Tag Archives: wordpress

classic theme

I checked my blog (front side of the blog) after so many days. The fonts and site design looks old-fashioned, kind-of ‘classic’. Yes, then default theme TwentyTen for the WordPress has officially become classic. I’ll re-design my websites soon.

Moved

We have moved our sites to a better server. Migrating to an un-managed private server is quite an experience, but you get to play with Linux distro of your choice and learn a lot in the process.  Plus, you get freedom, root access, and can make partitions, clone the system, can build OS & webserver of your choice from scratch. Although WordPress doesnt need a lot of freedom or root access, simple LAMP stack with mod_rewrite enabled apache would be adequate. I chose Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS & Apache 2.2. I must admit that complexity or freedom was not the reason for this move. I’ve few complex wordpress sites running with multisite or buddypress/bbpress  setup; & they’ve been running without trouble on shared hosting.

Linode Private Server, Japan datacenter

You should see significant performance improvement on our sites network now. I have been thinking of Amazon web services (AWS) & MediaTemple’s (+ve) hosting for couple of years. But then I found a better service & suitable servers. Name is Linode. Their servers are located all across the US, one in the UK & one in Japan. You get a choice of 6 locations & build your own CDN, setup load-balancing & make a highly scalable setup. You can increase RAM, disc space with a click of a button & get charged on a hourly basis. They’ve been doing cloud before cloud 😉 enough said.

get my wordpress theme log

The wordpress theme currently I’m using is build for Amrute.Me online network.

I first made this wordpress theme available for downloads in June 2009. And now I’ve realised that I  must write a log of all changes that I make in the theme, including the release date. Automatic upgrade option is also in my mind but it’ll be done later.

The version number will be given according to the date, month & year of the release of the new theme.

For instance the current version/or the latest updated theme available currently has 10.1 version, Meaning: I released it in year 10 & 1st month, hence 10.1

This page will be updated as and when changes in theme need to be logged.

Name of the wordpress theme: ‘johnyc’ (click here to download the theme)

Ver Date of release LOG
10.1 19 January 2010
  • Removed Google adsense code from footer
  • Added global google analytics code
  • Added ad on top
  • Changed 404.php page, added search feature and few suggested pages link.
9.6 9 June 2009
  • First release for public, made in zip format.
  • changed header image
  • Added footer notes in php, added ad-line, blend with parent site
9.3 10 March 2009
  • Pre-release version used on two blogs
  • three columns separated by chain & strip, white background, border 1px black
9.1 15 January 2009
  • Borrowed basic structure from cleave designs
  • modified for Amrute.Me online network.

I know when I present it I should present it in a professional way… hmm I promise I’ll be better next time.

All new favicon for our site & blogging network!

Yeah, I’m really excited to finally put favicon/logo for this blog, parent site and all blogging network.

favicon

favicon

Notice that the picture is of five hands with “V” sign (sign of victory) together forming a star. A start team! 😛 ~~ ah! enough of philosophy~~

This jpg picture I could convert into ico file using a fantastic site called favicon.co.uk, where you can convert picture files into icon files with any size you want. I chose 32×32.

So new start mark you can now see on top left of web browser or RSS contents  feed.

There’s one more note I wanna share, in wordpress run blogs you have to upload favicon file in your theme’s main folder and on root directory, so that you can have it appeared on your rss list too.