WordPress Upgrade

I have just completed the upgrade to WordPress 2.5. Everything seems to be working as it did before, but there might be the occasional glitch here and there. If anybody runs into any problems, please let me know via email.

I had uploaded the newest iteration of my data recently. It contains some more expanded information on a few surnames, but no new Saurette and Oligny information. I have been trying to do some work via Ancestry.com but have had issues with using some of their databases. Bother.

Completely Searchable

One downside with using WordPress for my genealogy was the poor search function. You could search on the site, but you would only get results if they were in posts – not pages. Well, I use pages as the main way to post information about my Saurette and Oligny forebears. I have fixed this issue.

With the help of a plugin, you can now type whatever you want in the search box and it will bring up results from posts and pages thus making the site a lot more useful. Note, it only searches WordPress stuff. If you want to search in phpGedView or Retrospect, then you need to visit those pages and do the searches there.

I have also been making redirects for my old .html pages which no longer exist. I used to do all the site coding by hand until I moved to the WordPress platform, but some search results are still popping up the old links. Now, you should be redirect to the corresponding page in WordPress (if it has one).

I also uploaded the database with some new data and more corrections. Thanks for all the people who have e-mailed me. I do enjoy keeping the site up and running.

Upgrade of Site is Complete

I finished putting the content into WordPress and now the site is working as I had hoped. With all the links on the righthand side of the screen, I am hoping to make things easier for the casual surfer/browser of the site. The ‘guts’ of the site, that is, my genealogy data, has never really changed.

I did, however, just upgrade phpGedView to the beta version of 4.0. I have not encountered any major problems with that, but you never know with beta software.

Welcome to the new Saurette.com!

Steve Rock