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Need help with this friggin wordpress

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by fatjack'sblackhat, Dec 5, 2008.

  1. fatjack'sblackhat

    fatjack'sblackhat Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I cant figure out how to add a drop down list for the categories section. I am doing a review site and I want to review by brand name and categorize them accordingly. Can anyone help me out? Feel free to give me some good old constructive critiscism. I have been screwin with this thing all day now, it seems. My site is:

    hxxp://w3.needanewtire.com

    change the x's to t's and the w3 to www

    I am sort of new to this whole blogging thing but I am trying hard. First I am going to make the content and next I am going to figure out how to get ranked in google. Man I never thought operated and figuring out how to optimize a website could be so demanding! I am perservering though, I will learn it eventually. All help is greatly appreciated and remeber, fatjack's motto is:
    Thanks will be distributed accordingly!
     
  2. jdownloads

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    you want a drop menu on your home page? or you just want to populate the current category section?
     
  3. Sweetfunny

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    I would not use a drop down menu its not as SEO friendly, just use regular links. You can use links widget or text widget and add it to your sidebar, it will only take 2 minutes.
     
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  4. vivalafeva

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    also it probably just depends on the WP theme you are using
     
  5. fatjack'sblackhat

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    I saw a text widget was offered. Lol I am sort of vague on the definition of what a widget even is. From what it looks like, it is an option that you can choose to add to your page that makes navigation easier, things more visible, and spam blocking purposes. What is this text widget and how would I get my categories to be subcategories of eachother? (example: Tire review(main)- Bridgestone(sub cat))

    Also there is a stupid repeating icon of an unappealing lexus right beside my recent posts that I think make it look bad. I would like to change the icon for the recent posts to like a picture of a tire but I cant find the right part of the html code to edit my theme. I know this all sounds big n00bery but I am trying as hard as I can. Thanks guys/gals!
     
  6. xplicit

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    Ok, I will try and help on this..

    As far as categories drop downs go, I agree with the drop down menu, I wouldnt suggest using that, You have a very nice top menu, As you can see when you hover over them it is redirecting you to cat=0

    You need to look in your themes main.php (index) and look for the cats (categories) and assign each menu line with the correct number, The category number can be found by clicking manage, categories. You have to create your categories before you can set them on the menu part.

    As for that dorky looking lexus, I would not try and change the coding, Just change the image, You can make you a nice thumb of a tire or whatever and just name it the same file as the thumb. then upload it and overwrite the existing file.

    The thumb image is located here

    images/posts/default-img.gif


    Hope that helped
     
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  7. fatjack'sblackhat

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    One more question. Where is the option to upload more stuff to my wordpress? Is it directly on the wordpress? If so I cant find it. Where should I look for it? Thanks again
     
  8. matapples01

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    There's a free plugin called fold category list here:

    HTML:
    http://www.webspaceworks.com/resources/wordpress/31/
    I think you still have to delineate the parent/child relationships when you create your cats but it might do what you need it to.
     
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  9. xplicit

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    I use filezilla to upload all my stuff. Its free and easy.
     
  10. jdownloads

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    What stuff are you referring to? Plugins, etc? If so ftp or upload through cpanel file manager
     
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  11. valwardon

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    Thanks bobfrapples was looking for that one . My main blog had a category list the size of texas . Now it is much shorter :)
     
  12. fatjack'sblackhat

    fatjack'sblackhat Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Where is the cpanel file manager? I dont see it anywhere!?!!?! Thannks
     
  13. xplicit

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    Your cpanel will be something like

    http://www.YOURSITE.com/cpanel

    Not trying to be mean but if you do not know how to get to your cpanel, then you probably shouldn't be running a website.

    Read through this, It will help answer most of your questions

    Code:
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Getting_Started_with_WordPress
     
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  14. hydroflame7

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    There is no direct uploading to your wordpress. To add more plugins and themes and stuff, you'll have to upload them to your cpanel or w/e and into the correct WP folders.
     
  15. valwardon

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    WHAT ??? Are you serious ??? Wow you mean when I upload media to wordpress It just looks like the wordpress manager but is actually the cpanel ??? Woooooo that is some major news to me . I always thought wp-admin was wp admin . Never knew it was actually cpanel ..... Dag on it Wordpress tricked me .... How dare they!!!! Saying I was at the wordpress admin apnel but in actualy was in my cpanel... I should sue them!

    Ok ok enough being an arse! Yes you can upload media through your wordpress admin! Thought I would put that out there in case someone misinterpeted what hydroflame said . As he kinda did not word that right .
     
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  16. xplicit

    xplicit BANNED BANNED

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    Please tell me that was a joke
     
  17. valwardon

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    Yes xplicit I was being an arse! Just kinda had the urge .
     
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    Kinda scured me a little bit..... lol... I knew better though
     
  19. valwardon

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    Nah I am still learning more and more about WP everyday . Still wanna learn more as It makes me a great deal of income . Selling em off and all . Also make a small chunk just through ads I have on em .

    WP is the most awsome thing ever . In the world! The limits are like none .. You can even make them look like normal sites!! Is there not anything you can not do with wordpress?
     
  20. fatjack'sblackhat

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    I really appreciate the fact that you guys havent gotten too pissed of my n00bery. All of your info has really helped me. Thank you all