Articles

Searching in a Django site - part 1: what and why

One of the things that was still on my wish list for this site, was a proper search. In two articles I will explain how I’ve done this. The next article will describe the way I have currently set things up. This article will primarily focus on the journey I made to come to my choice (Djapian).

RelStorage and PostgreSQL

After a bit of experimentation I’ve succeeded in moving an existing Plone 3.3.5 from the normal FileStorage storage (in other words a ZODB in a Data.fs file) to RelStorage using PostgreSQL. This is a blog post about what I needed to change in the buildout configuration and which resources I used.

Book review: Plone 3 Intranets

One of the latest Plone books from Packt Publishing is Plone 3 Intranets (Design, build, and deploy a reliable, full-featured, and secure Plone-based enterprise intranet easily from scratch) by Víctor Fernández de Alba. Packt sent me a copy and asked me to review it.

Google Webmaster Tools

Google’s Webmaster Tools provide the modern webmaster/developer with some nice tools to improve a website and the way the site is indexed. In this article I’ll focus on the crawler related tools. Specifically, how they helped me when I migrated from Plone to Django.

How I solved the comment spam for my Django site

After this website migrated from Plone to Django, the comment spammers found my site more interesting. Instead of five spam comments a year, I suddenly got the same amount per week. Although those comments were never published (more on that later), it did annoy me. By no longer displaying the comment form below the blog entries, the problem of the spam seems to be solved. While this wasn’t my goal, it is a nice side effect.