xbtit is the newest site addition

I’ve been curious for a while about the option of offering projects and other various downloads here at kyleabaker.com via BitTorrent.

If you want to take a look at the torrent section, just continue on over to kyleabaker.com/torrents and browse through!

I’m still in the process of posting my content to it, but its there if you need it!

Installing xbtit was straight forward and simple. It took a little searching to find the settings that I needed to make it open to the public. Otherwise everyone would have needed a user name and password to access it…annoying.

I think the layout is poorly mapped out and cluttered in the Administrative Panel, but xbtit doesn’t seem to be getting as much attention as WordPress either.

While configuring the default style so that the torrent section integrates with the rest of my k2 theme, I realized how poorly parts of the BitTorrent user interface were coded and html was hard coded into the some none theme files.

If you plan to make sure that your site passes W3C validation, then be prepared for a lot of time wasted on debugging.

3 thoughts on “xbtit is the newest site addition”

  1. using Google Chrome 2 Google Chrome 2 on Windows Vista Windows Vista
    Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-US) AppleWebKit/530.5 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/ Safari/530.5

    How did you integrate it with wordpress?

    just modify the template to make it look like wordpress and upload on a sub domain or?

    1. using Opera 10 Opera 10 on GNU/Linux GNU/Linux
      Opera/9.80 (X11; Linux x86_64; U; en) Presto/2.2.15 Version/10.00

      Currently there is no back-end integration. I plan to create some form of easy integration between the two for login purposes eventually (when I can find the time).

      For now, it is just integrated into a sub-folder of the web root with a (self made) matching theme and currently hard coded tab at the top.

      When I get full integration working it should carry over the necessary links from WordPress, but this as I said will have to wait until I have time to allot towards this little project.

      I currently don’t use xbtit as much as I had hoped, but I’d like to work some form of integration with WordPress (possibly via a plugin) to have simple uploads and embed torrent links easily into WordPress posts and pages.

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