A weblog authored by Carthik about the latest in the WordPress world.

Friday, August 20, 2004

WordPress CVS Access Restored

Filed under: — Carthik @ 8:32 pm

The Sourceforge.net Status Page reports:

( 2004-08-20 10:03:14 – Project CVS Service ) pserver-based CVS access and ViewCVS access to repositories for projects starting with a, c, d, g, u, w, and x has been restored as of 2004-08-20. This completes our resolution of the 2004-08-12 hardware failure that impacted this service. No data has been lost in this hardware outage; data has been reloaded to this host from the developer CVS server. Developer CVS service access, and non-developer CVS services for all other project letters, was not impacted by this outage.

So all of you who run or use cutting-edge CVS code, can get back to using the CVS server.
I find it useful to browse the CVS when I have to check to see what’s in and what’s not.

WordPress’ lead developer, Matt has been taking an interest in Subversion lately. It’s anybody’s guess if and when WordPress will start using Subversion instead of CVS.

Nucleus to WordPress Import Utility

Filed under: — Carthik @ 12:05 pm

I see a Nucleus to WordPress importer at the forums. May some google searcher find this page some day, and find the importer useful.

Displaying Titles on Category Pages

Filed under: — Carthik @ 12:58 am

Stuart again.

This time, he writes a neat little tutorial to explain how to display the name of the category as the title on category pages.

He writes :

There are a few “functions” that already exist in WordPress which can be put to good use if you know about them.

Oh yes. There are are quite a few Template Tags that I have rarely, if ever, seen used. The reason could be that most users, including your’s truly, are, for the most, satisfied with what’s in the default WordPress weblog, in terms of template tags.

This tutorial, by Stuart, does a good job of explaining how to check if the page displayed is of a kind (a category page in this case) and to display something only on those pages. The forthcoming version of WordPress will have more “markers” like $cat, for pages, to help in the identification of the kind, or type of page being displayed. Just so you can customize your pages all you want.

Same Old Styles, Better Behavior

Filed under: — Carthik @ 12:27 am

Stuart at the Bombsite provides reworked versions of the AlexKing Styles.

The modified styles come with an accompanying modified index.php and fix the problem where, when the menu section is longer than the content section, the footer section does not behave as expected. To see what I am talking about, see this example – scroll down to see the problem where the menu spills over, below the footer.

The improved design comes with screenshot previews. Take your pick.

It would be useful if the exact changes that needed to be made to index.php were outlined clearly, so that users who have already modified index.php can edit it, instead of getting this new index.php and adding their customizations one by one.


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