I am trialling a very easy to install stats plugin for WordPress called PopStats. Yes, the site is in Spanish – don’t let that stop you … the plugin installs just by uploading to your plugins folder on the webserver and can be easily modified to run in English.
Perhaps when there are stats to see I will show some of them off. That’s right, not only do you get stats on your Dashboard, you can place them on your blog.
Fine, I’ll try to drop todays visits in here :
[nope, not working ... I'll have to dig a little first]
Just completed the update to WordPress version 2.1.1 which was great practice.
Also managed to edit my .htaccess file – which seemed quite hard at first!
Here in H-Sphere land we don’t allow direct shell access to accounts, which on the whole saves a great deal of grief. Occasionally we need to think outside the WebShell box, however
WebShell allows you to do all the normal tasks you might want a shell for, but in a controlled web based interface. Now, the standard way of creating a .htaccess file (and the normal reason) is to use the ‘edit .htaccess’ button (or create button) which allows you to create a list of usernames and passwords that will be allowed access to the folder in question.
However there’s no way to manually add other lines in there, like to add ‘mod_rewrite’ rules for WordPress to make nice permalinks with. So – in Settings allow all files to be seen, then use the File command to create a new .htaccess file and paste in the mod_rewrite rules that WordPress has kindly suggested. Done.
The control panel was unavailable for some hours on the 25th due to a complete database rebuild that took unexpectedly long. Investigations are proceeding to ensure that all possible steps to mitigate such issues in future will be considered.