I’ve been slowly working through my plugins on wordpress.org, updating them so that they no longer display the “This plugin’s old and may not work message”. Today, I noticed that the total downloads of my plugins on wordpress.org has reached 400,000. [Read more…]
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.
There’s a trend on Twitter for web developers to publish a short list of programming languages in 6 categories. I’ve decided to make four lists.
It's been 10 years since I retired.
I haven't had a rest.
Writing website software
That's been quite a test.
Why did IBM pay me
For all the fun I had?
It doesn't really matter now
But I suppose I'm glad.
I learnt a lot at IBM
And plenty more at home.
I've always had a feeling
That I could write a tome.
Then I’d need to sell it.
To make the cash till ring.
Whether buyers read it.
Well that's another thing.
It s a cryin shame.
It s really not that fair.
I ve this need for apostrophes,
but there isn t one to spare.
Extensive research has allowed me to produce the Top 10 misconceptions about WordPress.
- Just for blogs
- Poor code since it’s free
- wordpress.com vs .org
- All look the same
- No future
- Limited support
- For beginners
- Not scaleable
Please share wisely.
I bought an Inateck BK2003 for my iPad recently.
For those of you with a UK keyboard, here’s what some of the keys do when augmented by