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Blog Update

Posted by Raul on January 29, 2010

 

 

 

 

The time has come for me to do some upgrading to this blog.

 

I want to add several elements like gravatars and CommentLuv in the comment section; a list of the people commenting at the right hand of the page, etc, but it seems that the WP version I’m using is too old and tired for that (2.6.1) and also the Theme seems to be too simple for such luxuries, so I’ll be following Barbara’s advice (from http://bloggingwithoutablog.com) and create a test site to experiment for a couple of days before getting into the updating process.

 

Hopefully, starting this Monday, February 01 and to Friday 05, the whole process would be completed, so there’ll be no posting for that week to dedicate all the time to deal with this infernal computer technology.

 

Think of it as if, for those of you that don’t have a clue about cars, are going to rebuild the engine with just a bunch of hand tools, no knowledge and/or experience, and using information obtained from Google…there’s going to be bleeding hands and tears!

 

Fortunately, since this process is about typing and clicking, I doubt there’ll be any bleeding at all, but I’m not so sure about the tears!

 

So wish me luck and we’ll see what happens, and if you have any advice about this process, it’ll be much appreciated.

 

 

Raul 

 

 

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12 Responses to “Blog Update”
  1. Kelvin Kao says:

    Dude, 2.6.1 is pretty old. You’ve got to upgrade! If your WordPress is not up to date, you are more likely to get hacked. Wish you luck with the upgrade. And once you upgraded to the new version, they have one-click upgrades now to make your life a lot easier.

  2. Raul says:

    Hi Kelvin,

    Thanks for the info!

    As you can see, I’m also a “little” behind in this technology stuff. Hope the upgrade goes smoothly.

    Raul

  3. Good luck Raul!

    I hope everything goes well for you. Don’t get caught up in the details!

    Best,
    Tomas

  4. Hi Raul,

    How’s it going? Hopefully you’re not stressing too much but finding the new update a lot easier to navigate.

    Thank you for the mention. If there’s anything I can help you with, just let me know.

    Happy Blogging!

  5. Raul says:

    Hi Tomas,

    Details, details! Changing the whole thing took about one hour but the details took three days before and another day after!

    So far, so good.

    Thank you
    Raul

  6. Raul says:

    Hi Barbara,

    Thank you for stopping by.

    It seems I got it right, now is just about tinkering a little more here and there, but so far satisfied with the results.

    Thank you for the offer of help!

    Raul

    Barbara Swafford Reply:

    Hi Raul,

    Your blog looks fabulous. You’ve added a photo in the header, gravatars and CommentLuv too. The sidebars are looking sharp, plus, you’re sharing a photo of you, as well. You’ve been busy.

    Pat yourself on the back for a job well done. :)
    .-= Barbara Swafford´s last blog ..Don’t Let Your Heart Be Broken =-.

    Raul Reply:

    Hi Barbara,

    Thank you for the comments.

    Yes it’s been a lot of headaches but the result is good, so now it becomes a more complete blog, with more features.

    Raul

  7. Baker says:

    The blog looks fantastic! Well done here.

    Raul Reply:

    Thanks Baker,

    After a week of tinkering and learning the basic, finally I’m in the position of go back to posting again.

    Raul

  8. Rose says:

    Good luck! Try not to stress too much over it.
    .-= Rose´s last blog ..How to add a countdown ticker to your blog =-.

    Raul Reply:

    Thank you,

    Fortunately, and after a week of tinkering, finally I’m ready to go back to the important part of a blog…blogging!

    Raul

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