Uploading mysql dumps to GoDaddy

Strictly a console guy – I’ve been struggling to get the big blog database dumps up to the new hosting. phpMyAdmin claims to support zipped dumps – but that doesn’t work. There are also timeouts in the console for the upload and import. I finally fixed it by using scp to move the non-compressed dump […]

WordPress filesystem abstraction – and automatic updates

Way back in the not-so-distant past the only way to update WordPress was to download (wget/ftp) updates, plugins and themes, unpack them and perform the update/install. It is possible to pull the latest builds from subversion – but that’s really focused on the core hacker. New in WP 2.7 was the ability to update automatically. […]

WordPress 2.6

WordPress 2.6 is live; I just updated from 2.6 RC1 to 2.6 live here. Download from http://wordpress.org/download/ Main highlights: post differencing support for Google Gears There’s an offical blog post about it here: http://wordpress.org/development/2008/07/wordpress-26-tyner/ – with a great video overview.

WordPress 2.3.2

Now live: http://wordpress.org/development/2007/12/wordpress-232/ Download from: http://wordpress.org/wordpress-2.3.2.zip http://wordpress.org/wordpress-2.3.2.tar.gz Works well so far.

WordPress 2.3.1 and Windows Live Writer

Just a quick note; WordPress 2.3.1 adds support for WLW Keywords. Some nomenclature changes – tags to keywords; but it works just great. Here are the Keywords in WLW: … and the corresponding tags in WordPress:

Securing a WordPress blog

 I’ve been hosting a family blog and photo site for a good friend for over a year. They decided recently to ‘lock down’ the site and restrict access to both the blog and the photos to family and friends only. I spent some of yesterday doing this. I’ve extensively use WPG2 to integrate WordPress and […]

Blog backend updates

I’ve just updated most of the hosted blogs to WordPress 2.3 – so far so good. I need to update the integrated photo stuff to Gallery 2.2 as well – that’s going to be a lot more involved and needs some good planning and change control.

WordPress updates

Away from home and the WordPress updates come in.. 2.2.3 is a security update; also 2.3 Release Candidate 1 should be out tomorrow. I also bumped the version of subscribe2 on the family blog – that fixed a lot of problems 🙂

WordPress 2.3 beta 1

The paint is still wet – but it looks like it works 🙂 Some plugins (feedwordpress) look like they are broken. I’m looking forward to this release – improvements to the javascript, better url redirection and at last built in tags! The tags look like they are using a similar idea to the Drupal taxonomy […]