We’ve got Statistics

Another day, another feature. 🙂
That’s probably the way it’s going to work around here for the next few days.
I’ve gone ahead and added in statistics to everybody’s blog. We’re still having an issue with the necessary tables being loaded for new users although I should have something figured out later tonight or at the very least a work around in place. (And if I don’t, then I’ll just add them in by hand until we do.)
Stats example
Give them a try. You can find the stats at your Dashboard -> Blog Stats tab. I you get a strange looking error, be sure to let me know over in the support forums.
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A few more themes

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
    Nikynik Blue WordPress Theme
    BlueBerry Boat: Another blue, two column theme
    Blueberry Boat WordPress Theme
    Benevolence: A two column, white theme
    Benevolence WordPress Theme

Any issues, please be sure to post about them in the support forums.
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YouTube Support

OK, we probably all know what Youtube is by now. It’s a service that allows you to upload videos and share them to the internet. They also allow other websites to use the videos using embed html codes.
For certain reasons, we don’t allow you to use embed codes here at daria.be for security concerns but we have a way you can add in the videos anyway.
For example, I dug out this video for you as a demo. See the last 11 characters in the URL? The ‘_BuRwH59oAo’ bit? That what you need to display a YouTube video on your own blog. Just copy and paste that little bit like so:
[gv data="_BuRwH59oAo"][/gv]
It looks hard but after the first few times, it should be easy. (Trust me, I’ve done a bunch.)
And as an extra plus, we’ve even worked in a download link so that your visitors can download the video themselves.
Give it a try today:
[gv data="_BuRwH59oAo"][/gv]
Copy and paste that line of code to your blog and see if works for yourself. Or you can just watch the video below:
[gv data=”_BuRwH59oAo”][/gv]
Any problems? Drop by the support forums and give a yell. Be sure to point us to a post that you’ve made so we can see exactly what you are doing. That way we can help you. 🙂
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Today’s new themes

Just a couple of new themes today. I tried to install some three column ones since we really don’t have that many of them. This brings the selection up to 22 total here at daria.be.

    Faintly Victorian: A bright, three column theme
    Faintly Victorian WordPress Theme
    Anthosia3c: A blue-white three column theme
    Anthosia3c WordPress Theme
    Banana Smoothie: A two column fun theme
    Banana Smoothie WordPress Theme
    Quentin: A bookish, two column theme
    Quentin WordPress Theme
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Support Forums are online

Check them out!
daria.be Support Forums
Your user account name and password that you have here at daria.be will also work there as well. I’ll work in a method where you have to only sign on one place to access both places later on.
No need to go over to the other forums anymore, especially since it’s still down. 🙁
Be sure to hit this thread as we’re looking for recommendations for themes to add in to the mix here.
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Even more themes

Got some more installed bringing us up to 18 of them. The images lead to the demo sites. Give them a try today on your own blog.

    Tropical Breeze: Two columns with lots of pastel hues.
    Tropical Breeze WordPress Theme
    Theorem: Two column dark theme
    Theorem WordPress Theme
    Batavia: A tanish brown two column theme
    Batavia WordPress theme
    Connections Reloaded: A two column theme
    Connections Reloaded WordPress theme
    Anthurium Mix: A deep red two column theme
    Anthurium Mix WordPress theme
    Falling Dreams: A two column theme that kind of reminds me of stone and gravel
    Falling Dreams WordPress Theme

Hmm, we mostly have two column themes right now. Let me go get some three column ones.
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Lots of new themes here today

Big long list:

    Coffee Cup: A two column theme based on Manji2
    Coffee Cup WordPress Theme
    Iris: Purple gingham with a touch of lemony yellow.
    Iris WordPress Theme
    China Red: A red two column theme
    China Red WordPress Theme
    Spooky Blue: A bluish 2 column theme
    Spooky Blue WordPress Theme
    Zen Minimalist: Imageless style using a tabbed horizontal menu
    Zen Minimalist WordPress Theme

I’ve gone ahead and linked the images up above to demo sites. Give them a try today.

Lots of new stuff today

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.
    And speaking of themes, we now have a total of six of them. They are:

  • Andreas01: A three column, white theme
    Andreas - 01 WordPress Theme
  • Black Kryptonite: A two column black theme
    Black Kryptonite WordPress Theme
  • Deep Blue: A two column blue theme
    Deep Blue WordPress Theme
  • Juicy: A greenish two column theme
    Juicy WordPress Theme
  • WordPress Classic: The original WordPress theme
    WordPress Classic Theme
  • WordPress Default Theme: The basic blue, two column theme
    WordPress Default Theme
  • Feel free to try them today. I included links to test blogs so you could try them out.

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.

Update on the Missing data

I finally got ahold of my pervious host and he says he’s working on getting the data back but says it will be at least a week.
Great. 🙁
I’m going to go ahead and start working on add back in the features that we already had. If you’re an old client here, go ahead and add in your blog and I’ll reimport the data when I get it. I’m hoping that it will only be a few days until I am able to.
Having a missing 21k image Gallery install and my own personal blog missing as well isn’t fun either.
I am investigating methods of doing my own backups currently, at least of the database here and with my other sites. This has not been a fun experience.

Back on line

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.)
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