WordPress installation and setup

Finally kicked myself to set up my new website. I have a need to write. What about? Mostly about software development. Have just started in an unnamed company working with Java, J2EE, Weblogic, Maven, Oracle and all that jazz. The J2EE world seems very confusing to me. So many things are hidden behind annotations, conventions or just pure bullshit. So I’m experiencing lots of “heureka” moments which I would love to share.

So the wordpress is up and running. Theme istalled (used stardust) theme, image upload is working. Had to bypass the safe-mode on my hosting. Done that by defining the temp directory in wp-config.php (see below) and creating the wp-tmp dir with correct rights.

[sourcecode language=”php”]
if ( !defined(‘WP_TEMP_DIR’) )
define(‘WP_TEMP_DIR’, dirname(__FILE__) . ‘/wp-tmp/’);

Next I had to install code highlighter plugin. Result is seen in prev snippet :). It can be downloaded from here.

Thats it. Now to actually write something useful.