HTTPS and WordPress

Sunday, October 2nd, 2016

Does anyone have detailed instructions for how to convert a site such as this one (WordPress + Apache, custom domain, multiple plug-ins, on a shared host, specifically pair.com) to HTTPS?

This is still way too complicated. Might consider moving to another host since the last time I asked pair for help with this they were actively dismissive of the need.

wordpress.com itself is not an option last I checked because they don’t allow plug-ins.

Mobile Friendly (or not)

Monday, November 9th, 2015

I made a few adjustments to this site’s custom theme (the first in years) and Google at least now sees it as mobile friendly. To make it truly mobile friendly, I need to figure out what to about the sidebar.

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Upgraded WordPress to 3.5.1

Sunday, May 12th, 2013

Let me know if you see any problems.

Mokka mit Schlag is Back

Sunday, April 8th, 2012

Sometime over the last couple of weeks while I was in Cuba, MySQL corrupted the wp_posts table in my WordPress database. At first I thought I was hacked, but it looks like the database was just corrupted:

mysql> check table wp_posts;
+---------------------------+-------+----------+----------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| Table                     | Op    | Msg_type | Msg_text                                                                         |
+---------------------------+-------+----------+----------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| elharo_wordpress.wp_posts | check | warning  | Table is marked as crashed                                                       | 
| elharo_wordpress.wp_posts | check | warning  | Size of indexfile is: 1148225      Should be: 467968                             | 
| elharo_wordpress.wp_posts | check | error    | Can't read indexpage from filepos: 56320                                         | 
| elharo_wordpress.wp_posts | check | Error    | Incorrect key file for table './elharo_wordpress/wp_posts.MYI'; try to repair it | 
| elharo_wordpress.wp_posts | check | error    | Corrupt                                                                          | 
+---------------------------+-------+----------+----------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
5 rows in set (0.00 sec)

mysql> repair table wp_posts;
+---------------------------+--------+----------+----------+
| Table                     | Op     | Msg_type | Msg_text |
+---------------------------+--------+----------+----------+
| elharo_wordpress.wp_posts | repair | status   | OK       | 
+---------------------------+--------+----------+----------+
1 row in set (0.34 sec)

mysql> check table wp_posts;
+---------------------------+-------+----------+----------+
| Table                     | Op    | Msg_type | Msg_text |
+---------------------------+-------+----------+----------+
| elharo_wordpress.wp_posts | check | status   | OK       | 
+---------------------------+-------+----------+----------+
1 row in set (0.08 sec)

I think I’ve fixed this now, but do let me know if you see any lingering problems. Hmm, it does look like the categories may be borked too. I’ll look at that next.
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WordPress and android’s Fish

Saturday, November 5th, 2011

I discovered that there is an android app for working with a WordPress blog,’s and it seems to work pretty well. However, as with all tablet apps for real limitation is an import. Stste I’m attempting to use Nuance voice recognition here, and in some sense is working surprisingly well; although just report me to keep tapping the screen to add a new sentence after every time I Parks. I have to figure out if there some way to correct the voice recognition and to learn from my voice as areas with the desktop version of Dragon. However, the voice recognition is surprisingly good; and I would rated about on par for the desktop version I’ll bean someone easier to use. It definitely seems superior to the version of Dragon for the Mac, and maybe on par with the version for windows. PS Ethan and I am deliberately leaving a lot of mistakes in place so you can see just how gorgeous this is or is not. BottomLine: Hses is actually just suffer writing a first draft of the text heavy, formatting for post ; but it’s not your replacement for real keyboard.

And for comparison sake, here’s the edited version of the post:
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Upgraded to WordPress 3.0.4

Thursday, December 30th, 2010

I’ve updated this site and The Cafes to version 3.0.4 of WordPress to close a reported security hole. Everything seems functional, though the admin page does take forever to load. Anyone know how to fix that? Otherwise let me know if you notice anything strange.