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Pragmatism in code

Michael Percy AKA DeeEmm - Waxing lyrical about life the universe and everything software related since lunchtime 2006.

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You would think that working on websites all the time i would have an up to date site myself, the problem is, that by the time I've finished working on everyone else's stuff, i don't really feel like working on my own.  Contrary to popular belief, there is actually a life outside of the internet (it's true :D ), and whilst it can be really hard to drag myself away from the monitor, I make a point of doing other (real and tangible) stuff wherever I can. This is especially true since having children. The upshot of this is that time is at a premium and my own sites suffer, nothing gets updated.

So with new abandon, I'm setting out to update DeeEmm.com. It's been long overdue, but the time has come to give the site a bit of a spruce up. i did take a bit of a look at this some time back, but as the site is still running from the old 1.5 version, the main reason for wanting to update was to upgrade to the newer 1.7 code. Unfortunately the jUpgrade code prescribed by Joomla for migrating to 1.7 did not seem to want to work, however, there is now a new version, and the test migration I performed last night worked flawlessly.

At this time I'm planning to migrate the info over, spruce up the template a little, and maybe (maybe), add a few new features in.

One component that I've been using quite a bit on other sites is EasyBlog from StackIdeas. This will probably see it's way into the update as it's much easier to use than publishing these posts via the Joomla interface. Plus, it comes with all of the bells and whistles that you would expect from an up to date blogging platform.

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  • DeeEmm
    DeeEmm says #
    Facebook integration is excellent, posts can be automatically sent to the nominated facebook page (in this case the newly created
  • DeeEmm
    DeeEmm says #
    Both the EasyBlog and Discussion components seem to have very good Facebook and Twitter integration. I've set up a Facebook page t
  • DeeEmm
    DeeEmm says #
    As you can see, I've jumped in with both feet and have more or less completed the major part of the migration. I've just got some

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