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  • cool

    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 Stats Popular Posts
    Wordpress Thread Comment


    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.


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

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

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


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

    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 ?


    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!

    Should be fixed now.

    Looks great! How’d you fix it?

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

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

    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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