Blogging

Cloudflare Now Active

After the recent high-profile vulnerabilities, I decided to turn on the free version of CloudFlare for this domain. CloudFlare provides a reverse proxy service that sits in front of your domain. It will serve content where it can on your behalf (caching), optimise content where it can (e.g. minimising JavaScript, HTML, CSS, etc.). But even more important from my perspective is their ability to protect against a number of vulnerabilities.


📖 Posts | 📎 Blogging | 🔖 hugo, hosting

Migrated from WordPress to Hugo and Netlify

The migration from WordPress is now completed. This blog and the new Knowledgebase are generated using Hugo and hosted with Netlify.


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Switching from WordPress to Hugo

I've been fed up with the speed of WordPress for years but haven't had the time to learn how to properly switch to an alternative. Until I discovered Hugo!


📖 Posts | 📎 Blogging | 🔖 wordpress

Switching to Excerpts on the Front Page

Some of my posts are rather long and may have more links that Google really likes. So I’ve decided at last to switch to the Excerpt view instead of a full post view on the front page. The instructions for doing this are taken from: Display Excerpts in Twenty Twelve Theme


📖 Posts | 📎 Blogging | 🔖 wordpress

Blog Upgrade (Finally!)

It had to happen but has taken far too long. I’ve finally upgraded my WordPress sites to 3.9. Hopefully future upgrades will happen a lot quicker


📖 Posts | 📎 Blogging, Development | 🔖 configuration, vps, wordpress

Site updated – Faster and better!

The upgrade of this blog from WordPress 3.3 to 3.4 on Dreamhost didn’t go as smoothly as planned. In fact it failed fairly spectacularly – unable to complete the required database upgrade. However, many clouds have silver linings. In this case it meant that I brought forward my plans to ditch the horribly slow hosting provided by Dreamhost in the USA and switch over to the new VPS provided by BHost in the UK.


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Having some site problems

Sorry if you are trying to read this site just now. I’m having a few difficulties, please be patient. I will try to get things fixed as soon as possible.


📖 Posts | 📎 Blogging, Development | 🔖 html, php, wordpress

WordPress tweak to manage posts admin, filter and show custom field

This tweak will change the “All Posts” page in the administration section of a WordPress site.

It adds the ability to filter the post list based on a custom field that has been used in any of the posts at any time.


📖 Posts | 📎 Blogging, General | 🔖 atom, google, rss

Coping With Google Reader Changes

If you are a Google Reader user, you will have noticed the latest design change and probably been amazed at how poor the new layout is. What you may not have immediately noticed is just what you’ve lost. In this article I look at what has been lost and what you might be able to do about it, at least in the short term. There are a number of lost capabilities that many people have been relying on * The Sharing capability provided other Reader users the ability to see what you shared and you can see what they are sharing.


📖 Posts | 📎 Blogging | 🔖 blogger, diigo, disqus, twitter, wordpress

Updated Blogs

Hi to everyone who has followed this blog and my other blogs (Living With Linux and my Development Blog) for a while. The Living With Linux blog is now redirected to the Linux category on this blog and the development blog redirected to the Development category. For a long time I’ve been meaning to consolidate the blogs into a single blog and move the main blog from Blogger to WordPress. Well, that has now happened so welcome to the new, updated blog.