Gutenberg is here and I have no idea how some of the new features work, so let’s see what they look like when you add them to a post. This first block of text is the default block – a paragraph. It shows text nicely and you just need to press return to create a […]
OK, so who’s idea was it to release the new version of WordPress this close to Christmas? WordPress 5.0 is the first major change in the blogging tool for what seems decades. They’ve introduced a new post editing tool called Gutenberg that completely changes how you compile your site content, removing the need for many […]
11/365/2018 Blog by rutty is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA I love taking photos and I also like to blog, so each photo I take for my 365 subsequently gets stuck up as a post on my site. This is what it currently looks like. I’m using a nifty free theme called Cubic. I love the […]
During the glory days of Flickr – when it was a bit grubby around the edges but was by far the best image service on the Internet – you could post directly to your WordPress blog from Flickr itself. There was a configurable remote service that enabled direct posting, and it worked a treat. I […]
Is that even how you spell malicious? Oh, it is. Anyway, it seems that Google has found some malware hosted on my blog and has thus flagged my site as “potentially dangerous”. If you’re using Firefox or another browser that checks Google’s list of bad sites you’ll get a a big red page telling you […]
If you’re using a self-hosted blog running WordPress and you haven’t upgraded for a while I would highly recommend upgrading. From the official WordPress blog (by Matt): A stitch in time saves nine. I couldn’t sew my way out of a bag, but it’s true advice for bloggers as well — a little bit of […]
I’m currently having a few problems with my admin backend (not a euphemism) caused by my preferred theme. Something broke along the way to WordPress 2.8.2 and it’s the Woothemes-written theme that’s causing some problems on the create post page. I can’t add tags or upload media, so I’ve decided to roll back to a […]
My quest for a blog theme continues. This time I’m trying out Irresistible by Woo Themes, a rather nice free theme with lots of options.
This includes something that I’ve been after for a while: a lifestream. It’s not that my life is particularly exciting or anything, it’s just that I’ve been wanting to incorporate a feed of my various internet-related activities into one place, and now I have one.
Women told: ‘You have dishonoured your family, please kill yourself’ When Elif’s father told her she had to kill herself in order to spare him from a prison sentence for her murder, she considered it long and hard. “I loved my father so much, I was ready to commit suicide for him even though I […]
Technology designed to ‘attack’ us | Platform – Open University – In a talk at The Open University on Thursday 26 February, Canadian activist, blogger and science fiction author Cory Doctorow stated that technology needs to stop enslaving us and instead start working for us. In his talk, which was hosted by the Centre for […]
I’ve just upgraded to the new minor version of WordPress (2.7.1). I had a couple of problems that required me to deactivate the Automatic Upgrade plugin (perhaps I should just remove that now considering that the core has the ability built-in now), plus there were a few problems with file permissions which required me to […]
I’m sat here on my sofa with my iPhone tapping away on the little touch screen to see how easy, or usable, it is as a blogging tool. There are several limitations. There’s no copy and paste, so linking is going to be a pain. I’m not about to be typing them out by hand. […]