i upgraded my blog again last night, to help joen with some bugsquashing on Fauna RC2. after not touching my wordpress install for the better part of a year, it’s odd to be updating it this many times in 2 months. I still had to do a manual hack to get my WYSIWYG tabbed editor to work. Nazgul’s suggesting that i should keep doing this, so i used my handy new
computer hacking SVN skillz to make a patch, so i don’t have to work so hard next time: UPDATE: something in 2.1.1/2.1.2 changed, and my patch stopped fixing it. this is a new version. you may also need to hack gzhandler() out of functions.php.
the upgrade also means that my WYSIWYG editor is back to the standard font and padding. i dunno how i feel about that.
Patching instructions after the jump
first, go get your email address turned into escaped HTML characters. Take the code they give you, and wrap it in a span with a specific class, and add the same class to the link:
put your scrambled address here' class='jsmail'> wp-admin [at] archgfx [dot] net</a>"))
background: url('http://safemail.justlikeed.net/e/dd6330802be7d20f41dc95336e2acbfa.png') no-repeat 0 0;
i like it. it’s not completely accessible, but it’s pretty good. it’s reliable, and it won’t be confusing to people with older browsers or strict security settings. Here’s an example.
Engtech is posting everywhere about MyBlogLog making a widget for WordPress.com blogs. I don’t know that the Custom CSS upgrade is actually necessary. I hope not,
background-color:teal; is really ugly, so i changed it.
i have yet to see whether it works, though. I don’t know if i should have the community pointed at sbk.wp.com, or sbk.archgfx.net.
You’re a VIP, and you’re still not happy? Whiskey. Tango. Foxtrot.
Seriously, you already got a custom template, and the right to run ads on a service that no one else does, and you want more?
I mean, there are people asking for this stuff every day on the forums. but they didn’t get a sweet deal from matt. they got face value, possibly before there was even so much as a TOS.
They don’t have the ability to change their template files, but they can buy a CSS upgrade. Components from other web companies? did you mean like meebo? or like flickr? del.icio.us? or perhaps you have an RSS feed you’d like to display?
so, yes, robert, i’d choose wordpress.com for any blog for myself or any of my friends. it’s got the horsepower under the hood, without the stigma of being a dramafest for teenage girls. But then, I know more CSS tricks than most folks. and the flexibility of the sandbox is lost on those who don’t.
i’m only so pissed because networks are such a good idea.
at this point, though, the forum is so full of threadjackers and adsense haters on the warpath, i’m having a hard time spending time in there.