Archive for the ‘General’ Category

Enabled syntaxhighlighter plugin

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

GNOME blogs is based on WordPress. If you have a blog, you can now more easily post code using the syntaxhighlighter plugin, see http://en.support.wordpress.com/code/posting-source-code/ for details.

WordPress now at 3.7.1!

Monday, November 4th, 2013

Blogs.gnome.org now uses WordPress 3.7.1. All plugins and themes have been updated to latest versions too. Enjoy!

WordPress now at 3.4.2

Saturday, September 22nd, 2012

Blogs.gnome.org now uses WordPress 3.4.2. All plugins and themes have been updated to latest versions too. Enjoy!

WordPress now at 3.3.2

Friday, May 25th, 2012

Blogs.gnome.org now uses WordPress 3.3.2. Enjoy!

WordPress now at 3.1

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

Blogs.gnome.org now uses WordPress 3.1. We’ve also changed the host (different IP address).

Upgraded to WordPress MU 2.6.2

Sunday, September 21st, 2008

Good morning, freedom lovers!

blogs.gnome.org is now running WordPress MU 2.6.2, which is the latest and greatest (strictly speaking, a micro-release into the future) of WordPress MU. It is equivalent to WordPress 2.6, which has all kinds of cool new stuff, including:

  • Wiki-style revision control of posts and pages, integrated with auto-save… including diffs!
  • The Press This! bookmarklet, for drive-by blogging of cool stuff you find on the web — it will helpfully find images, video and quotes, ready to include in your post.
  • Turbo-charge the admin interface with Gears enhanced in-browser caching support.
  • Thinking of trying on something new? The theme preview window lets you see how your blog would look before you switch.
  • In addition to the enhanced upload interface and image captions, you can now post galleries in your blog.
  • New plugins for blogs.gnome.org: The incredibly capable Twitter Tools plugin replaces the old Twitter widget — and soon we’ll make sure it has laconi.ca/identi.ca support. A simpler Google Analytics plugin — everyone using the old plugin has been migrated across. Viper’s Video Quicktags makes it really easy to insert videos.
  • Sadly, OpenID is off for the time being. Our old hacks were really too hacky to bring across. :-) We’ll be testing the author’s work on MU compatibility soon.
  • Although the admin interface has never been a speed daemon, the whole site is generally faster due to a whole stack of performance fixes we’ve done since the upgrade.

Please file bugs if you notice any problems with the upgrade. Thanks as always to the WordPress and WordPress MU hackers!

Migrating your Advogato blog to blogs.gnome.org

Sunday, November 11th, 2007
  1. Sign up for a blogs.gnome.org account if you haven’t already.

    It’s a very simple process, and all you need is a gtk.org, gimp.org or gnome.org email alias to get started. Sign up now!

  2. Log in to your WordPress admin interface.

    Click Login or Site Admin in your “Meta” sidebar.

    Advogato 2 Blogo Login

  3. Navigate to the Advogato importer.

    Click through Manage > Import > Advogato.

    Advogato 2 Blogo Import

  4. Choose your user and blog entries.

    Enter your Advogato user name and choose which blog entries you wish to import. If you leave the last post field blank, it will import your entire history of posts. Click Import to begin the import process. The import results page will list every entry that is imported, so it can get pretty long. I’ve gimped the image below so you can see the end of a successful import run.

    Advogato 2 Blogo Done

  5. You’re done!

    Now you can browse through your blog, freshly imported into WordPress!

Upgraded to WordPress MU 1.3

Saturday, November 3rd, 2007

blogs.gnome.org is now running WordPress MU 1.3, which is equivalent to an upgrade from WordPress 2.2.2 to WordPress 2.3.1. New user-visible features include:

  • Native tagging support, including an easy converter if you were previously using categories like tags.
  • A pending review feature, which will be very handy for multi-author project blogs. You can now specifically submit a post for review by the blog editor.
  • Complete Atom 1.0 support, including the Atom Publishing Protocol.
  • Various performance improvements on the database side and the browser side.

Please file bugs if you notice any problems with the upgrade. Thanks as always to the WordPress and WordPress MU hackers!

Migrating your pyblosxom blog from www.gnome.org

Sunday, June 10th, 2007

Here’s a timely and helpful migration guide for those of you still running pyblosxom on www.gnome.org! Most of this guide will apply for other pyblosxom users wishing to migrate to a WordPress host, but it’s especially suited to the poor souls still running it on www.gnome.org.

Let’s get to it!

  1. Copy the rss2renderer.py plugin into your plugins directory:

    cp ~jdub/rss2renderer.py ~/bin/pyblosxom/plugins/

    This will provide better RSS output than the built-in templates, which will allow us to export your categories (subdirectories in pyblosxom) as well as your posts.

    Here’s a copy for those of you not hosted on www.gnome.org. :-)

  2. Add the following configuration stanza to ~/bin/pyblosxom/config.py:

    py['rss2_extension'] = "/index.rss2"
    if "/index.rss2" in os.environ.get("PATH_INFO", ""):
        py['num_entries'] = 0

    This tells the rss2renderer plugin to output all of your entries when it’s invoked. We set it conditionally so that your flav=rss output stays small (that’s what everyone’s subscribed to, so… let’s not punch them in the face).

  3. Change to the directory where your config.py and blog files are located. Most likely ~/bin/pybloxsom/ or ~/public_html/:

    cd ~/bin/pyblosxom/ or cd ~/public_html/

    Now for the fun bit!

  4. Run pyblosxom on the command line, to save your entire blog as an RSS feed:

    REQUEST_METHOD=GET PATH_INFO="/index.rss2" python blog < /dev/null | sed '1,/^$/d' > ~/export.xml

    Keep in mind that’s a single, one-line command. Now that we’ve got something to import into WordPress…

  5. Log in to your WordPress admin interface.

    Click Login or Site Admin in your “Meta” sidebar.

    WordPress Login

  6. Navigate to the RSS Importer.

    Click through Manage > Import > RSS.

    WordPress RSS Import

  7. Upload your exported RSS file.

    Click Browse… to find the file and Upload file and import to begin the import process. The import results page will list every entry that is imported, so it can get pretty long. I’ve gimped the image below so you can see the end of a successful import run.

    WordPress Import Done

  8. You’re done!

    Now you can browse through your blog, freshly imported into WordPress!