More Trackback Spam

This is a follow-up to a previous post about trackback spam. I’ve noticed in my server logs that many spammers are still trying furiously to leave trackback spam at the default address. Since that address doesn’t exist, they simply get 404 errors and try again. I already was using a custom error page, and now… Continue reading More Trackback Spam

MySQLicious-based Sidebar Item

Walter Cruz told me about MySQLicious, which mirrors your bookmarks in a MySQL database. I think it works much better than my previous sidebar solution, which used Magpie to snarf the RSS feed and built the sidebar item from the RSS feed. Here’s the setup as I’m using it: Setup MySQLicious according… Continue reading MySQLicious-based Sidebar Item

Category list modification (b2e)

Similar to the change I made to the blosxom categorylist plugin, I modified b2evolution’s category list module to only list a category if there are posts in that category. I also inserted a space between the checkbox and the category item. This change goes in the file: {YOUR_BLOG_ROOT_DIRECTORY}/skins/_categories.php Here’s a running tally of the diffs.… Continue reading Category list modification (b2e)

Error Page for e107

Formally submitted my three-part fix for the error page distribution with e107. If you (1) setup the e107 error.php file as your ErrorDocument and (2) try to fetch a page NOT in your e107 installation root that causes an error, the display of the resulting error page is mangled because the server doesn’t know where… Continue reading Error Page for e107

TrackBack Ping for e107

Fixed the TrackBack ping function in e107. The plugin doesn’t create all the database fields, so manually add the field ‘trackback_blogname’ as the last field (I made it type VARCHAR(150)) in the ‘e107_trackback’ table of your database. Sidebar Item seems like the greatest thing right now. It’s a social bookmark manager. I’m using the following code right now to include a random set of my bookmarks on this page. Discussion here.