Category: Coding and Blog Design

This category deals with the joys of hammering together a Wordpress based website. It may also wander off into other coding adventures, but for the moment it’s all CSS, Themeing, traffic management, and blog design.

  • The Day the Blog Turned Five…

    The Day the Blog Turned Five…

    Well technically the megablog turns five today, but the soul of this blog has been around for closer to ten years if you count all of it’s various incarnations. I am still not really sure what I’m doing, but such is the way of most personal blogs. (Even if my blog makes the occasional stab […]

  • Twenty Fourteen Theme Tweaking (aka Death to Whitespace!)

    Twenty Fourteen Theme Tweaking (aka Death to Whitespace!)

    WordPress upgraded the other day and with 4.1 came upgrades to the themes. …And like a dummy I forgot I hadn’t made my changes in a childtheme, so I upgraded without making a backup of Stylesheet (style.css) and lost all my tweaks. So I had to go back and hunt down the changes I made, […]

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  • The Devil’s in the Details

    The Devil’s in the Details

    In a moment of goofing off from NaNoWriMo I decided to take a look at what my website traffic has been doing since I turned off comments. I was hoping to thwart the spammers, which should have lead to a downturn… but not quite as drastic a one as I found. Thankfully it was an […]

  • DeTheming and other Fancy Things

    DeTheming and other Fancy Things

    As part of my push to simplify the blog I’ve decided to put aside my custom Boilerplate childtheme (due to the fact WordPress was stupid and I can’t get it updated easily anymore.) Of course that also means I have to go back in and start either tweaking my site and content to fit the […]

  • Turning off Blog Comments (or: Welcome to Spam-me-not!)

    Turning off Blog Comments (or: Welcome to Spam-me-not!)

    For every actual comment I get on this blog I get several thousand spam posts. Thanks to Akismet, Anti-Captcha, and Bad Behavior most of them never make it farther than the spam folder. But over the last year I’ve seen a massive spike in these failed attempts and the amount of actual comments has trailed […]