WordPress usage notes

Loneliness of the Parking Marker

WP notes from day 1.3 of use. 

  • No javascript-based widgets, meaning some of my sidebar elements will have to die (like the one I wanted most, additions to my librarything catalog. Oh well, less clutter is probably good for everyone.
  • Would like to be able to customize elements of individual pages/entries. The sidebar for the main page seems like it could contain more items than the individual pages, but as far as I can tell, they are required to be identical. Point for MT.
  • There are seemingly a gazillion plugins for WP. I’ve added a few, and am on the lookout for more. Installation is a breeze -upload a folder to /wp-content/plugins/, activate, and you are set. 
  • Speaking of, installed a Flickr gallery plugin that I wanted to try for a long time. If you want to see how it looks, go to http://www.b12partners.net/wp/photos/. For some reason, the ending slash in the URL is required (photos/). Just click it, and wait a second for the images to load. I haven’t yet figured out how to embed images directly in a post, probably because I’m running on fumes today (only 4 hours of sleep, don’t ask me why)
  • I don’t like the faint grey text on some sidebar elements, I will fix this once I have time to find the right CSS code.
  • I want to add a random image generator in the header (up at the top), but this will happen over some rainy weekend.

2 thoughts on “WordPress usage notes

  1. mike3k says:

    Actually you can have Javascript widgets. Text widgets can contain any HTML tags, including SCRIPT. I have several on my blog.

  2. Ahhh, misinformation on the web will do ya in if you aren’t careful. I thought that was weird, as the librarything widget started working this morning with no change from me.

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