What are the technologies you are currently using on open.nasa.gov?
- LAMP – open.NASA is hosted on a LAMP stack (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP). All of these are open source applications that are near-universal. If you’ve built a website before, it’s most likely been on LAMP.
- WordPress – The core of open.NASA is WordPress 3.2.1, an open source content management system approved for use by both NASA and the General Services Administration. We made no tweaks to the WordPress core for the site – it grabbed from the SVN repository and set up out of the box.
- Theme – The site is running a modified version of the free Protean theme for WordPress by MAQE. We made a few changes to the theme to create a unique look and feel to the site. We really like the design due to how clean and simple it presents the content. Plus, each post allows for customization by the author to give everyone a bit of personality.
- Disqus – Our comments are driven by Disqus, a GSA approved commenting system that connects conversations happening across the web.
Can I clone your site?
Absolutely! This site is built entirely off of Open Source Software, so you can easily recreate it if you would like to. Visit http://www.wordpress.org to download WordPress CMS 3.2.1. Visit http://github.com/mage/Protean/ to download the theme. See above list of technologies used.
How do I submit an idea or bug to you?
We want to hear from you! We’ve opened a UserVoice account to get your feedback on our site, our projects, and hear your ideas for new ways NASA can be more participatory, collaborative, and transparent with the public. Be sure to also let us know via UserVoice if you see any errors or bugs on the site. None of us are web developers by day, and we definitely want to know if there’s something that need to be fixed. We read all feedback that comes in, but we are not able to respond to everyone. But be assured we appreciate any input.