Aldoblog Redesign In-Progress

by Michael Alderete on 3/16/2012

After a very long run with a customized Kubrick WordPress theme, I’ve finally gotten around to upgrading to a more modern theme, built on the Thesis Theme for WordPress. The visual design is currently pretty Spartan, I hope to dramatically improve that in the not-too-distant future. For now, the new theme improves the foundation of the site, and makes ongoing changes easier.

I plan to follow the visual refresh up with a refresh of most of the content in Aldo on Audiobooks. Look for the first updates over the weekend.

Hopefully with these monkeys off my back, I’ll get back to more frequent blog posts. We’ll see!

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Upgraded to WordPress 2.1

by Michael Alderete on 3/3/2007

I am in the process of upgrading Aldoblog to the latest version of WordPress. I think I’ve finished most of the work, with just some cleanup remaining where the new version of my formatting plug-in is behaving differently. It seems to only be affecting my longer instructional pieces, mostly for numbered lists, so the scope is limited, but wrangling the formatting back to “correct” is likely to take a while.

Anyway, if you see anything that doesn’t work or look right, please do shoot me an email and let me know. Thanks!

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by Michael Alderete on 6/30/2005

Yet another WordPress update, and once again, no list of the changed files to make the minor update a little easier to install. A quick multi-file Find Differences in BBEdit gave me the following list of six files with changes:

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Another update

by Michael Alderete on 5/19/2005 · 2 comments

Another update for WordPress, from 1.5.1 to

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WordPress 1.5.1

by Michael Alderete on 5/14/2005

I updated to WordPress 1.5.1 on Friday, after drinking a cocktail with Rochelle. Maybe not the best strategy for preparing for a software upgrade, but everything seems to be working fine. Let me know if you see something funky…

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Comment form fakeout

by Michael Alderete on 3/13/2005 · 4 comments

When I converted this site to WordPress, I decided to turn on commenting, and see what happened. I have gotten a fair number of really good comments, and from people I didn’t know, which was cool. I also got a ton of comment spam (most of which never made it online). Not cool.

So I did a few things about it.

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Get back to work!

by Michael Alderete on 2/19/2005

OK, the new version of WordPress is going to get me into trouble. I’m having entirely too much fun playing with the new features, and finishing out the last few things that hadn’t made the transition. (I think on the public side, I’m 100% done. Still a couple of tweaks on the admin side, to make writing posts a little easier by bumping up the font size and so on for the editing form.)

At any rate, I need to get back to work, instead of continuing to fuss. Bye!

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Lessons learned upgrading to WordPress 1.5

by Michael Alderete on 2/19/2005 · 1 comment

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

Take screenshots of the current version of your weblog!

Once you convert to version 1.5, you won’t be able to view your old version any more. But if you are planning on keeping the same visual design, with the very significant reorganization (and improvement) of WordPress themes, you will have to make a lot of little changes in a lot of different places. How will you know if the new version successfully replicates the visual design of the old?

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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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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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