How it’s done

Smitty reveals some of the secrets of maintaining a WordPress blog:

I ratcheted down my resolution to 800X600 and confirmed the email reports that, yes, this blog is slammed to the left side of the screen.

To work on this, I save the blog locally, open that copy in the browser, get out the BFH, and tweak the .css.

Except that there is enough voodoo in the .css for the page to thumb its nose at me. So your indulgence is sought. I’m still standing up my local LAMP stack so I can break this thing in a blatantly irresponsible manner without any anguished screams peeling down at me from out along I-70. One can blog or one can geek, but I know of none doing both simultaneously. Hats off to those who are more graceful task switchers than I.

CSS has pretty much always been voodoo to me; I comprehend maybe twenty-five percent of it on a good day, which for this purpose is defined as “any day I don’t have to bring out the BFH to fix something.” Fortunately, traffic around here is low enough that anguished emails about how farging horrible the site looks are few and far between.

On the other hand, I finally persuaded this ancient theme to accept up-to-the-minute widgets, whereupon I discovered that the widgets I might have actually used, I’ve already essentially duplicated in the sidebar the old-fashioned way.

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