I had a quick look at Nextscripts: Social Network Auto Poster. It claims to be able to forward posts to other social networks. These include as targets, twitter, linkedin and facebook. The also offer Google+ but that needs an additional library which may be chargeable. I need to work on this a bit more.
Since the blog is already forwarding to Facebook and now Medium via IFFTTT, which are the most important targets and I am unsure I want everything to go through to linkedin or even twitter, this may not be as useful as I hoped. I returned to this in Aug 2016 as I was interested in occasionally forwarding my micro blog to Medium. Continue reading “Nextscripts: Social Network Autoposter” →
It seems that the wordpress plugin page lists those plugins held in the ./wp-content/plugins folder.
The article, What, Why, and How-To’s of Creating a Site-Specific WordPress Plugin shows how to create a container. They advise that it is located in its own directory. Doing this creates an entry in a the Plugins, installed plugins page on the dashboard.
This page at stackoverflow documents how to put a posts tag list into the article.
And this is wordpress’s documentation on the Read More functions.
My current theme for the blog is not so good when the included text is not as deep as the featured picture. While not having a featured picture is OK for a screen based reader, it’s not so good for those using the wptouch interface. Maybe it’s not so good for deep pictures either.
A google search brings up the codex and these two, similarly named links, together with the codex pages,
With zbench the image and entry text are contained in a single <DIV> with a class name of “entry”. The text is contained in a <P> tag. The image class is “attachment-extra-featured-image wp-post-image”.
- Would it look better within a table? This would need to be developed in index & archive pages
- Should I use the thumbnail feature?
- Can I use the CSS? NB The <P> does not have a class name.
The deep pictures would be solved by by the thumbnail features.
Maybe I should consider the HTML recognition within the excerpt functions.
Also the facebook feed does not use the featured picture, but finds the first picture within the post, maybe even the post page since it often uses the up arrow on the vote this up widget.
I am basing my newer themes on zBench. This page talks about customisations I have undertaken or am in the process of implementing. It includes stuff about header images, the front page, (mainly full articles vs. snippets) and favicons. Continue reading “WordPress Themes at davelevy.info” →
I spent some time over the last few days trying to populate the TK images folder with a usable image library.
The activestate version and the standard only permits the use of .gif images in the image manipulation commands. (Not true now, see the comments!) I might need to look at the tkImg package to use an alternative format. Continue reading “Using "boomy" icons with tcl/tk” →