by Nathan on Oct.30, 2008
Earlier this year I was in this phase where WordPress just wasn’t cutting it. It just took me too long to make a post. I wanted some way to make a post fast and with little effort. Something more than just Twitter, but I didn’t want to feel like I was writing novel either.
A few months ago WordPress updated to 2.6. With this update some great things were added. Like turbo mode, which uses Google gears to store most of the admin panel on my local machine. This tends to speed things up like crazy. Also uploading media became really simple. Just a few clicks and I can add a picture. Then I ran across the OpenID plug-in. I have been using it for a year or so now, but with the latest update, I was able to use my self hosted OpenID to log in. And yesterday, I ran across this theme. It is by far the best theme I have had over the years.
I still have a few problems with WordPress. There seems to be no easy way to add tags to your RSS feeds. Also for some reason I can only get RSS feeds to show a limited amount of the post. These have been fixed my adding or subtracting some code. I’m not sure if these are normal problems or if its just me. Either way they are fixed now. Oh one other thing, it sure would be nice if Firefox’s spell check worked better with WordPress’ edit screen.
So as for yestery I feel fully satisfied with WordPress. I may still find some thing wrong with it, but nothing too major.
by Nathan on Mar.06, 2008
I have also removed some plugins hoping to speed up wordpress. Although I think I have have done some good, I’m also starting to question my server. Since upgrading to Debian Testing things have been…well a little unstable. I have been thinking about moving to a different VPS but its hard to beat the $10/month I pay now. I have asked a friend if he wants to split a $20/month VPS, but I don’t know if we are going to do that or not. Anyways point being things may be a bit rough around here toward the end of the month.
Also I hope everyone enjoyed their extra day this year, we have been saving up for 3 years to get it. If you didn’t do anything fun, you have a little less than 4 years to think about what you will do next time.
by Nathan on Oct.02, 2007
So I did a little more work on the site over the weekend. I created a header image, and updated to WordPress 2.3. I think I will be going back to an earlier version of wordpress, as I don’t like how the tags are being supported. Anyway I have a problem, if you try to click on the header image it doesn’t link anywhere. I want it to link to the home page. So here is the css that is displaying the image, if anyone know how to fix it, please let me know.
background:url(images/dedicated_text.png) no-repeat right bottom;
Oh and by the way, I would hold off on WordPress 2.3, lots of plugins break.
Update: I am back running on 2.2.2, I had a few problems but i think its all worked out.