Well, my Friday evening didn’t work out as planned. I was all ready to get this whole blogs.voxeo.com site moved over to WordPress 3.2.1. I’ve been running WP 3.2.1 on some of my personal sites (and the VOIPSA blog) and it’s been working great. Given my positive experience, I expected there to be no problems and was looking forward to it “just working”.
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When running a site like the Voxeo blog portal that features a “network” of different Voxeo blogs one of the ongoing challenges is handling comments. Not whether or not to allow comments… we have a very clear comment policy and publish all comments that comply… but rather just dealing with all the comment spam and moderating those comments that get through. We pay for an Akismet subscription, and that catches the vast majority of spam that hits our blog comments, but I also run the blogs in the moderation mode that requires your first comment to be approved by an administrator prior. Subsequent comments then are posted without moderation. I do this primarily because even with Akismet I was still finding spam getting through. Read More
How do you scale a WordPress installation? Or more importantly, how do you make it so that your WordPress installation is always available? I asked this question about a year ago in a post, Suggestions for “clustering” WordPress MU servers? Or mirroring servers?, and I still don’t have a great answer. Sure, I have a system in place now that regularly syncs backups to a standby server that is just waiting there to be brought online. If anything happened to the main blog server we could be back online within a short time period. Read More
What is the future of WordPress? What is the role of open source? Yesterday, Mashable published “WordPress Founder on the Key to Open Source Success,” a brief interview with Matt Mullenweg that had some useful points about “open source” as it relates to WordPress and to the greater market – and to how open source can coincide with commercial interests. Read More
Quick update on the continuing saga of searching across all blogs in a WordPress MU / WordPress MultiSite installation…. after asking about what current plugins did cross-blog search well, I received answers from a number of folks that they hadn’t found any great plugins for doing this. However, the always-helpful Andrea_R pointed out the (“DUH!”) option in her comment that I should contact the author of the no longer maintained “GT Search All Blogs” plugin to see if he would be open to someone else maintaining it.
Have you wanted to plan out a series of blog posts over a period of time? Or have you wanted to see when a number of different authors plan to publish their blog posts? Or have you just wanted to see visually when posts to your blog were published?