About This Site

Lessons learned upgrading to WordPress 1.5

February 19, 2005

The WordPress upgrade instructions are pretty good, but they left out at least one recommendation I wish I’d heard before I got started.

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90% upgraded

February 18, 2005

I found myself unable to resist the draw of the cool. I had to go and upgrade to the latest version of WordPress.

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How this weblog is run

January 16, 2005

As I have been working on this site, I’ve visited quite a few other weblogs run by WordPress, and occasionally see something that I’d like to know how to do myself. A little widget here, a list of related posts there, etc. Cool things, but nothing that says how to do them. So, if anyone ever has that thought about my site, here’s the info. (Hopefully other WordPress users will do this for their sites.)

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2004 in review

January 13, 2005

2004 was a decent year for us, and as always (at least since I started this blog), I like to take a few moments to reflect on some of the important things that happened.

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Problem with caching plug-in

January 10, 2005

I’ve run into a slight problem with the Staticize caching plug-in I was using to speed up WordPress on this site. It seems that $post->post_date isn’t correctly calculated on cached entries, even when you put them “outside” the cached page, and this screws up the time display on individual entries.

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Done digging for a while

January 8, 2005

I spent a couple of hours yesterday working on a few last lingering details for this site. The main changes I wanted to make were to upgrade to the latest version of WordPress (a minor security update), make sure I was using the latest version of the Kubrick template (I was), and most importantly, fix the problems I was having with the Kubrick comments form.

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A few fixes, still digging

December 5, 2004

This evening I looked at this site’s error log, and found old URLs that no longer worked. And fixed most of them.

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What’s old is new again

December 3, 2004

One of the funny things about converting from one weblog system to another was that I discovered a bunch of old posts which never got, well, posted.

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LTFP

December 3, 2004

I’ve been dicking around with WordPress on my test system long enough. LTFP.

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No, really, back online

November 16, 2004

OK, this time I really mean it, I’m back online with this weblog.

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Back again

September 21, 2004

Problem: For some reason, even though your PHP include_path does contain the location of your include file, PHP cannot seem to actually include() the file. The paths match exactly, and yet you still get errors.

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Quiet, busy, the house…

July 20, 2004

Some of what we’ve been up to for the last four months or so…

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