Tag Archives: WordPress

WordPress 2.3 Is On the Way

I see that the Dashboard area of WordPress is notifying all users to get ready for a new release. Release 2.3 is apparently a fairly significant release and more caution than normal is going to be required. WordPress is the blogging engine that powers Chiriquí Chatter.

With this release many past Plug-ins will no longer work. Also many themes will need to be upgraded. I took a quick look and found that several of the PlugIns that I have used will need to be updated or removed. I also see that there is a new version of the Misty Look Theme that is required for the next release of WP.

I am not sure how long it will be before I see the update notice from my hosting provider, so I guess I better get busy.

Chiriquí Chatter Theme Upgraded.

I upgraded Chiriquí Chatter to the latest version of the MistyLook theme today.

The new theme did change the page image to a different perspective of the bridge. I also changed the background to a gray tone. I kind of like it. I guess I was needing a change.

I have also made a couple other modifications. I added a contact tab above. When I did this, I removed the email address from the sidebar. The email address in the sidebar was too easy a target for spam-bots to find. If you need to get in touch with me, use the contact tab or the Chat Function at the bottom of the sidebar.

Chiriqui Chatter Not Accepting Comments (Fixed)

August 2, 2007 – My webhost has found the problem and as can be seen from the comment to this post is contacting the WordPress developers. Thanks to my Web host for all the hard work that they went through to diagnose this problem.
August 2, 2007 – My web host is researching the problem. I will be doing the same. Currently, the problem has not been resolved and comments are not being accepted

August 1, 2007 – I have had two readers send me an email and tell me that the site is not accepting comments. I will have to contact my web host and have them look for the problem. WordPress must be hosed.

I will update this post when the problem is solved.

Upgrades In And All Photos Moved

I believe that the flaws with the move to WordPress 2.2 have been corrected. I have all photos now in the correct directories and the appropriate posts pointing to the new directories. The photo move will mean that Google Images will send a lot of folks here and they will get a 404 message since the photos are now in a new location. I also installed the latest version for the Chat facility.

I now have a new challenge. I went to a special lunch yesterday and took photos and videos. On Windows XP I always used Movie Maker to edit the videos and prepare them for uploading to YouTube. Now I need to learn if there is a corresponding program for producing movies on Linux.

I now have a new challenge. I went to a special lunch yesterday and took photos and videos. On Windows XP I always used Movie Maker to edit the videos and prepare them for uploading to YouTube. Now I need to learn if there is a corresponding program for producing movies on Linux.

WordPress Backup

With my recent set of strange anomalies, I decided to research why my old WordPress Backup Plug-in had stopped working. I see that with WordPress 2.1 they unbundled the backup plug-in and you now have to download a new one. You can read about it here.

The new plug-in has a feature that allows it to email you a backup on what ever frequency you want (never, hourly, daily, or weekly). I have activated a daily backup.

I don’t know how much more secure I am, but I feel better. Now I just need to set up a cron job to backup my Photo Album.

Misty Look Rules!

As you all ready know, I decided to use Misty Look as the theme for Chiriquí Chatter. I feel that I should give some special credit to Sadish for making it available for WordPress users. I would also like to thank Sadish for the outstanding way he supports the users in their tailoring it to their own personal needs.

Great product and great support! You can’t beat that combination with a stick.

Theme Feature Activation

Today I turned on the “Archives” tab at the top of the page. It will open a page that shows all the categories that have posted entries, all of the historical archives, and the last 50 post titles. Because this tab is now active, I removed the categories and archives from the sidebar.

I also added a “Links” tab so you can go to a separate page and see all the links. When I did this, I removed the links from the sidebar. You can tell me if this is an improvement or whether it is better to also have the links in the sidebar.

Misty Look

Misty Look is currently the theme. I have to confess it has a real calming affect on me. Can you imagine being in this setting in real life? I would like to be on the bridge with a penny to throw over my shoulder and make a wish.

I would wish that the entire world could be at peace, as everything in the photo seems to be. What would your wish be?

I will put the photo in this entry or you may read it when another theme is in place and think I have lost all my marbles. I haven’t lost them all. If I shake my head you can still hear some rattling around.