New Blog – installation

Posted by on May 17, 2008 in Wordpress

Hey All,

After a bit of begging, finally have my own domain and blog. Since friday afternoon, the setup has, well, been a nightmare. Seems the new version, 2.5.1 of wordpress has massive changes including no author Bio page appearing anymore as in previous versions. Plugins are not compatible yet, so i’ve had a very limited choice in what to add to my blog from an admin side.

One frustrating issue, having to find a theme for the blog. Finding a appealing/eye catching design takes awhile, but actually loading it up and seeing what the design looks like live is disappointing. Thousands of themes later, and all i can come into conclusion is, the plain designs can’t handle what you really need. So be prepared for the look and feel of the blog to change somewhat as i get to grips with PHP and some basic design.

Must prepare myself to really get into development, only so much you can do without that knowledge, especially when it comes to work.

Anyhoo, but to the fiddling and tweaking, let’s see what i can get done before the new week

After taking a break and coming back, realised the author bio page only displays what information it has. (plus me not realising that author pages and extra bits and pieces are theme based) New 2.5.1 platform has quite a bit of functionality to it, if you know where to look. Now it’s just filling in the missing pieces and getting up to scratch on the CSS :) …. such a noob )

2 Comments on New Blog – installation

By Thomas on May 19, 2008 at 12:04 pm

Would you rather downgrade to 2.5.0?

By Brett Pringle on May 19, 2008 at 3:27 pm

Oh no, was me being silly, they have changed the way it works, so eventually figured out what i needed to do for the author pages. New version has way more functionality :) just going to take time and alot of fiddling to get it tweaked the way i want it.

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