I have been doing this WP thing for about 2 months now. Over that time I have learned to decipher WP’s style CSS and index.php to get some good customizations out. But it took a lot of deciphering. I can honestly say from newbie experience that customizing WP styles in its […]
You know I did the necessary homework first. Since I took the paintaking task of installing MySQL, I wanted my gallery to be database driven. I compared just adding images to posts, versus using Pictorialis II versus using Coppermine.
I always liked tabs in websites. Yes, they are unnecessary, but for me, they add that extra “look”:smile:
So once again, I ventured on my Google quest for ‘tabs wordpress’. Did the normal reading and testing and crashing and burning becuase I was learning CSS on the fly. I found out that tabs […]
Installation for psnGallery 1.2.2 was straightforward, but its execution was not! Once again, a newbie is floundering trying to figure out how a plugin work:evil:
After a half hour of reading and rereading the instructions and crashing the site for answers, I hit my good friend Google for answer. I was […]
I can proudly say that I have finally graduated from a WordPress newbie to WP novice. I have just completed my first custom blog site conisting of:
custom header graphic
installation of coppermine and the plugin to infuse with the site
custom CSS tabs
Only took about 40 hours
Of course writeups of all I did […]
The plugin by Scriptygoddess is designed to paginate your pages. It did take me about 10 minutes to figure out that in the < ?php wpPaginate(); ?> code I had to tell it how many posts I wanted per page :
(ie: < ?php wpPaginate(4); ?>)
But once I got passed that, it was […]
I have found that WordPress is a GREAT package. Easy to use and install. Easy to maintain. But I have found the main problem with WordPress for newbies…… FINDING GOOD DESIGNS TO DOWNLOAD! WP’ers keep their deisgns very tight to the hip so newbies are stuck with the basic crap […]
This plugin by Alex King allows you to put clickable smilies on your post and comments forms. Can’t remember the right syntax for one of the smilies? Just click on it and it will be inserted right into your post/comment.
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The plugin adds an “Insert Image” button to the the edit screen which opens an image browser in a popup window to select from all previously uploaded images and add the appropriate code to the post.
Some of the features:
Display images as graphics for easy selection.
You can sort images by name or by date […]
I deployed the addition code to index.php:
by Joe Crawford A simpler way to do this (I have it working under Word Press 1.2) is to use get_archives - to get an unordered list of the 5 most recent posts I use:
< ?php get_archives('postbypost','5'); ? >
There is also a Recent Post Hack.
First off, thanks goes to Frank Cornwell for having what I found to be the only full documentation on how to setup WordPress on WIMP (Windows-IIS-MySQL-PHP). I only present this blog to add to his work on Permalink formatting, which is item #6
Now that I had my choices down, I had to pick one. They had to meet the follow criteria:
Can be installed on Windows 2000 Server
Can work with IIS5
Had to be relatively easy to insall and use
Had to look good
I installed b2Evolution first. It’s installation documentation was straight forward and easy. I already […]
Well, long story short, I was looking for an easy way to host a website as a favor to my fraternity and be able to turn over maintenance and updates. So I looked to weblogs…… BLOGS!
First I had to read up on blog software. I did a google search on weblogs […]