• Still In The Update Mood – #16

    February 2nd, 2007HARTHmmmm Things, Quickies

    * I have upgraded from wordpress version 1.5.2 to wordpress version 2.1

    I have successfully upgraded THIS http://HART-Empire.com blog from wordpress version 1.5.2 directly to the latest version 2.1 wordpress. When I say “successfully” .. I should qualify that I meant that I did not mistakenly destroy my database and all the posts appear to be intact!

    Because this was one of the oldest blogs .. on version 1.5.2 .. there STILL EXISTS issues that I will clear up over the weekend or, determine if it really is a problem or not. These would include:

    * I was using PHP-EXEC plugin and the ‘old’ formats for having PHP code on a few of the pages. Now, it’s upgraded to the EXEC-PHP plugin. Basically, with the latter plugin, the PHP code works. With former code, you had to add PHPCODE before and /PHPCODE after to make it work.

    * For some reason, my Feedburner plugin was using the old format redirecting everything through a filename such as .. http://URL/feedburner_XXXXX . When I edited the feed in my http://Feedburner.com account .. I ran into a snag – I used http://HART-Empire.com/feed/ as the URL for the network feeds from member sites. What was unusual, is that I couldn’t rename it to http://HART-Empire.com/network-feeds/ and ended up having to delete it. Then, to make matters worse .. it seemed (not 100% sure on this) that my database was locking up the use of the http://HART-Empire.com/feed/ reference. I know this, because I safety copied the all of the code and after it wouldn’t work renaming the slug filename, I just deleted and tried to recreate.

    Ultimately .. I am redirecting all my feed into the feedburner plugin via http://www.hart-empire.com/wp-rss2.php instead. I don’t use that file on any other sites. This could be an .htaccess issue – I’m not sure, but using that filename was the only way I could get any RSS Feed to work.

    * The Code Auto Escape plugin definitely does not work with WP2.1 .. as such, the display and copy/paste ability of the code on our network code page is not working either. In fact, it’s not showing the code detail – it’s showing the end result of what the code creates!

    >> All minor issues in my own mind, but important enough to fix and get this working to its all-glory-glory. But, I’ll just be doing some of that in the background and not posting anything after I fix one thing or another.

    And Speaking of My FeedBurner Account

    While I am in my feedburner account .. I’ve been going along over the 40 or so blogs that I have and deactivating the Summary Burn option to give Full Feed.

    As you might have noticed in your Bloglines or RSS feed readers .. there are some feed issues with the new version 2.1 feeds. The [–more–] code seems to stop the feed. I don’t use the more quicktag, but have activated the EVERMORE plugin – which globally sets the more on every post. This way, the front page view isn’t forever long and people don’t have to scroll much.

    But, the reading options in my wordpress is set to full feeds .. and now the feedburner will ALL show full feeds .. but every feed seems to be dropping off at the “Read More” section on the 2.1 upgraded blogs. I might have to deactivate this if I can’t figure out something – but, I am not alone out there. There already might be a solution in my Bloglines, but I haven’t gotten around to reading it yet!

    And Speaking of Strange

    I woke up today – and 1800HART.com/blog/ and 62-151.com/ blogs’ presentation themes were switched back to the default Kubrick theme. I have no idea how that happened, because I did not switch it back! I mean .. why would I? There’s too much code and goodies and blog stuff in the sidebars and footers.

    If any of you reading this DID that .. *clap,clap,clap* but .. please tell me why?

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