The FAQ

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  • #12832

    podz
    Member

    http://faq.wordpress.com

    It’s had a bit of attention paid to it today.

    Comments welcome :)

    (I should add – repetition is deliberate)

    #13196

    drmike
    Member

    Podz, can we add the question about what’s allowed in a picture filename? We seem to be having people trying to upload files with quotation marks and whatnot. This causes a 404 when the filename gets encoded.

    edit: How about the “I don’t want so-and-so leaving comments on my blog? What can I do?” question.

    Thanks,
    -drmike

    #13204

    podz
    Member

    Done :)

    #13232

    ptvguy
    Member

    More info on categories would be good. It’s just a question that’s been coming up over and over in the forum here. (One might even say that it’s frequently asked.)

    There’s also been a lot of useful workarounds posted here recently (and, I’m sure, before I came along) that could be added to the FAQ page or a separate TIPS or WORKAROUNDS page. Just a thought.

    #13235

    podz
    Member

    I’ll try and trawl the forums for the questions / answers later.

    Tips / workaround are good too – they can go in.

    And if anyone does want to write the question they are getting bored of answering and the answer they know says it all, go for it :)

    #13281

    ptvguy
    Member

    Post them here or through feedback?

    #13285

    podz
    Member

    Here would be good.

    The right side of the FAQ is currently empty – I’ll put a ‘Credits’ box there for all the help that comes in.

    #13306

    drmike
    Member

    We came up with that Workaround for the about page on the Hemingway theme to have it appear on the home page but not the page menu by setting it to draft.

    #13312

    drmike
    Member

    Also the “I changed my theme and my widgets went back to their defaults” question. (ie go into widget control and resave them)

    #13314

    timethief
    Member

    drmike is this what you are saying: Every time you change your theme your widgets will revert to their default, therefore, after changing themes you must adjust and re-save your widgets?

    #13316

    options
    Member

    also a list of Categories (also known as Tags) on the FAQ blog sidebar would be helpful to find relevant answers.

    #13317

    podz
    Member

    options – I read in a couple of blogs that the cat list was long and horrible. That’s partly why I dumped it and went with the (as I see it traditional) question format.
    I can put them back…..

    #13318

    options
    Member

    I see, thanks podz, think I can live without cats, just thought it might be useful/habitual to other people to browse FAQ…

    [just wonder ain’t there some dynamic, may be even AJAXified (i.e. w/o page reload) plugin which would allow to browse Category hierarchy tree like most file-managers do?]

    #13330

    drmike
    Member

    TT, they appear to go back to the defaults but all you have to do is go into Dashboard -> Presentations -> Widget Control and click on save again. They’re still set up correctly on teh backend but you have to resave them to get them to reset correctly.

    How about the “What’s up with the staff’s fasicination with BBQ, Ghostbusters (The Key Masters reference), The Justified Ancients of Mu Mu (Calling their Mutliuser project ‘MU’) and Kim Possible?” question :)

    #13334

    drmike
    Member

    Safari and its inability to deal with WYSIWYG.

    #13341

    timethief
    Member

    (1) I can tell that if everyone would spend some time reading the FAQ every day they would get quite an education. I certainly am learning lots and hopefully some of what I’m learning will be “sticky” enough to be readily available to my memory cells when required.
    (2) FAQ has been updated is IMO very easy to use.Ones questions and the answers to them can be readily found.
    (3) I’m no prude but I ask: Is F(or) U(se) of C(arnal) K (nowledge)ED a legitimate “tag” or is it actually a “category”?
    (4) drmike drawing your attention back to widgets thanks for explaining to me. It took me a while to get it but I’ve got it now – I now understand why mine seemed to be coming and going. I didn’t realize I had to save them again. I also didn’t realize there would be a delay while they were cached. When they didn’t immediately appear in my sidebar I opened them. I think it’s important for folks to know about widgets and theme changes (1) Widgets must immediately re-saved without opening after changing themes and (2) Wait for them to be cached without re-opening them because premature opening will lead to widgets spilling their contents.

    As for the staff facination with the BBQ photo advertisement,I sure can’t explain it. Just take a deep breath and imagine the response of vegetarians to this “meaty” sight – YECH! :p…..

    #13346

    ptvguy
    Member

    PODZ: The question of creating a site index comes up quite often.

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    CREATING A SITE INDEX PAGE

    Here’s the quick, nontechnical method:

    1. If you don’t have CATEGORIES included in your sidebar, go to your Sidebar Widgets editor and include it.
    2. Open a page of your blog up so that you can see the CATEGORIES sidebar with all the categories listed.
    3. Carefully highlight all of the categories in the CATEGORIES box and copy them to the clipboard.
      • Press CTRL-C for PC.
      • Press CMD-C for Mac.
    4. Open the Manage Pages part of your Dashboard and create a new page.
    5. Paste the contents of the clipboard into the editor.
      • Press CTRL-V for PC.
      • Press CMD-V for Mac.
    6. Edit the list as you see fit.
      • Remove extraneous categories like “Uncategorized.”
      • Create a “Recommended” or “Most Popular” list of categories above or in place of the alphabetized list.
      • Add static, descriptive text before or after the list.
      • Bold certain categories to make them stand out.
    7. Name the page and save it.
    8. If you don’t want to have a separate sidebar listing of categories, go back and remove the CATEGORIES Sidebar Widget.

    Don’t forget that pages created in this way are NOT self-updating like the CATEGORIES widget in the sidebar. You’ll have to redo the entire process every time you add a new category to any post, or you’ll have to learn how to edit the page yourself to add the category and the link.
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    #13347

    podz
    Member

    Many thanks!
    Added and credited.

    #13352

    timethief
    Member

    Thanks a lot ptv guy – make a request for step by step instructions and get over night service WOW! I’m grateful and impressed :D

    #13363

    drmike
    Member

    How about the “What do the different levels of user status mean?” question?

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