Monday 15 January 2007

It's Officially a Love-Hate Relationship

It is now officially a love-hate relationship with WordPress and the home page for the Nibble.

Love in that I just figured out that the Joomla site has been completely abandoned. I have just updated the Apache config to redirect the main pages ( and to The nibble is going with WordPress in sickness and in health.

And on the hate (slash sickness) side, WordPress is really screwing up the RSS feeds. There was some fancy trick being used such that sites like FeedBurner could ask if there were updates to the page rather then fetch the whole page right away. It turns out that was too fancy. It broke all the RSS stuff (so far as we could tell). The fix is discussed here, basically you just comment out the "conditional get" crap which doesn't work. So now the feeds are working... Well rather, they're working fine for excessory but not me. Well, they're kindof working. Ugh, this bug will be fixed in an upcoming release, I'm sure.


  1. By the way, I have installed and enabled an OpenID plugin. It is setup so that anyone can comment on the blog using an OpenID. I recommend you enable this for your blogs as well.

    It's not perfect. One problem I found was that even though our settings were to "allow comment if user has previously approved comments", it didn't seem to automatically allow the second post from an OpenID user. Also, although you can associate an OpenID with your login, that just means you login as your regular user but using OpenID credentials so you don't get that little OpenID icon when you post (pretty trivial, it's true).

    Anyhow, OpenID is great. I also saw OpenID delegate plugins for WordPress so we can set one of those up too if you guys want to use your blogs as OpenIDs.

  2. Oh, and I promoted the nibble's personal accounts to "admin" and de-escalated the "admin" account to "subscriber" making the old "admin" login obsolete.