Category Archives: Website Update

Blog Updated to WordPress v4.8.2

I just updated my blog to WordPress v4.8.2 which was primarily a security patch with some additional changes. As always, I backed up my files and database first. I have automatic updates disabled so I can do this beforehand. Nothing changed with the Twenty Twelve theme so I didn’t have to worry about anything there. So far it seems this update has gone smoothly. :)

Recording MP3 Versions of MIDI Movie Themes

Because Firefox has basically stopped all plugins from working except Flash since version 52 and workarounds failing with version 55 (ugh..), none of my DVD and Blu-ray pages that have an embedded MIDI player using the Microsoft’s Windows Media Player plugin work any longer. So, I decided to record MP3 versions of them which can be played using a standard HTML5 <audio> tag that all modern browsers support.

Audacity and XMPlay

Originally, I used Cool Edit 2000 which I’ve had a licensed copy of for some time. I recorded The Best of Benny Hill theme using it. Since then, I’ve been using Audacity to record the audio while using XMPlay to play the MIDI file. I then exported the audio as a MP3 using the Lame library. I used the Extreme quality preset during the export. So, now on pages like Star Wars IV: A New Hope, there’s a MP3 player as well. Since I’m using the MediaElements.js HTML5 video player on these pages, I decided to their MP3 player also.

Now I need to figure out what I’m going to do with my General MIDI page, if anything. Hmmm… 😖 For now, at least, the Windows Media Player plugin still works in Firefox ESR 52.

Blog Updated to WordPress v4.8.1

I just updated my blog to WordPress v4.8.1 which contained a number of maintenance fixes and enhancements. As always, I backed up my files and database first. I have automatic updates disabled so I can do this beforehand. Nothing changed with the Twenty Twelve theme so I didn’t have to worry about anything there. So far it seems this update has gone smoothly. :)

Blog Updated to WordPress v4.8

I just updated my blog to WordPress 4.8, which contains a number of feature updates mostly to do with widgets. As always, I backed up my files and database first. I have automatic updates disabled so I can do this beforehand. The TwentyTwelve theme was updated but the only file that was changed was the style.css that contained rules related to the new widgets. I did not have to change my child theme since it loads the parent’s style.css automatically.

The only quirk I noticed was in the post editor I am using right now. The line-height did not match that of the theme and it bugged me. After inspecting the CSS, I discovered I needed to add the following to the my child theme’s editor-style.css to override some other styles:

.mce-content-body p, p {
	line-height: 1.714285714 !important;
}

After this, I then had to clear my browser cache to actually see the changes. Other than this, everything seems to be working fine. :)