Guess and Check



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One of the great things about using WordPress is the ability to add on to it using plugins. They seem to be getting better every day. I can’t really decide which ones I would even want to use. However, what I’ve been doing is checking out a bunch of the blogs of some of the heavy posters over in WordPress’s support forums. Some of them are absolutely amazing. Here are some of the good ones: Alex King, Max Thrane, Podz, Nick Momrik, and Matt Mullenweg.

And then there’s the hacks. So much good stuff I’m going to have to look over. I actually went ahead and tried one of these out, to kind of test my ability to edit the proper files. You might have noticed that all the links in this post have the “title” property set. That is thanks to this hack right here.

Once I’ve had a chance to really look over these other blogs, I’m going to go ahead and try some plugins out. And even though I pretty much have the layout how I wanted it, I’ll keep tweaking it. Those three pixels keep bothering me. I think it has something to do with how I’m floating the menu. And of course, I also have to work on the other pages of the site. You know, I’ll have an “about/info” page, and a “photo” page, and maybe some other pages. It’s going to take some time, but if I did everything all at once I wouldn’t have anything to blog, right?

2 Responses to “Plugins”

  1. Max Thrane Says:

    Thanks for linking :) Very much apreciatted :) And I’m not really sure about that 3px problem, but just wanted tp point out that you have 2 kinda weird problems :

    1) div where all posts are have some fixed width in Firefox, but floating as much as there is space in width in IE.
    2) this comments textbox is floating out of the screen in IE. It means when I write something on 1 line, I can’t see what I write after some point (cause line is too long).

    Just main 2 problems I’ve found that you might wanna fix :)
    Good luck to you!

  2. Tom Says:


    Well, I’m happy to say that the first one there is intentional. I added the line max-width: 580px; to my #content div id. I’m pretty sure the reason I did this was because I’m going to put something over there on the right. We’ll see. I’m pretty sure the reason it doesn’t show up correctly in IE is because it’s some kind of advanced CSS or something.

    Now, as to the second one, I don’t have a clue. Line 74 in my wp-comments.php file reads as follows:

    <textarea name="comment" id="comment" cols="70" rows="4" tabindex="4"></textarea>

    So I can’t imagine the problem. (Except that I saw what you are talking about when I tried it out.) The only thing I did change relating to that was in my wp-layout.css file when I changed the .feedback property from clear: all; to clear: none; . I’ll bet that’s it.


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