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Upgraded WordPress, design tweakage in progress

I heeded the urgings to upgrade WordPress, dangit! and did so. Something happened to my old, old theme. While I investigate, I plunked in this new, hybrid one, instead. Some stuff may come back, some stuff may stay that way. Oh, and was I planning to do site redesign this week? No, I was not. […]

How to condense “blog wisdom” from 9 years into 1 hour

(UPDATED) I’m going to be a guest speaker at a class at CSUF tonight, taught by Steve Scauzillo, who works at Pasadena Star News by day, and teaches an editorial opinion writing class by night. This is my thinking-out-loud post where I gather my thoughts. Post will continue to change as I update things. If […]

Los Angeles WordPress user group

And it meets at Phillippes! The original! Next Sunday morning (2/8) from 11a -1p. If you take the Gold Line or Red Line to Union Station, Phillipes is in walking distance. Out the station doors, to the street (facing Olvera street) turn right, and it’s up a block or two, located catty-corner on Alameda and […]

Aaaand we’re back

Finally. Upgrade of WordPress complete. Back end is much, much different. Menus go vertically down the left sidebar. (note to self. Before freaking out that page only partially appears after upgrade, remember to activate all the ole plugins!)

Housekeeping: Installing Auto-upgrade plugin, Updating WordPress

I did a test of the WordPress Automatic Upgrade plugin on another (simpler) WordPress install. It was a thing of beauty. Will now attempt the same here, in broad daylight. Things may be weird, but shall return to normal. Fingers crossed. Meh, auto upgrade not working. Going to manual upgrade mode. Meh & Feh. Must […]

Looking forward to WordPress 2.5

Post, with screenshots, comparing its features to the current 2.3 branch. This post says it’s delayed by at least a week. Good. work out all the bugs. Take a month if you need to. Otherwise, you gotta update, and four days later (or so it seems), update again cause of some small buggy bloggy pecadillo.

Useful links: WordPress, Cascading Style Sheets

or, cool stuff I saw over at Hal Rager‘s site and want to remember for myself: Extending WordPress beyond the blog. Custom fields and their power. [via Hal Rager] The 7 CSS Hacks that we should use The Top 50 Proprietary Programs that Drive You Crazy — and Their Open Source Alternatives I’m surprised that […]

Browser Tab Cleanup 1: WordPress Pages Widgets

O the marvelous variety of ways to list pages in the sidebar of a wordpress site. Widgets I’ve tried: Breukie’s Pages Widget Custom Pages widget. Lets you exclude pages by ID number. Flexi Pages Widget. Lotsa configuration options Haytabay’s Subpages. lists subpages of current page Widgets/Plugins I haven’t tried but might want to: Page links […]

sharing google reader on web

Notes to self link: How to share items in Google Reader.

RSS in plain english

It’s a video. Illustrated with paper. Nicely done.