Aug 102008
 

Looks like upgrading to WordPress 2.6 from 2.5.1 is really easy. Delete a wp-admin and wp-includes directories, save your old wp-config.php file, upload new files, copy values from old wp-config.php file into new file, go to admin screen to do a quick database upgrade, and wha-la, you’re done! Hopefully everyone has had the same experience I’ve had, and no one has had to completely reinstall WordPress like I had to awhile back (what a pain!). Here’s some instructions on upgrading to WordPress 2.6 in case you can’t find it:

Upgrading to WordPress 2.6

And here’s a little about new features and whatnot in WordPress 2.6

See this video and more here.

Zemanta Pixie

May 072008
 

green tech on my site

I’m a big fan of http://hackwordpress.com/. So when they posted their 50 best WordPress themes, I jumped on it like Bear Grylls would jump on a excellent source of protein. Download, install, activate. Not too bad. Made a few edits (there a spot for ads about the right sidebar that i didn’t want to use). Here’s what my site looks like right now:


Not too bad. I like how clean everything looks. Except for when I started adding widgets to the sidebar. As you can see, the blog cloud is less than stellar, and there’s a lot of extra line breaks in between each entry. Could this be fixed with a little CSS? probably. But I’m lazy ;)

I really like the extra buttons at the top for the rss feed and email updates. Very well done, and highly visible. The ad space that I removed is a nice feature for those of you who are seeking to monetize your blog (and if you aren’t, start). All in all, a very nice theme, I’d give it 4 out of 5 stars.

Next up: Bloxpress.

May 052008
 

So, this site used to be about Lost, my random thoughts.  Not that I posted that much.  But now, I have a newfound toy.  WordPress.  And you’re looking right at it right now!  If you don’t know what WordPress is, go to http://www.wordpress.org and learn a little more.  But if you do already, here’s what I want to do with this site:  Install every WordPress plugin out there, and see how they all run together.  See what works good, see what doesn’t.   Hopefully learn something along the way, as well as inform the public about good or not so good wordpress plugins.  Hope you like it!