We’ve migrated this site and Bits of Wisdom to a new server as part of a managed hosting package from our hosting provider. What does this mean ? The server is set up specifically for WordPress, the software platform running the sites. The site should be faster in loading and there should be less chance for downtime and […]
Bits & Pieces was down off and on quite a bit on Friday but seemed pretty normal over the next couple of days. This morning it was experiencing frequent down time and delays in loading. I contacted the hosting tech support and they said the server was being very erratic and that they’re working on it […]
There seems to be a problem uploading images in comments. I’ve done a little research and it appears related to a suite of plugins called Jetpack. Jetpack is a very useful plugin that I’d hate to stop using. I read somewhere that they’re working on it but that message was 7 months old.
I’m trying a new Star Rating plugin for posts and comments. I was having some issues with individual posts and some other issues when I posted things to the Best of Bits Facebook page.
Some of these rating systems don’t fare well when used on a shared server so we’ll see how […]
It was twelve years ago yesterday that the very first post appeared on Bits & Pieces.
Thanks to all of you who visit – whether you stop by every once in a while or whether you’re here several times a day. Thanks especially to those who take time to comment. For without you this site would not […]
Bits and Pieces was down this morning because its deadbeat owner didn’t renew the hosting plan that expired February 21. A quick search of past emails shows a couple of reminders that were apparently ignored or at best put on the back burner of my brain to be dealt with later. An even quicker credit card […]
I hadn’t received any comments on Bits of Wisdom for a couple of months and Tim emailed me and said he tried to leave one and couldn’t. I checked it out and was able to leave a comment. So today I delved into it a little more and apparently a plugin that is supposed to help minimize spam […]
I’m trying out a rating system for posts. It has 5 stars so you can choose how much you like a particular post with 5 stars meaning that you like it a lot. This is a trial until I get a feel for how well it works and if it creates any problems for my ISP.
Thumbs Down: I’ve disabled the Thumbs Down button at the bottom of posts on a trial basis. We have a few trolls who down-vote every post so the tally isn’t very accurate or helpful. For now we’ll keep the Thumbs Up button so readers can see what posts others seem to like.
Amazon.com Links: The links […]
The Wayback Machine is a digital time capsule created by the Internet Archive, a non-profit organization, based in San Francisco, California. It is maintained with content from Alexa Internet. The service enables users to see archived versions of web pages across time, which the Archive calls a “three dimensional index”.
Here’s a look […]