Monthly Archives: February 2008

Quick! Break My Tie

Yowzers! Is this doldrums or the reverse? I have four half-finished drafts that I like just about equally. Help me pick which one to finish first. First comment gets it. A WordPress tutorial Thoughts about building an audience when traffic … Continue reading

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DazzlinDonna on Community – an Interview

In mid January I asked readers to tell me what they want to see more of in this blog. I offered to interview whoever’s idea made me “the happiest and most interested.” Donna Fontenot of DazzlinDonna commented that she’d like … Continue reading

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Going Pink

What a difference a few days can make. This time last week I was thinking about adding blogging for a cause as a regular feature. One thing led to another and pretty soon I was joking about dyeing my hair … Continue reading

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WordPress Urgent Upgrade

Two days ago WordPress announced an urgent security update. WordPress 2.3.3 is an urgent security release. If you have registration enabled a flaw was found in the XML-RPC implementation such that a specially crafted request would allow a user to … Continue reading

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Protecting Customizations to WordPress Default

So, it’s time to install an important security upgrade. You back up your database, but forget to back up your customized version of a theme that comes with WordPress. When performing the upgrade, the new Default files overwrite the old … Continue reading

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Wide Sidebar and Header for WordPress Default Theme

This tutorial will walk you through how to widen Kubrick, the WordPress Default Theme, without losing the ability to use the theme’s custom header image coloring. The result will be wide enough for a second sidebar, or for one of … Continue reading

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Reducing Header Height – WordPress Default Theme

The WordPress Default Theme measures about 220 pixels from the top of the screen to the bottom of the header image, with a 760px wide by 200px high header image. Many popular sites have only between 100 and 150 pixels … Continue reading

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Breaking the Mold Without Breaking Myself

Creativity is a bit like a butterfly net. A butterfly net can be a tool, an unused artifact, a source of silly visual jokes and metaphors – determining its significance requires perspective. Most of us don’t have a butterfly net … Continue reading

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WordPress: Add a Second Widget-Ready Sidebar

This is the tutorial I wish I had found when I first wanted to know how to add a second widget-ready sidebar. Step One: Create a second sidebar file 1)a: Add content to sidebar2.php 1)b: Upload sidebar2.php Step Two: Add … Continue reading

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