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Fiddly Wordpress customization help

I am looking to get a wordpress theme with built-in icons for post types (such as sorbet, but I'm open to using another one to make this easier) to use icons based on categories or tags instead. There is a plugin for this but it doesn't work with the current version of WP and I don't think it's set up to replace part of an existing theme anyway. (It would also be nice if I could customize the color on those bar things too.) Despite my ambitions for awesome blog layout customization, I know very little about CSS and basically haven't coded anything for the web since we all used Netscape Navigator. How do I do this?
posted by NoraReed on Sep 26, 2014 - 0 answers

What are the best resources for Wordpress these days?

I started a Wordpress blog a few years ago and then ignored it soon after. This time around I'd really like to create the best Wordpress site that I possibly can. I'm looking for any resources that would help to achieve that goal -- themes, tutorials, podcasts, etc. I'd also like to learn more about search engine optimization and monetization in regards to a Wordpress site. Suggestions? [more inside]
posted by Ostara on Sep 11, 2014 - 4 answers

Is there a plugin that creates this gallery effect?

I'm working on making a magazine blog. I started with a template that is pretty awesome, but I liked the effect another theme used to manage the photo and video gallery. Is there a plugin I can install to achieve this effect or is this hard coded into the template. [more inside]
posted by FireStyle on Aug 20, 2014 - 4 answers

Modifying AddThis on a WordPress blog

I have a blog running WordPress with the Thesis theme, and the AddThis plugin. It currently shows AddThis buttons at both the top of a post and the bottom of a post (like this). All I want are the buttons at the top, as they appear now. How do I get rid of the buttons at the bottom?
posted by NotMyselfRightNow on May 18, 2014 - 3 answers

I want a linkblog like John Gruber/Daring Fireball. How do I set it up?

I've long been an admirer of linkblogs like John Gruber's Daring Fireball and Dave Winer's Scripting News. I would like to start one on my own. What's the best way to go about doing this? [more inside]
posted by zooropa on May 9, 2014 - 6 answers

Show and accept edits in WordPress posts?

So I've Googled and checked out the WordPress support forums about this, but I'm not finding what I want. Is there any plugin that allows WordPress to have a function like Track Changes in Word? I'm talking about within a post -- so if I made edits (punctuation, changing words, whatever) in a certain post, someone else could see them and also accept or reject them. Just viewing the "Revisions" in WP isn't cutting it.
posted by trillian on Apr 25, 2014 - 3 answers

Wordpress website breaking

I have a frustrating issue with a site hosted on Wordpress. Every now and again - and seemingly at random - I will get a message saying "Resource Limit Is Reached - The website is temporarily unable to service your request as it exceeded resource limit. Please try again later" when I try and visit my site or dashboard. [more inside]
posted by jonathanbell on Mar 3, 2014 - 8 answers

What simple, self-hosted blogging platform do I want?

I'm sick of Wordpress and all it's cruft. What self-hosted blogging platform should I be looking at in 2013? Details within. [more inside]
posted by chrisamiller on Oct 6, 2013 - 14 answers

Good host for Wordpress

Who would be good to host a Wordpress site, for someone with moderate technical grasp who wants an easy transfer? [more inside]
posted by Segundus on Oct 1, 2013 - 17 answers

Wordpress help, please -- frontpage links to categories?

Are there any frameworks or templates out there that would let me have a widget with a grid of image links to category blogs? [more inside]
posted by mkuhnell on Sep 20, 2013 - 1 answer

Blog Info Display, Why you So Difficult!?

What's the best place to be able to make editable charts for a wordpress.com blog? [more inside]
posted by theichibun on Jul 24, 2013 - 3 answers

WordPress theme for a marketplace

Need ideas of a off-the-shelf WP theme for a marketplace. [more inside]
posted by heartofglass on Jun 6, 2013 - 1 answer

Best tablet and workflow for blogging

I would like to purchase a tablet so I can do more blogging without lugging a laptop around. What are the best tools/apps/workflow tips to be able to do this without tearing my hair out? Special snowflake stuff inside. [more inside]
posted by melissa on May 13, 2013 - 6 answers

How To Prevent Spam on Wordpress Blog

I have a wordpress blog. Comment sections is being filled daily with spam comments. Is there any way I can block these?
posted by goalyeehah on Apr 4, 2013 - 9 answers

I want a distributed Facebook.

I want a distributed Facebook. What necessary pieces are already available, and what work would need to be done to integrate currently available necessary pieces? [more inside]
posted by eviemath on Mar 10, 2013 - 8 answers

Help me move my blog from Blogger to WordPress.

Should I try to move my custom-domain blog from Blogger to WordPress using the WordPress "import blog" feature, or is it worth hiring a professional to be sure I don't mess it up? Also, WordPress template questions. [more inside]
posted by The Girl Who Ate Boston on Feb 4, 2013 - 5 answers

Help choose a WordPress theme for a simple, 365-post photo blog.

Please help me to choose a WordPress theme for my (second) daily photo blog. My problem is that I want something so plain and simple that I'll probably have to pay for it, but the paid themes are complex and difficult for me to decipher. The content will be 365 posts and an archive gallery, presented as simply as possible. [more inside]
posted by cribcage on Dec 22, 2012 - 5 answers

WordPress redirect from "post" to "page"?

WordPressFilter: My WordPress blog uses Atahualpa. I have "posts" which I would like to appear in the menu bar where "pages" appear. Is there a "right way" to do this? [more inside]
posted by QuantumMeruit on Oct 23, 2012 - 2 answers

Move my new Wordpress site from subdirectory to root?

Blog/website tech support needed! How can I move my newly designed Wordpress site from a subdirectory to the root, while somehow archiving the old indexhibit site which currently dwells on the root? I only have a couple of days in which to do this! [more inside]
posted by betsbillabong on Oct 18, 2012 - 11 answers

My Wordpress blog subscribers aren't getting updates.

Blog at Dreamhost, using Wordpress - After many months of posting with few to no email issues, the last two posts did not send emails to my subscribers. Suggestions? [more inside]
posted by Glinn on Oct 4, 2012 - 5 answers

Are you there Google? It's me, antonymous

Why is google indexing my personal domain "better" than my work's domain - both have WP blogs, but only posts under my personal domain show up in the Google Alert I have for my name. I am responsible for the visibility of my employer's blog and I do not think it's being crawled effectively (or something). [more inside]
posted by antonymous on Sep 27, 2012 - 4 answers

Who are these random "Users" at my website?

Wordpress. I have a website hosted by Dreamhost using Wordpress. I just got an email alerting me to a "new user registration". It is not a follower, so what is it? [more inside]
posted by Glinn on Sep 7, 2012 - 8 answers

Making my (WordPress) blog more efficient

Making my (WordPress) blog more efficient [more inside]
posted by ebesan on May 24, 2012 - 10 answers

What is the best solution to setup different wordpress blogs and have one central blog which combines all the postings from these?

What is the best solution to setup different wordpress blogs and have one central blog which combines all the postings from these? [more inside]
posted by jfricke on May 14, 2012 - 2 answers

The better platform: Wordpress or Blogger?

I'm considering setting up my company's website on a blogging platform. Since I'm a heavy user of Google services, I was considering using Blogger, especially since it is free. (I use it for my personal blog.) However, my partner said self-hosted Wordpress is more flexible and more professional. Is Wordpress truly better than Blogger? If so, what are the main selling points of using Wordpress over Blogger in 2012?
posted by Bushmiller on Apr 25, 2012 - 15 answers

Migrating WordPress Blog to Tumblr

I have a self-hosted WordPress blog in which every post is an image (with alt-text) and a single comment. I'd like to move this material over to a Tumblr blog. The site has two years' worth of material, with about three posts per week. I've done a Google search and it seems there are three methods for migrating WordPress content to Tumblr. All involve exporting the WordPress Blog to XML first, which I've done. [more inside]
posted by Legomancer on Apr 7, 2012 - 7 answers

Between the present and a Vingian singularity there comes an era where eveyrone is computer illiterate. I'm an early adopter.

I want to set up a personal web space - a blog, some articles and vanity e-mail address type of affair. Unfortunately, I've spent too long using software instead of making it and all my web design and programming knowledge is a hopelessly outdated. What does a person need to know these days if they want to register a domain and set up a not overly complex web page and blog with a service provider who is slightly more scrupulous than the average Batman villain? [more inside]
posted by Kid Charlemagne on Apr 4, 2012 - 9 answers

Personal website

Thanks to a lead from a question I posted on this mefi thread, I finally found the contraption I was looking for to help disabled people go hiking. [more inside]
posted by dthm42 on Apr 2, 2012 - 5 answers

Wordpress getting hacked, need more security

I love wordpress but I am finding that it seems to be very unsecure when it comes to viruses and hacking. What do other Wordpress users do to keep their sites secure and safe? [more inside]
posted by hellodonna on Mar 2, 2012 - 14 answers

"Page Not Found" - Linking Wordpress to Facebook is not as easy as it seems.

Wordpress + Facebook = Fail. Help. [more inside]
posted by anastasiav on Feb 26, 2012 - 6 answers

Repeat on the footh barday

Is anyone out there using a blogging platform calendar plugin that lets you define recurring events such as "the second tuesday of each month"? [more inside]
posted by maniabug on Nov 9, 2011 - 3 answers

Combining ALL the things!

Hope me! I have a Wordpress foodie blog and I have a kitchenware retail website. I want to take the blog and export it to my website. Somehow. It gets a little more complicated and I'd really appreciate some help walking me through the various procedures. Wise advise on blog organisation would also be deeply appreciated. Apologies in advance for the longwinded rambling to follow. [more inside]
posted by ninazer0 on Nov 2, 2011 - 3 answers

My wordpress blog hates calendars.

Having a strange problem with my Wordpress blog and calendar plugins... any calendar plugin, actually. [more inside]
posted by selfnoise on Nov 2, 2011 - 11 answers

Wordpress Install on a Subdomain

I have a Wordpress blog at www.mydomainname.org. I want to add another Wordpress blog at subdomain.mydomainname.org. I know it's possible, but is it something I can do? [more inside]
posted by that's how you get ants on Oct 29, 2011 - 7 answers

Tumblr vs. Wordpress?

I have a tumblr that is getting decently popular. If I want to become more of an established blogger, do I need to use a different platform? [more inside]
posted by kingfishers catch fire on Oct 18, 2011 - 11 answers

Seeking understanding and tools I need to design a homepage that is a dynamic bar chart.

This weekend I'm setting up a website for an academic event. I'd like the homepage of the site to have large, clickable progress bars that display the number of posts for each of the subpages (News & Announcements, Blog, Events, etc.). As more posts are added to each of the subpages (posts would likely be sorted and displayed by category and tag), its respective progress bar takes up more screen real estate and the tally count listed on/near it increases. Basically, I want the homepage to look like a giant, dynamic bar chart. Is there a freeware (or cheap) template, widget or piece of code that allows me to do this? [more inside]
posted by iamkimiam on Sep 15, 2011 - 7 answers

What are the best website/blog tips that don't immediately come to mind?

What are the best website/blog tips that don't immediately come to mind? I'm relaunching a website and want to make sure I do it right both technically and financially... (more details inside) [more inside]
posted by darkgroove on Aug 19, 2011 - 5 answers

There's spam in Google's cache of my site

I have spam showing up in my website header and cached copy on Google's search results. [more inside]
posted by Addlepated on Jul 8, 2011 - 11 answers

Short URL service in the same directory as WordPress?

How do I create a custom bit.ly-like short URL service in the same directory as a WordPress installation? [more inside]
posted by joshrholloway on Jun 15, 2011 - 5 answers

Including a Business Directory in a Wordpress Site... any ideas

I am trying to find an easy way to incorporate a business directory into a Wordpress site. [more inside]
posted by hellodonna on Mar 8, 2011 - 11 answers

RSS to Blog

Blog Help Filter: I am looking for a way by which I can have an RSS feed (consolidated from various sources and filtered - using Yahoo pipes) end up into a blog as draft posts. I would then edit, delete, modify these entires and post them in real time or at a predefined time. I am open to most blogging platforms such as: 1. Tumblr 2. Posterous 3. Blogger 4. Wordpress Does something like this exist for those of us who cannot program? And, is there a way to do this with twitter? I know I can post on twitter when I update a blog but is the reverse possible? I know it is a weird request. Any help is much appreciated. Thanks
posted by london302 on Feb 22, 2011 - 6 answers

Wordpress theme with a vertical timeline

Do you know this wordpress theme? [more inside]
posted by jfricke on Jan 25, 2011 - 7 answers

Free Wordpress domain?

I would like to start a simple blog/website using WordPress, but ideally I don't want to pay for a domain. What are some free domains I can use? Preferably ad-free, preferably unlimited upload, but I know beggars can't be choosers.
posted by zardoz on Jan 17, 2011 - 4 answers

Calling Wordpressers to help with pdf!!

Calling all Wordpress specialists (and I know there are many!). I have a small blog which is a source of business for me and I want my readers to have the option of getting a printer friendly version of each post in the form of a PDF. I need your experience on which plugin may work best for me. [more inside]
posted by Marzipan on Jan 5, 2011 - 2 answers

Is there a how to manual for self-hosted Wordpress sites?

Is there a how to manual for self-hosted Wordpress sites? [more inside]
posted by beautiful on Dec 22, 2010 - 7 answers

Wordpress.org or Blogger? Help me decide which would be best in this case, please.

During this holiday break I'm going to be purchasing a domain name and migrating a University department's WordPress.com blog over to either WordPress.org or Blogger. I need help deciding which (Wordpress.org or Blogger) will be the best way to go based on the blog's needs and the capabilities of its authors. [more inside]
posted by iamkimiam on Dec 22, 2010 - 9 answers

Alphabetised WordPress Posts

How can I alphabetise (by title) my WordPress posts?
posted by nam3d on Dec 13, 2010 - 7 answers

Good genealogy blog theme?

Good genealogy themes for a Wordpress blog? [more inside]
posted by Tchad on Dec 7, 2010 - 3 answers

Best way to create a photo poll on Wordpress?

What's the easiest way to create a post/poll on a Wordpress.com hosted blog that will allow site visitors to vote on their favorite from ~15 photos? [more inside]
posted by iamkimiam on Dec 5, 2010 - 1 answer

Anchor navigation on Wordpress blog

I'm working on a Wordpress blog that has a number of "featured" (not quite the right word) items on the front page - these are not grouped together and are not in any order. I want to be able to link to them on the main page using anchors. [more inside]
posted by OverlappingElvis on Nov 30, 2010 - 3 answers

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