New blog section (in progress)

I’ve imported my old 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!