2013-10-17 : Movember Again

Time has come again for me to grow a silly looking moustache in the name of mens' health research. Do you want to donate to my sillyness?

Here are some of my previous moustaches:

Movember 2012 Movember 2011 Tacheback 2008 Tacheback 2007

2012-12-01 : Website Template Updated : v2.20.2

Enhancements

None.

New Setup Variables (see <setup-sample.php> for details)

None.

Bug Fixes

  1. Fixed social bookmark links to pages with spaces (etc) in the names by calling urlencode().

2012-10-05 : Daddy v2.0 Upgrade Successfully Installed

Alasdair Cameron

On the 5th of October 2012, I became a Daddy for the second time when my wife Helen gave birth to our beautiful son Alasdair, weighing in at 8lb 15oz!

His big brother James is quite taken with the new arrival and tries to help out with nappy changing etc. I suspect he's just looking forward to him being old enough to beat up, like big brothers do!

Here's Alasdair at just a week old!

2012-05-05 : Website Template Updated : v2.20.1

Enhancements

None.

New Setup Variables (see <setup-sample.php> for details)

  1. $my_paypal_donate
  2. $my_paypal_donate_header
  3. $my_paypal_donate_button_id
  4. $my_paypal_donate_image
  5. $my_feed_path

Bug Fixes

  1. Not really a bug fix, but looks like I forgot to add the appropriate variables to setup_sample.php for the last release!

2011-09-25 : Website Template Updated : v2.20.0

Enhancements

  1. Added the option of a PayPal donate button above the first category heading with a few more variables to configure it. The heading used will be a link to a page of the same name, so there needs to be one in /hidden_pages.
  2. Moved the "Contact" captcha to below the comment field and changed "question" to "captcha".
  3. Improved the page title for:
    • "News.php"
    • "Image.php"
    • "Text Viewer.php"
    • "Latest Updates.php"
    • "Website Stats.php"
    All done with a new include file "/includes/meta_title.php" to check for the page call before the page is displayed. Also allows a user definable file to perform similar tasks for their own pages.
  4. Removed meta tag "description" as it was exactly the same content as the title, but was throwing up HTML warnings with Google Web Stats.
  5. Improved the advertising of news feeds, since some servers present the username of the install which may not be desirable. User can now fix how the feeds are advertised.
  6. Allow the user to chose their own captcha question / answers by creating a file called ./user_includes/botty_q_and_a.php where they are listed.
  7. Now filters out any dodgy re-direct requests that have come through as %2520 for a space in the URL... just in case the .htaccess rules aren't working properly.

New Setup Variables (see <setup-sample.php> for details)

  1. $my_paypal_donate
  2. $my_paypal_donate_header
  3. $my_paypal_donate_button_id
  4. $my_paypal_donate_image
  5. $my_feed_path

Bug Fixes

None.

See the downloads page.

2011-03-19 : Website Template Updated : v2.19.0

Any users upgrading will need to update their style sheets - see enhancement 1.

Enhancements

  1. Added "permalink" links to each news item, both on the News feed and on the Home page page. Requires two more style sheet <div> definitions called perma_link_h3 (for News feed) and perma_link_h4 (for Home page). It will sit under the heading using the default style sheets.

New Setup Variables (see <setup-sample.php> for details)

None.

Bug Fixes

None.

See the downloads page.

2011-02-19 : Website Template Updated : v2.18.0

Enhancements

  1. Added the facility for a photo album without all of the comments: just displays the thumbnails in a grid.
  2. Added the "top" image of "blue" and "wide_blue" style sheets which I'd somehow missed in 2.17.0! Small tweek to the style sheets to make it work too.

New Setup Variables (see <setup-sample.php> for details)

None.

Bug Fixes

None (unless you call #2 above a bug).

See the downloads page.

2011-01-11 : Website Template Updated : v2.17.0

Enhancements

  1. Added option to disable displaying the page list.
  2. Added "top" and "bottom" <div>s to the output.

New Setup Variables (see <setup-sample.php> for details)

  1. $my_disable_page_list

Bug Fixes

  1. Oops - accidentally deleted a line from <setup.php> to set a "cookie" for the locking of the stats files! Fixed now.

See the downloads page.

2010-11-03 : Website Template Updated : v2.16.0

Enhancements

  1. Atom and RSS feeds now provide a permalink to the individual news item instead of just the year, month and day (there may be multiple items in a particular day).
  2. RSS feed now displays more than just the first 80 characters, i.e. the whole article.

New Setup Variables (see <setup-sample.php> for details)

None.

Bug Fixes

  1. XHTML validation was failing on "Latest Updates" page if there were no updates as the table was being rendered without any content.
  2. Atom and RSS feeds tweeked such that the getdate() function is called after the timzone is set, not before.
  3. A lock file is now created when updating the page stats to save the stats being cleared during simultaneous page requests.

See the downloads page.

2010-08-11 : Website Template Updated : v2.15.0

Enhancements

  1. Pages that have been numerically sorted can now be requested without their number prefix. This applies to sub-pages too! Because of this, the category and page lists have their sorting numbers removed when linking too.
  2. Added the facility to display a Google site verification tag in the page meta data.

New Setup Variables (see <setup-sample.php> for details)

  1. $my_google_site_verification_code

Bug Fixes

None.

See the downloads page.




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