Moved from SubText to WordPress

Posted by Paul Farrow - Under: Software

Well subtext has fallen out of favour and no one is really updating the software side of it any more.  WordPress seems to be the latest fashionable blog software out there at the moment.

So I exported my subtext blog to blogml then used this very nice blog article to import it into wordpress.  I did what the chap says but didnt really have any problems at all.  The only thing I had a problem with was that the categories didnt keep their names, so just had to rename the categories once it was in wordpress format.

Fixed Subtext View Picture Size Problem

Posted by Paul Farrow - Under: Software

Right I have fixed the view picture size problem in subtext as it was really bugging me.  I have removed the width and height settings so that it either defaults to the size of the picture, or you can override the settings using css now.

The new binaries with the change in are located here 

 http://www.paulfarrow.com/download/dottextpicupdate.zip.

You will then need to override the css in your options css override as follows:

.imageFrame img { width: 505px; height: 480px }

It does make the picture look a bit squashed but its in the correct place, play around with the sizes until you have what you want…..

Let me know of any problems that I have overlooked.  Take a look at the viewer here http://www.paulfarrow.com/gallery/2.aspx

 

My Wiki and Subtext

Posted by Paul Farrow - Under: Software

After much playing around I decided not use the Wiki at this point.  Its very good and I could see a use for it, if and when I start a new project it would be like a living notepad.

My initial thoughts were to have the Wiki as the main home page and the blog off of that but what I hadnt figured is the security point of view.  I noticed that Scott Water has a login page to change the stuff which doesnt seem to be there as standard in the flexwiki package, I guess once I have more time (which is never) I will investigate to see what I can do.

I also put this LuxInteriorDark skin on the site.  Looks quite nice, the links for the rss feeds werent quite right so had to sought that out, not sure if the author realises that problem or not.  That was the little xml images had the wrong links out of the install zip.

Would be interested to know what people think, perhaps some feedback on this please.

One thing I dont like is the white background’s in the contact/feedback control so will be addressing that shortly.

Blog Installed

Posted by Paul Farrow - Under: Software

Right this is my first entry in the blog, should have been doing my VAT return but wanted to see if I could get this going.

So nearly here, have added a few pictures of my server which I am selling if your interested.