retiring a wordpress blog
I wanted to retire a WordPress-based site, converting everything to static HTML. My first idea was to mirror the site with wget (or any other web downloader)...
October 19, 2010
subscribe to comments
Wordpress plugin ``Subscribe to Comments 2.1'' allows readers to receive notifications of new comments that are posted to an entry. I think it improves usabi...
January 16, 2008
decline and fall of the trackbacks; rise and resurrection of the trackbacks
Trackbacks have built the blogosphere. The automatic backlinking was a great idea. The both parties -- the original and the linking blogger -- were making be...
January 15, 2008
russian (any) language in wordpress
I tried to setup a new wordpress blog. To my unpleasant surprise, I got a problem with cyrillic letters. They just didn't work, being displayed as junk or as...
November 25, 2007
casting WPAds to a widget
Some time ago I discovered that the WordPress blog sidebar can be
* completely dynamic and
* configured through the admin interface.
It's very convenient, an...
September 28, 2007
invent categories and tags easily
My antispam blog passed 25+ posts, it was enough introduce the categories. But when I started to categorize the posts, I stuck with it. After inventing four ...
September 26, 2007
an evil jump to the Google’s first page
For my goals, the query "phpbb spam" should return Textual Confirmation and Links Rejector tools on the first page. No luck so far, but I managed a nice tric...
August 19, 2007
putting advertisement blocks on a blog
Earlier, my AdSense ads were hardcoded into my WP template files. But now I want to experiment with other ads. I need to rotate the ads often, and the old so...
August 18, 2007
downloading log files
The best place to analyze log files is the local computer, not the server:
1) Log files grow fast, taking all the server space
2) Queries might be CPU-intens...
August 16, 2007
tracking site visitors
There might be a delay between the first visit and the desired action (subscirbing to RSS, purchasing software, etc). An usual web site log often isn't enoug...
August 13, 2007
web site statistics is a myth
There is a lot of software to display statistics of a web site. But all that tables and graphics are of no use for me. I just don't know what to do with this...
August 13, 2007
I've decided to get money from my sites. No, I don't desperately need money. Actually, what I want to fix is the following. I see that my resources can bring...
August 09, 2007
using curl to make trackbacks
From "Poor Man's Trackback":
$ curl -d url=[my entry's URL] [trackback URL]
You can also specify the title, excerpt, and blog_name using additional -d parame...
July 30, 2007
fixing WordPress misfeature of partial feeds
All blogging tips recommend to have the full RSS feeds. To my unpleasant surprise, I found that my feeds are partial, disrespecting the option "Full text" is...
July 30, 2007
better way to add a plugin
Installation instructions of many WordPress plugin contains recommendation to add something like this to a theme:
<?php tla_ads(); ?>
Actually, the Ri...
July 25, 2007
‘written by’ functionality for wordpress
Recently I started a new blog "Spam Bots and CAPTCHAs" (will be announced later). I plan to have many authors on this blog, therefore I disliked that the blo...
July 20, 2007
How to stop WordPress spam
My blog is protected by Advanced Textual Confirmation.
* No more spam.
* No complains from the visitors.
ATC is a generic tool, suitable for any PHP script....
March 19, 2007
I've upgraded wordpress to the version 2.1. It wasn't very easy because the authors have broken incompatibility with older versions, therefore my tweaked the...
February 01, 2007
publishing code in WordPress
WordPress blog engine automatically adds typography to postings. For example, it changes two dashes to the long dash, changes the usual quotes to different s...
June 02, 2006
wordpress and html meta keywords
WordPress, the current blogging system I use, doesn't support keywords for pages. Although search engines now don't believe in them, I still like to have the...
May 01, 2005
blog was down
Yesterday evening, trying to write the previous post, I found that my blog isn't working. It's the third computer failire in the last days (here are the firs...
March 22, 2005
WordPress (this blog engine) changes quotes (") to (\"). Let see if
php_flag magic_quotes_gpc off
php_flag magic_quotes_runtime off
have fixed the problem....
March 09, 2005