Jetpack Insanity

WordPress Jetpack is telling me my site is up and down every 10 minutes for the last 24 hours. Is this happening to anyone else? Also on:Facebook Twitter

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Positive WordPress Plugin News

Last January, I tried an experiment over at Grand Strand Bloggers with the Digest Post plugin. I have a Yahoo Pipe that gathers together all of the RSS feeds for all of the blogs in the GSB blogroll. This plugin is supposed to take a feed and in automated fashion make a summary post of […]

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Popularity Contest: WordPress Plugin Hall of Shame

Yesterday I had my first ever bad experience with a WordPress plugin auto-upgrade and it was really really bad. I did the auto-upgrade of the Popularity Contest plugin, first upgrade in a very long time. These upgrades have become so routine that I don’t much think twice about executing them any more. I clicked the […]

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An Escrow System for WordPress Plugins

Over on Grand Strand Bloggers, I want to try out this plugin that automatically makes digest posts. That is perfect for what we want to do. However, the plugin I”m trying to use is really half-baked and appears abandoned. I’d think about adding to this with our needs at GSB if there was a way […]

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WordPress 2.7

I upgraded this blog to WordPress 2.7 tonight. It took me literally 3 minutes, and that includes downloading the backup files. I was using the WordPress Automatic Updater plugin, but apparently this is the last time I’ll need that because the functionality has been rolled into WordPress itself. This is all to the good. It’s […]

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Settling in to 2.5

I hope this is the last post about WordPress and the upgrade migration. The issues seem to be shaken out. If you do see something that doesn’t work right, please drop me an email. Tags are now integrated. Andrew Herron wasn’t sure if the tags I had set up from Ecto would actually push to […]

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First WordPress 2.5 Impressions

So far so good on the WordPress upgrade and host migration. Ideally, one would be doing these things in smaller, more manageable pieces rather than all at once, but I had no choice. Once WP 2.5 was released, I no longer had the option of installing an older version with the Dreamhost installer so I […]

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Tag Test

I’m just curious about this. Ecto has tags on the side that I use occasionally, but they insert into the bottom of the post as a footer type deal. Now that I’m a version of WordPress with tags built in, is the whole deal hooked together well enough that these will just recognized as WordPress […]

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Popularity Contest It Is

I added in the sidebar the results of the Popularity Contest WordPress plugin. If you look at a category, month or year view you’ll see the most popular posts that fit those criteria. Otherwise, you’ll see the most popular of all time. All time I tell you!! Actually, there is a three-way split in the […]

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WordPress Plugins for XMas

My buddy Jason is going WordPress plugin crazy. To be honest, I hadn’t heard of most of these but I’m willing to try most things. I’ve installed the Popularity Contest and Related Posts, just to see how they work. The popularity numbers are kind of bogus right now, since they only have a few hours […]

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BDP Referral Tracker Update

I noticed recently that things with the referral tracker in the sidebar didn’t seem to be working right. For example, despite a crapload of incoming traffic in the Ze-slide, none of those ever got counted. I went to look at the site for the plugin and I realized that the current version is 1.0.6 and […]

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WordPress 2

When I set up the Uplifter weblog I downloaded the current WordPress and went to work. That happens to be version 2.0, and I have to say it is quite sweet. I love the live preview of themes that lets you “try before you buy.” It sure beats the old method of changing them in […]

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New Plugin

I liked the referer plugin I had on the old blosxom blog, and I found a similar plugin for WordPress. At the bottom of the right sidebar you should find all the inbound links as well as some stats and such. I’m not 100% sure I’m going to keep this, but for now I am […]

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Comment Spam

The ongoing arms race with comment spammers is part of what made me leave blosxom for WordPress. Last night I got the first bits of spam on the new blog, all of which went into the moderation queue and were dispatched and marked as spam with one click of the button. I’ve never been so […]

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Clambake Episode for May 30, 2005

Here is the Bittorrent link and direct MP3 download for the EGC clambake for May 30, 2005. Two in two days, unusual frequency for me lately! I talk about money; I play a song by Bullet Called Life; I hail a fallen comrade; I play a song from Camper Van Beethoven; I talk about the […]

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Big WordPress Omission

It seems from my early work that there is one huge omission in the out-of-the-box WordPress install. It doesn’t do the Last-Modified header, on either the web pages or the RSS. I’m of the opinion that everything that emits or reads an RSS feed MUST use or honor this header. When you have a few […]

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First Big WordPress Question

OK folks, here’s the first thing I do need help with. I’m not sure if it is a WordPress issue or an Ecto issue, but when I publish these posts, they are categorized as the category I select as well as Uncategorized each time, even when I pick only the one category plus set it […]

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Temptation

It’s been tough to do the import of the blog to WordPress early this morning and then lay off it all day since I, like, have to work and stuff. Maybe this evening I’ll spend a few minutes browsing plugins and such. Expect a lot of turbidity in themes and stuff in the sidebars over […]

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Test from Ecto

Here is the first post from Ecto, which was one of the straws that made me want to switch. This is a sweet app which I shall be registering shortly. The one thing I don’t like about how the import happened is that my category tree each comes in as the whole tree as the […]

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