Tag Archives: WordPress

Updating the Blog

This entry is part 1 of 7 in the series Blog Meta

Some meta about the blog itself.

I have been using the DejaVu theme by MySiteMyWay for a while but haven’t been that happy with the theme, the features, the look and feel, available updates and the update process. Any day now WordPress will release version 3.5 and with it the new 2012 default theme. its already available and very much less is more in the default look and feel. Since I currently don’t publish much more that normal blog posts about SharePoint, SQL Server and BI in general I thought I’d try the new theme for a while.

Some things aren’t working the same way, search and links to additional social media sites are in need of updating. I hope that the new version of WP will add some new features and that a similar Theme, with additional features, will become available.

I have also started with a series manager to see if some posts can be managed in a series manner. Lets see how that works out. I might need to post a proper series to get it working?

How to: get WordPress, FeedBurner and LinkedIn to cooperate

When setting up this blog, I ran into a snag when I enabled one of the FeedBurner redirection plug-ins in WordPress and simultaneously wanted the blog to be visible in the WordPress application for LinkedIn.

If I use the FeedBurner plugin, the WordPress application for LinkedIn fails to read the blog (since it uses the RSS feed) with the following error message:

Sorry, we can’t find a WordPress blog at this address.

I fiddled around for a while trying to find a way to enable everything at the same time but gave up and just edited the header.php file for the theme.

Original line:

<link rel="alternate" type="application/rss+xml" title="<?php bloginfo('name'); ?>
RSS Feed” href=”<?php bloginfo(‘rss2_url’); ?> />



<link rel="alternate" type="application/rss+xml" title="<?php bloginfo('name'); ?>
RSS Feed" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/stefanjohansson" />


That fixes the standard RSS feed that web browsers etc pick up automagically (i.e. the feed icon in Internet Explorers toolbar)

Then i just changed the link for the follow: area at the top of the theme with the same hardcoded link further down in the file.

Its currently working, the feeds from the web page redirect to the FeedBurner feed and the WordPress app for LinkedIn integration is happy.

One drawback is naturally that the LinkedIn feed isn’t managed by FeedBurner.