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noob autoblog

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by rumbleox, Apr 5, 2009.

  1. rumbleox

    rumbleox Newbie

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    Hello everyone,

    This is my first autoblog attempt: mybloglove.gigglyhub.com

    It hasn't complete yet, because I am not certainly sure what i need to do next to make it better. Therefore I posted here, and hope to get some feed back.
    All feed back, suggestion, idea, question, instruction are appreciate.

    thx
     
  2. rumbleox

    rumbleox Newbie

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    no suggestions.........? :eek: :confused:
     
  3. Metal425

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    Seems pretty good, maybe needs a little more work.
     
  4. rumbleox

    rumbleox Newbie

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    hi Metal 425

    Thx for reply, but could you elaborate your suggestion a bit?
     
  5. FreeTheTV

    FreeTheTV BANNED BANNED

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    My suggestion: NEVER, I repeat NEVER, start a thread with the title "noob [thread]". That's the equivalent in some peoples minds to "[flame me][thread]"

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  6. sonneti

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    It's hard to give advice on what to do next when we don't know what you have done so far...
     
  7. blackhit

    blackhit Super Moderator Staff Member Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    1.) Put a blank index.html in your plugin folder. I just sneaked in because the door is open........:p

    2.) Take a blue color for the nav-bar to make it blend more with the header. Different kind of blue though, I would take a lighter color.

    3.) If you want to stick with the ad in the header make a border around it to make it stick out in the header.

    4.) The header is kinda dull. Use a gradient or some blurred background picture. Just something to make the header more exciting. But stay in the color-scheme of the site.

    5.) Get rid of the wp-max favicon. If you want to use a favicon, make your own or look around for a nice icon that fits the blog topic. Just a little touch to make the impression of a unique design (even if it's not ;)).

    6.) The ad placement is ok.
    People enter and see an ad in the right sidebar. They scroll down and meet another ad in the middle sidebar.
    Place another ad more at the bottom for all those who scroll all the way and tend to leave.

    Just keep in mind these are just the things that I would do, it's your blog and you must feel happy about it.
     
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  8. rumbleox

    rumbleox Newbie

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    Say you are a reader. How should I make my content more readability? what you looking for? what kind of categories you like to see?

    thx
     
  9. rumbleox

    rumbleox Newbie

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    Thank you very much, Blackhit

    how do I do this exactly? just create an empty index.html? and which plugin folder should I put in?

    do you mean the nav-bar where it listing category or the one all the way on the top with White color background?
     
  10. sofeng

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    What you have done is good enough!!!

    If you have some experence
    rember to share with us.
     
  11. blackhit

    blackhit Super Moderator Staff Member Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Yes, just an empty file named index.html.
    You put it in : yourdomainfolder/wp-content/plugins
    If you want to be creative you can put anything in it, like a funny message or a link to the main page.
    Or you can make a redirect to any page you want.
    But just for serving the purpose of hiding your plugs an emty one will do.

    I mean the green one with Home in it.
     
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  12. rumbleox

    rumbleox Newbie

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    Hi BlackHit,

    I am really appreciated your comments / suggestion. Thank again :)

    How do I change the title of this thread?

    What I have learned while making my site:
    1) - My autoblogs is composed with more than 12 difference RSS feed, each assigned into particular category. However, the problem I stumbled up was that I added more feeds than the Autoblogged plugin can handle( means Limited) that result a bug (created a feed which I can't delete, no matter what I do). So if you use Autoblogged plugin, and have many feeds, best is to use Yahoo! Pipes