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  • # March 10, 2009 at 1:27 pm

    Hey all,

    as stated in the title, this is my very first design/build of a WordPress powered site:
    [img]http://www.alliwagner.com/headleysite.jpg[/img]
    http://www.headleycommunity.org

    Any and all feedback/criticism is greatly appreciated.

    One thing I know I need to take care of off the bat is I need to figure out a way to add a link to the "blog" section in the navigation (which are actually just the pages styled). I havent been able to figure this out yet (my only solution has been to link the entire header to the index where the blog resides)

    Thanks for your time in advance friends!
    Allison

    # March 10, 2009 at 4:10 pm

    a thousand thank yous for your help and suggestions– Im on it! :)

    # March 10, 2009 at 5:10 pm

    Havin some trouble with the permalinks issue–

    I set it up for /%postname% as suggested, however when I do this the site falls apart

    How do I go back and set names (or slugs I guess?) for each page that serves as the sites navigation etc?

    # March 11, 2009 at 9:38 am

    Thanks mister!

    I’ll address all those issues today!

    Your time is so very appreciated :)

    # March 11, 2009 at 11:57 am

    sidebar div weirdness fixed- check
    footer div weirdness fixed- check
    permalink restructured- check
    rollovers for nav- check (although I do want to rework them so they are all the same width)

    still need the darn code to validate- boo
    still need to have current page highlighted- double boo (athough I saw a plugin offered that may make my life easier)

    One last thing– my "entries-nav" links are not working (newer entries and older entries nav)
    here is what my code looks like :

    Code:
    < ?php comments_template(); ?>

    • < ?php next_post_link('« Older Entries') ?>
    • |

    • < ?php previous_post_link('Newer Entries »') ?>

    < ?php endwhile; else: ?>

    also, I implemented a sticky footer technique but unfortunately my moniter is too small to check– is it working? :)

    thanks!

    # March 11, 2009 at 1:52 pm

    ignore my semi-celebratory post above— I still have work t do, Ill get back to you :)

    # March 11, 2009 at 3:17 pm

    ok so my code validates– but this sidebar in the comment-container is killing me.

    I went through index.php, single.php, and page.php and I couldn’t find anything (but I also dont really know php so I’m not too sure what to look for)

    page.php:

    Code:
    #date {
    padding: 0px 0 5px 0;
    font: italic 14px Georgia, “Times New Roman”, Times, serif;
    }

    single.php:

    Code:
    < ?php get_header(); ?>

    < ?php if (have_posts()) : while (have_posts()) : the_post(); ?>

    < ?php /* This is commented, because it requires a little adjusting sometimes. You'll need to download this plugin, and follow the instructions: http://binarybonsai.com/archives/2004/08/17/time-since-plugin/ */ /* $entry_datetime = abs(strtotime($post->post_date) – (60*120)); echo time_since($entry_datetime); echo ‘ ago’; */ ?>
    < ?php the_time('l, F jS, Y') ?> at < ?php the_time() ?>
    < ?php the_category(', ') ?>

    < ?php if (('open' == $post-> comment_status) && (‘open’ == $post->ping_status)) {
    // Both Comments and Pings are open ?>
    Comment

    < ?php } elseif (!('open' == $post-> comment_status) && (‘open’ == $post->ping_status)) {
    // Only Pings are Open ?>
    Responses are currently closed, but you can ” rel=”trackback”>trackback from your own site.

    < ?php } elseif (!('open' == $post-> comment_status) && !(‘open’ == $post->ping_status)) {
    // Neither Comments, nor Pings are open ?>
    Both comments and pings are currently closed.

    < ?php } edit_post_link('Edit this entry','','.'); ?>

    < ?php comments_template(); ?>

    < ?php previous_post_link('« %link') ?> | < ?php next_post_link('%link »') ?>

    < ?php endwhile; else: ?>

    Sorry, no posts matched your criteria.

    < ?php endif; ?>

    < ?php get_sidebar(); ?>

    < ?php get_footer(); ?>

    index.php:

    Code:
    < ?php get_header(); ?>

    < ?php if (have_posts()) : ?>

    < ?php while (have_posts()) : the_post(); ?>

    ” rel=”bookmark” title=”Permanent Link to < ?php the_title_attribute(); ?>“>< ?php the_title(); ?>

    < ?php the_time('F jS, Y') ?>

    < ?php the_content('Read the rest of this entry »'); ?>

    < ?php the_tags('Tags: ', ', ', '
    ‘); ?> Posted in < ?php the_category(', ') ?> | < ?php edit_post_link('Edit', '', ' | '); ?> < ?php comments_popup_link('No Comments »', '1 Comment »', '% Comments »'); ?>

    < ?php endwhile; ?>

    < ?php next_posts_link('« Older Entries') ?>
    < ?php previous_posts_link('Newer Entries »') ?>

    < ?php else : ?>

    Not Found

    Sorry, but you are looking for something that isn’t here.

    < ?php include (TEMPLATEPATH . "/searchform.php"); ?>

    < ?php endif; ?>

    < ?php get_sidebar(); ?>

    < ?php get_footer(); ?>

# March 11, 2009 at 3:18 pm
"apostrophe" wrote:
Re. Current page highlighted.

Check your nav in Firebug. WordPress does it for you.

Code:
Code:

Just add the CSS.

sweet I will!

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