I’m very impressed with how much easier it is to maintain WordPress than back in the day. Especially when it comes to automatic updates. The internet is verbally attacking WordPress again. I read a lot of hate towards WordPress for its latest security vulnerabilities that have become public. What I don’t see is praise in how […]
It has been 6 days since I moved my site to a Digital Ocean VPS and so far everything has worked perfectly. The site is blazing fast and so far, the reliability issues the last time I tried this seem to have not reappeared (yet). The next step I think is figuring out what I want my […]
I thought I would share some of the WordPress plugins I use to protect my blog. I tend to lean towards smaller, single purpose plugins vs. the large security plugins that claim to support every security “feature” you can think of. Akismet – The best comment spam flighted out there and it benefits in real […]
I’m pleased to announce that my web site / blog now has a new home. I have consolidated my domains from and breakingbrickwalls.net to chris.gonyea.com. Additionally, this is now hosted on a Digital Ocean VPS. Consolidating Domains I’ve been blogging now for about 12 years, with archives dating back 10 years. In the past, whenever I wanted […]
Yesterday I wrote about my plans to transition this site over to gonyea.com in the near future. Yet an event today reminded me about something I have been thinking off and on about for the past few months. Why should I run my site on my own server? This afternoon I was doing my usual […]
A few updates to my blog: I am now using WordPress 3.0 on this blog. I have switched to using the new default theme in WordPress 3.0. Given the lack of discussion on almost all of my posts and the amount of comment spam on old posts I see despite several comment spam plugins, I […]
Took a couple of tries, but it looks like the import from my WordPress backup is finished on the new server. All previous posts and comments should be in here now.
The new WordPress iPhone app is out! I am writing this from my iPhone and it appears to work well. This will certainly make posting on my blog while on the road easier.
I just found the instructions for automating a WordPress upgrade via Subversion. This sounds really neat. I think I am going to try it. I know manage three different WordPress sites and finding even that low number is a pain to upgrade easily when new versions come out. This method sounds like it can take […]
Ever wanted an easy way to sort through all of that spam caught by Akismet (just now, I had to look at 175 spam comments since yesterday)? Akismet Worst Offenders plugin is just for you. It groups your suspected spam comments by IP address or web site. Then a delete button allows you to easily […]