I found a new plugin for thesh17.com today. It’s called Random Redirect, and basically just lets me redirect ?random to a random post on thesh17.com.
The same thing could be done with .htaccess and some php coding, but laziness wins.
I changed the “Comic” link in the top navigation to “Random” and it’s going to load Random Posts now. There’s also a link in the side bar that says “Stumble TheSh17.com”
I replaced COMIC with RANDOM
If we ever get a comic set up, I’ll change the link back and do something else. It wasn’t going anywhere before though.
I upgraded WordPress to version 2.5.1 and it broke my main theme for The Sh17 dot com. It’s only the main index page that’s broken.. All single post pages and other list pages seem to work fine.. I’m trying to figure out what exactly is wrong, but I’ll probably just finish up fixing the original theme and re-implement it.
April 9th is apparently CSS Naked Day again. I’m going to participate with TheSh17. It’s pretty easy with the wordpress plugin that does it automatically. I think MySpace should do the internet a favor and kill their stylesheets for a day. Then I don’t know where else I’d get to use this neat bookmarklet.
Not much to write this time.
WordPress has been updated to Version 2.3.1.
There was quite a few bugs fixed, but among them were:
- Tagging support for Windows Live Writer
Fixes for a login bug that affected those with a Blog Address different than
their WordPress Address
Faster taxonomy database queries, especially tag intersection queries
Link importer fixes
Oh and www.thesh17.com was moved to a new server recently. It really is a lot quicker now, so if you notice any problems. Post a comment here and let me know.
I’m not entirely sure I’d call it a worm since it doesn’t really spread automatically and on its own, but anyway. I saw this on gHacks and thought it was cool.
Basically this guy discovered seven vulnerabilities in the latest version of WordPress and decided to write a worm that will go into your site and patch the problems. All you have to do is login as an admin, post a comment containing a link to
http://mybeni.rootzilla.de/mybeNi/ and click on it from the Moderate Comments admin panel. This will take you to his site where you then would have to click “Secure my blog” to continue. It’ll go back to your admin panel and guide you through the process of patching 3 files to stop this kind of XSS/ Cross-site-scripting vulnerability.
Of course you’ll have to trust that this won’t do any harm to your wp installation
If you don’t want to do it this way and can wait. This is all fixed in the next update; which you can get off of the SVN repo right now.
I checked Google’s Webmaster Tools and saw a lot of 404 errors dealing with */Unknown
I have my 404 error page set up to email me whenever it gets hit and there’s always tons of favicon.ico
errors so I finally figured out the solution.
There’s a lot of 404 errors that look like this : “http://www.thesh17.com/wp/2007/04/17/hot-fuzz-from-the-people-who-made-shaun-of-the-dead/feed:http://www.thesh17.com/comments/feed/“
The following pages were reported as not being reachable but work fine now.
There’s 272 urls being restricted by the robots.txt
file and it cut my supplementary indexed pages down a lot. There’s 283 pages indexed by Google
Disabled the Shoutbox on the sidebar.
Removed the tag and category pages from the sitemap.xml file since they were being blocked by robots.txt anyway.
Disabled the Text Link Ads plugin.
Removed the Vizu Poll in the sidebar.
There’s some other things I did too, but I was bored and felt like listing these.
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