In an effort to tidy up file systems of some of my projects running Drupal CMS I had to put in a few hours of research, but I finally managed moving/installing Drupal in its own sub-directory (
your-hosting-root/example.net/drupal/). The related information was hard to locate and interpret, hence this page.
The following instructions are pertinent to Drupal versions 6 and 7 running on shared Linux hosting. This method requires Apache mod_rewrite to override global server settings via
.htaccess file. I have very cursory grasp of mod_rewrite syntax, so this may not be the best (elegant, secure) method, and it may not work for everyone, but it worked for me (sub-directory masked, clean URIs). Comments and improvements are always welcome, of course.
Last Saturday I managed to go onto my first more or less serious motorcycle adventure. Although I have been actively riding for several months already, wheeling in more than two and a half thousand kilometres, and feeling quite confident within city limits, the trip turned out to be not too simple, yet, in whole, impressions were most positive. It was not much of a journey, but priceless experience was acquired, which is to be shared with other beginner motorcyclists.
I’ve been using Piwik analytics software installed on my server for quite some time, but for couple of months it didn’t record statistics for my WordPress sites, even though I had latest version of WP (2.9.2), Piwik (0.5.5), and Piwik Analytics plug-in (1.0.1), and, at the same time, it records data fine for my Drupal site.
It’s funny how some things in life come to some people, but never come to others, or come when it is least expected. I never was able to ride a bicycle without handlebars, nor had I ever really set myself upon achieving that fantastic skill. Yet, somewise, after I had lived on this Earth more than quarter of a century, on my way from practice today I absolutely automatically did none other, but start riding my bike with no handlebars. And did with such an ease as if I was doing it for ages.
Last night, for the first time in a while I got out to the movies. Lady dragged me out to see “Atonement” (UK/France; 2007; director: Joe Wright; cast: Keira Knightly, James McAvoy; based on the novel of the same name by Ian McEwan) — purely English film. So much so as parodied by Eddie Izzard, English comedian.
I can only speak of my particularly personal impressions of the picture, for I am no movie buff, I cannot authoritatively discourse upon the actors’ play, or talk about reminiscences evoked by camera operator’s work. In that regard it’s better to seek out more critical reviews on, say, iMDB, written by seemingly competent authors.
Finally got around to set up the English version of my blog. It shan’t be exact copy of the Russian version, but most of my posts would be republished here. Moreover, I’ll translate notable backdated posts.
In the year since I set up WordPress on my site, some positive development occured both in the core software and plug-ins. Firstly, WP now (comparing versions 2.1 I had then and 2.3.2) properly supports UTF encoding — database directive “SET NAMES” now included in wp-db.php file. Also, in wp-config.php there is now a way to set up encoding and collation for DB. That and the fact that my hoster started to offer 5th version of MySQL made installation a breeze.
Today, after somewhat tense match, colleague-referee, Basque by nationality, summarized: “As they say in Spain, blood did not reach the river.” (la sangre no llega al río). That is, there was a fight (and blood was spilled), but, by and large, serious destruction was avoided (its streams didn’t imbrue river’s waters with crimson). Very such image-bearing, fine expression.
Proverb, as it turned out, is rather commonly used, but of literary origin. I burrowed in the Net and have found that this phrase most likely belongs to the pen of Federico García Lorca. However, I couldn’t find direct reference to the source, so, if suddenly the expert on Spanish-language literature should happen to crawl by, it would be interesting to learn whence feet grow.
Last few days I had to tinker with the site quite a bit. Troubles, certainly, were somewhat welcome. First, I finally registered and moved to the proper domain (theug.pp.ru). Secondly, fine-tuned the library. Thirdly, screwed CMS to the site.
For quite a while Textpattern has caught my fancy, however, due to hosting limitations I didn’t manage to install it in one setting. Ere I went into search and query, I decided to give WordPress a shot, as my friend recommended.
Installation and adjustment took even less time than WordPress’ “Famous 5-Minute Install”, everything started to work straight away and without particular trouble, aside from hindrances of the hosting itself. Comparing functionality “out of the box”, both systems are quite similar, however WordPress seems somewhat cumbrous and template editing looks more difficult.