Upgraded and Free

Made the move to WordPress 2.5 last night. Well actually it was 2.5.1, so I’m glad I wasn’t an early adopter or I’d have had to upgrade twice in the time I’ve been contemplating it. I’ve also ditched the Flickr integration tool. The latest version had a tag cloud that I didn’t like and despite taking action to remove that code, it seemed to defy all logic and persist. In the end I gave up and just deleted the whole thing and linked the photos section directly to Flickr. Of course now I’ve looked under the hood I notice that a different plugin is causing the various pages not to validate anymore. A bit annoying to say the least, so it’s time for some more site maintenance.

In other news since Tuesday I am officially car free. After 3 years ownership the excellent S3 has found a new home on the south coast. I’ll miss it and we had some good road trips together, but she was going to cost £1,200 in maintenance, MOT and insurance costs to keep running past the end of May. I’m not sure how long I will remain car free, but if I can ride every day for thirty days, I’m fairly sure I can live without a car for a lot longer than that. With rising fuel costs, money tied up in other commitments and the fact I can ride to work, I really don’t need a car right now. That’s what I keep telling myself. I think I might actually have to calculate what it cost to run in the last 12 months to see (theoretically) how much better off I am.

Author: Cris Bloomfield

Usually mountain biking in the North.

3 thoughts on “Upgraded and Free”

  1. Definitely, apart from the nice new interface you should get a more secure site. One of my other sites has now been compromised twice when it has fallen behind in the upgrades…

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