Site Makeover

I will be forced to make-over (as in do it all over again) the site over the next week. The old theme was causing problems after the upgrade to WordPress 2.6. So I upgraded the base theme that I used and will be gradually getting it to look the same or similar as it was before. In the mean time it will look a little different. I’m not trying for a new look. All the functionality should be there. If you see anything not working please let me know. And this comes right at a time that I want to spend less time online messing around with things and while I’m creating a new Windows related blog/site. :-/

Update July 21: Updating is nearly complete. There are now also avatars on the comments and HTML formatting buttons for posting comments.

Update July 23: Site makeover is complete other than tweaks that I’m sure will be made from time to time. There are now a few more features for commenting.

19 Responses to “Site Makeover”


  1. 1 Nathan W. Bingham

    🙁 Oh I thought we were in for a new design. I love seeing the ‘big reveal’ when sites re-do their layout. My blog is only a week old and I’d love a new design – and I’m assuming it’s for that very reason you’re staying away from it. Tinkering and redesigning blogs can take up so much time. It was one of the reasons I left the blogosphere in the first place.

    So what’s this talk of a new Windows related blog?

  2. 2 Nathan W. Bingham

    I like the addition of Gravatars, and the comments remembering who I am as I type this second comment.

    I’ll let you know if I spy any bugs.

  3. 3 Scripture Zealot

    The new Windows site will be related to freeware and be at:
    http://www.webdesigns1.com/freeware
    It will have freeware reviews, wallpaper and links to other sites. My contribution will be short reviews with some tips or insight into the software and some original wallpaper. I hope to get some Google ad revenue. It’s a site I used to have in the 90s and stopped because it took too much time. People still show up there so I thought maybe I could make some money and learn how to use Drupal.
    ———-
    I didn’t even realize avatars would show up! Maybe this will turn out better than it was before.
    Jeff

  4. 4 Jeff

    Testing this message.

  5. 5 Nathan W. Bingham

    The visual editor appears to work.™

  6. 6 Scripture Zealot

    Thanks. I really like it and hope it doesn’t break anybody’s browser. The sup, sub and special characters should be good for the geeks. Now I can write Moisès Silva pretty easily.

    The (block)quote button doesn’t seem to work.
    Jeff

  7. 7 Nathan W. Bingham

    I can’t get it to work either.  I’m using Firefox 3.

  8. 8 Jeff

    It works in IE but all it does is indent so I will remove it. The plugin is very flexible.

  9. 9 Scripture Zealot

    It works but the whole post has to be a block quote. At least people can easily quote “using italic text”.

  10. 10 Nathan W. Bingham

    What plugin are you using for that?A great little plugin I used on a previous blog actually displayed a page with all your plugins.  I had a link in my footer to my plugins page.  Very helpful in sharing knowledge – can’t remember what it was called though…

  11. 11 Scripture Zealot

    It’s called MCE Comments.

    The Plugins page on the Dashboard lists all the plugins. I also have Plugin Central which automatically updates plugins without having to go through the FTP process.
    Jeff

  12. 12 Jeff

    Test again.√Jeff

  13. 13 Nathan Stitt

    Hmm, the comment system is 100% nicer than the old one.

  14. 14 Scripture Zealot

    Thanks. I was hoping for 110% but 100 will suffice.

    I didn’t do anything special other than add the HTML buttons and got rid of an icon that wasn’t necessary.
    Jeff

  15. 15 Nathan W. Bingham

    Jeff:Regarding listing plugins, this was so the readers of your blog could see all the plugins you use….The new WordPress has one-click upgrade now (so no FTP) – but I will look into that plugin.

  16. 16 Nathan W. Bingham

    Not sure what happened to my last comment, but the line-returns (after “Jeff:”, after “use….” vanished when I hit submit.

  17. 17 Scripture Zealot

    Let’s try-
    line breaks.

    I see what you mean by listing of plugins. That would be interesting.

    I’ll have to look at the WP one click upgrade. When I used a plugin I couldn’t get it to work.
    Jeff

  18. 18 Nathan Stitt

    Sorry I meant that it was better because it retains my info and I don’t have to manually type in my name, address, and blog every time I want to comment. Although I seem to be having avatar issues.

  19. 19 Scripture Zealot

    I’m not sure why it does that now and didn’t before but I’m glad.

    Do you have an avatar registered with WordPress? I looked at some of the PHP code and happened to see that it looks for WP, Gravatar and one or two others. If you log out of wordpress.com and back in that worked on TC’s blog. Otherwise I can call you Dark Man.
    Jeff

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