Lifehut has a good post on how to enable the automatic backup of WordPress to an email system such as google. Worked great although I couldn’t use the form of [email protected] as the mail server that wordpress runs on does not allow + in the email address as strictly speaking its not rfc compliant. Yahoo groups also has this problem in that you can sign up for a mailing list with a + in the address but not use that address in their web interface.
I think I can hack together a reading list using WordPress and a plugin. My preferred solution would be to use MT and a plugin but the only plugin that seems to do that requires a new version.
So I’ve installed the Amazon Media Manager into WordPress and made the following changes.
WordPress 1.5.2 is out and includes an important fix to an important security bug. If you don’t upgrade then make sure you follow the instructions at the support site for a temporary fix until you do an upgrade (which I’ll do on my other site on Monday)
Update My test site is now upgraded (I forgot to disable the blacklist plugin first though (again)). I just have to do the installation on my uniform server too, but as that is not available on the internet there is no rush.
For some reason the rss feed in my WordPress installation had got broken along with the permalinks. Initially I just thought it was the rss feed (as that is what I was reading). RSS feeds can be broken if you are not on the latest version of wordpress, which you should be due to security problems, so I was a bit baffled as to why it wasn’t working. Rebuilding the permalinks seemed to fix it though.
Following on from my earlier install of Uniform Server, I thought I’d check to see that wordpress can be installed on the server (which it can).
Extended entry has my dummies guide to installing on Uniform which is not much different to the installation at Installing WordPress official site but may help someone.
WordPress 18.104.22.168 is out that fixes a security hole. You are advised to upgrade soon. Although make sure you disable plugins first if you don’t want to break it after the upgrade. I forgot to do this and the installation didn’t like the blacklist plugin. I fixed it by moving the blacklist.php file out of the plugins directory and could then go back into the admin panel.
Tried to install the wpblacklist plugin this afternoon but have run into several problems, probably due to the security setup on the server. It initially wouldn’t install as WPblacklist-install.php didn’t have permissions set to 644. After the installation ran through, I had to change the permissions in wp-admin to wpblacklist, wpblmoderate and wpblsearch.php files to 644 then it all seemed to work.
I’ll try not to turn this blog into a WordPress blog (especially as it is on MT) but I will be blogging some of the tools, hints and pages related to WordPress in the near future whilst I play with it.
A useful tool for creating a banner to go with the default kubrick scheme, is Red Alt – Kubrickr which takes an image from flickr and resizes and “corners” the picture ready to replace the default blue square.
Its a basic tool, but with a good choice of photos and colours the final result is pretty good.
There is a bulk edit screen in WordPress for editing links (aka blogrolls) but there is no functionality for bulk deleting links. You can change the rolls they need to be in, their visibility etc but not bulk delete them 🙁