Articles tagged in wordpress

  1. Effortless WordPress Upgrade

    Woke up this morning, and found WordPress, the software that powers this blog, released a bug fix version 2.0.1. So I logged onto my DreamHost account via SSH, and $ wget http://wordpress.org/latest.tar.gz $ tar zxvf latest.tar.gz $ cd wordpress/ $ tar cf - . | (cd ~/scott.yang …
  2. Table of Contents Generator WordPress plugin 0.1

    With long articles, I love to have a Table of Contents nearly the beginning of the page, so that I can clearly see how an article/post is structured (if HTML heading elements are appropriately used), and I can also quickly jump to specific section of the document. Previously with …
  3. WordPress 2.0 Released

    WordPress 2.0 has been released! Get the fresh meat here. I have actually been using WP.com, beta and RC for a while, so I can't say that this release contains anything "surprising". It actually runs slower on my various sites. Oh well, my sites should be upgraded to …
  4. Site Update -- WP 2.0RC3, Forum

    Ryan has announced the availability of WordPress 2.0RC3 on their developer blog. Matt has also hinted the up-coming 2.0 release to be on either Wednesday or Thursday, depending on the phrase of the moon. So there you go -- I downloaded the latest WP RC, unpack the tarball, run …
  5. Akismet, centralised spam combating solution by Matt

    Matt Mullenweg announced a new spam combating service -- Akismet. If you are a personal blogger, or pro-blogger-wannabe who cannot make more than $500 a month, Akismet is free for you to use. If it is a commercial site, or you are making big bucks from your blogsites -- then a commercial …
  6. Permalink Redirect WordPress Plugin 0.4

    Permalink Redirect WordPress Plugin has now been migrated from my old blogsite to FuCoder.com. 0.4 had some minor changes to resolve certain permalink issues reported by its users. Properly handle multi-page archives, and multi-page post entry. Force an exact match to the permalink, instead of just checking for …
  7. Another WordPress.com Invite

    Last time it took 20 minutes for someone to snap up my WordPress.com invitation. This morning when I logged on, and found they gave me another one. Then I remembered that Glenn wanted one, so I dispatched mine straight to him. However, it spilled error back to me, saying …
  8. One blog too many

    Three weeks ago I blogged about WordPress.com's invitation, and today I received the following email: A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away you entered your email address on http://wordpress.com/ to get a blog. We’re now inviting small groups to use WordPress.com …
  9. Combating Referrer Spam with WordPress

    I hate referrer spams. Not that I clicked on every referrer URL to see where it leads to. I love my statistics, and anything that skews the result annoys me. I do not want to open up my faviourite log analyzer, and see all the top referrers are pr0n or …
  10. Search Excerpt WordPress Plugin

    Moved! I have moved this project to my programming/Internet blog -- Search Excerpt WordPress Plugin. WordPress' searching capability is a bit mediocre at the moment. It splits up the keywords, digs out texts using SQL LIKE statement, and returns all entries that match the criteria, in a reverse chronological order …
  11. WordPress.com's Invites

    Matt announced about the invites you need to be part of the recently announced WordPress.com. You cannot just "sign-up" to this latest WordPress based service. You will need an invite, just like how you usually get onto sites like Orkut, Gmail or Yahoo 360. Except the catch is -- everyone …
  12. WordPress 1.5.2 Released

    As I was blogging about the latest Drupal security update, and how slow the WordPress team reacts to security exploits, WordPress 1.5.2 was released by Matt, Ryan and co, fixing 10 bugs according to Trac milestone. Well done guys. A little bit slow, as Googling wordpress 1.5 …
  13. PHP XML-RPC Vulnerability

    As discussed on Slashdot, is another PHP library vulnerability that affects PEAR's XML-RPC module. James at GulfTech has demonstrated this vulnerability with an exploit. It turns out the PHP XML-RPC library uses eval() without checking, which allows arbitary PHP code to be executed if the XML-RPC message is cleverly crafted …
  14. Added AdSense (Part II)

    Last week I looked at the option of adding sponsored links via AdSense to this site. So far I am getting around 5 bucks from the clicks. Not too bad I guess, but at the same time it is far from covering my Internet bandwidth. An interesting exercise nevertheless, as …
  15. WordPress 1.5.1.3 Released

    Spotted from the WordPress "Dashboard" that WordPress 1.5.1.3 has just been released with a security fix on "xmlrpc.php", the code that handles XML-RPC requests so you can manage your blogs using tools like w.bloggar and ecto. Currently I am managing almost 20 WordPress 1.5 …
  16. Bad Behavior for WordPress

    Bad Behavior plugin for WordPress, not your usual content-analysing comment spam filters, but it looks at HTTP traffic and browsing behaviour to determine whether the incoming request is a human or a bot. I have installed it for 2 weeks, and had dramatically reduced not only comment/trackback spams, but …
  17. Permalink Redirect WordPress Plugin 0.3

    A bug regarding to "404 Not Found" handling has been reported by James, and I've patched Permalink Redirect WordPress plugin this moring to 0.3. Download the latest here. Changes: Do not try to redirect in a 404 situation.
  18. Permalink Redirect WordPress Plugin 0.2

    This is an update for my permalink redirect WordPress plugin. Download the latest version here. Changes: Handle ?m=yyyymmdd style query string. Suggested by Mark. Handle pages. Suggested by Chris. Handle archive by author.
  19. Simpler WordPress mod_rewrite Rules

    Sick of that massive Apache mod_rewrite rules generated by WordPress to have user-friendly URLs? Annoyed by the fact that you need to re-generate all these rules and save them into your already-crowded .htaccess file, when a "page" is created or re-named in WP? Try the following rules, and it'll fix …
  20. Permalink Redirect WordPress Plugin

    Moved! I have moved this project to my new programming/Internet blog -- Permalink Redirect WordPress plugin. About I am not sure why the WordPress people insist that, GET /2005/05/29/foo-bar HTTP/1.1 is exactly the same as GET /2005/05/29/foo-bar/ HTTP/1.1 If you …