Hope this one’s better. Lorelei Bliss is a stand-in until I find or make something closer to what I want.
I simply can’t resist the name – or that sky.
Wow. That was easy. One-click upgrade at DreamHost worked like a charm.
I’m a fan of version 2.5. The dashboard is more intuitive and easier on the eyes, and the one-click update function for plug-ins is going to save me a lot of time and aggravation.
So, I changed my template, too. Isn’t this cheerful and spring-like?
I’ve moved my sidebar texts into text widgets, so I might play a bit with other templates as well, since it won’t be the laborious task that it used to be.
Only a few little problems to figure out:
I’ve been trying to troubleshoot to find out what is making the blog take so long to load. In the process, I’ve been updating and optimizing the new design. Here’s what’s new:
Still to do
Any other suggestions? Is anyone still getting a script error?
Did you notice that I’ve added a new plug-in under the sociables links at the bottom of each post?
The Sphere related plug-in is easy to install. It interconnects blogs and other media sources.
Try clicking one of the Sphere: Related Content links – a pop-up window will show you links to content that it thinks might be related to what you’ve posted. Very fun!
When we moved to Yahoo hosting at work, I had hoped that the WordPress blogging would be a real service offered.
No-one in customer support knows anything about it, of course. There is no-one in charge of updating the WordPress installations.
Dreamhost and Bluehost both have one-click updates to the WordPress installation. Not only doesn’t Yahoo, but if you update manually, it breaks the blog.
WordPress as installed in the “Beta” is several versions behind, and there is no-one responsible to business owners for that service.
I put in a feature request some time ago, with no response.
After letting me know that they knew nothing, and had not power to do anything, and knew of no-one who had power to do anything, a representative at “Customer Care” finally gave me a number to call corporate headquarters for the team in charge of feature requests.
They gave me 408-349-3300 and said that once I called there, I would be directed to the right people.
Instead I got a truly rude operator who informed me that unless I had a specific name, she wasn’t transferring me anywhere.
And this is all for Small Business Owners! I’ve had to recreate that blog four times since we started there. What of the small businessperson who is less web-savvy than myself?
I’m really thinking about recommending that we use another host. We went to Yahoo for better reliability on uptime, but this is beyond annoying.
They need to either enable a one-click update, or else allow people to manually update.
The way it’s handled now is shameful. I am disappointed in Yahoo!
Ok – I think I’ve got the basic template tweaked enough for now. I’ve added ratings and a post readers count.
If you weren’t able to access the blog yesterday, it’s because I lost all my previous changes to the template when I upgraded my version of WordPress. What a pain. When I downloaded the backup, it was somehow in the wrong format. I basically had to cut and past sections into Notepad and edit each template page by hand.
There are still some troubled bits of script that I want to display, but there’s quite a lot going on right now (including baby kitty care) so I’ll see how this works for a bit. I’ve got a new page that lists my plug-ins, and I really like the new contact form.
Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments, using the blog commenting system or the contact form.
Again, I’ve grown bored with my WordPress theme. Until such time as I have the time and energy to design my own, I’m just using a modified version of the Remember theme by Becca Wei. I’m still customizing it for my content, so check back in a day or so. You might have to refresh the page if you’ve visited recently.
I’ve got the image I want now for the header, but there are some buggy bits of the footer and sidebar, and I’ve lost the tag display on each post, as well as my guidelines for comments. Please play nice while I get all that fixed.