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WordPress Missed Schedule Posts - 07 May 2015

I just discovered that scheduled posts on my Riddles and Brain Teasers site hadn’t been working as far back as last year. Whoops! On the bright side, today saw a flurry of additions. It’s a little odd that WordPress can tell you it missed publishing a scheduled post, but still doesn’t publish it. It’s like […]

Go vs Node vs PHP vs HHVM and WordPress Benchmarks - 25 Feb 2015

I have been impressed with the performance I’m seeing with Vultr VPSes, so I decided to do an experiment to see what the maximum performance could be. I created a simple Hello world program in Go, Node.js and PHP, then tested them with ApacheBench 2.3. Here are the three programs I used. Go 1.4 package […]

WordPress 2.7 Released - 11 Dec 2008

WordPress 2.7 is now available. The admin UI has been completely reworked to be easier to use and faster. I’ve been using it since RC1 on a test blog and was impressed with the changes. I’ve now upgraded all my sites to 2.7 and all plugins are functioning as far as I can tell. Get […]

New Comment Spam Filter From Six Apart - 30 May 2008

I’ve been happy with Akismet, the spam filtering plugin from Automattic. It has caught over 250,000 spam comments with minimal effort on my part. A handful of spam comments get through each week that I have to manually mark as spam, but that’s far better than the hundreds I used to deal with. I’ve often […]

WordPress 2.2.1 released - 21 Jun 2007

WordPress 2.2.1 was released today. It is a required upgrade and not just a bug fix release because a few security issues were found in 2.2. Thanks to my handy-dandy upgrade script, this site has already been upgraded.

WordPress 2.2 is out - 16 May 2007

WordPress 2.2 (codenamed Getz) is out, promising snappier performance. I just upgraded, and I must admit, it was a snap.

Urgent WordPress upgrade - 03 Mar 2007

I just found out about an urgent WordPress release due to a cracker getting into one of the servers and modifying the source code. They added some easily exploitable code, so anyone that downloaded WordPress 2.1.1 within the past 3-4 days is especially at risk. Just to be safe, you should upgrade to version 2.1.2 […]

WordPress comment cookies not being set - 06 Feb 2007

For quite some time I thought WordPress wasn’t setting the comment cookies properly, because when I made comments the fields wouldn’t remain populated after I commented. I finally realized that if you’re logged in, you don’t have to worry about the fields at all because it pulls the name, e-mail address and URL from the […]

WordPress 2.1 released - 23 Jan 2007

WordPress 2.1 is available for immediate download. The release notes have all the details of the new features.

WordPress 2.0.6 feedburner issue - 11 Jan 2007

The notification e-mails from FeedBurner stopped coming a few days ago. Then realized they stopped on the day I upgraded to WordPress 2.0.6. It was most likely not a coincidence. I typed up a question in the FeedBurner forums to ask if anyone knew what the problem might be, and then, as I often do, […]

E-mail address required when commenting - 08 Nov 2006

I used to make your e-mail address optional when commenting because I never liked giving out my e-mail address but I’m now making it required. I promise not to reveal it anywhere, or to spam you, and if you still don’t trust me feel free to use a fake one, even something humorous. The reason […]

WordPress 2.0.5 is out - 02 Nov 2006

I’m a few days late, but WordPress 2.0.5 is now available. The upgrade was painless (although as always, if you see anything screwy please let me know in the comments) and although the changes weren’t overly thrilling since they’re mostly bug fixes, it’s a good idea to upgrade. You can download it here.

wordcamp notes - 05 Aug 2006

These are the notes that I took at WordCamp. Some of them are kind of random and are just what I thought I should write down. They are pretty casual but I didn’t want to take too much time cleaning them up. so they’re pretty raw. This will be updated throughout the day as I […]

wordpress 2.0.4 released - 29 Jul 2006

WordPress 2.0.4 is available for download. Here’s the blog entry from the WordPress development blog. WordPress 2.0.4, the latest stable release in our Duke series, is available for immediate download. This release contains several important security fixes, so it’s highly recommended for all users. We’ve also rolled in a number of bug fixes (over 50!), […]

wordcamp - 11 Jul 2006

Matt Mullenweg, creator of WordPress, announced a little shindig in San Francisco to be held on August 5th. He’s dubbed it WordCamp and even set up a site at Since I’m within reasonable driving distance, I’m planning to go and I’m really looking forward to it. I’ll get to meet lots of people I’ve […]

wordpress 2.0.3 editing comment bug - 08 Jul 2006

I just tried to edit a comment (Note: I upgraded to WordPress 2.0.3 a little while ago) and after submitting the form it said, “Are you sure?” and when I clicked yes, it saved the comment but all of the apostrophes were escaped with slashes. Thankfully Mark Jaquith took the time to make a plugin […]

timestamps on drafts in wordpress - 27 May 2006

I don’t know if anyone else has run into this problem, but I had a bunch of old drafts when I upgraded to WordPress 2.0.2. When I published one, the timestamp wasn’t updated to the current time and it was annoying to have to change it manually. I found out that a fix had been […]

upgrade to wordpress 2.0 - 22 May 2006

I’ve been meaning to upgrade to the latest version of WordPress for a while now, and now that I did it, I’m impressed. During my hiatus from blogging while I focused on school, the WordPress developers were busily adding features and improving the code. Nice work guys! I also updated my dashboard replacement so it […]

new wordpress dashboard - 17 Aug 2005

I wasn’t very pleased with the default dashboard in WordPress 1.5, so I’m using the old one I created, with several improvements. Here’s a thumbnail (click on it to see the full screenshot). Main Features Loads much faster than the default dashboard. Displays the last 10 comments, the last 10 posts, the top 10 most […]

wordpress plugins updated - 13 Aug 2005

I’ve updated the two plugins I mentioned in yesterday’s post to work with 1.5, in case anyone is interested in using them. The first one is the dashboard replacement. Some people have complained that it takes too long to load the entries from other sites. I agree, and I also like to see more information […]

upgraded to wordpress 1.5 - 12 Aug 2005

I’ve been using version 1.2 of WordPress while the rest of the world forged on without me, so I finally made the plunge and upgraded. The reason I had been holding back was because I had made oodles of changes to the actual code, meaning when I upgraded I would have to either merge my […]

wordpress 1.2.2 released - 16 Dec 2004

WordPress 1.2.2 has been released for your upgrading pleasure and is available for download. You may also want to take a gander at the upgrade instructions.

wordpress 1.2.x dashboard - 13 Dec 2004

I took a peek at WordPress 1.3 and saw that they have a link to a dashboard in the admin menu, but nothing is there yet. I thought it sounded like a good idea, so I wrote my own dashboard for 1.2.x, just to give me an idea of the overall state of my blog. […]

bulk actions in wordpress comment moderation - 25 Oct 2004

I’ve been getting a steady stream of comment spam for the past few days, and WordPress’ built in moderation is doing a superb job. Very few of them have gotten through so far, while normal people are still able to leave comments without me having to moderate them. My only complaint is that after a […]

WPblacklist working - 14 Oct 2004

I’ve been getting hit with several comment spam attempts today but so far none have gotten through. Fahim, the author of WPBlacklist e-mailed me and helped me get it configured correctly and now it’s working like a charm. I’m currently running WPBlacklist 2.6, the latest release that I know of, which automatically deletes comments that […]

upgraded to wordpress 1.2.1 - 08 Oct 2004

I just upgraded to WordPress 1.2.1 which has two security fixes as well as the login code from 1.3, so if you’re using WordPress, you may want to upgrade. I believe I have almost everything straightened out, although my bug fix for editing comments is still necessary, and I had to redo the administration page […]

fixed error editing comments in WordPress - 05 Oct 2004

I had some links to my site in comments using the old permalinks format and I decided to update them to the new format. When I tried however, I got a MySQL error. I looked on WordPress Support and found the issue but no one had provided a fix. Here’s one that worked for me. […]

converting links from MT to WordPress - 05 Oct 2004

I had over 1,000 posts in Movable Type that were archived individually, by month and by category. When I switched to WordPress I changed the format of the permanent links to include the date and title instead of the non-portable post ID (which, by the way, MT does not include when you export your blog […]