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December 15 2008

Wordpress 2.7 image upload issues

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Like some people upgrading to wordpress 2.7 recently, I had some issues with the image upload functionality in blog posts. Found the fixes described here.

My issues was general javascript issues, the upload image window would appear in the same browser window (not in a popup).  The fix which worked for me was emptying the wp-content/uploads/js_cache folder. I emptied that folder and my Javascript issues dissapeared!

December 14 2008

Slowing Googlebot

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If you have a relatively large blog on a shared host, sometimes you get performance issues from Googlebot hitting your website.  The fix is now relatively simple thanks to google webmaster tools.  Go sign up at http://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/ (or use your existing Gogle account).  Add your website to webmaster tools then verify it.  Click on settings and you will see the crawler speed slider at the bottom of the page.  Set it to want you want, if you have crappy hosting like me, dial it way back.

Slowng googlebot

September 11 2008

Widget Crazy!

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I’ve added more widgets to the blog…

Feedjit Map widget, which shows the general area where visitors are from, and a blog catalog recent visitors widget (similar to the yahoo mybloglog one I added a while back).  Hopefully I won’t add too many more or the page will become a behemoth!

July 27 2008

Hacking Wordpress and Drupal

The thing I really have enjoyed about using Drupal and Wordpress a lot lately is that they are simple, fast to develop with and powerful.  They really show off PHP as a quick and powerful language, complex apps mainly based around functions.

Using the wordpress function reference, I can do most things VERY quickly and don’t have to think about complex concepts that pop up in other PHP applications (like the very nice but very complex OOP code in magento).  I know comparing a blog application to a full blown advanced shopping cart is like chalk and cheese, but I do enjoy the speed that comes from the KISS design of Wordpress.  Hack in my custom code, in 10 minutes and move on.