I’m scraping my WordPress GEDCOM project

This week, I was planning to continue with my WordPress plugin development for a GEDCOM viewer, after making myself busy with OS upgrading and testing, as well as niche blog building since last year.

Alas, when I checked the WP.org Extend directory to request a repository for my GEDCOM project, I’ve found that a GEDCOM viewer plugin has already been developed. So I thought that since mine is still a beta, I might as well not reinvent the wheel and let someone else do the hard work (and believe me, there’s a lot of hard work and reading going on with my GEDCOM plugin development).

Screenshot - Pedigree (Default design) Family Tree PHP l’ve decided to stop development of my GEDCOM plugin, and instead recommend you to check out WP Family Tree. There is also one simple but pretty-looking GEDCOM viewer called Family Tree PHP, which you can install if your web hosting provider supports PHP and MySQL. Last but not least, PhpGedView is one other option if you’re interested in a more extensive genealogy application on the Web, and was the basis of my WordPress plugin.

Posted on 31 March, 2010 under Discovering WordPress and tagged with , ,

7 responses to “I’m scraping my WordPress GEDCOM project”

  1. A.Razvan says:

    thanx for the plugins , really helpfull

  2. earnword says:

    this is good plugin. I will like to try it.

  3. An article prepared very successful. ;))

  4. rosario says:

    I will like to try the plugin, thanks for sharing 🙂

  5. randomjan says:

    it’s too bad you decided to scrap this plug-in project. I’m trying to put together a family tree website/blog and your plans sounded like something I could have really used. =) WP Family Tree doesn’t quite cut it for me in its current version.

    Here’s to hoping you’ll decide to pick up this project again in the future. =D

    • Lorna says:

      I personally haven’t tried WP Family Tree. However, I’m sure if you send in your suggestions to the plugin developer, he/she might consider adding in the options you want.

      On whether I’ll be picking up this project again, I frankly enjoyed researching and doing the initial build-up of this plugin, and I still have those details stored in my virtual archives, collecting virtual dust. Yup, I may decide, or I may not. We’ll see.

  6. Chris says:

    The problem with WP Family Tree is that it is NOT a GEDCOM viewer. Their site says that are implementing GEDCOM support, but it doesn’t appear that it is a current feature.