blog can be found via Google

18 days ago I started this blog. Today Google notified me that my Blog has been crawled and can be found via a google search. Without any action on my side to be registered.
Well, they did not exactly notified my, but I got informed by monitoring the usage of my name in the web.
This can be done using http://www.google.com/alerts, which I can highly recommend!

Blog SPAM

The first comments in my blog turned out to be SPAM. But identifying it is not that easy as a google search does not show many hits.
For everybody who is unsure I created this post: Here I will list all SPAM comments I receive. Please feel free to add you own SPAM findings in the comments. I never thought I would say that … so, permission granted, but only for this post!

So: go SPAM and enjoy your meal 😉

EDIT: I changed my mind … only a month after this post and I got 58 SPAM comments! I will install a SPAM sorting plugin …
However, here are not the single messages, but instead the pattern I encountered:

(click to see the SPAM comments’ pattern)

show qTranslate on every page

If I open a post using the theme ‘Twenty Eleven’ no sidebar is shown.
So the ‘qTranslate choose language’-widged is not shown either.
The solution:
Add in the header.php-file of the theme
just above:

</header><!-- #branding -->

the following lines:

<div id="access-language" class="access-language">
<?php qtrans_generateLanguageSelectCode('image'); ?>
</div>

‘image’ displays only Flaggs,
‘text’ only the textual representation and
‘both’ shows the flaggs along with the text.

avoid switch to default language when searching with qTranslate

When using the query-mode (the language is noted as an attached ‘?lang=en’ in the URL) a performed search shows the results in the default language (which could be the one selected in the browser settings, not the one chosen by a user).

The Solution:
Add the following to ‘Searchform.php’ in ‘design’ -> ‘Editor’
just in front of the ‘<\form>‘ tag:

<input type="hidden" name="lang" value="<?php echo qtrans_getLanguage(); ?>">

… this way the language-parameter will be added to the URL as a hidden field.

Source: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/8435113/wordpress-qtranslate-keep-dont-keep-lang-on-word-search

repair qTranslate for the theme ‘Twenty Eleven’

I use qTranslate to multilingualize my posts.

Saidly installing it overwrote some translations that have been working before. For example, “Hinterlasse eine Antwort” (german) should be shown instead of “leave a reply”, which isn’t.

The solution: (Re-)Install the latest translation files:

Download them from:

http://svn.automattic.com/wordpress-i18n/de_DE/trunk/messages/twentyeleven/

Files: *.po and *.mo, copy them to:

[WordpressInstallation]/wp-content/themes/twentyeleven/languages