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Panos has written 155 posts for wordpress tips

Stats, wordpress way

The wordpress.com theme showcase site is a brilliant invention: it allows you to read about all the available themes, see them in action, and filter them or sort them in various ways. But when you sort them by popularity, strange things happen…

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Disabling Infinite Scrolling

Up to a few months ago, all wordpress.com blogs displayed a specific number of posts on the main posts page: the default was ten posts, and you could freely change the number. But one fine morning Wordpress decided that you shouldn’t have that right; theme by theme, they started adding the annoying feature called infinite scrolling. Continue reading

Sidebar at the bottom and related layout issues

The main posts page of your blog is structured as a series of sections containing other sections, each one with its own layout and styling. Each section is defined by a pair of div tags: an opening one and a closing one. If a solitary div tag is accidentally introduced somewhere in a post or in a text widget, the structure of the page gets messed up from that point on. Continue reading

Wordpress going to the dogs

If you had a problem with your wordpress.com blog, you could contact staff via the Support contact form. Up to about a year ago, support tickets would usually be answered within a day or two. With the steadily increasing number of wordpress.com blogs, this service gradually deteriorated. What would the logical step be? Hire more staff, I’d say. Well, welcome to wordpress ‘logic’. Continue reading

There we go again…

Matt, the founder of WordPress, has his own way of dealing with negative feedback and objections. Namely, he can’t.
The latest incident involves the newly introduced infinite scrolling feature. But first, some notable previous cases.

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Inserting Calameo docs

You can insert Calameo docs, by turning the original embed code into the appropriate shortcode.
(For more on this, see The gigya shortcode: inserting Flash. Also note that Calameo provide their own “Wordpress” shortcode, but that shortcode doesn’t work.)

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Athens By Night

Athens, outside parliament, 12 February 2012Athens, inside parliament, 12 February 2012Athens on fire, 12 February 2012

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Introduction to HTML for wordpress.com users

This article is for users who aren’t familiar with HTML and inline CSS yet, and probably find them intimidating. I hope you’ll find it encouraging to know that when I started blogging I knew absolutely nothing about them myself, and when I was first shown HTML and CSS I ran away in terror…

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Inserting Picasa slideshows

If you have a Google account and create albums in Picasaweb, you can insert them as slideshows in your blog, by turning the original embed code into the appropriate shortcode (for more on this, see The gigya shortcode: inserting Flash).

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Full-width header image in Imbalance 2

The newly added Imbalance 2 is an unusual and interesting theme. Its main posts page normally displays post excerpts in four columns. The header area of the theme is also unusual: instead of displaying a full-width image and a horizontal menu, it conforms to the four-column concept of the main page. You can change that via coding in a Text widget or if you have the Custom Design upgrade. Continue reading

Inserting Webshots slideshows

You can insert your own or other users’ Webshots slideshows, by turning the original embed code into the appropriate shortcode (for more on this, see The gigya shortcode – inserting Flash).

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WordPress.com themes – from most to least popular (January 2012)

Stats: January 2, 2012.
Compare with Dec. 2010 & Jan. 2011 ranking, July 2011 ranking.

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Announcement 22/03/2012: After WP's latest move, this blog will no longer offer active support and assistance. The blog will remain online but commenting on older posts has been disabled.
✶ All theme-related posts are updated up to and including theme 189 in this list, but will not continue to be updated.

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