Category Archives: Web Site

New design and winter

In the last 2 days I already tested the Software Update on my laptop and while doing that I discovered the new 2014 design and I liked it.

Today I migrated my live website and used the new design. While updating, I also changed the color scheme to winter blue, like I always do in December.

The winter-picture in the “headline” was taken in April 2004. We (my mother, sister and I) were in Nesselwang, AllgĂ€u, on vacation at that time. The picture shows “Reichenbach”, a vacation estate where we had booked a house. We arrived on a Friday and in the week before (in April!) it had snowed almost one fresh meter of snow!

winter.jpg

Migrating the multi-languange plugin

In the last 2 days I did some maintenance work on my Web-site (as I’m on vacation 😉 ). About 2 years ago, when I started using WordPress, after an evaluation phase, I started to use qtranslate as WP-Plugin. It did exactly what I wanted, lightweight, and well supported, making it easy to blog in multiple languages.

About 6 months later the author obviously got a new job and had no time anymore for the plugin maintenance. Soon after the problems started, and it became a pain. With WP 3.6 it will stop working altogether… so I had to migrate.

So I had to go back and evaluate plugins and decided for WPML. I bought the “CMS” Version and since yesterday work on the migration of the live-site. Sunday/Monday I did several test migrations on my laptop to verify what needs to be done.

Conclusion: it works, but the migration causes a lot of manual cleanup work.

Current status: the “pages” should all be OK (meaning status as before), but the blog-entries are not yet “clean”. Some of the German entries contain all 3 languages beneath each other, but the entries do not show up at all in their respective translated versions. This needs to be cleaned manually.

If I have time and feel like it after finishing the work, I may write a more complete report, how the migration worked step by step.

Hello world!

Today I start to migrate my Homepage to WordPress. For some time the old pages will be available under www.neugebauer.name/index.html, until all relevant content has been migrated. The old Homepage was developed completely from scratch, with knowledge and a basic editor. That was a hobby and a “aspirational goal” to be able to manage that myself. But hobbies change and the Web has developed so rapidly, that managing this by hand is no longer possible with a few hours here and there.