So Dexter, the latest version of WordPress, is up and running here on Twenty Sided. I managed to break the site for an hour or so this morning but I think I have it all ironed out now. Let me know if you see anything screwy. I’ve also modified the CSS so that when people post huge URLs in the comments it won’t break the formatting. This is only tested in IE and Firefox. If the right side of comments are getting chopped off, please let me know.
I got a decent start on tagging some of my old posts. I worked my way backwards through the videogame archives, adding tags. I have noticed some things about this process:
1. It is very easy.
2. It makes the site more useful, even for me.
3. It is a gigantic task that would take forever.
That last item worries me a little. I’ll try to do it in bite-sized bits. Ideally, I’d like to have all of the videogame and anime posts tagged at some point. In any case, at least I won’t be adding any more un-tagged stuff to the site.
EDIT: DEV NULL Below points out there aren’t any tags visible. I guess I should have mentioned that. Tags should appear at the end of posts… but only for ones where I’vbe manually added tags. The most recent posts in videogames are mostly tagged. All other posts are withouttags at the moment.
LATER: Thanks to those who pointed out that wordpress is puking SQL errors all over the DMotR entries. Turns out that Dexter has a totally different way of sorting posts into categories. The First / Last navigation links need to query SQL to find the first and last posts in a given category. This would be easy if the category was stored with the post data in the same table but instead this information is in another table. Sigh. It was already a crazy process to find out this simple bit of information, requiring an INNER JOIN and some other hocus-pocus that goes beyond my limited SQL-fu. I couldn’t even understand the new system, much less figure out how to query it.
About an hour in I realized I was re-inventing the wheel for nothing: DMotR is done. I don’t need fancy queries or anything else. The first post is #612 and the closing credits are #1306. I just hard-coded them to always point to these posts and called it a day. The downside is that if I ever added a comic the navigation links would ignore it, but I don’t think it’s worth the hassle right now.
Okay, problem “solved”.
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