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2004 03 13

et pour le peer

Just so Mr Peer (and surely others) could switch to WordPress, I hacked up a pMachine 2.3 importer. It imports to WordPress CVS format, and should be included in the next release.
Just to make sure it works right, you are kindly invited to test it.

2004 02 17

charsets & weblogs

As Joi Ito talks about the emerging Iranian blogging scene (encoding Farsi as utf-8), and just as Olivier Meunier talks about adding utf-8 support to DotClear, one may wonder “What about WordPress?”

Up to this day, WordPress continuated the b2 way of using iso-8859-1 as default. You could set a $admin_area_charset variable to ‘utf-8′ or whatever charset you wanted, but you still had to hardcode your preferred charset in the default template (and the comments popup’s) and in the login/register area.
No more hardcoding. Yesterday support for choosing your charset has been added to WordPress’s incoming 1.1 release, so now it’s only a matter of going straight to the General Options screen.

( I’d like to take this occasion to congratulate the WP team for their options handling. While I thought it was overkill, it’s actually very well thought: adding this option was only a matter of adding a row to the ‘wp_options’ table in the database, and editing files to make them use $blog_charset instead of iso-8859-1. The options backend takes care of validating the input too, so no more “let’s make sure they entered a string of that max length” or “let’s make sure it’s a number and not a string”, since you defined these in the row you added to the options table. )

2004 01 20

news from the frontlines

Still got some modifications to do on my local WordPress, and I’ll be ready to blog.
About the photolog, since it won’t be ready just yet, you’ll find three thumbnail links to some of my realisations hosted on DeviantArt. Every other day I’ll freshen the links to make them point to new (or old) realisations.

2004 01 03

new WordPress bookmarklet

And I come back to you now — at the turn of the tide.
- Gandalf

I’m lending a hand to WordPress development now, to help with the upcoming 1.0 release, and the first visible result is a new bookmarklet that doesn’t duplicate code and looks nice enough. :)
(WIP screenshot of that bookmarklet)