Archives for October 2010

WordPress Automatic Upgrade Halts Downloading

On a couple of my wordpress installations, I go to do the upgrade to the newest version, and using the automatic upgrade feature that’s built right in, it gets so far as to tell me that it’s downloading the files, but never goes any farther.

The alternative is to download the install files, do the manual unzip and ftp and then do the manual upgrade installation.  That’s a lot more work than it is to just click, click a few links and then have an upgraded install.

So, by way of a more permanent memory, I’m posting this post to record how I’ve found to fix the problem.

Edit the .htaccess file.

Add the following line to the top of the file.

AddType x-mapp-php5 .php

And that should do it.  Now, the install should work with the automatic links from there on out.  From what I understand, it basically forces the server to use PHP5 on .php files.

Puppies and Kittens, Oh My!

One of the organizations that I’m a bit enamored of, and indirectly involved in (My wife is on the board), is the local Humane Society.  The James River Humane Society.  And right now, they’ve got some pretty cute puppies and kittens available.  If you’re in the area and have the room, you should consider adopting one of these cuties.  Here’s a list of all of their available animals.

Disclaimer: Don’t say I didn’t warn you of their cuteness.

Pictures of the Kittens

Pictures of the Puppies

Even if you’re not in the area, please consider adopting your next pet rather than feeding the money into the puppy mills.  Many of these animals are just as friendly and wonderful as anything that is “purebred”.  Some are more so.