April 2008


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New filters and more housekeeping

While it hasn’t been published anywhere else, there is a small blurb on Dave’s blog that he will be dropping support for Spam Karma 2 and moving away from WP in general. Serendipitously enough, I ran across the WP-Spam-Free plugin via a link on my dashboard and have installed that.

As a true test of it’s mettle, I have also disabled the Bad-Behavior plugin. We’ll see how things go.

This all comes about after a whole weekend of site-updating activities. As I said in the earlier post, I launched the new Rogue Leather blog, and have downloaded and tested about 30 different themes over the weekend. So far, I’m liking this one and the one I have over at RLdc pretty well. Haven’t had to tweak too much.

Getting back to Dave and his dropping WP, he does go on to explain his reasons, or rather, he points to someone else’s reasoning here: Yong Fook’s 10 reasons to ditch WP

One point of all that I can certainly agree with is the upgrade process. In my case, not 2 days after I finally updated this blog to 2.5, 2.5.1 was released. And the damn admin dashboard tells me on every page that I really should upgrade.

Well, if it didn’t mean uploading the whole thing all over again and cherry-picking folders and files out, then I might. I just don’t want to deal with that right now.

Among other annoyances is the update to the post-writing portion, in which they have taken the “Categories” section out of the right admin sidebar and put it down below the edit box. Why? It was perfect where it was. With proper sizing of the edit box in the previous version, I could get all the important post-writing oprions into one screen of my laptop, and now I’m scrolling up-and-down on every post instead of just the ones I wanted to post pictures in.


Ok, enough ranting for now.

2 replies to “New filters and more housekeeping”

  1. GreyDuck Says:

    Man, I’ve got upgrading the half-dozen WP installations on my server down to a quick-and-painless process. Move wp-config.php elsewhere, remove wp*.php, xmlrpc.php, the wp-admin and wp-includes directories, copy in everything from the distribution tarball, move wp-config.php back in, and run wp-admin\upgrade.php. Ba-da-bing ba-da-boom.

    Mind you I still wouldn’t mind doing this less often…

  2. The Cyberwolfe Says:

    If I can one-click update my plugins, why can’t I do the same with WP? Or at the least, why can’t they make a second package for upgrades that does not include the files you normally move? Then we could just copy & overwrite the server (after a backup, of course.)