News and Views from Dave Wilson

Tag: pmachine

Finally back to “normal”

by on Feb.06, 2009, under Miscellaneous

Another 4 hours work this evening has convinced me that moving to WordPress was a good idea. The administration panels are so easy to use and the online documentation so extensive that I managed to figure out how to edit the site style sheets, add appropriate widgets and plug-ins and get my masthead back to normal in the space of one evening. I had one shock which was likely self-inflicted when I mistakenly changed the root URL of the blog and caused me to have to manually edit the database to get things back to normal, but, aside from that, things were pretty much plain sailing.

The only outstanding problem I now have is that I can’t add the blog to Flickr for some reason. I used to be able to post directly from Flickr to the old blog but when I enter the details for the new one, Flickr tells me that the userid and password are not correct (they definitely are).  More research required here but, in the meantime, I can just cut and paste HTML chunks from Flickr into the WordPress editor window.

Now to set up my wife’s new blog too…

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