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  1. Jaxia
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I started a WordPress blog and could use some feedback. I took a theme and tweaked it a bit. When I started, I didn't know anything about css or php, so I'm trying to find out if I made any glaring mistakes.

    Also, how is the load time? Does it load fast enough?

    Does anyone know why it might take ages for posts to process and comments to be emailed to me? Sometimes I don't get comment emails until days later.

    All comments are appreciated!
    http://www.stealtheblinds.net

    Thanks :)
    ~Jaxia

  2. MaxT
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    lots and lots of wp db errors on your site :o Can't really see what's behind them :P

  3. Jaxia
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Do you still see the errors? I've been trying to teach myself php, and tweak a plugin. In order to test it, I upload, refresh and see what happens. If it doesn't work, I delete the plugin and try again.

    Is there a better way to test?

  4. ColdForged
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Is there a better way to test?

    If your hosting provider isn't too restrictive, you might want to run a "sandbox" version of your web site. In other words, a separate, non-public WordPress installation that you can test on.

  5. ifelse
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    It'll be better if you try to keep test/development in a sandbox. The easiest way to do this is install WP into another directory (yoursite.com/test/ for example) and then you can play around on that.

  6. ifelse
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Dammit Coldforged, you beat me to it:-) If I wasn't also preoccupied with installing RoR...

  7. Jaxia
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I found an entry that will tell me how to create the sandbox, but I just want to make sure:

    WP resides at the root level. I can install it again at mysite.com/sandbox and it won't cause problems?

  8. ColdForged
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Absolutely. You'll need either another database (easier to keep track of) or a different table prefix in wp-config.php.

  9. rakereturn
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Looks exceptionally good now. I think I'll read your site more often Jaxia. Love the domain name too.. I thought it was rakeback for a second :)..

    If you guys want rakeback.. Great site for it http://www.rakereturn.com..

  10. spencerp
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Sorry, didn't look at it, anything with "poker" in it is a "bad name or swear word" in my book. Being that most spam comments come from poker bullshit sites. The only sites "MAYBE" exceptable are from "poke her" sites...and that's even a "BIG IF"..LOL!!

    spencerp

    Even though there is a number of nice looking and descent poker blogs out there...just the "poker" word is my turnoff lol..no offense.

  11. itrends
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I had a look, its a fresh take. Rather than being the usual BS about poker and which sites to use, affiliates etc it is actually more about the game and his personal experiences. Quite interesting.

    If you could get to comment on some bigger games, start doing write ups etc that have a unique style and make them interesting to read, both for a poker player and indeed a non-poker play like myself then you may even land yourself in good stead to become a live commentator on tv games in the future etc? Who knows :) I know there are not that many commentators for poker at the moment. They normally just get a pro who can tell whats going on.

    Either way, keep up the good work. I would perhaps look at your colour schemeing a little, not too keen on the background colour and link colour etc. perhaps this will help:

    http://www.colorschemer.com/online.html

    Either way, good luck

  12. itrends
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    The asia minor scheme may work well

    http://www.colorschemer.com/schemes/index.php?id=3168

    use the reds and beige etc to replace your current ones. Should keep a similar look but make it a bit sharper :)

    Dave

  13. kloppster
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    You may also want to check out some of the themes featured on My Poker Blog (http://www.mypokerblog.net) for some ideas, they have a few nices ones there. They might also give you some ideas on what you could do with yours as well.

  14. jadedapathy
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Your site is okay; you may take some poker hints from http://www.casino-hints.com This site has some very very useful information on casino bonuses and online poker

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