Like many other Blogger folks, I’ve decided to move, given their recent decision to disallow links by commenters to anything other than their Blogger IDs. Not cool. So, here we are.

I generally like it so far, though some of the mouseover stuff is a little weird. I don’t like getting the preview thing when I mouseover someone else’s blog, for example. Oh-kay, figured out how to turn that off.

I do wish I could fiddle with the colors and CSS a bit, but maybe if it seems I’m setting here for the long term, I’ll invest in the upgrade. Also, does anyone know of a nice Site Meter type thingie that works well with WordPress? Looks like my old one won’t work, and I’d really like to keep track of how folks are finding me (so I can link them if they’ve linked me, etc). I see that WordPress has blog stats built into it, including referrers. It just gets more magical by the moment!

Anyway, all of this moving has sucked up my writing time today, but hopefully I’ll have a chance to put something together soon…


11 responses

  1. I use Google Analytics for my site metering purposes. Remember, the built in WordPress meter displays page impressions not unique visitors.

    Feel free to ask me if you have questions about WordPress. I’ve had to learn most of this stuff myself without any kind of help other than Google search =).

  2. More than anything I want to see the referrers, but I’ll play around with Google Analytics when I get a chance. Thanks for the tip!

    Today I’m fiddling with the widgets and the sidebars trying to come up with something I like. Once I’ve added a widget, how the heck do I remove it? There are things I’ve accidently added that I’d like to get rid of, but dragging them outside the box doesn’t seem to do anything. Any thoughts?

  3. Congrats on the new digs!

    I use both SiteMeter and StatCounter on my site, but I think that’s a bit of overkill.

    Also keep in mind, Widgets are your friends! I should think by now, all WP themes are Widget-friendly. To remove one, just drag it back down to the “widget holding tank”–you need to put it back where it came from. πŸ˜‰

    There’s also an “Executable PHP widget” plugin available. I’d link it, but I can’t reach it from work. You should be able find it on WP’s site. On my site, it’s used for my drop-down blogroll categories.

    As Matt said, if you have any troubles, feel free to give me a shout.

  4. Hm… I did try dragging the widgets back into the holding tank, but it didn’t work. *tries again* Yep, the widget just pops back up to the sidebar again. Maybe it’s my browser?

  5. Yep — looks like the dragging thing works in IE but not in Firefox. Good to know. πŸ™‚ I’ll have to hop over to IE if further tweaking is necessary.

  6. Okay; I have my original WP Aerie hosted here, so I played with moving widgets, and was able to do it easily. Do you have something like NoScript running that needs to allow

    When I first tried it, I thought it may have to do with where in the lower box I dragged the widget to, from the SideBar, but I think I just slipped with the mouse. Each subsequent try (with 1, 2, and 3 widgets installed) worked fine.

  7. If I’m running NoScript, it’s not intentional. Where can I check for something like this?

    (Thanks for your help with this, by the way! πŸ™‚ )

  8. NoScript is a Firefox extension (Tools > Add-Ons) that is designed to prevent malicious scripts from running, so you would know if you installed it. Highly recommended although it will also prevent friendly scripts, until you okay them.

    So…that’s not it. I’m going to assume you have the latest Firefox version (it updated this week). So now I’m fresh out of ideas. 😦 You might post in the WP forums (or search there) to see if someone else can provide a solution.

    The only other suggestion I’d make is to reload the Default theme and see if that still gives you fits when you try to manipulate widgets.

  9. Thanks for the suggestions. It is a little strange that it’s not working for me, but I’m lazy, so chances are I’ll just switch to IE if I want to dink with the layout.

    Thanks again! πŸ™‚

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