So over the weekend I cleared all the spam queues, backed up my entire live server and upgraded six WordPress blogs… hang on, didn’t I do this last week already?! Well yes, a day after I diligently updated all but one of the blogs I manage, another WordPress update arrived and the whole process had to be started again! The last site to update, which was the one omitted from the last round of updates, has literally just finished so now everything is up to the latest versions. Phew.
In slightly more productive news, the updates to phpBB 3 last weekend added feed support to various forums, so both Oldschool Gaming and Format War now have a sparkly new “latest forum posts” module bolted into their homepage that, rather unsurprisingly, reads the most recent four forum posts and displays links to them. Nothing major to write home about of course (parsing XML from PHP is wondrously easy to do) but I’m still rather pleased with the results.
Speaking of Format War, the yet-to-be-launched reviews section is crawling painfully towards being live – there are five reviews in the system already and two more about two thirds of the way done.