FOR THOSE READERS who have their own WordPress sites, I assume you occasionally do what I (alas) consistently do: mistakenly click the Publish button on the right side of your Edit Post work page when you meant to click the Save Draft button. To overstate the situation: leaving the Publish button exposed is like leaving a gun lying around with the safety off. READ MORE
WORDPRESS. I don’t write about it because I am not technically qualified to say much. All my sites were built by me using WordPress and are maintained by me. I was able to follow most directions, even though many were poorly written. It took too much time and was unnecessarily difficult and frustrating—five years and five blogs later and I am still a novice who is continually confounded! READ MORE
THE HEADLINE caught my attention, as it was supposed to: “Advanced OOP For WordPress.” As should be obvious to most people familiar with newspaper, magazines, and now online articles, the headline is usually the first thing that most readers see in any article. Consequently, it is usually the first thing they read. READ MORE
REGARDING POSTING ONLINE, in response to having the official Elvis Presley website at Graceland picking up one of my articles—which I trumpeted loudly to family and friends via Facebook and email—my friend Stephanie Locke posted a nice comment on my A Touch Of Gold site: “Good to see Umphred back in print.”
Instead of simply accepting the comment, I responded with, “Call me old-fashioned, but I don’t consider being published online as being in print. READ MORE
A LOT IS ASKED OF MYSTICAL LIBERALS! The latest is my cat now wakes me up at four o’clock. In the morning. She does this after failing to rouse Berni. El gato loco has finally realized that nothing rouses Princess Berni when she’s asleep (except the occasional pea that I place beneath her side of our double-thick futon). READ MORE
Regular readers will notice that I have changed the look of Neal Umphred Dot Com: I replaced the older theme (the WordPress default, Twenty Fifteen) with the sleeker, more balanced, and all around lovelier Readit theme by Modern Themes. (There has been some experimentation: there was an interim look to this site that even more dramatic but ultimately less satisfying.) READ MORE
I’M DOING THIS BLOGSITE with real little understanding of the potentialities of WordPress. I have Lisa Sabin-Wilson’s WordPress For Dummies book, which has its plusses. I also have George Plumley’s WordPress 24-Hour Trainer, which is similar but addresses some issues better than the Dummies book.
I also refer to the many WordPress instruction pages online.
Between the three, I have learned a little …
Here’s an example of a problem that I have daily: the “Excerpts” option. READ MORE