Wierdness in WordPress

Hmm… I could not get Spam Karma to work with the teadrinkingmonkey.org code at all, which is annoying, but thought “Fuck it, I’ll use Authimage instead.”. Now here’s the WIERD thing, the moment I make a new post there immediately appears a new comment from Free Casino or some such similar despite the Authimage hack.

I’ve edited the image it outputs to make it even less readable by OCR bots but it is still happening. Very, very strange.

Guess I’ll have to go back to the drawing board with Spam Karma… sigh.

WordPress meets the Wiki

Spurred on by recent success with curing the Subscription-to-Comments-headache, I now have the wiki plugin working nicely.

If I write some text in my post with the words capitalised and smashed together (ie CamelCase ), the blog will automatically turn it into a link on the wiki. If the page doesn’t already exist it will automatically be created and you can start editing (which is normal wiki behaviour!).

More examples: SandBox or EditingTheWiki

how easy is that?

WordPress Headaches

WordPress is really quite good for a lot of stuff and a complete bitch for others. Setting it up at first takes moments and adding/editing articles is effortless. The user and category management is suitably simple and logical. Changing the theme and style of the site as easy as editing a css file and moving a few lines about in index.php. BUT adding in plugins can be a bit of a nightmare!

Subscription to comments just isn’t playing the game at the moment, I suspect this is because it is not playing nicely with the nested comments thingy. I’ve ruled out the php mail() function (in that it defintely doesn’t work but the SMTP hack I’ve added does).

Anyway, I recommend no one subscribe to the comments on this post as I shall be largely mucking about with the code to try to get it to work and you may suddenly discover you get a deluge of comment notifications!

Edit: I’ve fixed it! It was indeed a problem with the nested comments plugin as described (and indeed cured) here at comment number 85.

Much happier now!