Development

WordPress Upgrade: I could cry

[This whole post is written tounge-in-cheek.  Please don’t flame/bash/perl or python the author.] I just did an upgrade from WordPress 2.7 to 2.7.1, and it was completely done in under 5 seconds. Didn’t need to connect to SSH, didn’t need to connect to FTP. I click two buttons and my blog was running the latest and greatest WordPress. Why are they allowed…

Reviving CivicSpace Theme: Making a useful Drupal theme for grassroots communities

Back in the day, the CivicSpace theme was designed by Chris Messina (factoryjoe on twitter, amazingly tallented guy) for CivicSpace.  The theme was designed to make it incredibly easy for grass roots organizations and campaigns to develop a site that had the style and features they would need for their campaign or community to suceed. Unfortunately, the theme has gone down-hill with…

Are HTTPS Drupal sites insecure? Not anymore!

Image via Wikipedia You might recall my previous article where I wrote: Personally, I think it’s just spreading FUD; but Information Week is reporting that “Just over a week ago, security researcher Mike Perry presented information at the DEFCON security conference about a vulnerability that affects many SSL-secured Web sites, including Amazon, Facebook, Gmail, addons.mozilla.org, most Drupal sites, and many online merchants…