Interesting Feed Behavior

The RSS ATOM feed from this site seems to list multiple links for articles where I’ve changed the date once it’s published (this normally results from a mistake transferring the date when bringing over an article originally written outside WordPress).

The management controls don’t seem to show me both copies. I haven’t checked carefully to see if the text of the article is different in the two versions, but probably not. My guess is that the list of permalink aliases is write-only, and never gets entries deleted, but I haven’t found where that is yet (it’s not in the .htaccess file, it’s not doing it just at the Apache level).

It’s also not especially serious, just amusing.

What’s Going On?

Installation of a “content management system”, specifically WordPress. Which means you’re likely to see various intermediate states which make no sense.

Because it plays around with remapping URLs some, it may impinge on things nominally outside its control, too. Though I seem to have been lucky with that so far.

Currently I’m converting over articles from the less heavily populated sections, like the “rants”, and photo articles, that never exactly had their own section (or at least any public promotion for it). The gun articles will be coming over too, though they had their own section for a while.

Edited to add: Okay, I’m officially declaring the installation complete. I’ve converted rants, photo articles, and gun articles. There is a fairly active problem list, and I’m wondering if maybe I want to add “tags” (keywords) in addition to the categories (and maybe narrow the range of categories, then). And I should do something about old static pages linked off the old front page better than the link to the copy of the old homepage. But I do not think any of those are problems for tonight.

There are also some rendering problems with Internet Explorer, it looks like. Not only doesn’t it support some things I’m using (falling back reasonably harmlessly to the default behavior), but it seems to put lots of margin and padding in places where nobody else does, so the left nav bar gets rather messed up. Well, who really cares about Internet Explorer anyway?