Global Translator not Working after WordPress 2.7 Update

Friday, December 12th, 2008

I’ve just updated my WordPress install on 2 sites up to the new release version 2.7 which is now two days old or so. I quickly took a look at the sites and saw that the global translator plugin wasn’t working. (It was giving 404 errors, or…. “nothing found for es” for example.) After a [...]

Strange Outage

Monday, October 27th, 2008

We’re back up after a very strange outage. The 500 internal server error was because our .htaccess file was sideways. What I mean by sideways is that part of a line had been truncated which led to an incorrect htaccess rule and all sorts of error pages thrown up. Interestingly the only thing happening prior [...]

WordPress 2.6 Plus Google Gears….

Monday, July 21st, 2008

I vaguely remember hearing about Google Gears when it was announced and it wasn’t the kind of thing that grabbed a lot of peoples imagination or a lot of attention. Here’s the description from the Google Gears site ( Gears is an open source project that enables more powerful web applications, by adding new features [...]

BBPress 0.9x | WordPress compatible forum software

Monday, June 16th, 2008

As you know I’ve used wordpress as a platform for many of my sites. It makes updating and adding information so quick and easy (as well as great extensions available for it and good theme possibilities.) Anyway, I’ve wanted forum functionality on a few sites as well and so I installed bbpress v. 0.8 some [...]

bbpress mod_rewrite Woes

Monday, May 26th, 2008

I don’t know if you’re familiar with bbpress, it’s the forum cousin of wordpress and can integrate nicely into the wordpress database to allow users to be shared across the two installs. So, on my North Carolina Genealogy site and my South Carolina Genealogy site I have bbpress forums installed. The catch is I wanted [...]

Share This Plugin not Working in Some Themes

Monday, April 14th, 2008

I’ve started adding the Share This plugin to several of my sites and was frustrated on one site to see on the front page “SHARETHIS.addEntry(” and a lot more ugly text. Upon investigation the < script tag enclosing the SHARETHIS javascript. So, I went on an investigation. I looked in the share this forums and [...]

WordPress Stats plugin not updating – fix

Monday, April 7th, 2008

There are a lot of good things to like about the newer versions of wordpress. It seems to keep getting better. One of the really cool plugins is the stats plugin. This lets you have a nice simple stats interface accessible from your Dashboard on your wordpress blog. (It uses to track stats, [...]

BBpress integration with WordPress

Monday, March 31st, 2008

I’ve started the process of upgrading several websites to the newest release of WordPress and one of the things that became possible was installing bbpress. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, wordpress is the “blogging” software that I use for this and several other sites. It makes adding content to a website very [...]

IE 7 INCOMPATIBLE with WORDPRESS blogs using the stattraq plugin

Wednesday, August 30th, 2006

I’ve FINALLY tracked down what was causing the issue with displaying my page in Internet Explorer 7 (RC1). It turns out that the stattraq plugin in wordpress (stattraq site) is part of the problem. Now, I don’t understand exactly WHY… because I do have stattraq on each of the sites, but one… carried this [...]

WordPress Category RSS feed links

Friday, August 4th, 2006

In working on the post related to software updates and making sure it was easy to find the category feed JUST for that led me on a “round the world” kind of quest to find a way to put the category feeds in the footer of pages in WordPress. The first thing I tried was [...]


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