Tag Archives: WordPress

29 Jul 2009
My First Theme

As you may have noticed, I popped in a new theme a couple days ago. The code is based on Ian Stewart’s “How To Create a WordPress Theme: The Ultimate WordPress Theme Tutorial“, which I highly recommend. I’ve hacked up the code and had a lot of tedious fun sorting out the CSS ordering dependencies. Don’t […]

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16 Jul 2009
Upgrade to WordPress 2.8.1

I just upgraded Isotropic to WordPress 2.8.1 from 2.7.1. I backed up the database, rsync’d my site to my local disk, and clicked the Upgrade button. All of that took less that five minutes. Very slick.

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08 Mar 2009
How to list comment spam IP addresses

As sort of a followup to my Comment Spam post, here’s a quick way to get a list of spammers to deny via your .htaccess file (or whatever method you chose to ban IP addresses). First, the SQL statement to get the list; put it in a file called list-spammers.sql: SELECT count(comment_author_IP) AS 'Count', comment_author_IP […]

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04 Mar 2009
Upgrade to WordPress 2.7.1

I upgraded my blog from WordPress 2.6.3 to 2.7.1 earlier this evening. It was simple and quick: unpacked the 2.7.1 kit into a scratch directory backed up my current installation (see the “pull” script below) copied (and updated) my original .htaccess and wp-config.php files into the scratch tree deactivated all my plugins rsync‘d the scratch […]

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27 Oct 2008
Upgrade to WordPress 2.6.3

I’ve just upgraded to WordPress 2.6.3. It was relatively simple — just scp the files class-snoopy.php and version.php into the wp-includes directory. The upgrade to 2.7 is due November 10th, but I’ll postpone upgrading until we hear back from the trenches. Previous upgrade: 2.6.2.

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14 Oct 2008
Upgrade to WordPress 2.6.2

I’ve upgraded the site to WordPress 2.6.2. Please let me know if you notice any problems. Next upgrade: 2.6.3. Previous upgrade: 2.5.

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09 Apr 2008
Upgrade to WordPress 2.5

Well, here goes…. … that was easy. Untar’d on my local machine to check things out, disabled all my plugins, renamed the includes and admin directories on the live site, and rsync’d things over. Spent a while checking settings, reenabling plugins, etc. Next upgrade: 2.6.2.

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