A weblog authored by Carthik about the latest in the WordPress world.

Monday, August 16, 2004

How to make the forums work for you

Filed under: — Carthik @ 10:16 pm

Podz started it. I helped him improve it. For the record, Podz has answered more questions that anyone else at the forums, and is kinda like the quarterback of the support team.

So here’s How to Ask Questions Effectively at the Forums. Please use these guidelines whenever you have to post to the wordpress forums asking for help, or suggestions.

WordPress’ Support Forums are among the best I have ever come across, and I’m not saying this because I spend so much time there. Actually I spend all that time there because it is a good place to hangout and help fellow WordPressers.

Upload and get the Thumbnail

Filed under: — Carthik @ 9:54 pm

WordPress allows you to upload images to your server, and generates code to link to the image, ie, to include it in your posts. It also generates a thumbnail, but does not produce the code for it, so you can use the thumbnail in your posts.

Here’s a solution that modifies the upload.php file that ships with WordPress so you also get some code you can use to include the thumbnail in your post.

This was originally posted in the forums. I still think it will be a useful addition to the WordPress package.

Review for Money

Filed under: — Carthik @ 8:50 pm

You get $25 for reviewing WordPress.

The details are at Business Blog Consulting.

As seen originally at the About.com Web Logs page. The author of that page uses WordPress for her personal weblog. :)

Why is my feedreader full of WordPress related money making oppurtunities today?

Design for Money

Filed under: — Carthik @ 8:40 pm

WordPress template needed

I saw the above ad, the running bid being $20 for the task. The guy provides the design, for reference.

What’s funny is the following in the conditions for the job :

3) All deliverables will be considered “work made for hire” under U.S. Copyright law. Buyer will receive exclusive and complete copyrights to all work purchased. (No GPL, GNU, 3rd party components, etc. unless all copyright ramifications are explained AND AGREED TO by the buyer on the site per the coder’s Seller Legal Agreement).

Let me not get started with my questions about whether that is legal, given WordPress is GPL’ed and all that. :)

The last time I had been to rent-a-coder, I found out how – what technologically challenged spammers resort to.

For those of you who want a designer or coder to work on your WordPress, or even MovableType weblog, may I suggest BlogBarter. I am one of the experts on the board over there, but I haven’t done anything for anyone over there, yet. Most of the requests there are for MovableType related jobs. If you know of any other such forums, please let us know by leaving a comment.


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