Working on a WordPress support site for the last week or so, and we wanted to display sidebar dropdown menus for the many taxonomies we’ve created to help support agents find the correct content.
WordPress built in widgets don’t let you choose custom created taxonomies so the hunt was on for a way to do this. Instead of doing some work, I found the List Custom Taxonomy Widget, which suited our needs perfectly. And yet I wasn’t happy with it. For a kick off the submit button says “go »” , the 1990’s called and want their call to action indicator back.
The changes I made to fit my needs for this web site:
When I moved from Windows laptop to MacOS, I was worried about finding alternative versions of software I was using.
After recommendations from friends and web sites, I’ve replaced ACDSee with Lyn, Notepad++ with Sublime Text, KMPlayer with VLC and MPlayerX and Adobe Photoshop with Pixelmator.
The only remaining replacement to find was for my blogging client, Windows Live Writer, probably the best piece of software Microsoft created, which bizarrely they’re attempting to kill of while at the same time adding a piss poor, bastardised version of it into Microsoft Office. Cue sarcastic applause. Well done Microsoft.
To the hackers in Ukraine, Russia, Vietnam and China who are trying to hack my site… WHY?
I’m lucky to get 10 visitors a day, so I’m a little puzzled why you’d bother. I’m not sure what kudos you’ll get from the hacking fraternity by taking down this shitty web site, but thanks for noticing me.
P.S. As a WordPress developer, do you seriously think I’d have a user called admin as a user on this site? Or even as user ID 1? Or /wp-admin folder?
But as @Teaandstrumpets pointed out, that’s never stopped me writing shite posts before.
I’ve updated this blog to the Mystique theme since I was sick of the default twentyten one, more so since I made so many alterations and then clicked to receive an update. Silly of me to expect it to backup the old files. And yes I did have a backup but unfortunately it was on one of my USB keys that wife successfully destroyed when she sucked it up with a vacuum.
Quite quiet on Twitter as well, helping a few people with HTC Desire issues and hoping to push people away from buying shite phones like the Samsung Galaxy 🙂
I’ve got the rest of the week off so looking forward to two days with the wife, though one of those is going to Totnes which is going to be an experience I’m sure. Then again she is working this weekend so I get 12 hours to myself and no matter how good my intentions are on planning to do things, bugger all ever happens.
Like this blog for example, I don’t like this default theme but every time I go to design a new one, I lose interest so I’ve set myself the slightly more achievable aim of just “enhancing” it. I’m sure I can manage a decent background and change the god awful typefaces used, no offence to WordPress of course, but Georgia of all things!
Still struggling for a category name of all the posts that aren’t in the other ones. Hmmm, “Reaction”? “News?” Ah sod it, too much thinking for one day.
Oh god, Howard Jones has just come on my mp3 player, that isn’t going to make this any easier to write! Next please. Ah, Harry Up Harry Camel! Music to think to
Edit: Actually I’ve just done the background, just inverted one I did two years ago but never used anywhere so that’s one less thing to do now.