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Archive for Wordpress

Full throttle feeds – Now available – Subscribe Today!

Double Jeopardy dvdrip Get your full feed right here …. For today only … Roll up, roll up….. Actually I lie, it will be staying a full feed (for now at least!), I’ve had summary feeds turned on in the past to encourage people to come to the site, have a read and a browse around rather than just reading that one article that appears as my latest post in my RSS feed. I realised that I still browse to the website of many of the people’s blogs I read, if I want to comment (or use my fancy new Preview in Google Reader!) and often summary posts don’t tell me enough about the content of the post to even… Continue reading »

by Keiron on August 13th, 2008 | Wordpress | No Comments » |

Incoming Links not working

I noticed the other day that on a blog I admin that Incoming Links wasn’t working in WordPress, I scratched my head over it for a few minutes. Then did the sensible thing and went to Google Blog Search to check their were actually incoming links to the site! Entering: link:http://www.domain.com Revealed a few links… They should definitely be showing up in the WordPress Dashboard. Then I realised the cause of the problem, when people linked to this site they were linking to (quite rightly) http://www.domain.com. The blog actually lived in http://www.domain.com/blog. A quick move around solved the problem – I suspect I could still have it in /blog/ using Permalinks and the files being in the root, but I’m… Continue reading »

by Keiron on August 10th, 2008 | Wordpress | No Comments » |

Showing some Luv!

I’ve installed CommentLuv here today, to reward my comment authors more (particularly now the comment policy is in force and I feel perfectly happy about blowing away any comments that are spammy or I don’t like! 😉 ) We all love comments, but CommentLuv takes this one step further and places a direct link to the comment authors latest post – underneath the comment. They promote both their site (using the URL field of the comment), and their latest post – now that is quite a reward for engaging with you! It will automatically fetch your latest post from your feed to display it and in the latest version the comment author can specify their feed by putting their feed… Continue reading »

by Keiron on July 4th, 2008 | Wordpress | No Comments » |

Success!! A Flickr -> WordPress Photo Plugin! Photo Dropper!

photo credit: ¥§•ªˆ¨ˇ© LOVE © ˇ¨ˆª•§¥ A while back Michael Gray posted some suggestions about how to improve the Yahoo Shortcuts WordPress Plugin, I’ve been posting about some tools I liked for getting Flickr images into WordPress – and how I’d love a plugin to do this (and discussing it with Anne). I was overjoyed today to see a post by Michael about Photo Dropper. This plugin does exactly what I need I think! I would make a few minor improvements – but they are few and far between. The image at the top was inserted via a quik search for “celebration”. And just because I can, let’s have a picture of a hamster! photo credit: annia316 ღ

by Keiron on February 21st, 2008 | Wordpress | 5 Comments » |

Using Photo’s in WordPress Posts – Plugin Required?

Photo by jimmyroq My blog posts used to look a little boring, or at least in some people’s eyes – in my eyes they were a thing of glory, a product of my creativity, a……. bunch of text in web browser I guess! I needed some pictures to illustrate the posts, and I wasn’t about to (in the previous post) rush out and buy a hamster just for a blog post! Then I read a post over at SkellieWag, about using Flickr images licensed under the Creative Commons license to find great images to illustrate my posts. Check it out before going any further as it will make a great deal more sense if you do… I started out with… Continue reading »

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

Upgrade to WordPress 2.3 and Tag Support

I’ve held off from this for a while but I’ve got a few blogs I need to do it with so I’m writing this guide more for myself than anything. Install the “Maintenance Mode” plugin – it really is quite good, activate it and put the blog into maintenance mode. As my database is probably quite large I’m not going to use PHPMyAdmin to back it up, I shall use ssh.mysqldump –add-drop-table -h mysqlhostserver -u mysqlusername -p databasename And then entering my MySQL password, I was correct my database is almost 13MB. WordPress always recommend you deactivate plugins, as they may not be compatible after the upgrade. I’ve never done this for a single upgrade, but it appears there is… Continue reading »

by Keiron on November 27th, 2007 | Wordpress | No Comments » |

Subscribe to Comments

Now I know that I don’t have “THAT” many readers, but I’ve always found it quite nice when I leave a comment on a site, to be notified by email when someone else has replied, whether that be another user engaging in discussion or the site owner! To this end I went hunting for a subscribe to comments system, and found exactly that in Subscribe to Comments 2.1 as recommended by Derek Punsalan (who also explains a little bit of customisation of the script). So if you do leave a comment going forward, you should – hopefully – get notified of responses, if you don’t then let me know!

by Keiron on September 12th, 2007 | Wordpress | 5 Comments » |