As with images ( see Image alignment – left, middle, right and none) it is possible to control the alignment of text using CSS. This post shows some simple examples of text alignment: left, middle and right. And starting with the default: none.
Susan blogging- For £400
- If you were to purchase a WordPress one page website, what you receive is so much more than a simple one page website. I am totally the non techy partner in this company. I badger Herb, when I’m not busy multi tasking elsewhere! so that I can help ‘the frightened’
- You can get into your site and alter it
- You can extend it
- Add little blocks of information [widgets]
- Have menu items
- Organise it
- Manage comments on them
If this weather continues I should be able to blog each of these in more detail.
I recently installed a number of plugins into the bobbing wide web design blog, including Simple Tweet. Having spent a very long time connecting my Bobbing Wide web development blog to Twitter I then turned to Simple Tweet. I gave up quickly when I could not find what to enter in the Callback URL. I’m now trying the Simple Twitter Connect plugin.
So far so good – it told me what to type as the callback URL.
So now is the time to see if it works.
I haven’t signed into Twitter yet so this could be interesting.
A short while later…
Well the documentation says:
- Easy to install and use.
- Modular. Only use the pieces you want to use.
- Integrates easily into any theme.
- Simple control panel, only has the options you need for the pieces you activate.
- Secure. Uses the latest WordPress coding techniques to eliminate tricky security problems.
then goes on to list the…
- Login using Twitter Credentials
- Comment using Twitter credentials
- Users can auto-tweet their comments
- Tweet button
- Tweetmeme button
- Auto-tweet new posts to an account
- Manual post tweeting
- Full @anywhere support
- Auto-link all twitter names on the site
But I’m none the wiser. Where is the control panel? Where do I get these plugins from?
Much later… DOH!
Well I’ve been going backwards and forwards trying to understand the “Whoa – what’s with all these plugins” FAQ item. There I am thinking ‘what bl**dy’ plugins. It didn’t occur to me that more than one plugin would become available when I activated it.
Well now I know… Now which of these plugins do I need to pick?
and it appears that what I want is
STC – Login, if only because I have this in my Drupal blog
STC – Publish
I’m not sure I need any of the others (yet) since I’ve already got Share buttons that do something similar for many more Social Bookmarking sites than just Twitter.
Right, done that. Now what are the new Publish Settings?
I think I’ll enable Automatically Tweet on Publish.
Not sure I understand the discussion on using the Sign in to Twitter button.
Let’s give it a go first.
Sign in with Twitter
When I attempted to sign in with Twitter everything went as expected ( it was the same sort of stuff as when I did it for Drupal ) until I got this message:
Undeterred I tried Twitter Publisher
The Twitter Publisher widget – which appeared in the right side bar of the Dashboard below Post Tags was pre-populated so I first clicked on Publish, then the Tweet button. I then got shown this (in a popup). I chose Connect.
The popup disappeared but I don’t know what happened after that. Hold on I’ll just check. Back in a mo.
TADA – it worked!
Now to try posting blogs to Facebook… Drupal first.
Note to self: Can’t you write this up so that it makes sense to others who want to get their WordPress integrated with Twitter?
When we first came up with the one page wonder package we created a special advertisement for it in the Women’s Wisdom website. So we called it a WoW.
… But we didn’t really know what the first W stood for.
Now we can announce that it stands for WordPress. This post tells you a bit more about the WordPress plugins that we expect to provide as standard in your “WordPress one page Wonder” (WoW).
I don’t know the answer to the question of “How to decide between Categories and Post Tags” but I do know that there is more than one way to kill a cat.
Many people want to have Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn etc “follow me” or “find me”buttons on their site.
But which buttons would you choose to display?
I’m just working on a site that uses Mal’s eCommerce shopping cart to take payments.
I think the site owners have missed a step in configuring the cart… the bit that actually takes the payments through Paypal.
So I’ve set up my own cart and a Donate Now link. If anyone cares to donate to the cause now is your chance.
In a WordPress post images can be uploaded and aligned quite easily. The alignment is controlled by the class of the image. The positioning is performed by the browser following the instructions in the CSS (Cascading Style Sheet).
Here is an image which has no alignment applied
This is the paragraph AFTER the image.
This is an example of a video being embedded into a WordPress post.
[aembed:”http://www.youtube.com/v/kE0pwJ5PMDg&color1=0xb1b1b1&color2=0xd0d0d0&hl=en_GB&feature=player_embedded&fs=1″ 270 216]
If you want to see how it’s done then see the
sample video page
If you hover over the video and right click then you may get given the option to “copy embed html”.
I noticed that when I do this the size defaults to 640 pixels wide with a height of 385.
You may want to adjust the values so that the video looks OK in your blog.
Two ways to make changes to your Wordpress database when you move it from one host system to another
oops, I needed more bandwidth to host my Wordpress blog