Moving to Twenty Thirteen Theme

I was using Graphene theme of WordPress for quite some time. The biggest takeaways from the theme are extreme customization (font families, headers, footers, analytics), sliders, nice graphics and more. In the last few days, I started tilting more towards simple themes that would offer very simple layout and page views. So I started playing… Continue reading Moving to Twenty Thirteen Theme

1111 it is

My WordPress dashboard tells me that I have 1111 posts so far on my personal blog site. Blogging is a habit I picked up while working at Sun Microsystems. I used to blog on their employee blog roll on various technical and personal topics. Sometime in 2006, the need for blogging on personal topics increased… Continue reading 1111 it is

Looking Back – Email to Blog Transformation

Stumbled upon an old email to a group thread, that announced my personal blog and indicated a deviation from the habit of sending emails to relatives and friends groups. This email is sent sometime in Aug 2006 to a group mail of relatives, after I am confident that I am writing blogs regularly. Snipped out… Continue reading Looking Back – Email to Blog Transformation

Upgrade to WordPress 3.3

WordPress announced their new version,  WordPress 3.3 (codename Sonny), a few hours ago. I upgraded my blog software to WordPress 3.3. This version presents a good amount of niceties to the admin users of the blog software. Pointer Tips Media Drag/Drop Uploader Better Navigation Menus Revamped Help The Dashboard of WordPress is improving with every… Continue reading Upgrade to WordPress 3.3

Upgraded to WordPress 3.2

Upgraded my personal blog software to WordPress 3.2. The upgrade process is fast and simple, few seconds using the upgrade from the dashboard. Once the upgrade is done, the dashboard looks stunning – compact and crisp. Also, it is easy to figure out the current location on the left-side column in the dashboard, making the… Continue reading Upgraded to WordPress 3.2

Akismet @ 100K

I started using Akismet as my spam filter a while ago, and it trounced more than 100K spam comments on my personal blog site so far. When I first started as a blogger, I haven’t realized the importance of a comment spam filter. When I started hitting spam to the tune of tens of comments… Continue reading Akismet @ 100K

Debugging and Fixing WordPress 3.1 issues

As I indicated in one of the posts earlier this week, I had issues using the visual editor after upgrading to WordPress 3.1. I also noticed some other minor issues in the last few weeks, irrespective of the upgrade. All these problems are resolved once I forced my webserver (hosted on a known service provider)… Continue reading Debugging and Fixing WordPress 3.1 issues