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WordPress Plugin Woes

Saturday, November 12th, 2016

Although I and indeed the whole world have much bigger problems, I’ve continued to tweak and try to improve my WordPress install and theme. I am waiting for replies or updates for several plugins or support threads as detailed in my previous post. What I should probably be doing is studying but my heart isn’t in it and what I’m really waiting for is the company I interviewed with last to get back to me…

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Time to Upgrade WordPress

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

Although not what I wanted to be doing, it seems once again some script kiddy wannabe hackers have sucked up all my bandwidth. This time they are not just hotlinkers, this time they seem to be targeting a particular file and standard used by WordPress and other software…

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Ye Olde WordPress Upgrade

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015

I’ve used WordPress for almost ten years and if there is one thing I’ve learned, don’t upgrade on day 1. Wait for the dot dot release, it is perfectly fine to be a little bit behind the bleeding edge, it gives plugin and theme authors time to test and update their code. Of course when you maintain your own custom WordPress theme your upgrades are a little more work…

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Look at all the pretty pictures

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013

Adding featured images aka thumbnails to my WordPress theme turned out to be a lot of work. Getting them to appear in my RSS feed in a valid manner was probably the worst, but what is going to take the longest time is retroactively adding featured images to all my old posts…

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The 19 Plugins that make my blog Awesome

Sunday, September 22nd, 2013

So I’ve been at this whole blogging game a long time. How long? Well I put up my first homepage in 1995, I put up this WordPress blog in 2005…

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Thumbnails in RSS feeds proves non-trivial in WordPress

Saturday, September 7th, 2013

I knew exactly what I wanted. I wanted to thumbnails with a proper enclosure in my RSS 2.0 feeds. Other blogs have this, why doesn’t mine? I enabled featured images in my theme, I got them to appear on my blog’s homepage, in the archives, even in the posts themselves if I wanted. I followed tutorials, I installed plugins, I consulted support forums. Still no thumbnails in my RSS feeds.

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Improving your WordPress blog & theme

Wednesday, August 7th, 2013

Now that the great taxonomy redo of 2013 is mostly complete, I can get around to making all the other improvements and changes I’ve been considering to my blog…

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