Success! (maybe)


Looks like I was able to upgrade to 2.3.3 without any major problems, of course now it’s not publishing content to any of my new posts.  I deactivated FCKEditor to see if that was the source of the problem (I hope!).  More potential broken-ness to come as I start mucking around with themes in the next few weeks.

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Watch out!


I’m attempting to upgrade to the latest version of wordpress.  I fully expect this to screw up my blog for some amount of time.

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RSS Update (yes again. hopefully for the last time)


Well, it looks like all the work I did yesterday actually did fix ALL of the rss feed varieties, it’s just that my laptop wasn’t clearing out the old erroneous stuff from the cache.  So now the coding is back to normal.  You can continue to subscribe to the feed I linked yesterday, or to, which is what the blog now registers as the correct feed.  Either should work from here on out. 

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RSS feed update


OK. So I’ve figured a few things out with the RSS feed.  If you click on the link directly at the bottom of the page, you’re going to get an error message (unless you’re in an old version of IE, because it doesn’t require strict HTML formatting).  The problem is that there’s something in my files that’s inserting an extra blank line at the beginning of the feed page.  Unfortunately, I’ve gone through every single file and deleted all of the extraneous blank spaces I could find, and I’m still having the same problem. 


If you type in the feed address (or copy it) into most feed readers or aggregators (or use the "subscribe" button in a reader like Google reader), it gets picked up absolutely fine.  I’ve downloaded a few different freeware RSS readers to test it out, and there aren’t any problems so far.  So for now, I think I’m going to leave it alone, before I end up "tweaking" my blog files too much and accidentally creating some other, bigger problem. 

The feed address, for your reference, is

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rss feed issues


Ah, the joys of a new blog.  I’m having a little trouble with my rss feed – something’s not parsing right, and since I know less than nothing about php editing (going to buy a book today!), I can’t fix it at the moment.

However, at least some rss readers “fix” the problem themselves – if you use Google Reader (like me), and hit the “subscribe” button that they tell you to put in your toolbar, the feed shows up fine.  you just can’t access it directly from my website.

Look for this to be fixed in about…10 years.

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wordpress conversion


For a while now, I’ve been contemplating moving my blog over to a more dynamic type of software. iblog was great, but it’s got some pretty severe limitations, the most significant being that it’s a computer-based program rather than a web-based one. Needless to say, it was a pain “coordinating” the blog between my two computers so that nothing was lost, not to mention the fact that I couldn’t blog remotely.

The conversion is going to take some time – I have to figure out how to get over 500 posts from there to here, AND how to modify wordpress to look how I want it to look (although I do really like the Hemingway template, so I may just start modifying in the other direction). For now, my iblog blog is still the right place to go. I’ll make an announcement when it’s time to actually change.

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