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Fine-tuning My WordPress Blog Part II

September 29th, 2010 Leave a comment

    Over the last weeks I spent some time to get the blog working again, after I screwed it up.  I started by making a child theme of the popular iNove theme by NeoEase. A few days later I had to apply some fixes for Internet Explorer users. Whenever I had some spare time I changed a few settings and tried others. For instance, Opera users would see strange symbols somewhere in the text. That’s because wp-Typography has an option named “Enable wrapping after hard hyphens” which adds zero-width spaces after hard hyphens. Opera evidently doesn’t like this, so I turned if off for the time being.

    I deleted a few plug-ins and tried a few others. I now have a new contact form (Contact Form 7) and I’m quite happy with Antispam Bee which does an excellent job. In addition, I edited the Embedded Video plug-in to enable embedding videos from a few more sites and changed a few parameters. On the other hand, I cleaned up the Sociable plug-in and changed a few things in my CSS file to make the site more pleasant to look at. Right now, I’m planning to change my theme but I’d have to take a closer look at possible candidates first, so that may take me a while.

    Now that these issues are out of the way I can return to blogging once again. Stay tuned for more posts!

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    1. Sara Pingtown
      October 26th, 2010 at 14:24 | #1

      It was very interesting for me to read that post. Thank you for it. I like such topics and everything connected to them. I would like to read more on this blog soon. By the way, pretty nice design you have here, but what do you think about changing it once in a few months?

      Sara Pingtown

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