Site History

This post uses TM Time Line to illustrate the History of this site.

2005-08-01
The first wiki post

About Wills & Probate, the first post on snipsnap.

2010-07-01
The Cobalt Qube dies.

The blog server hardware in my home died. The bliki content became unavailable.

2011-05-20
Hosting by AWS

My bliki, snipsnap, is now back on-line, hosted by Amazon.

2011-08-04
Transfer to 1and1 WordPress

This is the date of the Hello World post! It represents the establishment of this wiki instance at this address.

2013-06-15
Restoring Snipsnap content

I recovered the file system dump of the Snipsnap bliki and started the of restore wiki content, Some was not brought forward.

2013-09-13
The end of my snipsnap bliki

The migration of my snipsnap bliki to davelevy.info is completed. Most of the wiki articles have been transferred.

2015-01-08
Nulis theme

I installed the Nulis theme.

I need to suppress the add this lines

Nextscripts: Social Network Autoposter

I had a quick look at Nextscripts: Social Network Auto Poster. It claims to be able to forward posts to other social networks. These include as targets, twitter, linkedin and facebook. The also offer Google+ but that needs an additional library which may be chargeable. I need to work on this a bit more.

Since the blog is already forwarding to Facebook and now Medium via IFFTTT, which are the most important targets and I am unsure I want everything to go through to linkedin or even twitter, this may not be as useful as I hoped. I returned to this in Aug 2016 as I was interested in occasionally forwarding my micro blog to Medium. Continue reading “Nextscripts: Social Network Autoposter”

Testing Interactive World Map

Hmm, there is only one map per dashboard, that’s not so good and it seems based on the Risk Map. It doesn’t seem as flexible as I hoped. It’s called Interactive World Map and is available as a plugin here. The plugin comes from a company Fla-shop and is  an on-ramp to chargeable content. Their sales and marketing page for wordpress is here. It works quite nicely as a sales portal entry point, but doesn’t do what I need.

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I question whether this is functional enough to genuinely act as a try-before-buy. It’s a good looking widget though. Haven’t quite got it working on wptouch.

There’s probably the opportunity to rehash the jokes about US political geography, particularly over the widget’s treatment of the Russian Federation and maybe even Turkey.

I wonder if the HTML usermap feature would work with this.

In August 2015, the vendor upgraded the plugin, significantly. The map above is the new one.

Rendering RSS on my blog or wiki

I have today installed JP’s Get RSS Feed, a wordpress plugin. I shall be using this to replace my delicious linkrolls using the delicious rss location. See also my snip on Delicious Linkrolls.

It requires a shortcode/codesnip to invoke it’s parameters e.g

 
[jp-rss-feed 
    url="http://feeds.del.icio.us/v2/rss/davelevy/convoyswharf" 
    numitems="7" getdesc="50" ] 

I should document this differently, but the snip must be on one line, and no space between the [ & the ‘jp’.

There’s a few more parameters which are documented on their home page

Another widgit

and now we have another RSS rendering widget

This was found to be broken on 17th October 2016.

Related Posts Plugin

I have been using the Related Posts plugin. I just took an update, and it rewrote the parameters, the default is to have two copies of related posts inserted because the default is to have “Auto Insert Related Posts (or add <?php wp_related_posts()?> to your single post template)” set to yes.

I have also selected the Modern theme, with Display thumbnails off.

blog.davelevy.info V4

The first was at Sun, the second on snipsnap, the third on 1+1’s canned wordpress, and the 4th will be on wordpress at 1+1.

I have chosen to use the wordpress theme, zbench, it’s wordpress.org page is here…..

I have been experimenting with rating and installed and uninstalled the following plugins

comment rating field plugin, comment rating widget, rate, rate this page, rating widget

I finally settled on Vote-it-Up, see also its plugin site, which I comment on at this article on this wiki. It supports up and down, it contains a widget for both voting and displaying popular scores.

I am currently experimenting with tweet-button, which I’ll probably keep and Add This, which I probably won’t this time; I reckon Vote it Up and Tweet are what I want. (I’ll drop addthis because in order to tune it to do what I want, will involve a shit load of programming in languages I don’t know. It used to be easier, but integrating the vote-this-up, particularly given that it may be abandonware, is not something I want to take on. I am interested in offering twitter, delicious, mail, bookmark and vote this up.)

I added the Related Post plugin in June 2013

I added artiss code embed in Oct 2013, see Embedding Code in WordPress