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  1. ArthurVandalay
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Hello Everyone,

    The name's Nate. I'm 22 and I've recently started a blog so lamely titled "Project Nothing!". I'm not sure why I chose that particular name, but I will be opining about recent scientific developments, politics, cosmology, pop culture, and my personal favorite, fitness.

    Please stop by and do leave me a comment. It's encouraging to me. If you like what you see, send me an e-mail and I will be sure to check out your own personal site as well. Thanks a lot guys, and happy blogging.

    -Nate

    http://www.projectnothing.com

  2. neon
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I enjoyed my browse and read. Limiting posts per page to 5-10 would be a good idea. Many people will be turned off by a five mile long page with 20 posts on it.

  3. ArthurVandalay
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Thanks for your reply.

    Yeah, I know... I've thought about it. The thing is, I hate to make so many posts and see them go off of the front page so fast. Is there anyway I can link post titles in the sidebar or something?

  4. amory
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I also enjoyed the read. Bookmarked!

  5. ArthurVandalay
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Thanks guys!

    I'm trying to get my readers to comment a bit more without saying "FRIGGING COMMENT, ALREADY!" Call me an a-hole! Something!

    Happy Blogging :)

    http://www.projectnothing.com

  6. ArthurVandalay
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I'm getting there. I've managed to build a small but consistent readership.

    :)

  7. ArthurVandalay
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Things are going well. Still frustratingly un-indexed by you know who.

  8. ozzie123
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Have you tried to send your site to Yahoo or MSN instead? It might help you to get indexed by Google. Don't forget to update your Google Sitemap and if you can, get your blog indexed by DMOZ.

  9. ArthurVandalay
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I am indexed by Yahoo and MSN. What's Dmoz, and how can I update my Google Sitemap?

    Thank you (I'm a rookie so I apologize if my questions are silly)

  10. ozzie123
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    DMOZ is the largest site directory edited by human. You could visit them at http://dmoz.org/

    And for Google Sitemap, I think there's a plugin for it. I forgot the address but you can find it easily on the forum I think.

  11. clintanderson
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    When I had my ecommerce site going, I waited for 9 months to not get my site listed into DMOZ, that is one of the hard ones I think, but of course I could be wrong.

  12. ArthurVandalay
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Thank you. I have installed a Sitemap plugin, but I'm not sure I understand where to go from here...any help would be great.

    Also, if someone could help me place my meta tags, that would be great, too.

    Thanks again.

  13. Amulet
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Did anyone ever answer your question about how to put post titles in your sidebar? Your site is still downloading for me (I'm on dialup, ick!), so if you have a sidebar, I don't see it yet, and therefore can't see if you've added post titles. Looks great so far, though. :)

    This is the code I have in my sidebar to call for recent posts (just the titles):

    <?php
    $today = current_time('mysql', 1);
    if ( $recentposts = $wpdb->get_results("SELECT ID, post_title FROM $wpdb->posts WHERE post_status = 'publish' AND post_date_gmt < '$today' ORDER BY post_date DESC LIMIT 5")):
    ?>

    <?php
    foreach ($recentposts as $post) {
    if ($post->post_title == '')
    $post->post_title = sprintf(__('Post #%s'), $post->ID);
    echo "<li class='sidebar'><a href='?p=$post->ID'>";
    the_title();
    echo '</a></li>';
    }
    ?>

    And where you see "DESC LIMIT 5" you can change the 5 to however many number of post titles you want.

  14. ArthurVandalay
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    No, I don't. And thanks! I managed to figure out the sitemap thing and I submitted it to Google. They accepted it! So that's a good first step. Now I need to work on the meta-tag and getting my site validated.

    The latter I'll probably need some help with..

  15. ozzie123
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    As for the meta tag, usually I put it on my header.php files via WordPress admin.

  16. ArthurVandalay
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Right, right.

    Do I put it...

    <title><?php bloginfo('name'); ?> <?php if ( is_single() ) { ?> » Blog Archive <?php } ?> <?php wp_title(); ?></title>

    HERE?

    <meta name="generator" content="WordPress <?php bloginfo('version'); ?>" /> <!-- leave this for stats -->

    <link rel="stylesheet" href="<?php bloginfo('stylesheet_url'); ?>" type="text/css" media="screen" />

  17. ArthurVandalay
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Anyone?

  18. ArthurVandalay
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Bueller?

  19. jcostom
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I believe anywhere in the <head> section would be fine.

  20. BoInG
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Also you will need to add an right-margin (modify the style.css file) to the blue box... just an advice.

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