When you go to things like WordPress or Moveable Type, there are almost a million different things that you can do to customize your world. In fact, you almost have to… because that’s spirit of the game.
So I was trying to customize my WP site to something closer to what I had at LiveJournal. So far, the only thing that I wish I had was the ability to send Voiceposts… but I am working on that. I have been banging my head the past 4-5 days trying to improve the interface that I use when I am posting online. The default WP Write Post section is pretty vanilla. I had just discovered some cool software for LJ just before the jump to WP. Windows even has it’s Live Writer program which I like. So, the I needed more clickly for my posty.
So next came the WP Plugins… oh there’s a lot and you can make your blog do wonderful things… notice the nice “Tag Cloud” or the cool Zombie Avatar… I get no spam and you don’t have to try to decipher and type a 8 character code… but posting was a little… “ehhhh”
I code write in code, but they have buttons to make things faster and easier and with all the crap that you are posting… it’s either blog or comment and I would rather comment on your sites. It’s so much more fun then rehashing some of the boring stuff that goes on around here. WAKE UP!
[Getting to the point] So I try to download the Advanced-WYSIWYG plugin… that’s technobabble for What You See Is What You Get (
And you ain’t seen – nothing yet; Let it flow – let yourself go; Slow and low – that is the tempo). Well the little buttons didn’t show up… argh. So after a little research and some poking and proding, FTPing, lots of deleting and uploading, I finally have them. YAY.
Not only will I be able to mystify you with my wit and charm (cough, cough) but I will be able to do stuff like This and This and maybe a little of this… and WAH§-?CHA and
all with a little click