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Monday, May 2nd, 2005

Lessons to Learn

So installing the blog software has been very interesting so far. I can see that I not only need to learn HTML but PHP, CSS and MySQL as well. I am also starting to flesh out some ideas on content. Prior to installing the blog software I had only used the site to stash my collection of my brother’s professional cartoons, the website I am slowly creating for my local chapter of NACE International, and a bio page that is intended only to assist old friends if they try to hunt me down via Google. If only Google would find me again.

I couldn’t find a template that I liked at the collection suggested at WordPress, so I am starting with the default theme and tweaking it bit by bit to see what happens. I figure this a better way to start learning that running out and buying a couple of “For Dummies” books. One feature I find lacking in the WP interface is the absence of a spell checker.

Posted by Greg in My Website

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3 Responses to “Lessons to Learn”

  1. WEb says:

    Bloglines still says the RSS feed isn’t valid. I think it might be because the RSS file references the dc: and wfw: namespaces but doesn’t provide a link to them. I guess that’s some sort of WordPress configuration thing but I don’t know enough about WP to tell you where to look.

  2. Greg says:

    I use the Aggreg8 RSS feed aggregator addin for Mozilla (since the full suite doesn’t use “Live Bookmarks” like Firefox) to get RSS and to be honest, I don’t see the advantage yet. I was able to add my own site and it seems to work fine. I don’t know RSS well enough to evaluate my site feed, and I haven’t messed with anything that WordPress generated.

    “test rss” in Google did not reveal any immediate potential solutions. I guess I’ll go to Bloglines, sign up and submit my blog. Perhaps they will evaluate my feed and tell me what’s wrong.

  3. Greg says:

    “test rss” was the wrong search. Turns out you can find lots of sites if you use “rss validator”