Archive for the ‘WordPress’ Category

WordPress upgrade and widget fix

Tuesday, January 16th, 2007

I’m glad I didn’t get round to moving up to WordPress 2.0.6 as, 10 days later, 2.0.7 is out. The upgrade itself went pretty smoothly. I’ve also fixed the categories widget in my sidebar. By default it doesn’t show categories without any postings but, in a hierarchical view, it doesn’t take in to account that sub-categories may have postings. Having selected Sidebar Widgets in the plugin editor, I located the widget_categories function in question. In the call to wp_list_cats I added &hide_empty=0 to the end of the parameter. You should now be able to see my People category (empty) but also its Family and Friends sub-categories (with postings).

Upgrade to WordPress 2.0.5

Tuesday, November 21st, 2006

Finally found the time to upgrade to WordPress 2.0.5. The process of copying across all the modified files, plugins, themes etc. is always far more manual than I’d like so if you spot anything that looks broken please let me know!

Upgrade time

Saturday, September 9th, 2006

Though it was about time I upgraded the various technologies running this blog. After a few heartstopping moments where nothing worked, I’m now successfully running Gallery 2.1 and WordPress 2.0.4 with WPG2 2.0 tying the two together along with the newest WordPress Gallery theme. There’s probably not much to see for the viewer but WPG2 was certainly easier to setup this time and the TinyMCE plugin now lets you add wpg2id tags which is bonus.

I’ve also added the remote module to Gallery so that I can now used Gallery Remote to ease the process of uploading photos.

Widgets, links and spam

Wednesday, June 21st, 2006

If there is anyone that actually visits this site then they have noticed that the right-hand column has changed a bit recently. This is as I’ve added WordPress Widgets to my template. The presence of a widget has encouraged me to sign up for an account there to store my links. I should probably also mention another Automattic project – Akismet – without which this site would have rapidly disappeared under the weight of spam comments. This saved me from the dilemma of whether or not to add captcha support to the blog with the associated accessibility issues.