Tag Archives: WordPress

New theme, old posts. Some early spring cleaning.

A bit of a change of a scenery today with a shiny new theme (let me know what you think!).

Some more details on the theme transition: I switched from Lightword over to Twenty Ten, with a few tweaks of my own via a custom child theme.  There’s a great tutorial on making child themes, super useful if you’re looking to customize a WordPress theme without having your changes overwritten each time the theme gets updated.  The images at the top were put together with some pseudo-Bokeh via a helpful Photoshop tutorial.

Now, what’s up with the new posts dated before this blog started?

Way back in 2007 I had my first blogging experience with a blog dedicated to chronicling a summer abroad in Madrid over at Windows Live Spaces.  With Spaces closing down later this month, I took the opportunity to upgrade my Space to WordPress.com then brought the posts over here to jckahn.com (a smooth process, I must say).  The imported posts are a little trip down memory lane — all of the posts are dated May and June 2007 and are tagged My Summer Abroad.

WordPress 500 Server Errors solved with PHP 5

Was having trouble with 500 Internal Server Errors when uploading files larger than ~1MB and an inability to automatically upgrade WordPress.  Did a lot of hunting around and none of the conventional solutions (increase limits in php.ini file, etc) seemed to apply.  On a whim, I upgraded my hosting package to PHP5 and things magically started working.  If you’re having this issue, hopefully this will work for you, too.

Also, for PHP5, my host (1and1) just requires that all php files end in .php5.  Easy to accomplish in your .htaccess file, just add:

AddType x-mapp-php5 .php
AddHandler x-mapp-php5 .php

Best of luck!