• Is there a way to upload music so when visitors come into my blog site, they can listen to the music I upload?
    If yes, can someone show me how. Thanks.

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  • by the way…this is my blog, can someone help me improve it and make it better? A friend help me set this up, and I have no idea what to do. And for the links, I cannot upload the image for the links.

    Just some general comments I have for you. First of all, depending on the music and size and type of the file, many people may not appreciate waiting for a page to download for a large MIDI file or other type of file just so that they can hear some music. It can be something that some people are really annoyed by while others it’s not an issue. My suggestion would be to not have the music play when the page loads, but give the visitor the opportunity to choose if they want to listen through a link you place on your page.
    Could you explain a bit more about what you mean about uploading an image for the links? Are you saying that you have, say, a photo that you want to show and on your blog you have a link to it, but now you need to get the photo onto the site so that when a person clicks on the link they actually get to see the file?
    I am by no means an expert with all of this, but I will certainly do what I can to help you!

    Hi Craig: thx for the offer to help.
    1st…can u show me how to change the font color of the date and topic of each post, notice how mine is all one color, and yours is in reddish or burgundy color.
    2nd…as for music, I agree with what u said how it might take a long time to upload the page, and it’s a good idea to leave it as an option. So lets say if I want to link a song inside my post, and ppl just need to click on the title to listen. How do i go about doing that?
    3rd… ’bout image, what i meant is I thought in “manage links”, right underneath “URL” & “Display name”, there is an “image option”. I thought if I put a url of an image in that box, that image would show on my blog site. So when ppl click on that image, it’ll take them to that site. Is that right? I tried but it doesnt work. Thanks again.

    I’ll give you a quick idea for now, and a more complete answer later, as it’s late here.
    First of all, any image that you want to display on your blog needs to be copied from your computer up to your web server. Some people create a specific folder for images. Myself, I simply use the b2-img folder to hold all my images. Perhaps once I learn more and have a more sophisticated site, I may create a folder just for pictures and such. Then, what you have to do is create your hyperlink to point at the image in the folder on your web server.
    Colours and fonts and borders and other things are changed using Cascading Style Sheets–the main one on your site and mine is wp-layout.css. You can open and edit this file in Notepad if you like. It’s only a simple text file.
    I think that I might suggest that you get some background in basic web skills by visiting the w3c school. Go to http://www.w3schools.com/ where you will find some excellent tutorials on HTML, XHTML, CSS, and other web goodies. All of the tutorials are FREE! I think that once you have a stronger foundation in basic skills like this, you will have the confidence to jump right in and muck about in your site. There is no better way to learn than to get your hands dirty.
    By all means check around all of the WP sites that you can find and see what kind of things that you like. Whenever you want to totally design a site from the ground up, it’s literally a good idea to draw it out on paper. Plan your colours, fonts, do a mock-up on your layout, and the like. That way, once you start changing around the CSS and other things, you are doing the guts work, and not the design and guts work simultaneously, which can be very hard.
    Don’t be afraid to ask questions on these forums. There are a lot of very talented and generous people here who will help when they can. We all were new at some time. I am still learning a lot, but the most important thing is to have fun.
    I hope that this gives you a bit of a thumbnail sketch of a few things and I really urge you to check out the w3c school tutorials. You will be spending your time wisely when you do that.

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