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Yearly archives for 2009

Updating, testing and changing…

For those who have looked at the site over the last few weeks, you may have noticed that the layout has changed and changed and changed again. Well, it’s all about the changes I am making to the site. I am looking at several WordPress plugins, themes and settings.

Over the next few weeks I will update the individual posts on the site in order to (finally) phase out Gallery 2 and migrate to the NextGEN Gallery. In the meantime, things may change, work or not work, etc.

Google map changes

Today I have changed the Google Maps plugin. All the posts containing maps have been updated to use the new plugin. From a readers point of view, almost nothing has changed. The only difference is the ability to zoom in on the map by clicking on the magnifying glass symbol on the left. This will bring up a full screen version of the map.

That’s it for today. Over the next few weeks I will start to replace the picture gallery.

So what’s going on?

Over the last few days I have been looking at a new picture gallery. And I have found the one I will migrate to: NextGEN Gallery. I have also looked into options to put my pictures on a Google Map combined with the GPS tracks. I found a plugin that can do so: XML Google Maps. As a result I will move away from the Inline Google Maps plugin.

While you will probably not see any changes while I am migrating the pictures to the NextGEN Gallery, you will see the impact of the Google Map plugin change. The new plugin uses a slightly different approach and since I can’t run the two plugins at the same time, you will see all sorts of strange messages in the maps that are now on my site. I will start to update the posts in order to solve the errors as soon as possible.

In the end, it will be much easier to look at my pictures and you can see where they have been taken (assuming I had my PhotoTrackr with me…).

Updating my site…

It’s been a while since I looked at my website. I’ve been back from Australia for a few months now and it’s time to solve my picture gallery issues. And while looking into that, I will probably make some more changes to the site. You may have noticed that the theme has changed and that certain items in the menu appear and disappear every now and then. Well, I am experimenting, so every now and then stuff may work or not 😉

A new episode

I have been traveling in Australia for just over 10 weeks now. Tomorrow (Saturday 16 May) I will start a new episode: visiting my relatives that live here. Some of them I already met, since they came to The Netherlands. Others I only have heard of.

You may have noticed that I have posted a lot of new items over the last few hours. I have covered all days of my holiday so far. As a result some of the posts may not appear on the first page. Just go to the bottom and click on “Older Entries”. The frequency of new posts will go down a bit for now. But when I have something interesting and access to the Internet, you will read about it here.