Xanga Liberation Front

After Giv liberated Beta from her old Xanga blog, last night I finally got around to liberating Joanne and Bec’s from their old Xanga blogs. You can now find Joanne here (pending her iluvkeanu.com domain ;-)) and Bec here.

One thing that I couldn’t find in the past is some sort of Xanga export tool. If you want blog exporting on Xanga, you need to pay for it with a Xanga Premium Account. Yeah, riiight. Luckily XRIP came to the rescue. XRIP is just a php script that dumps all of your Xanga posts into a MovableType post file which most blogging software these days can import happily (including WordPress, which is what Bec and Joanne’s blogs are now running.) It required a bit of sed’ing to remove some of the nasty formatting that Xanga puts into its posts, but after that it was all good. Then follow the WordPress Movable Type import guide, voila! No more Xanga.

So now the girls get new blogs and get to keep their old posts (including Beta as well :D) Now onto those pesky LiveJournals 😉

WordPress 1.2

I’m still finding my way around the latest version of WordPress, but one nice thing that’s been updated is the comment moderation. Previously it was an all or nothing affair, either moderating everything or nothing at all. That didn’t bother me too much, since I don’t get too many comments. But now I can moderate dependant on how many links there are in the comment. Lots of links are usually comment spam, and I’m don’t think any legitimate comments have had any links in them yet. So now anything with no links gets automatically approved. Yay!

The only small annoyance seems to be that Alex King’s WP Since Last Visit plugin is broken. I guess I’ll update when I get around to it.

WordPress gaining props

With the recent changes in the Movable Type licensing, heaps of people have been moving across to the much more free GPLed WordPress blogging software which this blog is running on. A nice article over at Sitepoint linking to some people of interest, one of them stating that they have WordPress up and running in 4 minutes. So what was your problem then, eh Royal? 😉

Blog update in progress

Yeah, so blah blah blah, I’m in the process of upgrading my blog. So I’ve I’m stuck with this ugly default installed this page layout from Alex King’s site. I’ll be slowly tweaking things over the next few days to something that resembled how things were before, or perhaps something completely new. I don’t mind this new scheme as the colours are quite similiar to my old PSG based blog. I’m pretty sure that the sushi at the top of the screen will have to go though.

bj.dorja.com updated

Not content with Radio Userland, it looks like BJ has updated his weblog to the Zope based content management system, Plone. Looks pretty damn nice. All you need now is some content dude! 😉 Other fellow Dorjian’s Kernow and B are kickin’ along with their blogs, and also for the darn cutest blog around, check out Paige Bebee’s blog.