Tag Archives: WordPress

WordPress 2.7 is crazy delicious!!!

WordPress 2.7 is crazy delicious!!!

I just installed (in a sandbox — not public yet) the latest version of the stupendous blogging software (yet so much more) WordPress and it is probably the biggest leap the software has taken yet. Don’t let the two point seven fool you… this is a three dot oh if ever there was one. In [...]

Blog Comments and Moderation

Blog Comments and Moderation

WordPress blogging software has some features that allow people’s comments to be held for moderation by me later (rather than published instantly). BUT, it’s not always clear what constitutes the criteria. For instance, I have it set to hold any comment for my personal moderation that includes more than one hyperlink (tell-tale spam), or that [...]

Upgraded to WordPress 2.6 and all’s well.

Upgraded to WordPress 2.6 and all’s well.

I begged them to implement the WordPress.COM avatar-generation option for the WordPress.ORG software… and in THIS version they did! That means that if a commenter doesn’t have a Gravatar (although everyone SHOULD!) I can instead have their supplied email address generate an avatar for them – like a special geometric pattern (identicon) or a little [...]

Greenery v2.2 – WordPress Theme

Greenery v2.2 – WordPress Theme

Supports WordPress 2.6+ This is a snazzy dark grey theme with splashes of greenery (hence the name). The original template is an open-source design by Pat Heard from FullAhead.org. I have included, as of Version 2.0, an Adobe Photoshop template file that allows the painless creation of custom theme “middle-space” images (hint: the “middle-space” is [...]

Thin Green Line v1.6 – WordPress Theme

Thin Green Line v1.6 – WordPress Theme

Supports WordPress 2.6+ This is a clean, snappy theme that is a conversion of the public domain template by the same name designed by the folks at SixShooterMedia. I really liked the style and class of this template so I converted it just for fun. I intend on periodicaly updating it with small tweaks and [...]

Crimson Sunrise v1.5 – WordPress Theme

Crimson Sunrise v1.5 – WordPress Theme

Supports WordPress 2.6+ Clean, classy, and crimson… that’s the best way to describe this theme. It supports widgets and discriminating tastes, and as you can see it’s fairly light with a fine classy polish. The navigation tabs add some transparent wow, and the look and feel is easy to sink into. This latest version of [...]

Gravatars – Get Some!

Gravatars – Get Some!

I get a lot of questions asking me, “How do I get a picture avatar next to my comments like you and other people have?” …or saying, “I checked your blog everywhere for a place to upload my picture but couldn’t find one anywhere.” The answer is Gravatar.com. My site supports what are called gravatars, [...]

WordPress 2.5 Released!

WordPress 2.5 Released!

WordPress 2.5 has been officially released! Rejoice, oh blogging masses! As I stated in an earlier post (while alpha-testing the software) this is a major software upgrade with a gazillion improvements. As with any massive change there will be some broken WordPress themes and plugins to fix… but the sunshine on the horizon is nearly [...]

WordPress 2.5 (alpha testing)

WordPress 2.5 (alpha testing)

WordPress, the foremost blogging system used on the internet today, has just released their version 2.5 for alpha testers a couple days ago. I have been testing it… and I have to say that I am impressed. I love WordPress. I use it for several websites (including the one you’re reading and my personal site). [...]

State of the Blog

State of the Blog

I am working on a new theme for this blog. It will be done in a month or so. Shortly thereafter, this current theme will be stripped down, prettied up a bit, and offered as a public WordPress theme. As a note of trivia, currently I have had 67,814 spam comments caught by Akismet before [...]