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January 25, 2005

My First Word Press Blog

I finally set up a Word Press blog. It's a site that Michael and I are using for a 15-day road trip we're taking in mid-to-late April. I'm thinking about moving some of my other sites to Word Press, too. Though right now, I'm a little overwhelmed since I'm not all that savvy with PHP. Some things that seem so basic, like listing the category name at the top of each category page, are a huge challenge. At least for now. I can't seem to figure out where the template is to add this little tidbit.

@ 01:49 AM | Projects (t) , Travels (t) , Word Press (t) | Comments (2) | Cosmos

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In the current WordPress release line, you have to know a little php to make such things happen.

So for example, to display the category name on top of the category page like this:
http://www.jonabad.com/category/geekery/coding/

Then you need to insert a little code in the desired spot in your index.php page. This thread in wordpress support gives you the needed code: http://wordpress.org/support/topic.php?id=9727

And fyi: its very annoying to try to explain code when your code is stripped out of the comment preview dealy without warning. If you have more questions, just holler.

Posted by: Jon Abad [TypeKey Profile Page] at January 26, 2005 02:52 AM

Thanks for the tips, Jon! Somehow I completely overlooked the support tab on the Word Press site. I would have expected documentation about how modify the category page to be in the docs area.

Re: your code being stripped. Sorry about that! I switched sooz.com's design to what was supposed to be just a temporary plain MT template a while ago and haven't gotten around to doing much tinkering. I'll make note of code not showing up on the comment template(s).

Posted by: Sooz [TypeKey Profile Page] at January 27, 2005 02:43 PM

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