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Add image gallery to Wordpress

A client wanted a photo gallery added to their WP site I created and maintained. Since it is not integrated into WP yet, I hit Google gods for answers. I was banging my head around with javascript galleries and galleries such as Exhibit, but they just did not fit the look I had […]

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Wordpress layout -vs- Kubrick -vs- Atthe404, a newbie perspective

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 […]

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Custom photo gallery using Coppermine on WIMP

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.

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Tabs, CSS and WordPress

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 […]

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Plugin added: psnGallery 1.2.2 for Coppermine

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 […]

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WordPress novice born

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
custom coloring
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 […]

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Tech Blog makes Wordlog

It is good to know I am being read. Tech Blog’s writeup on WordPress Permalink formatting and WIMP got a reference in Wordlog. Thanks goes to Carthik and Wordlog.
The reference can found here.

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Plugin added: Show Hide “more” with WordPress

Scriptygoddess has what is suppose to be a no-brainer to contracting and expanding your post.
NEWBIES: You will get lost on this one

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Plugin added: wpPaginate

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 […]

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Script added: PHP Contact Form Script

Why reinvent the wheel when you don’t have to…. or can’t. Here is the script from YenlyMa.
Read about and Download

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WordPress Designs

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 […]

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Plugin Added: WP Grins

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.
:mrgreen::neutral::twisted::arrow::shock::smile::cool::evil::grin::idea::oops::razz::roll::wink::cry::eek::lol::mad::sad::!::?:
Read and Download

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Plugin added: Bistr-o-mathik Image Browser

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 […]

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Plugin added: Recent Posts to sidebar

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.

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My Email Notification Plugin Experience

First off, Brian Groce gave excellent support on his plugin. He worked with me with a WIMP (Windows-IIS-MySQL-PHP) setup, with is not supported by him normally.
Downloaded Email Notification 1.0 and installed as instructed.

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WordPress Permalink formatting and WIMP

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

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The Choice

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 […]

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Why join the bandwagon…

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 […]

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