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Originally Posted by Caleb Spilchen View Post

Hey Guys;

I've helped out a few of you, trouble-shooting your WP questions.. And so I've decided to allow anyone to ask me FREE Of charge in this thread, how to fix there WP Problems.

I am certified according to certmetrics, to work on wordpress. However, I don't trust that certification.

So TEST ME warriors

Caleb
So you are offering to help us answer our WP Questions for this help at FREE of charge, making it sound like a great bargain,

Yet the other warriors also answer WP forum Questions for FREE of charge too.

Thanks for the nice 'bargain' you've giving :p. Just kidding.

WP Question...let me see...
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  • Profile picture of the author Caleb Spilchen
    Originally Posted by Matt Morgan View Post

    So you are offering to help us answer our WP Questions for this help at FREE of charge, making it sound like a great bargain,

    Yet the other warriors also answer WP forum Questions for FREE of charge too.

    Thanks for the nice 'bargain' you've giving :p. Just kidding.

    WP Question...let me see...
    And there giving you a GREAT bargain as well..
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  • Profile picture of the author ~kev~
    I need to change the flexiblity theme so that the main content section is at least 600 - 620 pixels wide.

    As a video blogger on youtube, it would be nice to be able to embed my wide screen videos in my blog - and I really like the flexibility theme. But with the default main content section, my wide screen videos bleed over into the sidebar.

    Wide screen youtube videos are a minimum of 580 -- 360.
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    • Profile picture of the author Caleb Spilchen
      Originally Posted by ~kev~ View Post

      I need to change the flexiblity theme so that the main content section is at least 600 - 620 pixels wide.

      As a video blogger on youtube, it would be nice to be able to embed my wide screen videos in my blog - and I really like the flexibility theme. But with the default main content section, my wide screen videos bleed over into the sidebar.

      Wide screen youtube videos are a minimum of 580 -- 360.
      The best resolve would be to move the sidebar over. However, maybe just removing the sidebar for that specific post, or for all posts since your a video blogger would be better.

      Edit: To remove on all posts, just remove the PHP call in the post.php;
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      • Profile picture of the author ~kev~
        Originally Posted by Caleb Spilchen View Post

        The best resolve would be to move the sidebar over.
        Not quit what I had in mind.
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    • Profile picture of the author Istvan Horvath
      Originally Posted by ~kev~ View Post

      I need to change the flexiblity theme so that the main content section is at least 600 - 620 pixels wide.

      As a video blogger on youtube, it would be nice to be able to embed my wide screen videos in my blog - and I really like the flexibility theme. But with the default main content section, my wide screen videos bleed over into the sidebar.

      Wide screen youtube videos are a minimum of 580 -- 360.
      Doesn't the flex 2 have its own options page where you can define:
      a) the blog's width
      b) the content area width
      c) the sidebar width... etc.

      Just askin'...
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      • Profile picture of the author Matt Morgan
        Originally Posted by Istvan Horvath View Post

        Doesn't the flex 2 have its own options page where you can define:
        a) the blog's width
        b) the content area width
        c) the sidebar width... etc.

        Just askin'...
        My question would be who is the bigger WP Specialist out of Istvan Horvath and Caleb Spilchen.
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      • Profile picture of the author Karen Blundell
        Originally Posted by Istvan Horvath View Post

        Doesn't the flex 2 have its own options page where you can define:
        a) the blog's width
        b) the content area width
        c) the sidebar width... etc.

        Just askin'...
        it does indeed!


        Caleb, there are a few WordPress specialists in this forum so just so you know, we will come in and answer questions too, especially if an answer requires some clarification or it's incorrect. I hope you don't mind being challenged like that. You are a go-getter and that will get you far, but just remember, that this is a huge forum, with lots of experienced people, who can teach you some things, too.
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      • Profile picture of the author ~kev~
        Originally Posted by Istvan Horvath View Post

        Doesn't the flex 2 have its own options page where you can define:
        I dont know where to find that information at.

        I have not activated the theme, so are there extra properties once the theme has been actiavted?
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        • Profile picture of the author Karen Blundell
          Originally Posted by ~kev~ View Post

          I dont know where to find that information at.

          I have not activated the theme, so are there extra properties once the theme has been actiavted?

          yes, once you activate it, the theme options can be accessed from your Dashboard -->Appearance
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    • Profile picture of the author DogScout
      Originally Posted by ~kev~ View Post

      I need to change the flexiblity theme so that the main content section is at least 600 - 620 pixels wide.

      As a video blogger on youtube, it would be nice to be able to embed my wide screen videos in my blog - and I really like the flexibility theme. But with the default main content section, my wide screen videos bleed over into the sidebar.

      Wide screen youtube videos are a minimum of 580 -- 360.
      Pull up the CSS file for that theme and add 20 pixels to the content area and subtract a total of 10 pixels from the sidebar(s). In the case of two side bars, sometimes it is easier to take 10 off each as long as that leaves room for your widgets that are already on it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Derwin
    You are offering your services free of cost. This is very nice thing. I thank you for it. I will try you in future if I have any problem in the future.Can you teach me how to convert PSD to HTML. I am found many tutorials but they did not help me much so I am looking to you for this. I hope you will help me.
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    • Profile picture of the author Caleb Spilchen
      Originally Posted by Derwin View Post

      You are offering your services free of cost. This is very nice thing. I thank you for it. I will try you in future if I have any problem in the future.Can you teach me how to convert PSD to HTML. I am found many tutorials but they did not help me much so I am looking to you for this. I hope you will help me.
      Hey There,

      I don't do PSD2HTML. However, I know a guy (if you e-mail or PM Me); that could show you how to do it.

      Caleb Spilchen
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  • Profile picture of the author DNChamp
    Got one for ya...Just installed a new theme from MagPress but my theme does not have an RSS feed. I tried one of a plugin but im not sure im doing it right. I want to start a RSS feed so others can take my post and link it. How in WP can I install a simple RSS feed that others can suscribe to? and also how to install as your talking to a WP dummy
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    • Profile picture of the author Istvan Horvath
      Originally Posted by DNChamp View Post

      Got one for ya...Just installed a new theme from MagPress but my theme does not have an RSS feed. I tried one of a plugin but im not sure im doing it right. I want to start a RSS feed so others can take my post and link it. How in WP can I install a simple RSS feed that others can suscribe to? and also how to install as your talking to a WP dummy
      The feed is created for you in any WP install. No need for anything.

      Your theme has nothing to do with the RSS feeds. Eventually it doesn' have a link to the feed, but the feed is still there.

      If you have set nice permalinks, the feed is at
      example.com/feed

      Otherwise read the online manual, the Codex.
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      • Profile picture of the author DNChamp
        Originally Posted by Istvan Horvath View Post

        The feed is created for you in any WP install. No need for anything.

        Your theme has nothing to do with the RSS feeds. Eventually it doesn' have a link to the feed, but the feed is still there.

        If you have set nice permalinks, the feed is at
        example.com/feed

        Otherwise read the online manual, the Codex.
        Permalinks??? I just set up my blog on my own domain and then set diffrent categories. So if I do a post in a category called Free Songs and go to a post it reads www.mydomain.com=?=49 I see in the WP menu or somewhere about he RSS but when I added it to my sidebar it really did not do anything nor did I see the RSS icon so im lost :p
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  • Profile picture of the author Caleb Spilchen
    I wouldn't like to compare.
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    • Profile picture of the author ExRat
      HI DNChamp,

      Try these in your feedreader -

      http://example.com/feed/
      http://example.com/feed/rss/
      http://example.com/feed/rss2/
      http://example.com/feed/rdf/
      http://example.com/feed/atom/

      (Taken from the wordpress link Istvan gave.)

      Replacing example.com with your domain.

      Check different ones to make sure images/videos
      show up etc.

      Different feed urls will cut different stuff out in
      different feedreaders.I might not be correct on this
      but in my experience example 1 is best, if not go
      for 2 or 3.

      Regarding this -

      ...it's not RSS related but for SEO many IMers will do this -

      Go to your blog admin
      Go to 'settings'
      Then choose 'permalinks'
      Click in the radio button 'custom structure'

      Then enter in the input box on the right of this -

      either -

      /%postname%/

      or

      /%category%/%postname%/

      If your categories have decent, relevant keywords
      most will pick the longer one in example 2.

      Once you've done this, if you look at one of your
      posts and view the url, instead of -

      www.mydomain.com=?=49

      ...it will show -

      www.mydomain.com/free-songs/bee-bop-a-loo-bop
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    • Profile picture of the author Caleb Spilchen
      Originally Posted by RthelemaqueTips View Post

      how come adsense does not work on wp page
      Adsense works? Whats your URL, and what error do you get?

      Caleb
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  • Profile picture of the author Istvan Horvath
    I never self-appointed myself as WP specialist. I simply know WP
    And helped tens and tens of WP users here without announcing it in a separate thread...
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    • Profile picture of the author Karen Blundell
      Originally Posted by JsamsonNJ View Post

      PS: THIS IS NOT MEANT TO BE A SALES POST.........However you have someone that is young and wants to help..and you know what who the heck would want to help such negative people...what the heck are you afraid of? Yes anyone that attacked young Caleb is a computer wimp bottom line
      I didn't see anyone attack Caleb. This is a big forum with lots of talented people and if someone is going to call themselves a specialist in anything, they have to be able to live up to that. Caleb is young and there is nothing wrong with him finding out that he still has some learning to do...
      Crap, I'm still learning and I've been at this Internet stuff since 1997. But the technologies are always changing and anyone who wants to persevere in this business, better be prepared for endless learning.
      By the way, I learned a lot of stuff from people 20 years younger than me, and I'm not ashamed to admit that.

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  • Profile picture of the author Istvan Horvath
    Correct, except if there are no nice permalinks set up, you need ? and =

    e.g. example.com/?feed=rss2

    But first he has to visit his own Settings page and learn about the tool he's using.
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  • Profile picture of the author Caleb Spilchen
    Ok, now can I answer a question or two?
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    • Profile picture of the author ExRat
      Hi Caleb,

      Ok, now can I answer a question or two?
      Following on from -

      So TEST ME warriors
      Warrior testing is all round - speed, agility, accuracy...and the ability to deflect or absorb or sidestep

      You didn't specify exactly what we were testing you for or who would do the testing
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      • Profile picture of the author GrantFreeman
        Originally Posted by ExRat View Post

        Warrior testing is all round - speed, agility, accuracy...and the ability to deflect or absorb or sidestep
        Also the ability to pivot, check & parry

        Caleb,

        Is it a good idea to use Akismet & WP Ban, or just Akismet?

        Grant
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    • Profile picture of the author Pollon
      competition of any kind is always good and interesting to follow, I wonder how many warriors that know WP will jump in this thread.

      I have a question for you guys, I mainly use Joomla because I think is better for ecommerce websites.

      Would you actually use WP for ecommerce? I am talking about websites with 500 or more products in catalog.
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  • Profile picture of the author DNChamp
    Ok so with the help of Istvan & Exrat I got permalinks AND I checked and I do have a feed at www.MYDOMAIN/feed

    So now where do ai Put a RSS logo on my template so visitors can click to suscribe AND can I now send this url www.MYDOMAIN.com/feed to other rss submitters?
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  • Profile picture of the author Caleb Spilchen
    I shall get my warrior armour.

    Caleb
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  • Profile picture of the author Caleb Spilchen
    Dnchamp,

    Add a picture to your template you would like to do and link it to your rss like

    <A href="rssurl"> <img src="rssimg"> </a>



    Via blackberry
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    • Profile picture of the author DNChamp
      Originally Posted by Caleb Spilchen View Post

      Dnchamp,

      Add a picture to your template you would like to do and link it to your rss like

      <A href="rssurl"> <img src="rssimg"> </a>



      Via blackberry
      My template is a free one from magpress.....after I DL the pic where would I put it in the template as I dont see a spot for pics?
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      • Profile picture of the author DogScout
        Originally Posted by DNChamp View Post

        My template is a free one from magpress.....after I DL the pic where would I put it in the template as I dont see a spot for pics?
        His code has you putting it in the root.
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        • Profile picture of the author DNChamp
          Originally Posted by DogScout View Post

          His code has you putting it in the root.
          LOL, this is greek to me..I know the root file that I have the template in but I really dont want to mess with that....is there a plugin that I can get where it auto fills in?
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          • Profile picture of the author DogScout
            Originally Posted by DNChamp View Post

            LOL, this is greek to me..I know the root file that I have the template in but I really dont want to mess with that....is there a plugin that I can get where it auto fills in?
            I am no expert, but I believe you put it in wp-content > themes > the theme you are using. (should be in same folder as that themes index php.

            Correct me is I am wrong Mr Horvath
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            • Profile picture of the author Istvan Horvath
              Originally Posted by DogScout View Post

              I am no expert, but I believe you put it in wp-content > themes > the theme you are using. (should be in same folder as that themes index php.

              Correct me is I am wrong Mr Horvath
              You are right
              The best place for theme related images is your theme's folder - almost all of them have their own /images/ folder. Put your image there.

              And in any template file (sidenote: in WP there are themes that are built by template files!!!) you can call that image like this:

              PHP Code:
              <src img="<?php bloginfo('template_directory'); ?>/images/your-pic.jpg" />
              You should change only the image file name!
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            • Profile picture of the author Karen Blundell
              Originally Posted by DogScout View Post

              I am no expert, but I believe you put it in wp-content > themes > the theme you are using. (should be in same folder as that themes index php.

              Correct me is I am wrong Mr Horvath
              the RSS feed icon can be uploaded anywhere really, but I generally put mine exactly as above.

              Caleb, since WordPress markup is XHTML, the image code has to be closed, ie:

              html:<br>
              xhtml; <br />
              html: <img src="yourimage.png">
              xhtml: <img src="yourimage.png" />
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  • Profile picture of the author KenThompson
    Looks like a possible steel-cage death match in the making, here.

    Ok, gentlemen, has anyone knowledge of using a plugin that basically
    creates the silo linking structure for a blog? I have not, but I'm aware
    of the value of the silo structure for SEO.

    Have any of you ever seen a situation in which the links in the footer
    would shift over to the right and up just under the right column? I was
    using a Semiologic theme and could not figure out why that was happening.

    Thanks fellas...

    Ken
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    • Profile picture of the author GrantFreeman
      Originally Posted by KenThompson View Post

      Looks like a possible steel-cage death match in the making, here.

      Ok, gentlemen, has anyone knowledge of using a plugin that basically
      creates the silo linking structure for a blog? I have not, but I'm aware
      of the value of the silo structure for SEO.
      ...

      Ken
      I'm no expert with WP, but I thought this was already integrated into wordpress?

      Grant
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  • Profile picture of the author Istvan Horvath
    Ken,

    Useful thread re: silo pugin -
    http://www.warriorforum.com/adsense-...lo-plugin.html
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  • Profile picture of the author phmoisan
    Originally Posted by Matt Morgan View Post

    So you are offering to help us answer our WP Questions for this help at FREE of charge, making it sound like a great bargain,

    Yet the other warriors also answer WP forum Questions for FREE of charge too.

    Thanks for the nice 'bargain' you've giving :p. Just kidding.

    WP Question...let me see...
    LOL

    You make me laugh out loud again, Matt. I love to laugh. I will build a report called "Laughing out loud at the Warrior Forum with a special guest".

    Just kidding.

    Unless you want me to create the report with your help. We could start a JV and you keep 50 % of the money ?

    Kidding again. Time for me to go again. I start my new day-job tomorrow.

    Philippe
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  • Profile picture of the author Istvan Horvath
    Yes, kev, you need to activate the theme and under Appearance you will see the Flex theme options
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    Thanks for the offer Caleb,

    all try and come back to this thread if anything comes up.


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  • Profile picture of the author JoshuaWriter
    Ok heres my question.

    How can I post regular audios to my blog but also be able to post podcast audios to my blog.

    Right now I have a podcasting plugin but when i try to publish a regular audio, it turns it into a podcast.

    I want to post regular audio updates to my blog but i dont want them to be part of my podcasts.

    Thanks,
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  • Profile picture of the author KenThompson
    Good points Jsamson. I PM'd Caleb and wanted to say openly that
    I thought that possibly he may know about other areas, such as
    Semiologic, so that's why I asked. Also, I'm not completely sure
    but I considered some aspects of themes may have overlapping
    areas, done the same way, and therefore knowledge of WP may
    apply to other themes.

    No disrespect intended toward Caleb, or anyone, as I indicated
    in my PM to him. And of course it is appreciated that you're willing
    to help us.

    I'm more of a static site and ppc/landing page kind of guy. So I'm
    challenged just a bit with blogs. But I'm coming along...

    Best regards...

    Ken
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  • Profile picture of the author n8rm5n
    Hi guys, i just purchased my domain and host, installed 1-click wordpress on my host and when i want to login to "http://www.mysite.com/wp-admin" there is an error, "The system cannot find the file specified." what should i do ?
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    • Profile picture of the author Caleb Spilchen
      Originally Posted by n8rm5n View Post

      Hi guys, i just purchased my domain and host, installed 1-click wordpress on my host and when i want to login to "http://www.mysite.com/wp-admin" there is an error, "The system cannot find the file specified." what should i do ?
      It hasn't been installed correctly. Is the homepage showing up right?

      If so, login to your FTP, and see if a file named wp-admin exists. Maybe it's just been renamed by your program.

      Caleb
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  • Profile picture of the author Alfred Shelver
    My question is just to simple but after 4 days of trying I feel stupid but am willing to ask.

    I have a WP theme I bought for $59 for a news site I am trying the link is www.newsonline247.com I have no idea how to intergrate the pictures It now says "no Image found' which looks like a default picture.

    WP looks so newbie friendly but it seems I need to find a step by step turorial because if something like this finished me there must be so much more to learn.

    Thanks Caleb and the others this is a great thread.
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    • Profile picture of the author Karen Blundell
      Originally Posted by Cathy Shelver View Post

      My question is just to simple but after 4 days of trying I feel stupid but am willing to ask.

      I have a WP theme I bought for $59 for a news site I am trying the link is www.newsonline247.com I have no idea how to intergrate the pictures It now says "no Image found' which looks like a default picture.

      WP looks so newbie friendly but it seems I need to find a step by step turorial because if something like this finished me there must be so much more to learn.

      Thanks Caleb and the others this is a great thread.
      Cathy, those "no Image found" are placeholder images that you can replace once you actually create your posts. In your post editor there's a little button that you click to upload your image and insert it into your post.

      you might want to check out these video tutorials
      New WordPress 3.0 Tutorial Videos Released : iThemes : Business WordPress Themes - WordPress CMS Themes - Since 2008

      good luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author Alfred Shelver
    I DID IT! thanks Karen... I always was able to get the pic in my post, but im my theme there is a Featured Image button that sthe one to feed theimage through to the front page.

    Yipeee!
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    • Profile picture of the author Karen Blundell
      Originally Posted by Cathy Shelver View Post

      I DID IT! thanks Karen... I always was able to get the pic in my post, but im my theme there is a Featured Image button that sthe one to feed theimage through to the front page.

      Yipeee!
      congrats! once you get used to it, Cathy, WordPress is really cool and you'll be publishing great blog posts in no time. Also, sometimes premium themes can be tricky for new users of WordPress even though they are great with tons of features, they require a little more tweaking then most other WP themes.
      Good luck with your site!
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  • Profile picture of the author Caleb Spilchen
    And.. I didn't see an attack post either. I have never used the SemiLogic theme, nor does anyone need to apologize to me. I am not hurt very easily, yeah, I know I have a lot to learn. I'll be the first to admit, that I don't know a ton of things

    Caleb
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  • Profile picture of the author Caleb Spilchen
    What happened to the first post in the thread?
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  • Profile picture of the author madison_avenue
    Thanks for this is great thread.

    How do tags work in Wordpress? I have tagged some posts and they have shown up in
    google search listings i.e they have become permalinks. But I don't want this.
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