Category: Admin

  • Design Change

    Finally I was forced to update the design of The old theme has been around since before WordPress 1.0, I’ve kept it together by hacking it occassionally. Finally I needed a reliable and modern theme. So welcome to “fresh”. Let me know if anything has broken.

  • Bot trap installed – Spambots need not apply

    Over the last two months this site has been absolutely hammered by spambots — automated programs designed to use this site for sending spam, spamming search engines or other nefarious activities. None have got through to any public pages or done anything useful. But I’ve had about 12,000 unique bots visit in March alone. This…

  • I’m still around

    No I haven’t vanished off the face of the earth. My health is suffering, plus this domain is getting hammered by spammers at the moment – I don’t think any is getting through. I basically need a few uninterrupted hours to restore the design for the new version of WordPress I’m using. Then I can…

  • Comment problem

    It turns out that the update to WordPress 1.5 exposed an incompatability in our comments system. For now we’re using the default WP 1.5 layout while we fix it. At least commenting is working again. Please leave a comment so I can test it. Our regular design will return shortly.

  • Comment spam

    Since the upgrade to WordPress 1.5 I’ve lost my usual comment spam filters. Until I get caught up there is a risk your comment may be lost in the noise. If it doesn’t show up within a day please email me and I’ll try to resurrect it.

  • Upgrade to WordPress 1.5

    WordPress, the software running this blog, was upgraded to version 1.5 That’s fantastic news as the new features look exciting. However the template system changes are non-trivial. After breaking it, I found these WordPress Upgrading 1.2 to 1.5 Instructions which got everything working properly again. It is a bit tricky – it isn’t obvious that…

  • New server = Faster loads

    We’ve moved the blog to a new hosted server. The difference in speed is amazing. Let us know if anything broke in the move.

  • Regularly scheduled blogging to resume shortly

    I have been tied up unable to blog about many things because of Intellectual Property and Legal Liability concerns. Well most of those concerns have been dealt with in one way or another so I should resume blogging with news shortly.

  • Entries restored

    I’ve restored the main entries for the blog. Interestingly the corruption appears to have been in the category related to the succession wars. Comments are not fully restored yet (and may never be). But at least we’re operational again. Please advise of anything strange

  • Design Changes

    I’m gradually restoring the design elements of WealthEsteem. Those of you who remember it should be happy. Given the improvements to WordPress I’m going to redo the design from the ground up so in the meantime I’ve used the simple_sky style by Chris M of Thanks Chris it looks great. Let me know if…