WordPress was first released on 27th May 2003. It reached 17 years old on 27th May 2020. It’s rather popular you know. Here are a few of WordPress’s significant events from 2003 to the current day.
I’m away on vacation very soon. I’ve taken the opportunity to release another beta version of my oik-blocks plugin with a new block called Dynamic content block (
This block implements 11 of my dynamic content shortcodes delivered by the oik base plugin, hence the prefix. When it’s ready for production then I’ll deliver the block in oik v4.1.0.
It’s been nearly 9 years since I first released my oik plugin to wordpress.org
Today, after many months of procrastination I finally released another update. oik v4.0.0 now embraces the block editor.
Well, it delivers a number of blocks; 6 in total, though wordpress.org only detected 5.
Today I noticed that my total downloads from wordpress.org has reached 400,000.
What has cloning ever done for us?
Asked by: Fuzzy Duck, Ducky Fuzz and the other one
Coming up to five years ago I published my requirements for cloning content between sites. One of the planned enhancements was to support pull cloning. ie. Pulling updated content back from a slave server to the local system, providing the same content cloning functionality as for push cloning, including attachments.
I’m going on holiday to New Zealand fairly soon. I won’t be taking my laptop. I want to be able to import any changes I make on my websites back to my development machine.
Back in June 2019, when I first started writing this post, I developed a batch interface to support push, pull and reconciliation. Then I got sidelined with
Do Not Clone logic to cater for posts that get cloned both between subdomains and local and slave servers.
Over the last couple of days, I’ve written a new Slave tab for the oik options > Clone admin page. I think I’ve nearly cracked it. It even seems to work for attachments. I can Import, Pull, Push and Clone content, including re-usable blocks.
Now I’m going to find out if it really does work. Fingers crossed. I’ve packaged a new version of the plugin as v2.0.0-beta-20200127. I don’t think I need to install the plugin on my servers since the changes apply to my local development. But I might as well.
Wish me luck! PS. I will be taking backups before I do anything too drastic.
Acronyms are great when they come in letters 3. There’s easy one’s like ICL, IBM, BBC My job means that I learn new ones …SEM, SEO there surely ain’t a TLA that I don’t think I know.
1. First (proper) language: Algol W 2. Had difficulties: Simula 3. Most used: Pascal 4. Totally hate: LISP 5. Loved: Pascal 6. For beginners: n/a
It’s been 10 years since I retired from IBM. Since then I’ve been a web developer. I also wrote a book called Seriously Bonkers.
It s a cryin shame.
It s really not that fair.
I ve this need for apostrophes,
but there isn t one to spare.