Just a quick post to let you know that we’ve added in the Dark Maple theme. It’s a two column, redish WordPress theme that uses widgets if you need them. You can view the sample blog here. Give it a try today on your own daria.be hosted blog. 🙂
Just a few more. The images lead to demo sites so that you can see the themes in action.
Nikynik Blue: A blueish, two column theme
BlueBerry Boat: Another blue, two column theme
Benevolence: A two column, white theme
Any issues, please be sure to post about them in the support forums.
Thanks again for visiting,
OK, I got some work done while waiting for the bus.
I’ve started a FAQ blog that I hope to have filled out shortly. If you have any questions, please check their first and, if they are still unanswered, check over at the forums.
I’ve worked in a site wide RSS feed if you would like to use it. You can find it here at: http://daria.be/wpmu-feed/ You can also find it at the bottom of the page when you log into your blog.
If you have a mature content blog, you now have an option to select a rating for that at Dashboard -> Options -> Rating. We ask that you do this so that we don’t get as many complaints as we would without it. 🙂
Widgets are now installed. These are little building blocks that you can use in your sidebar of your theme to customize your site. You can find these at Dashboard -> Presentation -> Sidebar Widgets. I’m going to try to install only themes that have widget support so if I miss one, please let me know.
Tomorrow’s tasks include bringing back the video plugin for YouTube as well as the stats package, more themes, and maybe some more widgets.
Thanks again for visiting with us today.
If you haven’t seen or guessed, we’re missing some data around here. My host, finishost.com, has appeared to have gone belly up.
The owner is promising his former clients our data. Haven’t seen anything yet which has me concerned. (Picture a 21k picture Gallery install that took almost six months to build.)
I’m not too happy with the situation either.
The good news though is that with my new current host, I’m able to use the WordPress MultiUser software to it’s fullest. That means we’re back to have blogs here as subdomains instead of subdirectories.
So what do we do from this step?
I’m assuming that we’re going to get out data sometime in the next few days. Once we do, I’ll reupload the databases. Feel free to recreate your blog and I can edit it from that.
I apoligize for the issues we have had in the past. My new host seems to have a better grasp with what’s going on. (At least they’re answering their support tickets.)
Thanks again for visiting us today,
Matt mentions that Andy Skelton did an interview with iTimes recently.
One thing that I like is the following:
A question that’s on a lot of our minds is why WordPress.com doesn’t allow custom template editing. Although XSS (Cross Site Scripting) vulnerabilites are a viable threat, is there anyway that Automattic can protect the site and allow this functionality at the same time?
Obviously we want to provide as much freedom as possible without sacrificing the performance and security of the site. Customization is the single most requested feature on WordPress.com. It’s something we’re always improving – such as with Widgets and the new version of Regulus with custom header images.
It’s probably possible to create a new templating system for WordPress so that anyone can make their own template without exposing things that should remain secure on the server. There are people working on this kind of thing in different ways: plugins, flexible themes, even core mods.
Most folks are very happy with the options we provide, too. They’re very vocal about it in the feedback form. The few people who really need their own theme are encouraged to run WordPress on their own server space so that they have full control over their site.
Personally, I encourage anyone who wants to make their own theme to install WordPress on their home computer and play with it. If you fall in love with it, you’ll probably want to rent space on a shared server and then you can also have your own domain name. It’s a lot of fun, but when you just need a place to blog you’ll still have the ability to do so on WordPress.com. I have blogs there as well as elsewhere.
I wish more people over at the support forums would understand that. 🙂
Been busy with the WordPress.com support forums as well as the ones over at WordPress MU and stuff for Daria.be. Haven’t even had a change to work on my Kim Possible Fanfiction either and I really wanted to get some of that finished this weekend. And I’ve been having issues with this new theme and it’s sidebar. Still looks like crap. Also been trying to figure out a way to pay for my webhosting as well. Spent too much helping out other people this month as well as on hardware with my hosting company so I couldn’t pay myself this month. I have to keep my sites away from my servers for legal reasons.
Anyone spare $6 bucks via paypal? 🙂
Installed a new theme today. Please give it a try. I think it’s kind of neat. Give it a try today over at Daria.be.
Dapit Hapon – A truly Filipino theme: classy and romantic