Archive for July, 2007
Found a good post on mashable.com that lists 50+ WordPress plug-ins that come in handy for site administrators. Go read it. Amazingly, I use a bunch of good plug-ins but I did not use even one of those recommended by Mashable. Some of them are a bit lame … the 404-checker sounds really good on the surface of it, though I haven’t figured out why a WordPress page would ever go 404 because they’re basically manufactured on-the-fly.
One that really does sound useful is the Instant-upgrade plug-in, that permits you to perform a WP upgrade automatically with a single click. WP upgrades generally take me around 5 minutes per site to perform and I do about 20 of them each time WP clicks over to the next version, so this could save me a couple of hours here and there! (It requires careful setup by a server admin, but looks like it probably does things correctly.)
|In the Ansel Adams Wilderness south of Yosemite|
Where do you feel most at home?
I pursue an interesting combination, I think. I am at home in San Francisco, of course, but every summer for the past 22 years I’ve spent a number of days in the wilderness areas of Yosemite National Park, and have gotten to feel pretty much at home there. Yosemite [YNP] is 96% designated wilderness, and most tourists only see the 4% that comprises the main valley (Half Dome, El Capitan and other features of the valley wall are quite famous).