I am looking to move this wiki to a location within davelevy.info. Here are my notes. Continue reading “Moving this wordpress url and domain”
I am looking to 301 my old blog.davelevy.info site. This would seem to be complicated by the need to transform the permalinks from ./YYYY/MM/DD/slug into ./slug. Here are my notes, Continue reading “WordPress 301 Redirects”
First I had to get permission, then it was easy.
There is a wordpress canned service, and how to install, boot and retrieve the password is documented here.
This article by Adrian Milne helped in doing the copy from source.
I wanted to add a widget to a wordpress web article that allowed readers to add the event to their calendars. I found the site called, “AddEvent“. Fabulous. Proving that doing one thing well is all a web service has to do. Continue reading “Adding an Event to a Calendar”
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,
- how to add featured image or post thumbnails in wordpress at wpbeginner
- how to add featured image thumbnails to your wordpress theme at sitepoint.com
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.