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  1. Yeah, the home page is something else that I am looking at sorting out. Maybe get shot of the "latest" boxes down the bottom, that would cut out a lot of options. But, the reason why I linked up the news sites is because they manage to squeeze a lot of links in very well without it looking cluttered. I could probably get about 25% of my whole site in that Telegraph format!
  2. Thanks Ben, I recently added the orange around the subscription box after seeing organge/blue on another site, and quite like it, Maybe more orange? I see what you mean about underlines - all the headers are underlined, will look at changing to nicer fonts. Cheers
  3. and just had a mail from the webhost to say that they are looking at network issues. Those guys are sharp! Right, back to the design ....
  4. I think the issue is resolved. Poor timing! Had a Pingdom alert so it was not just you either. But back up again now. Fingers crossed.
  5. strange, it is not normally like that. Looking in to it now!
  6. Hi Been a long time since I was last here, so hi again. I run my own website. I built it all myself using Wordpress. I have slightly modified a free theme (just tweaking the CSS to get it to look the way I want). However, I feel it does not have a strong image, does not impact etc.. But, I cannot work out what (or how) to change to make it a lot better. It is a article based website, 2 columns. So my thinking is that all that is needed really to make it look lots better is a snazzy looking header area and sidebar. Maybe some tweaks to content layout, fonts, colours etc. too. I have been looking at many site for inspiration but always left confused! I am not a designer. I have thought about getting a professional design done do far not seen a company who specialises in Wordpress and will not make silly changes that will ruin my navigation and architecture - it is vital that this all remains untouched. This is my website. I have been looking at sites like these, hoping for inspiration, but still not sure the direction to take. These are all mostly news / magazine sites, some really basic looking actually: Celebrity Gossip, Fashion Trends, Hair & Beauty Tips (Glamour.com UK) Latest news, sport and comment from the Guardian | The Guardian ABC.net.au Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph, Sunday Telegraph - Telegraph See, I want simple, clean, with a little style. But my attempts to get there seem to be failing ... :mad: Many thanks, look forward to your opinions.
  7. Thanks, I will try Eddie's option first, then maybe wonder about the mess....
  8. I updated the background using the wordpress background tool for http://www.bumstumsandthighs.com/ and the background shows in Firefox and Chrome but not in IE 8.0.6001 I am guessing that I need to force something in for IE in the CSS manually, but cannot work out what or how. Any ideas?
  9. Cheers Eddie, will give that a go. Although I did read that Google do not support IE7.
  10. Has anyone else had a problem with getting Google+1 code to appear in IE7 ? Mine is fine in FF and Chrome but not in IE. Page site is: motleyhealth.com. The code sits between the FB share and the comments link above articles.
  11. Some Wordpress viruses are simple to remove, others a pain. First - does your webhost keep backups? How many changes / posts / comments have been made since? A good webhost will roll back the server to the last good backup for you. If this is not possibly then a clean installation of wordpress is the safest option. Backup yout database (use phpmyadmin) and your theme (although the theme files are likely hacked) and do a new clean install, insert the database and use a default template. Hopefully you have your theme files stored locally so can update the old them Next - cause of virus. Most are caused by shoddy plugins that allow people to upload content. Do any of your plugins do this? Contact form with attachment? Image uploader? My last one was caused by a plugin to allow images to be uploaded and saved to the server. Once the site is clean back up the server again. Oh, one virus I saw also infected temp files / logs. So delete these. And .... change your wp-config security keys http://codex.wordpress.org/Editing_wp-config.php#Security_Keys - if someone has access to your blog, they will still be logged in otherwise. And check for dummy users in your admin and in your database.
  12. The other plugin failed. Given up now., just settling for a static list of "popular pages". There are some advantages to doing it this way anyway.
  13. Yeah, Colchester not far from me, my nan lived there for a bit. Decided to continue to use the plugin that does work. Cannot display the content I want, but hoping the plugin writer, or another person skilled with Wordpress, will be able to come up with a solution. For now I have a working solution, or sorts. Static most popular list in the table. Not ideal, but better than nothing.
  14. THe site is alive and well. Testing in one section. Currently I am using a plugin that inserts content after a specific number of paragraphs (line breaks). I have now come across another that involves modifying single.php and that may allow php inside, to allow similar_posts. Hoping that this will allow me to use the php bit: http://www.internoetics.com/2010/02/08/adsense-code-within-content/ Currently just got some static content there.
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