Funnily enough, there aren’t all that many resources for people who’re moving from Jekyll to WordPress. I took some advice from a post by Fabrizio Regini, but had to modify it a bit, so here’s what I figured out… My starting point was a Jekyll-based site stored on github. Comments were stored using Disqus. As […]
I haven’t been updating this site very often. Upon reflection, I decided that this is in part because the Jekyll workflow that I switched to was… inconvenient. It would be possible to hack around this. I could have written some sort of simple web-app which generated a new post, committed it to git, pushed it […]
One of my sites got hacked. How? My wife tried out a number of WordPress themes while setting up her blog a year or two ago. One of them contained something called timthumb.php, which just this August was found to have a great big security vulnerability. Someone exploited this vulnerability, probably by scanning for every […]
I’ve just redone my website using Jekyll. It is now completely static. No PHP, no database, nothing like that. Why did I do this? It’s quite soothing knowing that all my content is version controlled. I am now nigh-immune to traffic spikes. I was using caching with WordPress before, so it had never been an […]
WordPress 2.7.1 has a wonderful quirk of immediately redirecting the “new post” page to a page that appears to just be the row of buttons from above the editor. It’s probably a Firefox 3.1 quirk. But it’s still annoying.
New version of my del.icio.us widget. The only real change is that it now allows for multiple instances of the widget. So you can have one showing the ‘food’ tag, and the other showing the ‘yodeling’ tag, say.
WordPress’s API documentation is weirdly incomplete. The official function reference, for instance, was last updated for WordPress 2.1, and we’re now on 2.5. This is making updating that widget I wrote be more of a hassle than I expected.
I couldn’t find a WordPress widget that produced output similar to del.icio.us’s linkrolls script. (You can just put their script into a Text widget, but its output doesn’t always mesh well with WordPress themes – it hardcodes h2s, and so forth.) The Automattic example widget came close, but was a bit lacking on the customization […]
As one naturally does, I noticed that my blog wasn’t validating. It turned out that I’d forgotten to escape the
WordPress.com announced yesterday that all users get three gigabytes of upload space for free. This is a teensy upgrade from 50MB. This seems to be primarily for psychological reasons, because there’s a big fat * after the upgrade. The footnote is that Mr. Mullenweg mentions in this post that “[y]ou still need a space upgrade […]