All posts by chris

Images now working

I really am so very pleased. Images should now be working again on your Wiblogs, they have been broken for a while (a some of you noticed). It turned out to be some pesky broken plugins which I’ve removed. If thing don’t quite work right please let us know.

Anyway, to test it, here’s something I did a long time ago:

A book that Rowan Williams could never write

Ship of Fools Online Reunion

If you were a regular on the Ship of Fools between 2001 and 2003 we’d like to invite you to an online reunion on Friday 30th July at 8pm (BST) in the Ship Cafe. There’s more details here: Online Reunion.

As mentioned in that thread, if you are still in touch with any of the regulars from that time please let them know. It would be lovely to catch up with everyone.

An injection of whimsy

As you know it’s been on the cards for a little while to redesign Wibsite.com (yes, again) to inject some of the old-fashioned whimsy back in. I must admit I went too far in down the “corporate blue” road with the current design.

To that end Dave and I have come up with a new design which hopefully I’ll soon get into production:

What do you think?

By the way, you may see some yellow boxes appear on some screens in your admin section with a “Donate” button on. Just click “Hide this”.

Keep Wibsite.com afloat

A few people have been asking how they can send chocolate to the Wibsite team in recognition of the small amount of easy work we do maintaining the Wibsite. Well, that’s not really practical (although we do love chocolate). Instead please consider donating to help pay for cubes of cheese for the Wibsite monkeys.

There’s a donate button here (at the bottom of the page). It’s in GBP (pounds sterling) as I couldn’t work out how to allow you to set your own currency. Sorry about that. You should get a nice email thanking you for your donation.

Any questions, please let me know.

Announcing VoucherPress

Here’s a strange one. I had an idea a little while ago to write a plugin for WordPress (that’s the blogging system we all use right here on Wibsite.com) that would create vouchers. Not sure where that idea came from, it seemed a good idea at the time.

Well, you know me and ideas. So I’ve written it. There’s no documentation at the moment, so you’ll have to figure out how to use it yourself (although I’m around if you get stuck). The basic idea is to provide things like this: [voucher id=”1″]

Hopefully that will give you a PDF to print off. It should take up about one third of a piece of A4 or letter-sized paper (you may have to change the default orientation before you print, though).

I’ll let you guys play with this for a few days and see if there are any problems, then I’ll release this to the world through my usual plugin page.

Easy invites

Just a quickie. I’ve put a link to a simple form to invite people to join the Wibsite on the homepage of the site. Just click the “Invite someone to join our Wibfamily” link and fill in the form. Easy peasy.

This is really just to test an update to one of my WordPress plugins (you don’t mind being guinea pigs, do you?)

Wibstats – statistics for WordPress MU

Now that you chaps have been kind enough to help me sort out the Wibstats statistics plugin, the time has come to share the love. So I’ve released the plugin for anyone to use on the wpmudev.org website. See the details here:

Blog statistics for WordPress Multi-User

I really am most grateful to you all for your patience and help while I built this thing. Of course, any future developments (new reports and graphs, anyone?) will be released to you first. And if anyone still has problems with the system, please let me know and I’ll try to sort it out.

Logging in problems

It appears there are major problems at the moment, as mentioned by quite a few people here: http://wibsite.com/board/topic/help. Basically the data that stored which user had what level of access to which blogs has disappeared. I’ve manually reset about 10% of you, but the rest will have to wait for a couple of days.

I’m really sorry about this, I don’t know how it happened but it may be omething to do with the system update I made on Friday night (WordPress MU 2.7.1, for those who are interested).

Anyway, I’m on the case and will get everyone back up and running as soon as I can.