[clipart]I decided to install the latest version of WordPress. In the process I uncovered some real craziness on the part of my host provider (GoDaddy) but thankfully got that all sorted out. In the 5 years I've had this website I've accumulated a lot of cruft. As a result, I decided to only restore the stuff I think people still might be linking to. If something is missing, please contact me. On the blog, I've restored every post/comment, of course. It might be time for me to start working out a new blog redesign, but in the interim this one is minimalist enough.

I also permanently moved from my subdomain (blog) to www.codedread.com/blog/ so feel free to update your links (though old links should still work).

§558 · January 16, 2010 · SiteNews, Software, Technology, Web · Tags: · [Print]

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  1. Sorry about all the extra work! Did they fix stuff since the last version or not? Are you able to preview as application/xhtml+xml? That’s what annoys me most with WordPress. Is the new version somehow incompatible with the previous version you were using?

    One of my clients uses GoDaddy and having to change her DNS was a nightmare about four years ago, hopefully they’ve cleaned their site up.

  2. admin says:

    @John: I have yet to do any XHTML testing, but presumably since some of those patches are into the codebase it’s better. My theme is XHMTL5, but I have to ‘patch’ in a couple of HTML entities because things like   and » are used throughout their PHP.

  3. Like the new look, Jeff! 🙂 Miss the nifty gradients a bit, but like the swift performance and visual cleanness. 😉

    I’m also planning to upgrade to WP 2.9 whenever possible. When I read about this, though, a pair of things occurred to me:
    1. How do you embed SVG in the blog? Using plain XHTML (manually) or have you hacked WP embedded infrastructure as well? Embedding improvements (allowing SVG) was one of my votes for WP 2.9, by the way… 🙂
    2. Are your WP hacks available somewhere? If not, have you considered contributing them or making them available somewhere? It would be cool (for learning purposes, if for anything else).

    Cheers! 😉

  4. BTW, here goes my first nit: the “admin” showing as-is. In WP 2.8.x it could be configured in “Users”/”Your profile”/”Display name publicly as”. 😉

  5. Jeff says:

    @Helder: At present, as you can probably tell, I am not embedding any SVG directly into the page, all the clipart comes in thanks to the object tag from my clipart/ folder.

    Since my theme is serving XHTML (application/xhtml+xml), I can use inline SVG wherever I want though (which is what I did in my earlier theme).

    I can make these files available somewhere, just didn’t think it was that big of a deal… it isn’t! 🙂

    Oh, and nit addressed, hopefully (option is there in 2.9).