New blog section (in progress)

I’ve imported my old wordpress.com blog into this website.

Some things to note:

  1. The blog is currently using a WordPress theme. In due course, I’ll change this to match the rest of the site (especially the typography!).
  2. A lot of the content is from several years ago.
  3. The posts are all there, but some of the content is missing, specifically reblogging of other people’s writing.

Enjoy. Or not.

Can’t install WordPress in a subdirectory (Please provide a valid username)

Installing WordPress into a subdirectory today produced an error “Please provide a valid username” (wp-admin/install?step=2).

No matter what I tried, WordPress wouldn’t accept the username, even though it fulfilled the validation requirements.

It turns out that if you have a .htaccess file in the root of your website your username won’t be accepted. Temporarily rename .htaccess and your installation should be accepted. (Don’t forget to rename it again!)

Thanks, Crimbo!

 

Dreamweaver is currently interacting with a server – Answered

Problem

When uploading files to a remote site in Dreamweaver you may have seen the annoying box

Dreamweaver is currently interacting with the server.
Since putting a file on save requires interaction with a server as well Dreamweaver can not currently perform this task.
Please try again when the server task is complete.

[OK]

Since there is only one option, i.e. click [OK], I just got into the habit of hitting [Return] to allow the server to get on with it. But is there way to avoid this?

Answer

After extensive searching, I found the following answer:

  1. Go to Site > Manage Sites >[sitename] > Edit… > Remote info
  2. Deselect (uncheck/untick) “Automatically upload files to server on save”
  3. Hit [Return] or Click [OK]

This solves the issue. Now we just get a sometimes lengthy “Waiting for server…”. Usually it’s just a few seconds, but at least it doesn’t require any user interaction.

In fact, uploading files automatically on save can cause real problems if you’ve made a mistake. At least if you’ve only saved the file locally you can Get the Remote file in order to correct your mistakes. Just save your local file under a different name first so you can retrieve any useful changes you’d made (e.g. change filename.php to filename1.php, as when you get the remote file DW will ask you if you want to overwrite the file.

Thanks to Nancy O. of alt-web.com for this solution:
http://forums.adobe.com/thread/510206#510206

Comments welcome!
Alistair

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Romero the Musical: all you need to put on a performance

Now online: Romero the Musical – resources to enable schools and community groups to put on a performance of a new musical about a modern iconic martyr, Oscar Romero, and support development projects in El Salvador at the same time!

Digital downloads are available, together with YouTube links to listen to the songs and watch parts of the first performance in Worth Abbey.

via Romero the Musical: all you need to put on a performance.

Website design and functionality by The Typehouse, Dunblane, Scotland.

Romero the Musical

Romero logo red

Working on a website for a new musical about Oscar Romero, Archbishop in El Salvador, assassinated in 1980 for daring to speak out for social justice. The musical was written by George Daly (text) and Liam Bauress (music), and orchestrated by Richard Benbow.

This website aims to provide a complete downloadable package to help any drama group stage the musical and to play its part in the world-wide commemoration of the
30th Anniversary of Romero’s martyrdom.
ALL PROCEEDS GO TO CAFOD’S EL SALVADOR DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS

The website – which will be at http://romerothemusical.com – aims to provide a complete downloadable package* to help any drama group stage the musical and to play its part in the world-wide commemoration of the 30th Anniversary of Romero’s martyrdom.

ALL PROCEEDS GO TO CAFOD’S EL SALVADOR DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS

* We expect to use e-junkie to deliver digital downloads of the required PDFs:

  • vocal score
  • libretto
  • director’s pack
  • orchestral parts (28 parts for pit orchestra)