Yes, homepage redesign is becoming more urgent. :-)
I'm thinking of this because of balancing the books, but it could be all sorts of Balance. I might write about my balance ball, even.
Welcoming Owen's new blog, Numpty Honnis to the homepage.
I'm trying to tidy up the sprawling email that gets sent to new stonesoupers when they sign up. Any suggestions for changes and/or additions? Suggestions from new stonesoupers particularly sought: what didn't I tell you?
The latest draft says:
Welcome to stonesoup!
1. YOUR BLOG
Here's what I've set up:
2. LOGGING IN
3. TOO MANY COOKS (FOR ALL STONESOUPERS)
You can also post to "Too Many Cooks" (2MC) (www.stonesoup.co.nz/general), which is a blog for all stonesoupers where you can ask questions about the software and the site, and post items of interest. Administrative notices will show up there, too.
4. STONESOUP EMAIL
I've set email@example.com to redirect to your [existing email] account.
Your blog is configured so that any comments are sent to you in email. This is useful for keeping track of comments that appear on older entries, but you can change it at any time in the Weblog Config preferences.
5. ANTI-SPAM MEASURES
You'll notice that at the bottom of your comment emails there's a link to MT Blacklist. If you get spam in your comments, click the link and add the URL to the list. Join the fight against spam. :)
Stonesoup's running on a koha basis, so if, after a while, you decide you really like Stonesoup then we'd love to see a donation for whatever you think the service is worth. Note: Should I put an indicative amount here?
7. HELP/GETTING STARTED
Once you log in, you'll find there's on-line help and loads of features. It's all pretty easy stuff and well documented.
You can grab different stylesheets from http://www.movabletype.org. Failing that, post on 2MC and we can probably help you out.
There's also a document called Recipe for Stonesoup containing basic introductory stuff if you need it: http://www.stonesoup.co.nz/general/Recipe.pdf
8. HOMEPAGE & STONESOUP TRADITIONS
Once you've posted your first entry I'll add you to the homepage. Feel free to email me if you want to hurry me along.
We have a voluntary Friday theme. Check out 2MC for details. (Original idea recorded here: http://www.stonesoup.co.nz/general/archives/001210.html)
How can I add a picture to the banner of my blog? I was able to play around with the templates but couldn't find where to put a picture in. I've got a little self-portrait graphic that I'd like to use.
From another Tori song *grin*....it's from "strange" off the Scarlet's Walk album.
But I think there's something we can all say about this topic.
How do I get the font on my blog entries to be just a wee bit smaller? I thought I had used a template that had about a 10-pt font, but my entries look like they're in 12.
I'm not sure how to change the size of my pages. It'd be good if I can get it so it all fits on a page, without needing to scroll across. I've looked at the templates but can't see anything that lets me change it. what do I do?
Why is it that when I go to read Indiginz' blog I get the following message?
"Opps...File Not Found
The requested URL was not found on this server. Sorry it didn't work out. Try having a snoop around the rest of the site though. Things don't just disappear. Not on the internet. Oh no, never!"
Doesn't happen with anywhere else...
Welcome to Sue, and her new blog SuperVeryGood!