was there, and you want a new one there, contact [ Devrim]. Otherwise, if you want to move it to another hosting like Blogger or Wordpress, like a number of people have done, just let us know and we'll update the address of your subscription (but we still want your community login!). Finally, if you want to blog removed instead of updated, send us an email (in this case you don't need to sign up for a community account, of course).

The interface is fairly ugly at this time - someone promised to work on those templates though, so stay tuned for something prettier...


I've tried a couple times in the past to add my blog's PG feed. I'm glad for the new admin interface, but when I submit a URL I get a 500 error. So, still 1 year later, no aggregation of my PG category into the PG community :)

Posted on Nov 18, 2008 at 16:24 by Baron.

That's clearly a bug :-( I'll take a look at why, and I'll get back to you per email to get this sorted.

Obviously sorry about the delay, I wasn't aware you had applied for it.

Posted on Nov 18, 2008 at 19:59 by Magnus.

For those following here, I think I have now fixed the bug, and that it should now work to register new blogs through this interface.

Posted on Nov 19, 2008 at 10:24 by Magnus.

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