I’m home sick today, so of course it seemed like a good idea to update my blog…
After adding that new irrepressible.info banner to the sidebar it occurred to me that I should active the neat Sidebar Widgets feature… Of course, this required me to either give up my non-standard sidebars, or widgetise them…
Firstly I modified the Top 10 posts plugin (original version) to have a widget mode for the sidebar, and also to do everything in a plugins_loaded hook, since it may load before the widget support plugin itself.
I then knocked up a quick irrepressible.info widget, based on the Google Search widget that comes with the plugin, which produces random chunks of censored material from irrepressible.info. These widget things are quite easy. ^_^
I also quickly knocked up a Weatherpixie widget for the Weatherpixie, although I didn’t go as far as to offer a drop-down for the troopers or countries. This way people still go visit the pixie-chooser page, where the author’s Google Ads are. I don’t feel bad this way, given I emailed the author a few months ago about this, and didn’t get any reply.
I did all my uploading/editing in lftp, but I intend to set up an FTP mount of some kind on my machine, now that I’m trying to avoid sshing into the webhosting box. I’m also looking into chroot’d sshd or sftp, but the quick answer so far is “hard”.
I started doing this post in the Performancing Toolbar for firefox, but after two paragraphs I decided I much preferred the normal WordPress interface. I’ll be uninstalling Performancing pretty soon.