Posts tagged with " wordpress"

WordPress 2.8.4 update: 3 Files changed

Saturday, 15/08/2009 ≅13:42 ©brainycat

I updated wordpress for the (latest) critical security update. I can't find anywhere at to download a patch. So, I downloaded the whole 2MB tarball so I could update... three files, only one of which has new code. Here's what svn shows after merging 2.8.4 into 2.8.3:

U    wp-login.php
U    wp-includes/version.php
U    readme.html

WordPress 2.8.3 Upgrade: Success!

Monday, 10/08/2009 ≅07:56 ©brainycat

I fixed the bugs I flushed out. What happened is that my hack to get quarterly archives did in fact rely on $wpdb and the old taxonomy structure, so those calls were returning NULL results. I fixed it by doing away with the quarterly archives and deploying a dropdown with javascript.

Blog Upgrade: WordPress 2.8.3 FAIL

Sunday, 09/08/2009 ≅13:03 ©brainycat

The wordpress team finally got the bugs worked out of the new release. So began the process of upgrading. I run all my sites off of svn, which makes life easier in several ways: I have backups, I can rollback changes, and I can hack at the software and keep my changes even as the [...]

Why I haven’t blogged in 6 weeks

Tuesday, 14/07/2009 ≅22:54 ©brainycat

I got hooked on Twitter. I resisted for a long time, but once I found UberTwitter it was all over for me. I’m a slave to the timeline. I’ve also met some really great tweeps, some likeminded tweeps and a few braindead morons. Twitter reminds me of IRC back before other IM came around, when [...]

Add Bookmarks to WordPress via the Database

Wednesday, 08/04/2009 ≅17:59 ©brainycat

I want to add links to the slackpackages I’ve built. The first step to doing properly is to get the links into the WordPress database. Given WP’s fantastically crappy admin UI, this would take at least two hours if I did them by hand, and I would undoubtedly introduce numerous errors. I decided to write [...]