Now hosted on wordpress.com with the domain mapping upgrade and custom CSS upgrade.
Based on the support they provided, I really hope the guys here would know a lot more about wordpress hosting than my last generic web hosting company and I will have less headaches dealing with all of the down time. I’m just happy I can keep all of my blog entries at one location again. It contains 10 years of posts.
Fingers crossed that I found my long time new home
Last I tried, this trick no longer works as of 9/16/2012. Not sure when it stopped working.
Click for an example.
- In your theme widget, add the socialvibe widget to your sidebar.
- Add the class “thickbox” in any of your links to an image. e.g.
<a href="http://pe20110517.files.wordpress.com/2011/05/print1.png?w=480" class="thickbox">your link or image src</a>
- To use the gallery feature, use the same rel attribute for multiple image links. e.g.
<a href="image1.jpg" class="thickbox" rel="gallery">image1</a> | <a href="image2.jpg" class="thickbox" rel="gallery">image2</a>
To see it in action, visit my layouts page.
Credits: sensicology, thickbox.
Obviously I am nowhere near as actively on the whole personal web world as I used to be. Most of my sites are shut down. The only somewhat active site is this one. Amazingly I still get so much traffic that makes this site top the resource usage sites on the server.
Today I got the following email from my web host hostquack.com:
Your account has been suspended due to consuming high resources on our shared server. I would recommend you to optimize your database and php pages in order to utilize server resources properly to see if it works. If this won’t help, I would highly recommend you to have a vps or dedicated server.
Let me know your comment.
Here’s my dilemma: I want to keep using pure-essence.net because well I had it since I met Andy. I do not wish to give up my domain name. But obviously after 10 years, this name gets known and some of my posts get popular. I no longer use it that frequently but I seem to have to pay the price for its popularity. No shared hosting can handle it well any more. I really DO NOT wish to have to spend money on a VPS or dedicated server.
My temporary solution was to optimize my site. I found this wordpress performance enhancement post and followed its suggestions. I turned on WP build-in object cache and installed and activate wp-super-cache plugin. My host agreed to monitor how my site is doing after the tweaks. Fingers crossed.
I spend most of my non-working hours on the pet society game nowadays. It’s a mindless game but trading items make it well addictive.
Update! I hear a lot of problems in this layout with some plugins. I guess this has something to do with your plugin using
in its CSS. I recoded this layout using relative positioning instead of float. This and subpage support have been added in version 1.1.x.
Aw, how sweet! My oriental theme got featured at wordpress themes. That made my day!
Neat, it also got translated in French.
Oriental has been updated to be compatible with the WordPress 3.5.1 on 2/28/2013.
I’m happy to return you a link here if you’ve donated to the theme.
It’s also made mobile friendly. To take a look at the theme on your mobile devices, point your mobile devices to http://regretless.com/oriental?theme-preview=oriental
- version 1.1.1 – Recoded to use relative positioning instead of float.
- version 1.1.2 – Fixed IE 6 issue brought up http://wordpress.org/support/topic/208400 and the random post issue brought up http://wordpress.org/support/topic/218342
- version 1.2.0 – Making the theme compatible with wp 2.7. And sorry I no longer wish to support IE 6. If this theme doesn’t look good in IE 6, use a different one. And seriously everyone need to move off the evil IE 6.
- version 1.2.1 – Made the theme a bit more backward compatible.
- version 1.3.0 – Made compatible with wordpress version 3.5.1. Fixed some bugs viewed under the latest versions of the browers. Added responsive web styling. Added support for wordpress 3 menu.
- version 1.3.10 – Updated screenshot and the sidebar background image, fixed site title
Date created: 09/19/2008
Last updated: 04/18/2013
WordPress: Version 3.5.1
Tags: fixed-width, two-columns, threaded-comments, sticky-post, microformats, left-sidebar, yellow, orange, red, custom-menu
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Man, I cannot believe how long I’ve been putting off implementing widgets for wordpress. I really want to be able to use those nice widgets although I don’t like the way some of the default ones are styled but I still think it will really make theme creation a lot easier. Here’s a tutorial on how to use multiple sidebars.