For my money, WordPress 2.5 is the best WP version yet. [Yes, one hopes that software would get better as it matures; this is not, of course, always the case.] A lot of the things that can be automated have been, and the UI has been thoughtfully re-designed. As always, there are some small things… Continue reading WordPress 2.5 – The Best WP Yet
A few things have been going on behind the scenes: I’ve been categorizing the As-Yet Unfiled Entries over the last month. I’ll finish next week. I finally made it happen by just putting a recurring task in Tasks Pro to do 15 a day. I started with 450+ and am now down to 90. 29… Continue reading Tags, No Nested Categories, and Imports
Lately, I’ve been seeing the same thing Alex has—comment spammers using pingbacks from splogs to evade most comment spam mechanisms. In particular, I’ve been getting a lot of spam from the maxblog.eu domain; tonight, I explicitly blacklisted this domain all over rmfo-blogs. Looks like Spam Karma 2 [at 2.3, anyway] sees the positive pingback, adds… Continue reading Splogs, Spam Karma 2, and the Pingback Bonus
The rule of any long-running Web site is simple: content moves and old links break as a result. [caedmonscall.net] has been up and running since September 2001; it was, for its first few years, a hand-rolled site. Over the last year or two, we’ve transitioned it to WordPress, and things have been great. That said,… Continue reading Fixing the Broken Things
Holy architecture changes, Batman! 😀 I don’t think I’m still breaking anything here, but let me know if you think I am. Update, 1555 CDT: My apologies to the handful of subscribers of my comment feeds, who’re now seeing the effects of me using the BirdFeeder Pepper for Mint and the BirdFeeder WP plugin.
I know that a lot of people who read this Weblog run their own WordPress-powered Weblogs. As a result, I will make the rare WP post here on IJSM.org [with its far superior Google-juice to my WordPress-oriented Weblog, which rarely gets posts, much less views] and encourage you to scan your Weblog with BlogSecurity’s WordPress… Continue reading Scan Your WordPress Installation
I went to bed last night about 10:00 p.m.; when I woke up about 20 minutes ago and blinked my way out here to the office, I asked the air in here, “Why do I have 98 overnight emails?” The answer was simple: a splogger had hijacked my content into a WordPress install at cafeturk.net… Continue reading CafeTurk.net is a Splogger
Thanks to a poke from Weblog Tools Collection, I’m using Mark Jaquith’s Clutter Free plugin for WordPress, and I like it. I don’t need a lot of the frippery that shows up on the Write Post page, man. Purportedly, I’ll get some bandwidth savings out of this … may come in handy when I’m next… Continue reading Clutter-Free
Back in late June, I was at 100k spam stopped by Spam Karma. Now I’m at 260k. Things are definitely getting worse here, but I’m still withstanding the onslaught.
So … who knows anything about migrating a whackload of standalone WordPress Weblogs to a single WordPress MU installation?