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Just upgraded to WordPress 2.7 – Coltrane

December 11th, 2008 by Moti Karmona | מוטי קרמונה · 3 Comments

John ColtraneWordPress 2.7 – “Coltrane” (named for John Coltrane) was released today and I have just finished a 25 minutes (including this post :) smooth upgrade using the WordPress Automatic Upgrade plugin.

Coltrane seems to have a very cool and much faster new inteface  (150 people contribution) and I didn’t have any issues until now…

Much more details (+ visual introduction) on the WordPress.org blog.



→ 3 CommentsTags: Simplicity · Tools · WordPress

Wasting Time on Blog Performance

November 2nd, 2008 by Moti Karmona | מוטי קרמונה · 2 Comments

Last weekend I was wasting time on my Blog performance and all I got is 10 sec. and this lousy post.

Quick profiling with FireBug and YSlow FireFox extensions have done great wonders with my amazingly slow, not-really-that-interesting, hosted (webhost4life) WordPress blog.

Main action items:

  • I have removed the sitemeter performance penalty widget
  • I have installed the WordPress Super Cache Plug-in which wasn’t that simple with my webhost4life hosting limitations.
  • I have removed couple of images and reduce the blog top image size from 80k to 5k (!!!)


  • Main blog page returns after ~1 sec.
  • I am still getting a lousy grade with the YSlow tests (62) but it seems like the YSlow blog post announcement have failed too… (57 :)
  • Post pages are still slow (~2-4 sec.) but I know what I have to do the next time more than 1 million readers will complain…

Have fun!

→ 2 CommentsTags: Blogging · Development · Internet · Tools · WordPress

Base64 Encode – Decode Online Widget

October 20th, 2008 by Moti Karmona | מוטי קרמונה · 5 Comments

I am very “proud” to introduce the ultimate geek widget: Base 64 Encode / Decode Online Widget

Q. Where can I see this dark magic?

A. Here… :)

Q. How can I add this cool Base64 widget to my blog?

A. Simply copy-paste this little script:

<script type=”text/javascript” src=”http://blog.karmona.com/base64widget.js” ></script>


Q. Does this blog widget support ALL blog platforms?

A. Sure… (including dasBlog :)

Please contact me if you have any issues / questions / suggestions,

Have fun!

→ 5 CommentsTags: Blogging · Delver · Development · Tools