Rreferer Luvin’

The Referer page got a bit of an update today – if you haven’t had any visitors today it’ll tell you so and offer you a few options.
First off, there’s a link to the “Month View” so you can see how popular you were when you were still updating your blog “in the good ol’ days”, and if you have the internal or direct filters turned on, it’ll provide links for you to turn them off. You never know.. someone may have visited from a bookmark!
(see, I really do know how to spell referrer!)

Disappearing Images, where’d they go?

No doubt you’ve already come across the new WordPress filter. It protects you and me from malicious people who would like to steal your login information, bank details and first-born child.
Unfortunately it also does some annoying things.

One of those is so strip attributes from html tags. A common one that I’ve stumbled across is the IMG tag.
In my carefree days long ago, I would do <img src=”someurl”> and be done with it, but not any more. Kses adds a “/” at the end and if there isn’t a space after the src=”” bit, it strips that out! Grrr!
So, what have we learned? <img src=”someurl” /> works but
<img src=”someurl”> doesn’t.

A Nice Traffic light, hosted on Flickr.

In Photos: My new photography site

Besides coding, photography is one of my other passions in life. Up until last week I posted photos on my blog but they were all mixed in with posts about WordPress, coding, politics and life in general. It was about time I created a site dedicated to photography!

In Photos.org is the result and I’m very happy with the way it’s progressing!

All the images are hosted on flickr, and I used the excellent Falbum plugin to create a gallery of my images.
The first photos to make it online were the ones I took on October 1st, Us Day. Hopefully Today FM will accept at least one for publication!

Uploading just got a lot easier…

Uploading images just got a lot easier! Here’s a screenshot of Andy’s new uploader with an image in the Post box. All you have to do is drag the image into the rich editor! Unfortunately the uploader won’t display your current images, you can’t delete files yet, and support for other file types is missing but in the works. Andy’s done a great job though!


Chinese/Japanese Character Problem Fixed?

It appears that the kses we’re using is a little too enthusiastic about what it removes and is causing problems for some of the users of WordPress.com. This Geeklog thread and bug report shows we’re not the only ones suffering from this so I removed the line mentioned.

If this problem affected you, can you give it a whirl again and leave a comment here with your good or bad experiences?