Category Archives: Website Update

Twitter Killed Their Search Widgets

Well, Twitter finally went and did it. They killed their search widgets. All the search widgets stopped working on my web pages today. 🙁 They’ve been planning this for awhile: Deprecating widget settings – Announcements – Twitter Developers . The following pages are now missing their widgets: my Weather, NASCAR, and Entertainment Page, as well as the EverQuest II search at Mysstie.

So, for now, all I can do is provide links directly to Twitter, like #okwx OR #okfire OR #okquake – Twitter Search. Blah… Sigh.

Blog Updated to WordPress v4.9.8

I just updated my blog to WordPress v4.9.8. “This maintenance release fixes 46 bugs, enhancements and blessed tasks, including updating the Twenty Seventeen bundled theme..” As always, I backed up my files and database first. I have automatic updates disabled so I can do this beforehand. So far, the update seems to have gone smoothly. 😃

Galleries Updated to Zenphoto v1.5

Zenphoto LogoUpdated both of my galleries (mine, Mysstie’s) to Zenphoto v1.5. Followed their upgrade instructions and backed up the themes and zp-core directories as well as the database before copying over the new files.  I then used Windiff and code comparisons in PSPad to integrate any new changes in the default Garland theme into my custom Garland theme. The album.php, functions.php, image.php, news.php, pages.php, sidebar.php, themeoptions.php, and zen.css files were the only modified ones in this version from the previous.  So far everything seems to work fine.

One of the main differences I discovered is how the thumbnail filenames are being generated. Before they had the format: filename_150_cw150_ch150_thumb.jpg and now: filename_150_w150_h150_thumb.jpg (even though the are still being cropped). So, I had to make sure all the new thumbnails got generated are were present in the /cache/ directory. I then had to change the random image code on my main website, the blog here, and Mysstie’s main site to use the new file format.

Blog Updated to WordPress v4.9.6

I just updated my blog to WordPress v4.9.6. “This privacy and maintenance release includes 37 enhancements, 51 bug fixes, and 2 tasks.” As always, I backed up my files and database first. I have automatic updates disabled so I can do this beforehand. This also included an update to the TwentyTwelve theme, so I made the appropriate changes to my child them to incorporate them. So far, the update seems to have gone smoothly. 😃