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Archive for Wordpress

Changing WordPress Permalink Structure!

If you can see this, all has gone well – if you can’t I’m probably talking to myself (nothing unusual there!!). My current permalink structure has not sat well with me for the last year or so, it’s kind of thrown together and doesn’t look particularly nice… I’ve been itching to change it, but never dared (after all this blog has a reasonable PageRank and gets a decent amount of traffic!). The time has come to bite the bullet. I know what you’re saying: “Just go ahead – change the damned things – why should we care?” Well it’s not quite that simple, changing them has a few knock on effects: All my internal links to older posts referencing them… Continue reading »

by Keiron on September 1st, 2009 | Wordpress | 5 Comments » |

3 Spam Comments!

I normally login to my admin site to find “Spam: 3,472” comments (or some such other high and random number!!). Confession time. I broke my blog last week whilst doing an upgrade (trying to auto-upgrade post suPHP being activated may have been a mistake) and it forced me to audit my plugins. I’ve always like the idea of Akismet, group filtering etc. However I spotted some of the comments over at the WP-SpamFree plugin page and decided I’d got nothing to lose (other than a lot of time wasted looking at comment spam! Installed earlier in the week and 3 days later I have JUST 3 Spam comments… Elizabeth: The Golden Age psp I’m a happy man – Matt you… Continue reading »

by Keiron on July 11th, 2009 | Wordpress | 1 Comment » |

Posting YouTube Videos (Again!)

You may remember many moons ago, I posted about what a bind it could be to put YouTube videos into WordPress Blogs (because WordPress got all excitable and corrected the HTML). Today I discovered a post from Caroline about a plugin that does the job! Wassup Rockers rip YouTube Brackets means that to insert a video I now do this: [ youtube=xxxxx] Where xxxxx is the URL of the video! This is the video posted yesterday about RFID cloning and how it was tagged! [ youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9isKnDiJNPk] And I can now insert this video that made me laugh yesterday: [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_fPV13lKm4]

by Keiron on February 14th, 2009 | Wordpress | 3 Comments » |

Auntie Spam’s Gone Away!

I’m a big fan of Auntie Spam for cleaning out all the rubbish that Akismet collects, but this appears to be something that no longer works in the 2.7 upgrade – I just hope someone updates the greasemonkey script!

by Keiron on December 12th, 2008 | Wordpress | 2 Comments » |

Coltrane Here We Come…. WordPress 2.7

I’m incredibly lucky to have WPAU on my blog which has made the upgrade to WordPress 2.7 (Coltrane) relatively painless.. The Great Dictator divx This is probably the most talked about release in the WordPress history, with blog after blog discussing it. So here goes: Logging in WordPress I see the familiar: WordPress 2.7 is available! Please update now. Luckily because of WPAU I also see…. Click Here to Automatically Upgrade WordPress to latest Version. Clicking the Auto Upgrade, I do the usual things: Fill in my FTP details Backup files Backup Database (all my tables – why is there not a check all option in WPAU?) Fetch the latest version. Put the site in maintenance mode Deactivates the plugins… Continue reading »

by Keiron on December 12th, 2008 | Wordpress | 1 Comment » |

Change Permalink Structure?

The In-Laws download I don’t particularly like my current Permalink structure, has anybody had any success with Dean Lee’s Permalink Migration Plugin?

by Keiron on November 30th, 2008 | Wordpress | 3 Comments » |

Auntie Spam

.!. I’m always loathed to just click the “Delete All” in my Akismet Spam box – just in case there’s something there I really would like to read, or even edit to make into quality content. However I really can’t face piling through pages and pages of spam with links to all manner of things… Then I found Auntie Spam, a script that works with GreaseMonkey in Firefox (you should already have GreaseMonkey installed if you’re using the Google Reader timesaving preview. Apparently: Akismet Auntie Spam is a kind old lady who will come to your house and give it a thorough cleaning. She’s not afraid of the dark corners, particularly the spam inbox because she knows exactly how to… Continue reading »

by Keiron on August 17th, 2008 | Wordpress | 3 Comments » |