Tag Archives: Wordpress

WP-Captcha Free Broke My Comments

Apologies to anyone that has tried to comment on my posts. I noticed some apache errors and decided to do some digging.

In an effort to keep commenting as easy as possible but not wade through tons of spam, I was using a wordpress plug-in called WP-Captcha free. It appears that it was breaking the comment section after one of the updates, but was awesome prior to that. I’ve removed it and am trying another now that will only ask you for captcha if Akismet flags the comment as spam.

Happy computing!

Configuring WordPress automatic upgrades and updates

This is quick note on setting up auto-updates / downloads for WordPress builds that are being self-hosted.

I had the issue of being constantly asked for FTP information, even after I set up an FTP server.

I had trouble finding anything on the Internet that discussed issues with the WordPress auto-updates and downloads directly from the environment for self-hosted installations.  Turns out the issues I had were permission based issues.  The fix for this was needing to change the ownership and the group to www-data for wordpress folder and the wordpress/wp-content folder.  You can accomplish this by using the commands at the linux prompt:

chown –R www-data /usr/share/wordpress/*
chgrp –R www-data /usr/share/wordpress/*
chown –R www-data /usr/share/wordpress/wp-content/*
chgrp –R www-data /usr/share/wordpress/wp-content/*

Replace the “wordpress” folder name with whatever folder your wordpress web folder is.

This will also allow you to download plugins and themes directly from the WP web interface.

Thanks Bobby for helping me with this.

Rolling In a New Blog

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After over a year of playing around with CKS EBE, I’ve finally moved out of MOSS for blogging and on to WordPress.  Nothing against blogging with MOSS and CKS EBE, but with the MOSS/WSS feature-set, it seems it’s overkill, kinda like using a shotgun to kill a fly.  Also, with CKS EBE not being updated any longer, and the extensibility of WordPress, it just seemed time to move on.

I’m not going to go all Linux on ya, but LAMP is pretty good, with a small footprint, and Open Source is never a bad thing.

Now as far as getting WordPress MU up and running, configured properly, and connecting properly with Windows Live Writer (WLW), that’s a story in and of itself being that I’m not a Linux guru.  I got some help from my go-to tech buddy, Bobby, and amazingly enough I was able to help him with a few things too.

Anyway, I plan on using this blog quite a bit more than I have in the past, especially with SharePoint 2010 coming up, Windows 7, Exchange 2010, and a bunch of other products.  Oh! Not to mention vSphere making it’s way into the market.

If you don’t know about it, WordPress MU is a multi-blog / multi-user environment with all the regular functionality of WordPress.

I guess time will tell.  See ya around the Web.