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Upgraded WordPress, design tweakage in progress

I heeded the urgings to upgrade WordPress, dangit! and did so. Something happened to my old, old theme. While I investigate, I plunked in this new, hybrid one, instead. Some stuff may come back, some stuff may stay that way. Oh, and was I planning to do site redesign this week? No, I was not. […]

Los Angeles WordPress user group

And it meets at Phillippes! The original! Next Sunday morning (2/8) from 11a -1p. If you take the Gold Line or Red Line to Union Station, Phillipes is in walking distance. Out the station doors, to the street (facing Olvera street) turn right, and it’s up a block or two, located catty-corner on Alameda and […]

Aaaand we’re back

Finally. Upgrade of WordPress complete. Back end is much, much different. Menus go vertically down the left sidebar. (note to self. Before freaking out that page only partially appears after upgrade, remember to activate all the ole plugins!)

Housekeeping: Installing Auto-upgrade plugin, Updating WordPress

I did a test of the WordPress Automatic Upgrade plugin on another (simpler) WordPress install. It was a thing of beauty. Will now attempt the same here, in broad daylight. Things may be weird, but shall return to normal. Fingers crossed. Meh, auto upgrade not working. Going to manual upgrade mode. Meh & Feh. Must […]

Looking forward to WordPress 2.5

Post, with screenshots, comparing its features to the current 2.3 branch. This post says it’s delayed by at least a week. Good. work out all the bugs. Take a month if you need to. Otherwise, you gotta update, and four days later (or so it seems), update again cause of some small buggy bloggy pecadillo.

Useful links: WordPress, Cascading Style Sheets

or, cool stuff I saw over at Hal Rager‘s site and want to remember for myself: Extending WordPress beyond the blog. Custom fields and their power. [via Hal Rager] The 7 CSS Hacks that we should use The Top 50 Proprietary Programs that Drive You Crazy — and Their Open Source Alternatives I’m surprised that […]

Browser Tab Cleanup 1: WordPress Pages Widgets

O the marvelous variety of ways to list pages in the sidebar of a wordpress site. Widgets I’ve tried: Breukie’s Pages Widget Custom Pages widget. Lets you exclude pages by ID number. Flexi Pages Widget. Lotsa configuration options Haytabay’s Subpages. lists subpages of current page Widgets/Plugins I haven’t tried but might want to: Page links […]

WordPress urgent update to 2.1.2

2.1.1 has been compromised. Upgrade to 2.1.2. I’ve been investigating one-click installs of WordPress on webhosts such as Hostgator and Bluehost, and discovered that in fantastico (a software auto-installer tool), the WordPress version was 2.1.1. Notified my host who’s using fantastico, and went to the fantastico support boards and saw this thread on updating wordpress, […]

New WordPress releases

Good. WordPress 2.1.1 is out — and 2.0.9. There was a bug in the auto-formatting that reared its ugly head in the contact form plugin. Many more updates than the file that takes care of that, though. I’ll be doing my updates later today.

Google Analytics in WordPress

All Your Stats are Belong to Us. I’m looking to use Google Analytics on a couple of WordPress sites. (I use Google Analytics for my Family Oral History site. Am planning to add it this site and for my just transferred to WP site– AuntiAlias.com.) So that means exploring the plugins that are available for […]