Finally the Owncloud people got their updater to work for me, and I went ahead and updated. As a result I had to make some tweaks to CloudPress to keep my users active. Check it out and let me know if it works for you. Find my this new version here.
After I finally updated Owncloud to version 6.0.0a, I could test the compatibility of my CloudPress “patch” with that release. And I can announce that CloudPress is Owncloud 6 compatible.
In the wake of all the NSA scandals I finally took the time and created a full blown cloud solution for my family. I used a lot of components that are readily available (Owncloud, Roundcube, WordPress, etc.) and could create a very well rounded solution for us. In order to integrate everything I used the Roundcube plugin for Owncloud and CloudPress to integrate with WordPress.
But of course I ran into trouble. The Roundcube plugin worked out of the box and I have no problem letting people set up their own accounts. But the CloudPress plugin to sync the user accounts made some trouble.
After some digging the problem was obvious. The file that you can download contains conflict tags from a CVS update. This is kinda odd but easy to fix. After I removed the tags and the broken/old code the sync worked fine but still some images of the plugin didn’t show up.
Some more digging and that was resolved as well. Now I have a nice solution for my family to write blog posts and collaborate. To make life easier for other people I decided to release the fixes that I applied. So please give a warm welcome to my own patches for CloudPress. And now click here to go to my project page.
WordPress themes, an abundance of choices. And of course the urge to create my own theme. The latter will happen sooner or later, but at the moment I simply don’t have the time to sit down and design.
So I browsed the themes on the WordPress themes page and I found a couple interesting ones. After trying some for a while I decided that it is about the content and not about the looks. The good old “form follows function” is my favorite approach. So I settled (for the moment!) for the Manifest theme. I like it, so get used to it ;).
This is an interesting evening. Like nearly everybody in this country I was working on my bills but I was a little bit late. So, of course the banks and some other sites went into maintenance for the night. Which is okay, so I am a little bit late on my payments but this is not my fault.