WP Themes

August 13th, 2008 | Tags: , ,

Now that the WP Themes Directory is available… I might play around with some theme design. I mean, there used to be some awesome ones out there. Maybe I’ll play with making them usable in the newest versions or something. Because there are still some older theme’s I’d love to be able to use, but alas, I cannot with it in their current state. 🙁

But I’m thinking I might play around with creating some myself. There are some decent ones there, but a lot of ones that I would never even consider using for any application… ever. Maybe some versatility will help. We’ll see how motivated I am at doing this.

After all is said and done…

June 23rd, 2008 | Tags: , ,

So… I’ve been doing a lot of reading on the net. All sorts of stuff. I mean, I want to make sure that if I use the other domain as a means to write fiction for things like nanowrimo, or just random ideas that come to mind, that it’s easy to use and will be effective for what I want. The problem I’m running into is kind of two-fold. I cannot for my life figure out how to get MT to play nicely. I’ve settled on the theme issue. Fine. I’ll take the pretty pink thing and be happy with it. I figured out how to fiddle with the widgets and to edit the pages so that it can look exactly the way I want it to, with what’s available. I cannot, however, figure out how to install new plugins. Or when I get them in the right folder and follow all instructions, it can’t be activated.

So, after reading some rather interesting discussion with regard to the ownership of blog comments, I think I’m going to go back to a purely WP blog for that website. Because there’s a plugin you can install that allows you to create a Comment License, which clearly explains what does and does not belong to me (the owner of the blog) and the commenter.

All of this being said, this ALSO made me think really hard with regard to publishing publically my fiction. In part or in whole. Will someone steal my idea and make money off the majority of my words? Well, that’s where Creative Commons Licenses come into play.

I’ve always had better luck finding the plugins I want through WP, and when I’ve asked a question, someone’s always kindly given me an answer (or pointed me in the right direction). MT just seems to frustrate me. Akismet is pretty good at catching almost all of the spammage that comes through (and you’d be surprised at how much actually comes through, given that I don’t really have the most popular blog around). I figure it’s mostly because I’ve owned the domain forever. Probably had it registered with some SOE crap things a long time ago. And well, I think it’s even listed on some pr0n link sites because of all the spam comments I used to get (but couldn’t deal with).

Yeah. I’ve decided. Now, do I implement this tonight, or play WoW… this is a pretty intense decision.