As many of you know, Phylotree has not been updated in several years. While I support Phylotree and Dr. Van Oven’s efforts, he has not answered emails in some time either. This is so for both many of you and for myself.
I am continuing my work on the Encyclopedia of mtDNA Origins from last time… Today, I am working on the final requirement in the project to create mtDNA pages for all named branches of our shared maternal tree. It is a list of additional resources to help the user understand and enjoy their results.
This is a project that will create mtDNA pages for all named subclades. One part of each page will hold a table of results from National Geographic’s Genographic Project’s Geno 2 results. The combination of accademic sample collection and public participation, the Genographic database is one of the largest sources of mtDNA result with maternal ancestry information.
I have been working on the part that shows the current and historic definitions of a branch under Phylotree. From the first post, we have a user story –What the user wants. As a user with mtDNA results, I would like to know how the named branch is defined in the current Phylotree build and has been in past ones.
Continuing from my first post on the Encyclopedia of mtDNA Origins… After learning the basics of using the Pods framework to create custom post types, custom fields, and templates to present them on webpages, I decided to create an mtDNA stories custom post type.
For those who don’t know Wordpress, post types are different types of web pages. All pages of the same type share a common set of fields and features. Creating a type lets one add additional parts that only make sense for some pages.