Category: Wordpress

Trying the new WordPress 2.8 Beta2

By , May 25, 2009 4:53 pm

And so far it looks really good. It adds the ability to add themes without having to use ftp to upload them which is a real step forward. Will have to play with it a bit more to see what else has changed. So far +++ though…

Update: Seems a LOT faster too…

Site Redirect

By , July 8, 2008 4:37 pm

Till I get another host and get all the sites moved all the new posts are gonna be at Hope to see y’all there… πŸ˜‰

Just upgraded WordPress to 2.5.2-alpha

By , May 28, 2008 9:04 pm

Probably shouldn’t be using it on a production site but have been having too many problems with the standard release and it seems as or more stable so… If you have problems please let me know in the comments. Thanks…

Logging in

By , May 18, 2008 6:38 pm

Steve says he is having trouble logging in yet again. Have not tried on Cat’s windows machine (and doubt that I will boot it to do so) so don’t know if reseting the home page link in the prefs fixed it this time or not. Not having any trouble with either the iBook or the Linux box getting in but then I haven’t. Seems to be strictly Windoze boxes that are affected. Go figure…

Better but still getting errors

By , May 15, 2008 11:52 am

Have installed a completely new wordpress folder and moved critical files over to it. Installed new plugings and only a couple of them. Went with the default template to make sure old template calls weren’t causing problems. Found and corrected a couple of page errors with the WordPress 2.5.1 “mail new password” function and got that working. And still getting server errors. Only thing left to do is download a backup of the database, have wordpress create a new one, and upload the data back in. Guess that’s the afternoon project to make sure that there aren’t problems in there causing these errors.

Gonna do lunch and get back at it…

Work in progress

By , May 15, 2008 8:43 am

Stuff is most likely gonna be broken for a bit till I get it all moved over.

WP Super Cache

By , May 14, 2008 1:00 pm

WordPress β€Ί WP Super Cache Β« WordPress Plugins

Just installed the WP Super Cache plugin to see if my problem is related to WordPress hitting the processor too hard. Going to install it on all of our other sites so looks like a afternoon doing updates and backups.

Site outages

By , April 30, 2008 8:52 pm

Not sure what the problem is. Went down again a little while ago after I edited a file. Been using ScribeFire to do all of the posting and most of the editing but was on the site and noticed a problem so did a edit to a file and when I went to post it everything went down. Problem is I’m not sure it was WordPress that caused it. When I went to the webhost manager the server load was 4.59 on 4 cpu’s and memory was at 48% or more. Went to the site control panel and couldn’t access phpMyAdmin at all. When the server load dropped below 2 it all came back up. So, am still undecided. There are still several folks on the WP forums that are having trouble but no wide spread problems. Guess I will post this from ScribeFire and see what happens.

Soggy Sunday

By , April 27, 2008 11:34 pm

Trying ScribeFire out for standard posting to the blog(s) too. One nice thing about it is the ability to post to several different blogs. Not at the same time but it does allow you to save a post and post it again and again. Tis quite handy that. Several irritating things too. Whereas with a right click on a word Firefox will gives you the ability to check and correct the spelling of a word but ScribeFire doesn’t. It underlines the words but as yet I can’t find a way to check and correct the spelling. Just installed a dictionary but have to restart Firefox to get it to work so am going to finish this post and then restart it. Looks like I can save it as a draft so will try that and see if I can edit it after the restart.

And it works great! I’m liking this more and more. Seems that you can even edit existing entry’s, though I haven’t tried that yet. The spell check thing still isn’t working/or I can’t figure out how it is supposed to work. Will look into it more later.

Have got it configured at present to post to 3 different blogs and need to add several more. Not just mine but the 3 or 4 that customers sites are built with, so I can edit them too.

Added another blog (customers site) today with WordPress 2.5.1 and it seems to be working fine. The problem yesterday may have been something other than just WordPress but the timing sure was good if it was. Both times. Course like I said in an earlier post, I did replace all the files with a newly downloaded version and also updated the config file.

Been a long day. Gotten some things done, and put some off till tomorrow. Got a pile of stuff to go pick up to get put into a customers site. And still got one more to install a e-commerce program in that I haven’t gotten to yet. Seems like it’s either feast or famine.

Gonna make one more post and then call it a night. Till tomorrow…

Another WordPress Upgrade

By , April 26, 2008 8:56 am

Just after I posted last nights entry I noted that there was a new WordPress out. Downloaded it and installed it this morning. Looks good so far. Will see if it got rid of some irritations as soon as I upload a picture.

Burning Snowman Cookie Mold

And it looks like that problem is fixed. As well as another one dealing with positioning. Looks good! But on posting this, the picture was still not centered, just in the wysiwyg editior so that bug is still with us and actually worse as the editor now lies. Win some loose some…

The above picture of the burning snowman cookie mold is from the FX Cuisine site which I mentioned in an earlier post.

Sore arse Monday

By , April 21, 2008 9:47 pm

Yea, hell of a title but that’s been my gripe all day. Guess I over did it yesterday with the bending and squatting while working on the truck, cause the muscles in my arse have been screaming at me all day long. Along with the ones on the inside of my upper legs. Ah, will this too will pass. Just wish it would hurry…

Got the info so I could point the domain name at the new site. Got the transfer done and set up the site then installed WordPress and got it configured. Found and downloaded a theme and installed it and have several posts transfered over so far. Still got the e-commerce program to install and configure and then some cross linking between the two to figure out. Slowly, slowly, eats the elephant…

Found and modified a plug-in for WordPress to make it show the posts in the categories on the Nero Wolfe site from oldest at the top to newest at the bottom using the post ID. Had been looking at the code in the theme I am using but things weren’t making sense for some reason. Turned out I was looking at the wrong file πŸ™„ so I could have done it without the plug-in but this way I can always turn it off and don’t have to modify anything if I change themes so it’s all good!

Walked across and looked at the ground around where the boat had been and it looks like the deed was done prior to the last rain as there are no tracks around where it was dragged to be loaded into the truck. And from the paint on some rocks it was dragged. I suspect it was a couple of drunk rednecks that ride by on a regular basis and kept seeing it sitting there. Wish I could have seen the looks on their faces when they saw what a piece of crap they stole. πŸ˜†

Gonna read a few feeds and hit the sack. Till tomorrow… πŸ˜‰

Site upgrade at is done!

By , April 16, 2008 10:48 pm

Got the last of the covers scanned and posts cleaned up early tonight and have been installing the new theme and getting it configured since then. Built a new header graphic and put up new wallpaper too. As I said over there I’ve got most of the cobwebs cleaned out and am polishing the last of the door knobs now. πŸ˜‰ However you look at it the basic upgrade work is DONE! Now I get to start on the pile of additional Nero Wolfe books that I have gotten in the last couple of years and not scanned and put up yet.

However have got another little project that I’m gonna get on first. Been putting off getting our E-commerce site set up till I got to where I could wrap my head around it again and after the last few days working on this stuff I seem to be back in shape to do it, so am gonna start on it tomorrow. Then I get to start putting all the other books in it that we have been collecting. At a guess I’d say we have between 12,000 and 16,000 that we need to get online. Cat has got somewhere over 4000 already in a database that I need to figure out how to import, which has been one of my holdups in doing the site. None of the programs I have looked at make it real easy to get data into them except by their own web based interface, which is fine if you are keying the data in one piece at a time. But if you have an existing inventory tis not quite so easy. Oh well, will worry about that tomorrow, look at them all again and make the final decision on which one to go with and start modifying for our purposes.

And on that note, boys and girls, I am gonna call it a night. It’s a night… πŸ™„ πŸ˜† Till tomorrow… πŸ˜‰

Simple Tabs Problem Solved

By , April 15, 2008 12:13 am

If you have a carriage return in one of your terms database Name fields it can cause “Suggested Tags From” as well as “Display Click Tags” to quit working. Just spent several hours trying to find why it quit working and ended up looking at the database since removing and reinstalling didn’t do anything. Updating to a later version did nothing. Finally went into the database and found where WordPress stored the tags data (in what they call the terms field) and started looking for something that didn’t look right. Found a couple of things that looked weird but then found one field that was twice the size of any other and noted it looked like a carriage return was in the middle of the field. Edited the field and removed the return then refreshed the page I was working on and everything worked correctly again. You have to go in and edit the database fields with phpMyAdmin or something along those lines directly to fix this problem but it does the trick. Now to make sure it doesn’t happen again…

And as it is tomorrow and have solved that really irritating problem and can now sleep, I am going to bed… πŸ˜‰

Getting closer with the Nero Wolfe Site

By , April 14, 2008 11:15 pm

But not quite there yet. Got about 60 more posts to go so I’ve managed to update nearly a hundred a day in the last two days. Of course at least a fair number of that last batch are gonna be the ones that have to have the books rescanned but I’ve got that down to around 10 minutes a book for scanning resizing and other assorted text cleanup on the post so not too bad.

Once I get the last ones done then I can change the theme and start working on customizing it to look and work the way I want it. 😎

Simple Tags went weird on the Wolfe site while ago and I haven’t gotten it back working right yet. Not sure what happened other than it’s eaten up an hour or so of my evening. πŸ™ Guess I will do the uninstall bit and see if it will work when I reinstall it. Have already removed it and reuploaded it from the computer but from things on the site it leaves stuff in the database so guess I will have to remove those bits too with the uninstaller. Still working on this site fine. Damn software… πŸ‘Ώ

Found a site that still linked to an old domain name I had lost years ago and clicked on it to see who now had it and it went nowhere. Checked it in the whois and was not taken! So went to GoDaddy and bought it for a couple of years and pointed it to the site for now. New one is so now those old links out there have come home again. πŸ˜‰ Now if the folks that got my .net will just let it lapse… πŸ™„

Gonna go and try one more time to get the simple tabs working and then hit the sack for the night. Till tomorrow… 😎

Just updated WordPress to 2.5

By , March 30, 2008 8:22 am

Shouldn’t be much if anything visible to the user but lots of stuff is WAY different in admin. Looks good and the upgrade was quite painless. The WordPress folks did a fantastic job on 2.5!

WordPress Ò€º WP Grins « WordPress Plugins

By , January 2, 2008 11:13 am

WordPress Ò€º WP Grins « WordPress Plugins

Here’s the link to the WordPress Grins plug-in. Well done and done well. πŸ™‚ Makes it a lot easier to add the annoying little smilies to any post or comment. πŸ™„ πŸ˜‰

New Year – New Theme

By , January 1, 2008 10:17 pm

Saw this theme Paalam over at Gordo’s Brain and liked several things about it. Grabbed a copy and with a quick delete or two and some modifying of the image for the header, made it mine. Now to tweak it some more. Cool theme.

Using Smilies « WordPress Codex

By , January 1, 2008 7:41 pm

Using Smilies « WordPress Codex

Meant to link to this page in the earlier post but failed to do so and am now correcting that error. This is the site and page that I got the info on using Smilies in WordPress.

What Text Do I Type to Make Smileys?

By , January 1, 2008 4:28 pm

The smiley images and the text that produces them in posts and comments:

Wordpress Smilies

And no, you can’t cut and paste. I had to do a screen capture to get this to display. 😈

And yet another test

By , December 30, 2007 11:54 am

Still crapping out on the xml file rebuild. Goes through at times with a manual rebuild. Wondering if there is a problem with the new version of WordPress and the google site map plug-in. Will try this one last post and if it craps out too may just disable the plug-in till there is an update ready.

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