WordPress as a Newspaper CMS (15 posts)

  1. Klark
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Guyana's largest daily toilet paper source :-)

  2. jaypo7
    Posted 8 years ago #


  3. Klark
    Posted 8 years ago #

    A lot of hacking and slashing went into to getting it to look and work like that. If anyone wants to know how-to for any feature, just let me know.

    The Ads are served by Google Ad Manager. Can't believe Google is handling 500gb per month worth of Ad serving for free. I know Google is loaded, but how will they afford this when its launched to the public.

    I was previously using OpenX, and before that a plugin called WPads. Here's some other plugins used that are must-haves:

    Post-Thumbs Revisited (using the beta)
    WP Super Cache
    WP-Print & WP-Email
    Google XML Sitemaps
    Image Caption
    WordPress.com Stats
    WordPress.com Popular Posts
    Wordpress Thread Comment

  4. redhousepainter
    Posted 8 years ago #


    Have you tested your site on Safari and Firefox? The 3rd column drops below the second. Try either making it narrower or increasing the width of the body.


  5. absolon
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Which plugin have you used for "Featured" on main page? I like horizontal scroll for posts previews.

  6. Klark
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Don't have safari. But it looks fine in IE6, IE7, Firefox 2 & 3 for me ?
    What OS ?

  7. Klark
    Posted 8 years ago #

    absolon. That's not a plugin.
    Then you just drop WP_Query + the function call for Post Thumb between the li tags.

  8. redhousepainter
    Posted 8 years ago #


    Safari, Mac OSX and Firefox 3 on my computer. Feel free to email me at phauxshow@phauxshow.com and I'll send you some screenshots.

  9. Klark
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I see it now.

    The fonts are all changed up on Safari. So it's pushing the SubNav Bar into another line..which also causes the third column to drop to the bottom.

    Why is Safari showing different fonts from IE & Firefox ?

  10. redhousepainter
    Posted 8 years ago #


    I'm not sure that the issue is with the fonts. That is probably the case that the font settings are different on each installation of your browsers. You could easily rule that out by changing the font size under appearance in the Safari settings.

    There are people on here who are infinitely more qualified than I am but I would start by looking at your body width.

    'body {

    background: #DDDDDD;

    width: 985px;

    color: #000000;

    font-size: 12px;

    font-family: Arial, Tahoma, Verdana;

    margin: 0px auto 0px;

    padding: 0px;


    #wrap {

    background: #FFFFFF;

    width: 945px;

    margin: 10px auto 10px;

    padding: 0px 5px 20px 5px;

    border: 10px solid #f6f6f6;


    For example your wrap is smaller than your body. Try increasing the size of your wrap. Alternatively, you could try decreasing the size of your 3rd column a bit.

    Good luck!

  11. Klark
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Should be fixed now.

  12. redhousepainter
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Looks great! How'd you fix it?

  13. Klark
    Posted 8 years ago #

    It was indeed the fonts. So I made one of the categories a sub-category. I was going to do this anyway.

  14. absolon
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Better late than never. Thank you for URL to jCarousel.

  15. tanvi
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Hi d_kc,

    I've recently designed a website for a weekly student newspaper, DU Beat usingi wordpress. I was wondering how you manage to regularly update your site and keep it so well organised. Any tips?

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