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missing photos

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This ite seems to be swallowing photos and spitting them out with no sign left of them.

I put this down to configuration errors of some of the plugins. Especially the postie/email ones. Everytime i set the meida to go to the right folder and then when the plugin is upgraded tis gets reset and i loose a load of em!

Most frustrating

Oh, of course. Now I see.

New Theme

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I saw the theme on this site: www.ragamuffinsoul.com and it was very close to a theme ive had in the pipeline.

The one you see now is a first draft of it. I still have to add lots of previous functions like category thumbnails and such but it will happen over time. It’s a combo of the above linked theme and this one: Clean Home.

What do you think?

irishmark.net to ruthandmark.net?

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I’ve been thinking more on the development of his site and since my last post abut this I was having another thought.

You can visit my lovely wife’s blog at a subdomain on this site: ruth.irishmark.net but i was thinking of maybe combining them. As she is, after all, my wife then why not combine the into one main blog for the two of us. When the kiddies come along they could join in too…..

Below here isa list of ideas fr it that i wanna write down in the site so i dont loose them – i would do so if i wrote it on a scrap of paper.

Cat Images – Photos of Ruth and I together doing stuff. – ideally facial expression!

  • WordPress –
  • Arg – both lookin miffed – sulking
  • Church –
  • Family –
  • Film – eating pop corn
  • Friends –
  • General/Uncategorized – looking bored
  • God / God Stuff –
  • I Laughed – tickling each other
  • Love – the kiss shot
  • N95 / Phone – looking at phone with joy
  • Photos –
  • Private – going shhhhhhh
  • Profound – looking stupidly profound
  • Rides –
  • Sad – looking sad
  • Techie –
  • Tunage – headphones bot of us
  • Tweet –
  • Video –
  • WooYaa – going oooooooh/holding alternate sigs saying woo and yay
  • Work –
  • Geek-tastic – geek out
  • Holidays – tent
  • Reviews – looking estudious

Functions

Twitter integration  – needs to be able to link in to multiple twitter accounts twitter users may help

facebook integration – needs to be able to link in to multiple facebook accounts read: smashing mag’s article on this

The Loop and Multiple Queries

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This is the bit i’m srtuggling with:

[code]

<?php if (have_posts()) : while (have_posts()) : the_post(); ?>

<h2><a href=”<?php the_permalink() ?>” rel=”bookmark”>

<?php if( get_post_meta($post->ID, “hpbottom”, true) ): ?>
<img style=”float:left;margin:0px 10px 0px 0px;width:50px; height:50px;” src=”<?php echo get_post_meta($post->ID, “hpbottom”, true); ?>” width=”150″ height=”150″  alt=”<?php the_title(); ?>” />
<?php include(TEMPLATEPATH.”/Cat_Thumb_Assign.php”);?>
<?php endif; ?>


<?php if (is_category(’28’) ): ?>
<?php include(TEMPLATEPATH.”/cat_tweet.php”); ?>
<?php else: ?>

<?php the_title(); ?></a>
</h2>
<div class=”date”>
<div class=”dateleft”>
<p><span class=”time”><?php the_time(‘F j, Y’); ?></span>
by <?php the_author_posts_link(); ?> &nbsp;<?php edit_post_link(‘(Edit)’, ”, ”); ?>
Filed under <?php the_category(‘, ‘) ?></p>
</div>

<div class=”dateright”>
<p><span class=”comment”><?php comments_popup_link(‘Leave a Comment’, ‘1 Comment’, ‘% Comments’); ?></span></p>
</div>
</div>

<?php the_content(__(‘Read more’));?><div style=”clear:both;”></div>

<!– These are the ‘tags’ markup   <div class=”postmeta2″>
<p><span class=”tags”>Tags: <?php the_tags(”) ?></span></p>
</div>–>
<div style=”border-bottom:1px dotted #2255AA; margin-bottom:10px; padding:0px 0px 10px 0px; clear:both;”></div>

<?php endif; ?>

<?php endwhile; else: ?>

<p><?php _e(‘Sorry, no posts matched your criteria.’); ?></p>

<?php endif; ?>

[/code]

I want it to choose a thumbnail depending on the catagory (the thumbnail assigning happens in  Cat_Thumb_Assign.php). This I’ve had working no problem. Then it should  choose how to display that post dependingon wether its either catagory 28 (a twitter update) or not.

Can anyone figure this out?

New Linkage

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I’ve just changed the permalink structure of the site so I apologise to anyone who has linked to my site and the links break.

On the fence

Unless you linked to summat and didn’t tell me – the  toy deserve to DIIIIEEEEE…..umm ok maybe a bit harsh.

It’ coming together….

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 im-dev

It’s coming back tpogether now bu  i still need to figure out how to implement the catagory template code. The thumbnail code works great but the tweets need to be condensed hence th catagory template need:

<?php
$post = $wp_query- >post;
if ( in_category(‘3’) ) {
include(TEMPLATEPATH . ‘/cat3.php’);
} elseif ( in_category(‘4’) ) {
include(TEMPLATEPATH . ‘/cat4.php’);
} else {
include(TEMPLATEPATH . ‘/cat.php’);
} ? >

Lets see if we can get it to this:

New Layout

New Layout

Good grief this is an awful mess

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I really am making a mess ofthis site i think i need my head examined. I am living in th hope that if i can pull it off It will work and look amazing – well as amazing as i want it to look, but i keep having too many ideas that flit throug my head and i dont write em down and then i forget them….

I gotta have some faith that ican do this. God game me some Skillz and i intend to use em.

HTML CAN NOT DO THAT!!!1!!

ReDev…again

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I’m trying desperately to do some hardcore WordPress theme development and i fear i am a wee bit over my head. However, usually when i do something stupid and try and make the site do something it doesn’t normally, well, i’m always in way over my head but there you go. I am posting this here and on wordpress.org to see if anyone can help me with it.

Old Current Version

Old Current Version

The first image here is how the site currently works/looks. First it takes the most recent post and features it at the top of the page. Then it goes on to display the next ten or so posts with thumbnails albeit limited to 220 characters or so. It is checking the category then assigning the appropriate image. It does that using the following code:

<?php if (is_category(‘7’) ):
<img src='<?php bloginfo(‘template_url’);?>/images/cat7.jpg’ alt=” />
<?php } elseif (is_category(‘8’) ):
<img src='<?php bloginfo(‘template_url’);?>/images/cat8.jpg’ alt=” />
<?php endif; ?>

This is an abbreviation of the full code used as i’m using about 10 diff categories and thumbnails.

This is all a bit messy to be honest. And now i am using twitter it is becoming crowded with that little bird bless him. I want to restyle the layout of the posts. That can be done simply with some good CSS. What I really want to do though is to change the layout of the tweet posts completely.

 

New Layout

New Layout


This is where the second image comes into play. This image shows roughly how i’d like to display the Tweet posts and the standard posts. I’m gonna do away with featuring the first post as its not really for me on this site – i hate it actually. You will see though that the layout of the tweetpost is very different from the standard one.

I’m using twitter tools to sort the tweets and part of what it does is post my tweets as posts but in doing so it creates a title as well as the content. Fair enough

– it has to for wordpress. I don’t want it to display the Title ad the content. I want to get rid of the titles for these tweetpots.

The way i have been thinking of doing it:

I want to create different templates for each category then create a query in the loop to see which template to use to display the post. The lovely people at wpcandy.com have created a great cheat sheet on a PDF (found this via webdesignledger.com), on the 3rd page is the following code:

<?php
$post = $wp_query- >post;
if ( in_category(‘3’) ) {
include(TEMPLATEPATH . ‘/cat3.php’);
} elseif ( in_category(‘4’) ) {
include(TEMPLATEPATH . ‘/cat4.php’);
} else {
include(TEMPLATEPATH . ‘/cat.php’);
} ? >

I want to put this code in to my pages so that whenever a tweet or standard post appears that it will display in a nice and pretty fashion. I just don’t have the PHP/WordPress skills to know which bits of code to change. I have been trying but i keep getting errors.

SOOOOOOOOOO…..

any ideas?

If anyone out thewre with a super-brain cares to crack this one i’d be a very happy boy.

Questions welcome.

You can find this as a forum post on the wordpress forums too here.

Alpha & Twitting

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So this summer we are putting on another Alpha Course. If any one wants to ask questions and find out more about christianity. Hecklers with “difficult” questions welcome.

Tweeting- i am thinking that i need to do moe dev on the site to accomodate tweets!

Must Have WordPress Plugins

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unpluggedI thoght i’d write up a post on my favorite plugins. I consider most of them to be must-haves but then I use the site i run in my own way where as others may use their sites in a differnet way.

Writing Tools

Media Tools

Making things easy Backend

Security

General useful tools

Mobile / Email Blogging

Helpful Tools

it works

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I think i finally got this posting from the phone nailed now. The only thing is that it can only handle 1 image at a time but we shall see?

maybe the next version of WordPress will support this.

No time No pace

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I seem to be running around trying to catch up on my news feeds. I’m also waaaay behind on whats heppening on face boo and i dont seem to have a blarney chance of seeing people either.

I have roughly about 40 subscriptions in my google reader page. I also have about 260 friends on my facebook account. I’m trying ti figure out when i am supposed to kee up with it all. Facebook is great – dont get me wrong but I a one of the few who find it a bit overwhelming when it comes tpo follwoing it.  It coul alost be a fulltime job monitoring faceboook.

Couple that with the rss news feeds (click here or here if you dont know what an rss feed is – they rock) its all a bbit too much. How am i supposed to do my job aswell!

HOW I ASK YOU HOW???????

Here’s a list of the sites i subscribe to….if you were interested.

www.4-14.org.uk

www.alphafriends.org

www.dirtstreetpub.com

http://djearworm.com

www.donder.oucs.ox.ac.uk

http://failblog.org

http://fazed.net

http://www.fubiz.net

http://www.fuelyourcreativity.com

http://uk.gizmodo.com

http://googlesystem.blogspot.com

http://livingos.com

http://www.mashuptown.com

http://www.mattmagic.com

http://ruth.irishmark.net

http://www.nickpage.co.uk

http://www.oaktree.org.uk

http://www.Oddee.com

http://politicalspirit.com

http://provideocoalition.com

http://www.sharecreative.co.uk

http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/index.xml

http://www.twinklydave.com/wordpress

http://www.todaysbigfail.com

http://tryingtofollow.com

http://vimeo.com/channels/hd

http://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/15/

http://www.webdesignerwall.com

http://www.webdesignerdepot.com/feed/

http://wordpress.org/development/

http://planet.wordpress.org

http://www.linkedin.com

http://pipes.yahoo.com/pipes/pipe.run?YouTubeUsername=irishmark

Why I love WordPress

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WordPress is the DADDY! I’ve been using it now since Jan 07 and it has been brilliant. For someone like me who is not chiefly a web developer it has taught me how to think with regards to developing sites. The infrastructure of how it works is quite brilliant really.

Here’s the low down: Wordpress is an open source free bit of software that is very much like a Content management system. Because it’s open source this means that anyone who uses it gets access to the code.This in turn means that anyone can edit/adapt the code for their needs. It was originally designed to run peoples weblog sites but has now become so much more:

 It can be broken down to 3 main areas: The main code, Themes & Plugins

  1. The main code are the basic set of files that make the site run, communicate with the database, give the user interface and so on. It’s the backbone if you like. 
  2. Themes are the look / visual design of the site and its layout. 
  3. Plugins- This is where the real genius happens. These are add-ons. They effectively add on extra functionality to your website.

The use of plugins is encouraged by the developer so much so that on the website they give yo all the tools you need to create your own plugins. When you create a plugin you can then upload it to their site and it becomes available t anyone. That’s not to say that you HAVE to do so – i appreciate some will work hard on these and wouldn’t want to just give it away. Effectively this means that io stead of having one developer working on your site, you have the knowledge of thousands.

I just think it rocks!

Techtastic

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I really have broken the back of wordpress. I’ve been so busy developing other websites that i’ve completely neglected this one. Our work website is now back up online using wordpress check it out. I am also developing taylors.tv and ajguitars.co.uk.

Neither have anything online yet (except taylors original site) but its exciting times knowing that i’ve got this stuff nailed.