In the Encyclopedia of Me, Q is for Questionable Judgment. For instance, tying my new anklet directly to my leg instead of making a clasp – it makes it tough to put on tights this way. Or, wearing tights with a cotton skirt – the friction between the two makes the skirt bunch up in such “attractive” ways. Just two of many “duh” moments I have on a regular basis. Ah well, at least I learn. Sometimes. Q is for Questionable Judgement.
Is anybody else getting tired of this A-Z meme? I’m not sure how inspired I am to do R-Z…
It’s a chilly day here in NJ by August standards. It’s been cloudy and hasn’t ventured much past 70 degrees. I feel like I should be listening to October Project or Crowded House and baking pumpkin bread.
Yesterday was more like summer, but still in a mid-September breezy and sunny kind of way. The menfolk around here decimated half a watermelon that I cut up for them. I don’t eat watermelon myself, but I love to look at it. Those colors!
Instead of chowing down on summer fruits yesterday, I geeked out over php code. I solved a problem with this blog that had been bugging me. I had disabled the plugin that let you subscribe to a post’s comments via email, because it was confusing people when they would get notification of everybody‘s responses to the original post. I installed a threaded comments plugin so that we could reply directly to specific comments if we wanted to, but two things about it bugged me:
- There was no email notification when someone replied to your comment.
- It was ugly.
In researching the threaded comments plugin, I discovered that someone had written a hack that would accomplish the notification I desired. I spent a long time yesterday trying to get that to work, in a way that respected everybody’s privacy and was worded nicely, and I’m happy to report that I succeeded! So, now when you post a comment, if anyone would like to answer that comment directly, they may click on “respond to this comment” and do so. The response will be posted under the related comment, and the original comment’s author will be notified.
Besides the email issue, the thing that bothered me the most was how the plugin changed the formatting of my comments. I had liked it the way it was, but this new way just wasn’t pretty. So, I dug in my heels and waded through more of the plugin code until I figured out how to format it the way I wanted. Now it is pretty
I think the best part of all of this is the new understanding I have of how plugins work, and how easy it would be for me to change lots of little things in my blog. For instance, I could change the little blurb at the end of the post from
I’m not going to do that, but it’s cool to know that I can!
Oh, I also tried to add a sidebar to the single post view, but that just broke more than it fixed. For now, I’ll have to count on people in the single post view clicking on “Blog Home” to see the rest.
Hope you’re having a lovely weekend! I need to re-open the store tomorrow and then I’ll be too busy all week. Ack. I need to try and enjoy a little peace this evening if I can…