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Progress

Backup all the things

If there is one thing that this outage has shown me, it is that there can always be a more comprehensive backup system in place. This post should publish just after the most comprehensive, site-wide, backup of all the things has completed. That ends step one. Some backup stats Files …

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Progress

Author Buzz is back

I think by now that everyone noticed that we were off line for an indecently long time. I will talk about exactly what happened but not quite yet. There is a lot to do to fix what went wrong and to make sure that it does not happen again. Before …

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Bugs

All fixed now

There was a problem but we are all fixed now. I’m going to duck away again and hope nobody saw that downtime.  If you did, then please rest assured that our hosts have taken care of the issue and there should not be a repeat of the problem. Thus continues …

WordPress Development

New features coming

Author Buzz has some exciting new features coming soon. I have been working on the largest plugin yet which will add a unique game to the author buzz family. Initially, it will be limited to a new blog that we will create to play the game. However, once that phase …

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Progress

Updates

I thought I would post an overview of the updates I’ve been running. Themes and plugins It is not terribly exciting. A month’s worth of bug fixes and security updates but no new features to speak of. The only really important news is that we have been silently keeping on …

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Bugs
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Sites outage – confession of a silly dev

Hands up here, the outage of all sites was my fault. If you are interested, this post will look at what went wrong and how it was fixed. How the outage happened Author Buzz is set up on a secure dedicated server. The domains are registered with a trustworthy registrar …

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GDPR – Privacy and Data laws

GDPR is something that we bloggers need to take seriously. At Author Buzz, we’ve been looking at options to help our members comply with the new rules. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will be enforced from May next year, requiring all organisations that handle EU residents’ data to abide …

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Bugs
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Tiny MCE and BBPress bug

I guess I spoke too soon. The update seems to have had a very strange side effect – BBPress’ WYSIWYG editor has stopped working. I noticed a bug report from one of our members this evening. They were reporting that the forums were being squiffy. I was going to reply …

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Progress

Updates to WordPress

This is not going to be a particularly interesting late night blog post as all I did was back stuff up and run some updates. Things updated For anyone that cares, there were some updates and I applied them. WordPress core updated to the latest version 11 Themes updated I can …

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Redesigning Author Buzz UK

Author Buzz UK is to get a whole new look. I posted recently about creating a WordPress Theme Framework. The idea is that it should be something that can be used as a foundation to build author-centric themes for WordPress. As I said in my last post, I am not a …

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