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Bug in WordPress 3.0 Custom Post Types

Well this one threw me! I was trying out the new custom post types in WordPress 3.0 RC1 and could not work out why mine wasn’t working even when I copied an example from the web and only changed a few things. It turns out that there is a limitation in the naming of post types – they cannot have a name longer than 20 characters! If you use more than 20 characters, the “Publish” button becomes “Submit for Review” and if you submit, you get the dreaded: Are you sure you want to do this?

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Hello WordPress! My blogs now combined

I’ve moved my several Blogger blogs over to a single WordPress blog as I can take better control. Unfortunately, I’m guessing that some comments may get lost in the move – sorry about that. Anyway, you will now find blog entries about all areas of IT that take my fancy including Windows, Linux, Web & Office development, Identity Management and doubtless lots of other random stuff. My blogs are mainly for me so that I can keep things I’d like to remember (or rant about!

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New Comments System

I’ve moved my comments over to Disqus from the default Blogger comments. It means that you don’t have to log in to comment and you get much better tracking of discussions. My other blog “Much Ado About IT” has had this for a while and it seems to work really well. Unfortunately, it does mean that I’ve lost any existing comments – sorry to those who have commented in the past.

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Quick test of new comments system (using DISQUS)

Just testing a new commenting system – Disqus. Looks like it works OK so I’ll keep it online for now. Currently, you no longer need to be logged in (previously you needed to present either a Blogger, Google or OpenID credential to comment because of spam) since Disqus is supposed to handle this better. However, if the spam starts to reappear, I’ll have to restrict it again. For blog authors, check out Psolonoid as well.

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What goes here?

I’ve already got a few things to blog about so expect some articles shortly covering the following: * Tablet PC’s I’ve just brought an IBM X61 (on eBay) after much deliberation (we’re talking several _years_ here!). I’ve wanted a Slate (e.g. no keyboard) for ages but they go for silly prices generally. So now I have an X61 to go with the monster 17″ Dell M1710. Microsoft InfoPath

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Hi, here is my new blog. I’ve been meaning to set up a general IT blog for some time and this is it. This will be a collection of thoughts, ideas I’ve had and research I’ve done. You can also look at my blog about Linux and my personal homepage.

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Showing a less than symbol in a Blogger post

This took me ages to sort out so here is a reminder. If you want to post a less-than symbol in a Blogger entry (for example in some code or a math formula), you cannot use the standard HTML entity “<” as Blogger cannot cope with it for some reason. Instead use the hexadecimal equivalent “& # 60 ;” (NB: I’ve put spaces in so that Blogger doesn’t turn it back into a symbol!

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Having finally made the switch on my personal machines from Windows to Linux early last year, I decided I’d like to share my experiences of “living with Linux”. As an IT professional, I’ll probably never be completely free of Windows, I use it all the time at work so I’ll also be looking for tools that work across both platforms. Regards, Julian.