With Bad Behavior 2 and Akismet installed you will probably never see spam.
Making your blog more accessible is probably worth removing Captcha.
What is your blog backup strategy?
Mine is basic: rolling site and database backups.
Tests are currently done in a local instance but I’m moving testing into a Vagrant box instead.
Chris Aldrich reads a lot of good books. I enjoy hearing about what he has read lately and thought that it would be nice to share his thoughts so I offered that he could post here if he was interested (or until he blogged elsewhere or whatever). He said yes. His user-name is caldrich.
I tried it for the first time and it works flawlessly.
WordPress 2.7 is out. While there are a lot of great new features, there are two that piqued my interest:
Comment threading is just that, comment threading. This is a useful feature that has always been provided by a plugin.
WordPress Upgrader “will give you the option of downloading, installing, and upgrading to the latest WordPress version from your Administration Panel.” This is particulary helpful as the WordPress developers are very proactive about addressing security risks and adding new (extensively tested) features. It can become a hassle to keep up with ugprades.
Most folks use a plugin to perform upgrades, but with my not-uncommon-set-up where the blog is installed in a sub-directory but served on the root, that plugin only worked 1/10th of the time. Consequently, all of my upgrades were manual, until now at least. Thanks WordPress team!
Ben has some good links on WordPress resources here
WordPress lets you associate tags with your posts. Version 2.6 even provides a nice UI to manage them. If you are interested in working with them directly in the database, here is a query to help you along:
tax.taxonomy = 'post_tag'
tax.term_id = term.term_id
Out of the box, WP-Syntax colors code using the default GeSHi colors. Per the authors advice in the ‘Advanced Customization’ section of Other Notes, you can configure GeSHi yourself by handling the wp_syntax_init_geshi hook and configuring it programmatically.
Since I wanted to do just that, I decided to publish a generic plugin, called wp-syntax-rettke, for folks who wanted to configure GeSHi following this approach.