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New WP blog: Wesoteric! (19 posts)

  1. Wes
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Hey all -- now that I think I've got everything working more or less properly, I thought I'd sign in and pimp the site. (!) I was previously using Blogger to run a personal blog on a subdomain of my main site (Scary-Crayon), but I figured I'd give WP a try on my new domain. So here's the hellish new blog -- feel free to visit and comment and stuff. :D

  2. rustyhinges
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Love what you've done there. Sometimes a dark theme blog doesn't come across right, but I think you've struck a great balance. The design is appealing and its very readable. Good job.

  3. jennmiller
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Absolutley love it! Unique and dark...my favorites ;)

  4. Wes
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Thanks for the comments, Jeff and Jenn -- glad you like the look of the place. Putting it together was... fun. ;)

  5. DianeV
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Wes, out of curiosity, what did you use for your Blogroll dropdown? Or did you hand-code that?

    (By the way, the site is quite nice. Really like it.)

  6. Wes
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I used the Drop Down Get Links plugin by Ria Baltazar (available here) for the blogroll -- I think it looks a lot better than having the sidebar cluttered with links, although people may be less inclined to visit them than they would if all of the links were out in the open. Ah well, we take the good with the bad. ;)

    And again, thanks for the compliments!

  7. UsmanLaw
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    How did you get the drop down archives? Also if you used that same plug in what changes did you make? thanks

    Edit:
    I got it to work
    I placed this code in the sidebar

    <select name="archive_chrono" onchange="window.location = (document.forms.archiveform.archive_chrono[document.forms.archiveform.archive_chrono.selectedIndex].value);">
    <option value=''>Select Month</option>
    <?php get_archives('','','option', 1); ?>
    </select>
    </form>

  8. Wes
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    The code for the archives, categories, and search bar came from Theron Parlin's Minima Plus theme. Apparently WP lists the blogroll differently from the archives and cats, so no plugin was necessary for those two.

  9. UsmanLaw
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    The months are showing up as 1 March 2005, 1 April 2005... When i inserted the code in the comment above. How can I get it so its March 2005, April 2005...

    Any ideas?

  10. Wes
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I'm pretty sure that's something that has to be changed in your options (try general > date display format), but I'm not exactly sure... I don't recall encountering any issues like that.

  11. DianeV
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Thanks, Wes -- this is terrific. I was doing it (the dropdown blogroll) by hand, but I'll see if this will work with my old WP 1.2.2. :-)

    Yeah, yeah -- I'm hoping to have time to test out 1.5, before I upgrade.

  12. krm
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Very nice design. It's always nice to see that there's other people out there with dark sites. The quote at the top of the blog is really well-written, very nice...

  13. Wes
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    UsmanLaw: Ah, I hadn't seen the code you inserted when I read your last post -- I believe the "1" is showing up because you've written it into your code:

    <?php get_archives('','','option', 1); ?>

    Take that out and that should remove it. I can't say for sure, though, since I'm kinda new to PHP and am using something else to create the effect, but that looks like the problem to me!

    DianeV: I believe the plugin was created for WP 1.2, so you shouldn't have any problems with it -- I took a chance on trying it in WP 1.5 and luckily it worked out fine. I've found that writing a description for the site in the links manager causes validation errors (though the visual output remains unchanged, at least in Mozilla and IE), so I'm not sure if that's a 1.5 issue or if that happens in 1.2 too. But yeah, it should work for you. UsmanLaw's code may work too -- and I don't suppose it even requires a plugin -- but I'll stick with what I'm using right now. If it ain't broke... ;)

    And krm: Thanks for the compliments, especially the one regarding the story quote! Tell that to the fiction magazine editors, though -- I must've gotten at least four rejections for the story from which that quote was taken. I can't seem to sell a story to save my life! :/

    Maybe I'll just start posting them on Scary-Crayon or something. :)

  14. UsmanLaw
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Wes: When i take the 1 out everything goes crazy.

  15. Wes
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Hey, maybe this'll work -- it gives the code for making a drop down links list on the get_archives info page in the WP codex:

    <form name="archiveform" action="">
    <select name="archive_chrono" onchange="window.location =
    (document.forms.archiveform.archive_chrono[document.forms.archiveform.archive_chrono.selectedIndex].value);">
    <option value=''>Select Month</option>
    <?php get_archives('monthly','','option'); ?>
    </select>
    </form>

    See if that works for you.

  16. UsmanLaw
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Thanks Wes! worked like a charm

  17. krm
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Keep submitting the story, don't let 4 rejections get you down, some writer's have stacks of them, so 4 really isn't bad. I haven't seen the whole story, so it's hard to know why it was rejected, but the little bit I read was good. You might try Flesh & Blood magazine; he accepts email submissions, which'll save you postage. And he pays professional rates.

    It's not a bad idea either to post a story here & there on Scary Crayons. That way people get a taste of your work and if they like it, they're gonna tell other people about it.

  18. Wes
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    krm: Well that's just the rejections I've gotten for that story alone -- if we're counting the rejections I've gotten altogether (including e-rejections, which don't add to the physical stack but still count) I've probably got in the neighborhood of twenty or more. I'll definitely look into submitting to Flesh & Blood magazine, though. Thanks for the suggestion! :)

  19. krm
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    No problem, just my way of contributing something to the community. ;)

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