I’m trying out Mark Jaquith‘s subscribe-to-comments WordPress plugin, which allows users to get email updates whenever there is a new comment to a post they also commented on. My limited testing shows it basically works, but if you should have occasion to comment then I would appreciate you test driving it too.
Mark Ghosh’s “Top 10 Posts plugin”, now featuring in my sidebar, is really quite good. Now I just need more posts…
There seems to be something slightly broken with my feed URLs at the moment, the ones at the bottom of the page. For some reason they have ‘feed:’ prepended to them which of course confuses the browsers and aggregators because they try to use ‘feed’ as a protocol.
I’m looking into this and don’t know whether it’s a problem with my WordPress setup or my theme or what, but for now if you want to subscribe just use http://strugglers.net/~andy/blog/feed/ or http://strugglers.net/~andy/blog/comments/feed/ as the URLs. Thanks!
Update: I fixed it. It was something strange in the theme. I found the timing and database query stats commented out as well, so uncommented them just for the sake of it.
So I’ve installed my first ever blog. What has this accomplished so far? Not a lot, however I am impressed by:
- The swishness of the AJAX-powered editing window, with its resize and raw HTML editing, etc.
- The overall speed and cleanliness of the WordPress interface
Yes, WordPress is very impressive. And Free! For the very briefest of moments I considered just signing up at blogspot or something, but I quickly came to my senses – if this is worth doing then it’s worth doing well!