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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


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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


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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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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.


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Make the WordPress visual editor content look more like the finished output

Content in the visual post editor (TinyMCE) in WordPress doesn’t look that much like the finished article by default. Thankfully WordPress includes a style sheet that we can use to make things better. The editor style sheet is called “editor-styles.css” and can be found in the root folder of the active theme along side the main style sheet “styles.css”. There is a really simple way to make the editor content look more like the live and to include all of the styles from the main style sheet.


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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.


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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!