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  • #27787

    oinky
    Member

    ok thanks
    can already after lots of tries
    and i mean lots of it

    #27798

    drmike
    Member

    I don’t like the ‘W’. Makes me think of Republicians. :(

    Oink, what the error that you’re getting? The largest I would try uploading would be Matt’s 128 square. The one I did upload was 98 square.

    #27821

    aalamrangi
    Member

    We see avatars everywhere so WordPress was just a matter of time. But I’m still not sure where all I can expect to see these images!!

    #27869

    helenl
    Member

    My avatar seems to show up only on sites where I have to be signed in to comment.
    Otherwise, it doesn’t show up. I thought it was supposed to show up on all WordPress
    sites where I left comments. It doesn’t. Did I misunderstand something?

    #27874

    timethief
    Member

    I believe you have it right. Your avatar ought to appear on wordpress sites w2here you left a comment. It’s a new feature so maybe it isn’t exactly seamless yet.

    #27876

    matt
    Staff

    helenl, it doesn’t work if you’re not logged in. It also doesn’t work on blogs that aren’t on WordPress.com.

    #27877

    poppy8sd
    Member

    New –avatars…kewl…now all I need is a camera, someone to take a pic, five
    tutorials–I can understand–on how to get a picture into a computer, five more
    on how to crop, size, adjust to shove it into WordPress…I’ll get right on it….
    I’m posting for posterity: next year there will be a question mark next to my posts….

    #27878

    timethief
    Member

    @poppy
    You don’t have to use a photo of yourself. If you want you can use one of a poppy. There a very nice free image of a blue poppy here http://office.microsoft.com/clipart/results.aspx?lc=en-us&Scope=MP&Query=poppy

    #27879

    sulz
    Member

    poppy: haha, five tutorials… hilarious

    #27880

    poppy8sd
    Member

    Timethief: very nice of you to pull that up…thanks…Sulz is laughing (glad I gave her a giggle/somebody is laughing) –she doesn’t get it. I don’t have Clue One how to get a pic or any thing you posted IN to the Internet. If you ever feel the Urge come over you, to create a website: immediately whip out a phonebook and call the nearest AA chapter…see if they can talk you down/out of it –before you completely loose your mind….

    (Coulda sworn you had brown hair….)

    #27881

    timethief
    Member

    (1) Don’t let sulz get to you she’s actually very good stuff. She just didn’t know where you were at or she would have given you step by step instructions.

    (2) You find an image and you right click on it and choose “save as image”. This saves it to your computer. Later you use the “browse” button on your wordpress blog profile page to locate the image select with a left click. Then you and left click on “upload image”. After you upload the image you can use the “cropping” tool to define how much of the image you want to show as your avatar.

    (3) I had very dark blonde hair when I was a kid. I had streaky dirty blonde/brown as an adult. Now I have naturally streaky pinto hair dark blonde, brown and white. It will probably be completely white before the year is over.

    #27882

    poppy8sd
    Member

    Get to me??? Heck no, I liked it she thought my post funny! You’re the only who gets it I’d have to work hard to get up to the level of “newbie.”

    2. Okay…if I haven’t gone bonkers or blind, I’ll see what happens when I “follow” those directions, after I “finish” more parts of the @#$%!# website. Thanks for posting. How come: they don’t ask/pay YOU to write instructions? I’m close to shooting/paying someone –to translate “Codex”…I’d give something, to know what it says….

    3. Ditto. I had blond hair until age 6, then all sorts of colors, mixes. You do know there are natural remedies –to remove grey, right? (What shows, your pic: very good looking, but surprised me.)

    #27883

    timethief
    Member

    @poppy
    If you need specific instruction on anything to do with how to’s related to windows please email me at (email redacted) and put “windows support” on the subject line.[I used to be a model. I frequently changed the colour of my hair to avoid identification. This was in addition to the fact that my contracts never allowed identifiable face shots to be taken, published or distributed. Now I’m over 50 and choosing to allow my hair to go white. Also since I’ve seen how self protective evryone else is I’m considering posting another avatar.]

    #27884

    poppy8sd
    Member

    “…how to’s related to windows…”???

    Huh? I appreciate an offer of help, believe it I could use, but I got no prob with Windows, my hair is on fire over: the dumb “Codex” –the thing in WP.org that would mean I could have theme/template I want –on my website. I can’t understand it/can’t do any of what it says. I’ve tried…for more than nine weeks. I went to the Forum, asked for help: the techies “asked” why not, put me down. They all know what that junk means (–at least the ones who post), ‘can’t’ understand why I don’t. One: gave me a link to people who volunteer to help. They replied, asked me questions, I answered best I could, they haven’t written back.

    I don’t know anything about php –or is it http://ftp…how to do any of it. I got a blog here only so I could get used to, get ready. Now: Sorry I got involved with any of it. I’ve given up. Can you explain EXACTLY (–all steps included) how to down/up load a template?

    #27885

    cornell
    Member

    Poppy – I know we had our differences, but if you need any help, just like timethief, please feel free to email me at cornell @ cornellfinch.com

    I assume that you have now got your own hosting rather than the wp.com blog you have used? Only reason I ask is because you’re talking about uploading themes.

    I use the wordpress software on my own blogs and will happily help you if I can.

    Collin

    #27886

    sulz
    Member

    oh poppy i don’t mean to laugh at you! i just thought it’s funny how you exaggerate your newbieness. believe me i’ve been that new a newbie though i’m an older newbie (haha, oxymoron) now, but believe me it doesn’t take five tutorials to learn how to upload your picture.

    i think a lot of things on the net are pretty easy to learn but it’s this perception that anything on the computer is hard and too techie to learn, so in that way we have sort of complicate the process in our minds. just relax, follow tt’s tips and if you’re still stuck don’t be shy to ask – learning abt blogging and stuff is really more like self-learning despite the help we get, cos there’s no teacher in front of us to tell whr our mistakes are.

    and i think you’re swell too, tt. lol

    #27894

    poppy8sd
    Member

    Thanks Peeps. Glad you got the giggles…way Not shy…learned Lots since using a puter since 1991, have a blog one year old next month…found Google when they had only 40,000 websites (lol, every techie I told said: “What’s google, why do you talk funny”), it’s just the Freakn: CODEX.

    No words to say HOW MUCH I HATE that thing….
    Step 1: download –doesn’t say how, where, from what
    Step 2: ZIP…ah, the bane of my life…I ZIP, but it won’t, it says “files in Temp file may need blah blah blah…
    But: there IS NO TEMP file, Nada Squat, there’s nothing to find, I’ve searched EVERY inch of my puter…it’s a trick…they’re doing it to me personally, they musta put a camera in here, so they could watch while I go bonkers…techies hafta get their jollies where they can….

    Then there’s the “little” matter of: php –or http://ftp…lord knows, can’t find/figure out either one. Maybe I have bad breath, bad hair…I dunno…IF: Collin or Sulz can tell me how to un-ZIP a zipperless file –or translate the freakn CODEX into actual English, well…you can choose any spice you want, except vanilla beans, or I could tell you which bottled water in your area is screened to international standards, your choice…otherwise: I’ll use the hideous template that came with the Host site, or just shoot myself, for wasting all this time, money on something that can’t be done…. Now that I’ve explained my dilema: can either of you solve/help it? I found THE most beautiful template I’ve ever seen and got a second blog here, on WP, to prepare, because it said it was only available on WP, so…. (Yup, I have a host, but he ain’t sexy.)

    (Hey Sulz! Did you see the TIME of your post??? Kewl –Did you do that on purpose!?)

    #27895

    sulz
    Member

    haha, no totally unintentional. didn’t even realise unti you pointed out!

    #27896

    cornell
    Member

    Poppy – I’m at work at the mo, but will try and scribble something step-by-step for you to follow when I get home.

    Collin

    #27899

    poppy8sd
    Member

    I wait –with what’s left of brains, breath….

    Please: take Careful note of “ZIP” / “Temp File” –“un-zipping” probs…. I can see the Template, have it Bookmarked several ways/places, it remains in the ether….

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