Posts Tagged ‘site maintenance’


Thursday, March 4th, 2010

It was almost a year and a half ago now when my hosting company upgraded a few things on the backend of my server.  One of their upgrades was to force a new version of WordPress (the blogging software I use here) which broke a lot of the customizations I had made to the old version.  It was largely my own fault as I was making changes to the core of the program and not the templating system that they’d intended users to modify.

The most annoying (and difficult) things that broke was the fact that the site menu structure (the red bar on the right there) had disappeared from the gallery making navigation a pain in that area.  This site uses a combination of the aforementioned WordPress for the framework and Gallery 2 for the photo gallery (and a plug-in called WPG2 to glue the two together).  Using a standard WordPress template will nicely integrate the gallery into WordPress, but not the other way around so I had to do some tinkering to get the WordPress menus to show up correctly while browsing the gallery.

Long story short, the WordPress menu is now available throughout the site and I’m rather pleased about that.  Also, WordPress upgrades should no longer break anything.  I hope.

I haven’t posted many fencing photos in quite a while, but I’m still taking a lot.  They’re now being posted over at my clubs website in the gallery there.

Photo Gallery Import

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

I’m just in the process of importing all of the albums from my old website ( into the gallery here on

I’m mainly doing so to consolidate all of my photos into one gallery and also to free up my other domain for other persuits. There isn’t much in the way of exciting photos from the older gallery, they’re simply snapshots from that time of my life (predominantly while living in the Caribbean).

Things should be cleaned up soon, and hopefully nothing has broken in the process.

[edit] – Ok, it’s all finished and imported. I think everything rolled over quite smoothly, though I’m sure it helps that both sites are on the same web server.

I’ve also fixed a few style problems that have been plaguing the site for ages, which makes me feel a little better about things.