Archive for February, 2006

Installing WP-Cache on Windows

Friday, February 24th, 2006

WP-Cache is probably the most widely used caching plugin for WordPress. Unfortunately, it doesn’t support windows and numerous people failed with the installation. This article describes how to run WP-Cache on Windows.

Update: If you’re not interested in the individual configuration steps, you can just download a pre-built version here.

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CSS List Style Nightmare

Friday, February 24th, 2006

While CSS and CSS2 support various ways of styling list items, the capabilities are still limited. list-style-type allows to select different predefined list styles (bullets, squares etc). list-style-image allows to select custom images. Unfortunately, no option to use custom characters exists.

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WordPress Wishlist

Friday, February 24th, 2006

As RTW writes in their WordPress Wishlist, it would be really nice if WP supported categories for pages- developers, anyone?

WordPress tagging support

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2006

Tags have been ever popular social browsing feature, certainly since the advent of del.icio.us.

WordPress support for tagging, tied in with Technorati search is provided by excellent Ultimate Tag Warrior plugin.

CpuIdle downloads now use CoralCDN

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2006

In an attempt to improve download speed and availability, I’ve upgraded the download links (primary download site) to use CoralCDN. Coral is peer-to-peer content distribution network aimed at providing high-availability and -performance download experience.

It’s simple to use as well- all needed to be done was adding nyud.net:8080 to the download URL: http://www.cpuidle.de/download/cpuidleextreme.zip becomes http://www.cpuidle.de.nyud.net:8090/download/cpuidleextreme.zip

If there are any issues with the new download mechanism, please comment.

WordPress MySQL5 compatibility

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2006

Seems WP2 is experiencing the same issues with stricter MySQL5 SQL rules as many other free software packages.

While videoDB should have it’s MySQL5 issues sorted out, WP2 is still struggeling, event with latest 2.0.1 release- although the issue has been open since december 2005.

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Blog upgraded: WordPress 2.0.1

Monday, February 20th, 2006

Quickly upgraded blog to WordPress 2.0.1, and while being at it installed SpamKarma 2 (including plugin for Akismet), as over the last days suddenly hundreds of comments where waiting for moderation. This should keep the blog clean and my attention focused.

Other interesting plugin no WordPress user should do without is Admin Drop Down Menu.